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Chocolate Mint Pie

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When I was growing up the chef at the local country club was a dessert genius! He had a million incredible recipes but one that really stood out was something he called, Tipton Pie. When I started baking I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to find this recipe but never did. However, this one is very close. If you like this recipe save it! I dug it out of an old Baker’s recipe book and you can’t find that little booger anywhere to save your life… trust me, I’ve tried.

This recipe is incredibly simple and no-bake (a nice perk considering it is 103 degrees today). If raw eggs make you nervous just get the pasteurized ones at the grocery store. Also, if you are hardcore you could make this with real whipped cream but I don’t recommend it. Strangely, Cool Whip is your best bet as it sets up better than real whipped cream. Can you believe that I am saying that?! But it is true.

Chocolate Mint Pie

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup thawed Cool Whip
  • 1 baked 9-inch pie shell (I use a graham cracker crust)

Cream butter, gradually beat in sugar and continue beating until light and fluffy. Add melted chocolate, vanilla and peppermint extract. Add eggs one at a time, beating about 1 minute after each. Fold the Cool Whip into the chocolate mixture and spoon into pie shell. Chill at least 4 hours.

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No-Bake Cookies

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It has been unseasonably warm around here and I’m not one to heat up the house. So the oven has been largely quiet. That does not mean, however, that I have been going without. I’m pretty good at finding ways around whatever inconvenience may present itself. Especially when the end result is chocolate.

I made no-bake cookies quite a bit as a kid but (like Twinkies and Fritos) I forget how good they are. Then when meandering around the grocery store I saw them in the bakery. $4 for a dozen of these little boogers!! Are you kidding me?! I had some “natural” peanut butter that my husband accidentally bought at Costco and I finally had a way to dispose of the stuff.

I used around 4 cups of oats because the natural peanut butter is thinner than the usual stuff. I recommend starting on the low end and then seeing what you need. Another warning, these babies are addictive and they were a regular go-to during middle of the night baby feedings (until they disappeared). She isn’t the only one who gets hungry!

No Bake Cookies

  • 1/2 C Butter
  • 2 C Sugar
  • 1/2 C Milk
  • 4 Tbsp Cocoa
  • 1/2 C Peanut Butter
  • 3- 4 C Quick cooking Oats
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla

Add the first 4 ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Stir in the next 3 ingredients and drop onto parchment or foil lined cookie sheets. Let cool until set.

Cookie Dough Bites

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I make chocolate chip cookies all the time. No, I really mean all the time. They are one of my go-to stress baking items. Primarily because my husband loves them and he complains when I make something else. However, the real reason he loves my making chocolate chip cookies is because he likes the dough. Most of the cookies get packed up and sent to his office. So, when I tripped over this little gem on Pinterest I grabbed it. The original recipe calls for dipping your cookie dough bites in chocolate. I wasn’t feeling it. Frankly it seemed to me that it would overpower the cookie dough thus making all my efforts pointless. That, and it seemed like a whole lot of work for a weeknight stress-baking venture. We’ve established my laziness, correct?

Originally, this recipe was named Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles. But that is offensive to truffles, of which I have high esteem. So, I shall call them Cookie Dough Bites because that is in fact what they are. Try them, they will satisfy your cookie dough craving and you don’t have to feel guilty about eating raw eggs. Not that I ever did but I knew I was supposed to.

Cookie Dough Bites

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (mini would be cute but I had milk chocolate on hand)

Beat butter and sugars in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy (a few minutes). Add milk and vanilla, mix until incorporated. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt and mix on low speed until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.

Form dough into balls and arrange on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Store, chilled, in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Don’t worry about them spoiling, they won’t last that long.

No-Bake Cookies… For Adults

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If rum balls don’t give you a warm feeling in your tummy I don’t know what will. This recipe comes from my Grandma. She made rum balls and bourbon balls every Christmas. I’ve taken pieces from each of her original recipes to create this recipe.

Note: I always melt my chocolate in the microwave. It is easier and you are not as likely to scorch the chocolate. Also, after the chocolate is melted and I’ve added the corn syrup and rum, I zap it a little extra in the microwave in the hopes it will take the edge off the rum. I don’t know if it actually does but it makes me feel better.

Rum Balls

 Rum Balls

  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 box Nila wafers, crushed (that’s roughly 3 cups)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup rum (or whatever)
  • 1/8 cup powdered sugar (or cocoa, or anything else to roll your cookies in)

Melt chocolate. Stir in corn syrup and rum.  Combine wafer crumbs and powdered sugar.  Add chocolate mixture. Chill about 30 minutes. Form into balls and roll in sugar.  Store in air-tight container. They say to throw these in the fridge and let them mature a day or two. If you can do that, by all means do. I ain’t proud, I’ll take an immature rum ball.