Friday, April 13, 2012

monkey bread muffins party!

This is such a yummy, easy, quick & inexpensive treat! It's perfect for a lazy Saturday morning breakfast or a sweet midnight snack. My mom always used these canned biscuits to make "cinnamon twists" & this is basically the same recipe.

Monkey Bread Muffins

makes 1 dozen muffins

6 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (I used 1/2 t. but I love nutmeg)
2 7.5 ounce cans refrigerated biscuits dough

1. Spray muffin tins well with cooking spray & preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg in a bowl. Set aside.
3. Separate biscuits & cut into quarters with kitchen shears.
4. Dip quartered dough pieces into melted butter then toss in cinnamon/sugar mixture.
5. Placed 6-7 dough pieces into each muffin cup. If there is any leftover butter or sugar mixture, sprinkle it over the muffins.

6. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until it is my favorite color in the world...golden brown!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

pizookie aka skookie aka skillet cookie party!

·ie [pe-zʊ-kee] rhymes with cookie\noun 1. a dessert cookie shaped like a pizza

[skʊ-kee] rhymes with cookie\noun 1. a cookie made from sweet dough baked in a skillet
I prefer the term...DELICIOUS! And ever since I saw the post at Sophistimom and this dessert on a restaurant menu I've been dreaming of it. I'm happy to say that all of those dreams have come true!


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Melt butter in an 8 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat. Stir in sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Remove from heat. Let pan cool for 5 minutes.

3. Add egg to skillet mixture and stir well with a fork. Add flour, baking powder & salt to skillet. Carefully mix with a fork until mixed well. Mixture will be thick.

4. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.

5. Bake in pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes or until edges begin to turn golden brown, but soft in the middle.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, chocolate ganache or chocolate syrup & chopped almonds.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...