I love cheesecake, and the fruitier it is, the better. When I saw a recipe guaranteeing all that rich flavor, but with the ease of a cookie, I knew it was something I had to try. I had originally spotted this recipe on Pinterest; however, it took me almost a year to get around to actually making them. When I smelled them baking, I had a moment where I actually began to drool. Just a tiny bit. When I took that first bite, I could have, quite literally, kicked myself for waiting so long to give these a try. Since then, over the past year, I’ve been taking them to events and get-together’s (they’re unbelievably easy and taste spectacular), and so many friends have asked for this recipe that I just couldn’t wait another minute to share!
Blueberry Cheesecake And White Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 boxes of Jiffy blueberry muffin mix
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 stick of butter, softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup white chocolate chips, optional
- Beat together cream cheese, butter, and brown sugar until smooth. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating until fully incorporated.
- Combine the butter mixture with the muffin mix, mixing until evenly combined.
- If using the white chocolate chips, using a spatula, fold them in now.
- Chill dough in the fridge for at least 2 hours (this prevents the batter from spreading out too much during baking).
- Form into tbsp sized balls and spread about two inches apart on a lightly greased cookies sheet.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 13-15 minutes.
- Let the cookies cool for a minute or two on the cookie sheet then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
With my food guzzlers, I’m always on the lookout for a quick addition to my menu that can help top off their tanks. I love a good dessert that I don’t feel terrible about giving my family that helps keep them full until morning. This gem is one of my go-to favorites. It’s like a special edition chocolate muffin, with a hint of apples. They love a nice, warm slice of my chocolate ‘bread’ before bed with a cold glass of milk. It makes them feel all warm and fuzzy. I may, or may not, have also been talked into making this for them for a special breakfast as it contains both eggs and applesauce. Even better, this from scratch dessert, or breakfast, or snack, is easy and takes hardly any time to whip up. Did I mention it’s versatility? So find yourself a reason to give it a try, you won’t be disappointed in the results.
Triple Chocolate Quick Bread
- 1 & 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
- 1/2 cups butter, softened
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 & 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 & 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp half and half
- 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- In a pot on the stove top over low heat, melt 1 cup of chocolate chips; set aside to cool.
- In a stand mixer, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs and cooled chocolate, mix until evenly combined.
- Add applesauce and vanilla; set aside.
- In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt until evenly combined.
- Add flour mix to the batter and mix until evenly combined.
- Lightly mix in the remaining chocolate chips just until incorporated into batter.
- Divide batter evenly between two* greased loaf pans.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
- Cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
- In a small pot over low heat, melt chocolate chips and butter, stirring until evenly combined.
- Stir in half and half.
- Remove from heat and stir in confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and salt.
- Drizzle over warm loaves, or pipe onto loaves using a ziplock bag.
- Let the chocolate cool and serve.
* If you’d prefer to make one full sized loaf, simply add all the batter to one full size loaf pan. Baking time will take a little over an hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Typically the chocolate piping is spread between two loaves so there’s not nearly as much piled on, but the ‘breakfast’ bread I was coerced into making I left glaze free. I didn’t want too much chocolate on my mom-conscience before sending them off for school. All that chocolate on their dessert though was a real treat.
Thick fudgey chocolate brownies are topped with a whipped peanut butter spread and then sealed with a rich chocolate ganache. The classic combination of peanut butter & chocolate, but added to brownies? Well that stroke of genius made these Buckeye Brownies both a thing to behold, to cherish, and to enjoy- whatever the occasion.