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Cinnamon Ripple Muffins

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Family Fun

Makes 1 dozen

Cinnamon Ripple

  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Muffin Batter

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Combine all the cinnamon ripple ingredients in a mixing bowl and use an electric mixer to blend them. Set the mixture aside. Then heat the oven to 400° F and grease the bottoms only of 12 standard muffin cups.
  2. Next, make the batter: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until the mixture is pale and fluffy, then beat in the eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla extract. Stir in the dry ingredients just until the batter is blended. Then sprinkle the cinnamon ripple over the batter and use a flexible spatula to fold it in a couple of times.
  3. Divide the batter among the muffin cups and bake the muffins for 13 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one comes out clean. Let the muffins cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 to 10 minutes before removing them.

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Apple-Oat Muffins

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Good Housekeeping

Yield 12 muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes

  • 2 cup(s) old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
  • 1 1/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup(s) packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon(s) baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup(s) buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoon(s) vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup(s) (1 to 2 medium) shredded Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apples
  • 1/2 cup(s) walnuts, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 12 standard muffin-pan cups. In large bowl, combine oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon.
  2. In medium bowl, with fork, beat buttermilk, oil, and egg until well blended; stir in shredded apples. Add apple mixture to flour mixture, and stir just until flour mixture is moistened (batter will be very thick and lumpy). Stir in chopped walnuts.
  3. Spoon batter into prepared muffin-pan cups. Bake 23 to 25 minutes or until muffins begin to brown and toothpick inserted in center of muffins comes out clean. Immediately remove muffins from pan. Serve warm, or cool on wire rack to serve later.

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Recipe & picture courtesy of My Recipes

Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 10 minutes

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups uncooked regular oats
  • 1 (11.5-ounce) package semisweet chocolate mega morsels
  • 1 cup chopped toasted pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Beat butter and sugars at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, beating well.
  3. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl, stirring well. Add oats; stir well. Add to butter mixture; stir until well blended. Gently stir in morsels and pecans. Drop by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until brown around edges. Cool on pan 2 to 3 minutes or until firm. Remove cookies from pan; cool on wire racks.

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Ginger-Spice Snaps

Recipe courtesy of Family Circle

Makes: 30 cookies
Bake: 12 minutes
Prep: 15 minutes

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1-3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 tube (16-1/2 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/3 cup coarse white decorating sugar
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk flour,cocoa powder, pumpkin pie spice, ginger, baking soda and white pepper.
  3. On a well-floured surface, knead cookie dough and flour mixture. Add 1 tablespoon milk and continue to knead until smooth.
  4. Using level tablespoons of dough, form into 1-inch disks and coat in the coarse sugar. Place 2-inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake at 350°F for 12 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool.

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Chocolate-Cherry Loaf


Recipe & picture courtesy of Family Circle

Makes: 3 mini loaves (8 slices each) or one standard-size loaf
Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: 35 minutes

  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup plus 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Coat 3, 5-3/4 x 3 x 2-1/8-inch loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In small bowl, whisk cocoa powder, 1/3 cup of the sugar and 1/3 cup water until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together remaining 3/4 cup sugar, the eggs, oil and almond extract. Whisk in sour cream.
  4. Stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until blended. Stir 1-1/2 cups of the batter into the cocoa mixture, along with the chopped cherries, until no white streaks remain. Dollop alternating spoonfuls of batter into prepared pans. Swirl batters together with a butter knife until marbled in appearance. Top each loaf with 1 tablespoon mini chips.
  5. Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center of loaves comes out clean. Cool loaves in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove directly to rack to cool completely.

Note: Batter may be baked as one 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf; increase baking time to 45 to 50 minutes; test center of loaf with a toothpick before removing.

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Apple Slump


Recipe & picture courtesy of Rachael Ray

SERVES 8
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 30 min

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus 3 tablespoons chopped and chilled
  • 2 1/4 pounds gala apples, peeled and cut into eighths
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  1. In a small Dutch oven, melt the 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add the apples, then stir in 1/2 cup sugar, the lemon juice and cinnamon. Cover and simmer until the apples are nearly tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoon flour and remove from the heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the remaining 1 cup flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, the baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the 3 tablespoons chilled butter, working it in with your fingertips until crumbly. Add the milk and stir to combine.
  3. Return the Dutch oven to medium-low heat and spoon the batter onto the hot fruit to almost cover the surface. Cover and simmer until the batter is cooked through, about 20 minutes.

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Festive Gingerbread Cookies


Recipe & picture courtesy of Shape

Serves 4

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup lightly salted butter
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • Decorations (dried currants, chopped pistachios, cinnamon candies, or colored sprinkles)

Icing

  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons skim milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Food coloring (optional)
  1. In a medium bowl, combine flours, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and baking soda. Whisk until well blended and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat granulated sugar and butter for 5 minutes. Add molasses and egg; beat until smooth. Stir in the flour mixture. Divide dough into two flattened disks and seal in plastic wrap. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil (shiny side down). On a floured surface, roll out one disk of dough at a time until it’s about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into shapes and transfer to prepared baking sheet, 1 inch apart. Decorate with currants, nuts, candies, or sprinkles. Bake 8 minutes. Let cool slightly, then place on a wire rack to cool completely before icing.

Icing

  1. In a medium bowl, blend confectioners’ sugar, milk, and vanilla. Divide into smaller bowls and tint with food coloring, if desired.
  2. Spread icing onto cookies, or put into a heavy-duty plastic bag with a tiny hole snipped in one corner to pipe onto cookies.

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