Friday, February 19, 2010

Macadamia Raspberry White Chocolate Cookies

1/3 cup butter
1/4 cup raspberry jam
1 egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
8 ounces white chocolate, chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Cream butter and sugars. Add egg and beat in. Add vanilla and raspberry jam. Mix well.
Mix together flour and baking soda. Gradually add flour mixture to batter. Stir in nuts and chips.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes. Don't overbake. Cool on racks."

Banana Blueberry Muffins

2 cups whole wheat flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas
4 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup fresh blueberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 12 cup muffin pan.
In a large bowl, mix the whole wheat flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda. In a separate bowl, mix the bananas, egg whites, and vanilla extract.
Mix the banana mixture into the flour mixture until smooth. Fold in the blueberries. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan.
Bake 16 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean."

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup fat-free milk
1/3 cup canola oil
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips


In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Combine the egg, milk, oil, orange juice and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in raspberries and chocolate chips. Fill paper-lined muffin cups or cups coated with nonstick cooking spray two-thirds full.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack."