Triple Chocolate Brownie Picnic Cookies



I love these cookies! They are like the ultimate brownie, but in a cookie! Perfect for a picnic or any summertime treat! ~Amy

Triple Chocolate Brownie Picnic Cookies

2/3 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp soda
1/2 tsp coarse salt
2 cups plus 1 tbsp flour
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
3/4 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375

With an electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar for about 3 minutes. Add eggs, water, vanilla and salt. Mix until light, add, cocoa, flour and soda. Stir in chocolate chips.

With a large scoop, scoop dough onto parchment lined sheets. 6-8 per sheet drove pending on preferred size.
Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until bottoms are lightly brown. Remove from oven and let cool.

Recipe by Amy Richardson

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Disneyland’s Dream Treats!



Stop in at the Jolly Holiday Cafe and pick up a matterhorn macaroon! They are a must have! So much fun, you might not need to go on the ride!~Amy

Disneyland’s Matterhorn Macaroons

4 large egg whites
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt

2 1/2 cups fine bakers coconut
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour

2 Lindt 4.4oz Classic Recipe White Chocolate Bars

In a large sauce pan, beat with a hand mixer or lightly whisk together egg whites, vanilla, and salt. Add remaining ingredients and beat until well blended. Cook over medium heat stirring the dough constantly for 5 or 6 minutes. Remove dough from pan, and place in a separate bowl to cool.

Heat oven to 350

Line a pan with parchment. Using a small scoop, about 2 tablespoons of dough into rounds and place on cookies sheet about an inch apart. With damp fingers, shape into little mountains. Cook for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown on the top and around the edges. Cool completely.

To finish:
Grate 1/2 of one of the chocolate bars with a fine grater and set aside.

Melt remaining chocolate in an oven proof bowl in 15-20 second intervals, stirring in between until just melted.

Dip the top of the cookies into the chocolate and lightly sprinkle with grated chocolate.
Cool completely.

Makes 16 Matterhorn Cookies

Recipe by Amy Richardson


We always stop by and pick up a couple of these for a morning treat! I am pretty sure they can count for breakfast, right?~Amy

Strawberry Rose Twists

1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
Strawberry freezer jam, or preserves
1 egg +1 tbsp water, beaten

Crystal sugar
Vanilla Icing

Vanilla Icing:

2 tbsp butter, melted
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla

Whisk together 1 cup of the sugar, and milk until smooth. Add vanilla, beat again. Add remaining sugar and beat until light. Warm slightly to drizzle.

Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment.

On lightly floured board, roll sheet into a 14×10-inch rectangle. Spread a thin layer of jam over pastry. Fold in half and gently with a rolling pin to seal. Brush lightly with egg wash.

Cut the pastry into six 1 inch strips.
Twist the strips and place on prepared baking sheet, pressing down the ends. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar crystals.

Bake for 12-15?minutes or until golden brown.

Drizzle icing over pastry sticks and cool.
Store in a covered container.

Recipe by Amy Richardson


There is nothing quite like listening to the jazz band and eating delicious fresh baked beignets in New Orleans square. serioisly so good!

Strawberry Sugared Beignets

1/2 tsp yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 egg
1/2 cup boiling water
4 cups flour

Vegetable oil for frying

Strawberry Powdered Sugar

2 cups freeze dried strawberries

1 cup powdered sugar

Place both ingredients into a food processor and pulse until fine. Set aside

In a small bowl soften yeast in warm water, about 5 minutes.

Using an electric mixer fitted with the dough attachment combine sugar, butter, salt cream, egg, boiling water. Add softened yeast and flour continue to mix until dough starts to form a ball and is smooth.

Cover and let rest for 1/2 hour. Roll out 1/4 inch thick onto a lightly floured board. Cut into desired shapes. Cover with a towel and let rest for 1 – 1 1/2 hours.

Heat oil to 350 degrees
Cook in small batches 2-3 minutes or until both sides are golden brown. Remove from oil with tongs and place on a paper towels to drain.

Dust with powdered sugar and serve immediately.

Makes about 2 dozen

Recipe by Amy Richardson


This delicious limited time only treasure is a true tiki room adventure! Seriously a taste of paradise. Specialty donuts can be found in a little cart located between Frontierland and the Fantasy Faire. Check out their donuts of the day! ~Amy

Tiki Pineapple Doughnut

1/2 dozen Purchased glazed doughnuts, I like Banbury Cross in Salt Lake City (Really good!!)
Pineapple icing
Fresh pineapple filling
Marshmallow topping

Pineapple icing:
3 cups confectioners sugar
2 tbsp butter, melted
4 tbsp pineapple juice
2 drops neon green food coloring

Whisk together sugar, butter and juice together until smooth. Add food coloring. Dip tops of doughnuts in icing and set aside to dry.

Pineapple filling:
1/2 cup pineapple juice
2 tbsp sugar
4 tsp cornstarch
2 cups fresh pineapple, chopped

In a medium sized sauce pan, whisk together juice, sugar and cornstarch. Add chopped pineapple. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture is thick and fruit is soft. Cool.

Marshmallow topping:
1 small jar jet puff marshmallow
1/4-1/2 cup powdered sugar

With an electric mixer beat ingredients together.

Assembly:

Fill glazed doughnuts with cooled pineapple filling. Pipe or spoon marshmallow topping on top, and torch or broil until lightly browned.

Recipe by Amy Richardson


A day at Disneyland wouldn’t be complete wirhout a stop at the tiki room for a Dole Pinneaple Whip!~Amy

Fresh Pineapple Tiki Ice Cream

1 1/2 cups half and half
2 1/2 cups Dole pineapple juice
1/3 + 2 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 cups fresh cut pineapple chunks
Juice of 1 lime

In a blender or food processor, blend fresh pineapple, sugar, lime juice, and a little bit of the juice. Blend until smooth. Add remaining juice and blend well. Pour into a bowl and whisk in half and half.

Pour into ice cream container and freeze according to manufactures instructions.

Makes about 1 1/2 Quarts

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Monster Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies


When it comes to chocolate chip cookies, bigger is always better! So here is my recipe that will feed your monster size cravings. ~Amy

Monster Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies:

2 cups butter
2 cups white sugar
2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
4 tsp vanilla
2 tsp soda
2 tsp coarse salt
4 tsp hot water
6 cups flour
4 cups Guittard milk chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Line baking sheets with parchment. Set aside.
Beat butter on high for 2-3 minutes. On low speed slowly add white sugar. When well blended add brown sugar. Scrape sides and beat for 2-3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla, beat in slowly, beat on high for 1-2 minutes. Add soda, salt and hot water. Scrape down sides. Add flour and mix until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips.

Using a large ice cream scoop or 1/2 cup measuring cup place six cookies on each sheet.
Bake 17-19 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on cookie sheets until they have set.

Makes 18-20 monster cookies

Amy Richardson

Strawberry-Rhubarb Shortcake Cookies



What could be better than strawbery shortcake?! A strawberry rhubarb shortcake cookie! Fresh strawberries, tangy rhubarb, all on top of a buttery, soft sugar cookie, my idea of heaven.~Amy

Strawberry-Rhubarb Shortcake Cookies

Filling:

1 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1 cup sliced rhubarb
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
Zest of 1/2 a lemon

In a medium sized saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in strawberries, rhubarb, lemon juice, and 1/2 of the lemon zest. Cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly until bubbly and thick. Set aside.

Cookies:

1 1/3 cups butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla

2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp coarse salt
3 1/2 cups flour

Additional sugar for coating

With an electric mixer, beat butter for 2-3 minutes.
Add sugar, beat until light and fluffy. Another 2-3 minutes.
Add eggs and vanilla, scrape down sides and beat until light and fluffy.
Add baking powder, salt, and flour and mix until just blended. Scoop dough into rounds and roll in sugar to coat. Place at least two inches apart, flatten slightly in the center with the bottom of a glass. Spoon a small amount of filling into the center, bake until lightly browned, 15-17 minutes.

Makes about 1 1/2 dozen large cookies

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Tangerine Vanilla Dream Cookies


Is your spring taking some time to get here? No worries, bake up some sweet sunshine and smile! ~Amy

Tangerine Vanilla Dream Cookies

Cookies:

1 1/3 cups butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla

2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp coarse salt
3 1/2 cups flour

Additional sugar for rolling

Tangerine Vanilla Buttercream

Sugar crystals

 

Heat oven to 350 degrees

With an electric mixer, beat butter for 2-3 minutes.
Add sugar, beat until light and fluffy. Another 2-3 minutes.
Add eggs and vanilla, scrape down sides and beat until light and fluffy.
Add baking powder, salt, and flour and mix until just blended. Scoop dough into rounds and roll in sugar to coat. Place at least two inches apart, flatten slightly and bake until lightly browned. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of the dough. Small cookies 10-12 minutes, large 16-18.

Cool completely and frost.

Tangerine Vanilla Buttercream

1/2 cup butter
4 cups confectioners sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla
Zest of 1 tangerine or Minneola

Beat butter until smooth, add 2 cups sugar, and milk, and beat again until well mixed. Add in vanilla and mix. Add remaining sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add tangerine zest and repeat.

Recipes by Amy Richardson

Peanut Butter~White Chocolate~Sea Salt Cookies


The perfect combination of sweet and salty, these peanut butter cookies will simply melt in your mouth. So good! ~Amy

The perfect combination of sweet and salty, these peanut butter cookies will simply melt in your mouth. So good! ~Amy

Peanut Butter~White Chocolate~Sea Salt Cookies

Cookies:

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar

1 egg
1 1/2 tsps vanilla

1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder

1 1/4 cups flour

Mini white chocolate chips
Flake sea salt

Heat oven to 350 degrees
Line a baking sheet with parchment.

With an electric mixer, beat butter and peanut butter together for 2-3 minutes.

Add sugars, beat an additional 2-3 minutes.

Add egg and vanilla, and beat for 2-3 minutes or until light and creamy.

Add soda, baking powder, and flour. Mix until just blended.

Scoop cookies into rounds. Dip bottom of a glass into sugar and press down lightly on dough to flatten. Repeat with remaining dough.

Bake until lightly brown, baking time will depend on the size of your cookies. 7-9 minutes for small cookies, 10-12 for large. Be careful not to over bake. Cookies will continue to cook while they are cooling.

Immediately sprinkle one half of cookies with white chocolate chips. Lightly sprinkle with crushed sea salt flakes. Cool completely

Makes:
1 1/2 dozen small cookies
8-12 large cookies

Recipe by Amy Richardson

*Guittard mini white chocolate chips can be purchased at Orson Gygi or on Amazon
Chopped white chocolate, or regular size pieces can be substituted.

*Maldon’s Flake Sea Salt available at fine grocery stores

Milk Chocolate and Sea Salt Parfait Cookie Bars


Parfait cookies have a slightly sophisticated and refined flavor. Buttery with a hint of vanilla, these white sugar only cookie bars, topped with creamy milk chocolate and sea salt with have you sailing in a dreamboat~Amy


Milk Chocolate and Sea Salt Parfait Cookie Bars
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp coarse salt

1 cup milk chocolate pieces
Flake sea salt

Heat oven to 350 degrees

With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Add dry ingredients and mix until just blended. Spread go into a 13 x 9 pan sprinkle evenly with chocolate pieces. Bake for 3-4 minutes, with a sharp knife, run knife through chocolate chips and dough in a horizontal pattern. Bake an additional 17-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and sprinkle lightly with flaked sea salt.
Cool completely and cut into squares.

Makes 1 dozen large cookies

Recipe by Amy Richardson