Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cookie Frenzy..

I had plenty of orders for chocolate chip cookies from my husband's colleagues and some of my friends yesterday. I was so excited because I got to pull out this huge and somewhat expensive stainless steel bowl my husband gave me last year which I only used once.

Hips and lower back still hurts but I had so much fun baking last night because I was watching Gilmore Girls season 4 at the same time. :D

Gorgeous Red Cupcakes..

I made these cupcakes for a friend of my friend Lucille's grandmother's 62nd birthday celebration (a little confusing, yes).  The color theme was red and silver so it was indeed a no brainer that metallic dragees are the perfect cupcake topping for it. It was my first time to use red frosting and I can say they look pretty fabulous. :D

Individually packed Banana Cake with Vanilla Frosting

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thoughts and Plans..

I was thinking of something better to with the leftover chocolate cupcakes I made for my uncle's cupcake samples last week and I was planning to make cake balls. Unfortunately I ran out of time and it took me 5 days to realize I still have it in my daughter's cookie jar, so then I had no choice but to dispose of it.

Banana, Butter and Chocolate..

My blogging is kind of slow for the past weeks, not that I'm getting lazy or anything. I love blogging but it hit me, I want to work again. I'm planning to get a job next year, of course with my husband's approval (not sure if he's going to approve of it). I'm still going to bake and that's for sure. Actually my friend Laine and I came up with our business plan over a phone conversation. It just came up. I'm blessed to have a friend who knows everything and willing to help whatever it takes. I was thinking I could work while we're still planning our business coz I'm sure it's gonna take months of preparation for it.

I'm turning 24 on the 21st of November. I don't know why but I'm excited. I don't really celebrate my birthday the traditional way. We just go to the movies, buy a couple of stuff (books to be specific), buy cupcakes at Cupcakes by Sonja and have a lovely dinner at my favorite restaurants. I love it that way and I wouldn't ask for a better gift.

I'm happy to share that baking calendar for the month of December is full and I'm going to sure be spending a lot of time in the kitchen.

It has been a wonderful year and I have a lot of things to be thankful for. You're going to sure see more of The Dough Puncher on December. Thank you so much for checking us out. :D

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chock-full of Chips..

It's been weeks since my last post. I really missed my blog. The past weeks has been fun. We went to Laguna (the entire clan) in celebration of my grandfather's birthday and my incredible Aunt's visit here from Japan. We rented this huge house for a couple of days and we had a crazy yet extremely great time. We played a lot of games just like the good old days, not having to worry about anything but have fun. It's good to be silly every once in a while. You feel younger. :D

After playfulness comes sickness. I've been sick for 3 days now. Still not getting any better. I felt the sudden urge to bake this morning. I really miss my oven. I'm missing a lot of things lately. I immediately grabbed my book 'The Ultimate Cookie Cookbook' by Better Homes and Gardens and browsed for another cookie recipe for my daughter Kursten. As much as I want to exert more effort in baking today, I still feel awful so I went for the simple Chock-full of Chips.

The moment I saw 3 types of chocolate in the recipe, I instantly knew it was it and Kursten will surely love it. Semisweet chocolate chips, candy-coated milk chocolate pieces and white chocolate chips? What more could you possibly ask for. It's like dying and going to heaven.

What I really love about this cookie is that it has a healthy twist in its own little way, considering wheat flakes and oats are best known for its fiber content. Burst of chocolatey goodness that will mindblowingly satisfy even the sweetest tooth. You get the amazing combination of crisp wheat flakes that complements the soft and chewy consistency of the cookie itself and gooey melted chocolate at first bite.

She just can't get enough..

The Cookie Jar of Awesomeness..

I'm glad to be in the great position of sharing the recipe. Have fun baking! :D

Chock-Full of Chip
Yields 48 cookies

2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 cup wheat flakes
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup miniature candy coated milk chocolate pieces
1/2 cup white chocolate chips

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together flour, oats, cereal, baking powder. baking soda and salt. set aside.
  • In a very large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
  • Add granulated sugar and brown sugar.
  • Beat until combined, scraping sides of the bowl occasionally.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined.
  • Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour mixture.
  • Stir in the semisweet chocolate chips. candy-coated milk chocolate pieces and white chocolate chips. 
  • Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. 
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutesor until golden brown.
  • Let stand for 1 minute on the cookie sheet.
  • Transfer to a wire rack; cool.

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