Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Muffins

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Happy Sunday! It is bright and sunny here in NYC, a nice change from yesterday when it snowed literally the entire day. But I didn’t mind – it gave me an excuse to bake the day away. Not that I need an excuse to do that 🙂 Plus when you’re all warm and cozy inside, the snow is so pretty. It made the city look so calm and peaceful. It wasn’t quite as pretty and peaceful when I left to go out to dinner. The streets were not plowed, so let’s just say our cab did not have the easiest time driving! Ah the joys of city living. Continue reading

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Pumpkin Crumb Coffee Cake

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I’m back with another pumpkin recipe. I just can’t stay away! For some reason this time of year all I want to eat is pumpkin! Like these pumpkin doughnuts, or these pumpkin doughnuts, or these pumpkin muffins. I can’t believe I am about to say this, but I like it even more than chocolate right now. Pretty sure that will change in a month or so, but for now I’m embracing pumpkin everything!  Continue reading

Butterfinger Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

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Halloween is coming up, and you know what that  means…candy everywhere!!  What a great holiday.  I’ll take any excuse I can to eat more sugar.   I have the perfect recipe today to use up some leftover Halloween candy, or to take advantage of the Halloween candy sales that are all over the stores.  This cookie uses one of my favorite candy bars – Butterfinger.  Butterfinger Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.  There is a lot going on in this cookie!  Continue reading

Skinny Peanut Butter Brownies

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After the not-so-light recipe I posted earlier this week, I have something a little bit healthier for you today.   But I promise, these skinny brownies taste amazing!!  I was skeptical when I first saw this recipe  – I mean how can you make a brownie without oil or butter?  But I was intrigued so decided to try it out.  And wow, am I glad I did.  These brownies are amazing!!  They are so moist and fudgy – and the peanut butter swirl just puts them over the top!  As a bonus, they are so pretty!  I felt like a kid in art class making the marble swirl of PB on top of the batter.   Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Cookies – made using cornstarch

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This is not the first chocolate chip cookie recipe that I have posted on ChezCateyLou, and it certainly won’t be the last. There are just so many recipes out there for this classic cookie, and I love trying different versions! It also helps that TheBetterHalf loves chocolate chip cookies – have to keep him happy! I have made the Jacques Torres recipe and a recipe using browned butter, and I really love them both. But when I saw this recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction, I wanted to try them because one of the ingredients intrigued me – cornstarch!  I have never used cornstarch in my baking.  The cornstarch makes the cookies light and fluffy, always a good thing in my book!    And wow, these cookies were so soft and fluffy!  The recipe uses dark brown sugar, which I love for chocolate chip cookies because it gives the cookie a caramel-y flavor that works so well with the chocolate chips.   I can’t wait to try cornstarch in other cookies recipes!  Continue reading

Funfetti Sugar Cookies

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I’m headed to San Francisco for a long weekend, so today is my Friday!   I figured why not celebrate with some sprinkles.  What’s more fun and festive than sprinkles?  I really can’t think of anything. These cookies are so fun and colorful!  They were really easy to make, and the results were amazing!  They are so soft – underbaking them is the key to keeping them very fluffy and tender.  And the flavor is great – sweet and buttery, without being greasy.  These are a perfect simple sugar cookie, and the colorful sprinkles in the dough (with some extra added on top!) make the cookie look as good as it tastes.  I will definitely be making these again around Christmas, with red and green sprinkles!  Hope you all have a great weekend! Continue reading