Cookies, Cakes & Pies 58 results

Triple Chocolate Cookies

I'm a confirmed chocoholic!  These delicious Triple Chocolate Cookies are one of my favorites.  I love the combination of white and milk chocolate chips in a dark chocolate cookie.  It's the perfect combination!  Ingredients 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 ounces best quality unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled 1/4 cup unsweetened European ...

Ganache Filled Bar Cookies

Who doesn’t love homemade chocolate chip cookies? Here’s a family favorite, a new twist on the classic cookie jar standard.  These bar cookies are crunchy on the outside and very chocolatey in the middle. It requires a bit more work than the reqular drop cookies, but so worth the extra time and effort. It’s sure to become one of your favorites too! Makes 32 Cookies Ingredients:   ½ cup heavy cream 8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels 1 ¾ cups all-purpose ...

Triple Chocolate Biscotti

Biscotti, also called Cantuccini in Tuscany, are oblong shaped almond Italian cookies that originated in the city of Prato.  It's name, Biscotti, literally means twice cooked. These twice baked cookies are dry, crunchy, and made to be dipped in a drink, traditionally Vin Santo, a sweet Italian dessert wine.  Today Biscotti is made in a variety of flavors and can be dipped in white or dark chocolate.  They can be dipped in coffee, milk, or any other drink.  Of course they're also pretty ...

Shakoy (Twisted Fried Donuts) Recipe!!!

Twisted Fried Donuts “Shakoy” is a Filipino all-time favourite snack “meryenda” and it is very popular with its native version of twisted sugar doughnuts. You can buy and find this everywhere in all edges here in Philippines, local markets and even in street vendors. I remember how I love Shakoy when I was just a kid, I force my grandmother (Lola) to cooked it every day for an afternoon snack. Now that I’m old enough to know the procedures and how to cook, now, my Lola always wants ...

Polvoron Filipino Recipe!!!

Polvoron came for the Spanish word “Polvo” which means powder, or dust. This was introduced by the Spaniards when they dominated the Philippines long time ago. Polvoron is a type of soft and heavy, very crumbly Spanish shortbread made of milk , flour, sugar and nuts specially almonds. This is considered as a dessert or snack in the Philippines wherein roasted rice puffs referred to locally as “pinipig” is added. There are several versions and flavours for this Filipino treat that are ...

Barquillos – Filipino Rolled Cookies

Barquillos or  “Rolled Cookies”, sometimes called "Crispy Biscuit Roll” is one of the many Spanish influenced foods that Filipino’s embraced and adapted. This delicacy is made by pouring a liquid batter in hot iron plates similar to cooking pancakes or lumpia wrapper. But a skillful hand is required in rolling it around a wooden pin before it hardens into hollow biscuit tubes. Barquillos are crunchy rolled sticks which can simply be eaten as snacks or desserts. It can be found ...

Tupig Filipino Recipe!!!

Tupig is a popular Filipino recipe/delicacy that is composed of glutinous rice “Malagkit”, coconut mik and shredded young coconut meat wrapped in fresh banana leaves and gill in hot charcoal.  It is an all-time favourite present “Pasalubong” among tourists and travellers. Tupig filipino recipe is one of the best native Filipino delicacies for merienda or giveaways to relatives and friends. There are different Filipino versions depending where it is being made. But for now, this is ...

Triple Chocolate Brownies aka Scout’s Brownies

Everyone loves brownies, it’s the ultimate comfort food, rich, chewy, and chocolaty, it triggers all your happy spots. I have made brownies from box mixes and from scratch, my favorite ones are those that I make using the recipe I found in a mystery novel I read.  I call them Triple Chocolate Brownies, but in the book they're called Scout's Brownies. I’d like to share the recipe I found in  Diane Mott Davidson’s book “Dying for Chocolate”.  I read this book years ago and have ...

Bread Pudding With Caramel Sauce

Whole Foods sells an awesome Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce.  It's one of the items in their hot bar.  It sells for around $7 or $8 a pound, and this stuff is pretty heavy.  My family loves this pudding and we usually take home a few pounds when ever we shop there. Bread pudding is pretty basic, it's just bread, milk, eggs, and sugar.  I decided I'd try my hand at making a bread pudding similar to Whole Food's.  I'd also serve it with caramel sauce just like they do.  Luckily I hit ...

Homemade Hopia Mongo Filling Recipe!!!

Hopia is one of the popular pastries in Philippines. Hopia isn’t a native delicacy  because this was introduced to us Filipinos, by the Chinese. This pastry has two famous variations; the hopia mongo and the hopia baboy. We classify them through the filling. If the filling is made out of mung bean paste, then it is Hopia Mongo and if it is made out of pork fat, candied winter melon, green onions, it is called Hopia Baboy. For some nutritional facts, mongo or mung bean helps lower blood ...