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Inspiring sweets – January 2012

There are just too many mouth-watering ideas on Pinterest to not have a regular post to share them. I’m thinking maybe it’ll be a monthly thing? We’ll try it out! You can find my first two “Inspiring Sweets” posts here and here.

Angel Food Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream

Caramel Topped Shortbread Bites

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Coconut Banana Cream Pie

PB Banana Bites

White Russian Cupcakes with Kahlua Buttercream

What looks the yummiest to you?

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Chocolate chip cookie pie

The boyfriend loves anything that involves chocolate chip cookie batter, so I thought I’d try out this chocolate chip cookie pie recipe as an alternative to standard cookies.

It was also my first time trying out this baby.

After the disaster that was my $6.99 hand mixer, this one worked great. It had a nice low speed that didn’t splatter batter all over my kitchen. It was $19.99 at Target and came in lots of fun colors. I had the hot pink one in my cart and then decided that if I ever wanted a sous chef out of the boyfriend I’d better get the red instead. 🙂

First step was to cream butter and sugar together.

Then add eggs and vanilla.

After mixing in the rest of the ingredients (we omitted the nuts from the recipe), transfer to a deep dish pie shell and bake at 350 degrees for 60-70 minutes.

Voila!

Mmmmm, look at that gooey chocolatey goodness. This was SO GOOD. The texture was just like a pizookie – much lighter and fluffier than a cookie dough. And this probably goes without saying, but this pie MUST be served warm with vanilla ice cream on top. It’s just the only way to do it right.

The texture of this recipe was spot on. Honestly, the boyfriend and I both agreed that it didn’t even need a pie crust! And I am a girl that loves anything with a crust. But I think this batter can stand on it’s own.

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Inspiring sweets

Pinterest really is a great place to get inspired. It’s where I came across all of the below desserts. Some are inspiring to me simply because of the way they’re photographed. Others are truly outside-the-box recipes. Enjoy!

Cake Batter Truffles

Deep Dark Chocolate Cookies

Pumpkin Ginger Custard

Strawberry Whipped Cream Frosting

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookies

Inside Out Caramel Apples

Pink Lemonade Pie

Blue Velvet Cupcakes

Homemade Butterfingers

Chocolate Wasted Cake

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Coconut Truffles


Which of these do you want to try making, or just eating? 🙂 

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