Monday, March 17, 2014

Pinned It Made It Monday Week 11

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Today I have a couple of recipes to share with you. Over spring break I had my two little nephews staying with me and I told them we would make sugar cookies. The oldest decided we should make them with M & M's, so half of the recipe was made with them and the rest were plain.

We rolled them out and cut them into shamrock shapes. The baked, frosted and added sprinkles. This is the recipe that I used from Pinterest. They were okay, but not really my favorite.

I sent the M & M cookies home with the boys and sent the others with Benjamin, Kassy and created some for Aaron as well.

Then I made cookies for grown up...oh my!!! Chocolate Orange Biscotti. My first time ever making biscotti and I will be making it lots more! I created these using this recipe. I had one with hot chocolate last night and it was soooo yummy! I sent some of these with Kassy to have with her coffee.

The only thing I did different was after cutting them, I baked for 10 minutes then turned and baked 10 minutes instead of just baking for 20 minutes after cutting. I had read other recipes that said to turn them, and am glad I did, because I think they would have gotten too dark on one side.

SOOOO sooo yummy! Can't wait to try some of the other recipes that I have pinned for biscotti.

Kassy and I have decided we need to open a shop. I will make bistcotti, cupcakes, breads and she will make the flavored coffees. Ü

Chocolate Orange Biscotti by Shugaryweets(with my changes in baking)

Chocolate Orange Biscotti
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 16-18 slices
    For the Biscotti:
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp orange flavoring (extract)
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • For the Garnish:
  • 1 orange zested
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until combined, about 2 minutes. Add in eggs, orange extract and orange zest. Slowly add flour and baking powder.
  3. On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, shape dough into a 12inch by 4 inch rectangular log, patting evenly (will be about 1/2 inch high). Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and slice biscotti into 16-18 slices. Arrange slices on their sides, leaving a little space between each slice. return to oven and bake an additional 10 minutes, turn them over and bake another 10 minutes. Remove and cool completely before garnishing.
  4. When cool, drizzle melted chocolate over each slice. In a small bowl mix the zest of one orange with the sugar, using a fork. Sprinkle immediately over the melted chocolate. ENJOY!\
**To drizzle chocolate, pour melted chocolate into a small ziploc bag. Snip off the corner and drizzle over biscotti.