Sunday, November 23, 2008

White Chocolate/Cherry/Macadamia Nut cookies

Two posts in one day! I am really getting motivated with my new blog! I still need to finesse the layout and graphics and add a bunch of info but this is so FUN! In addition to the pumpkin bread I made today, I also baked a batch of some of my very favorite cookies. They are SO easy and SO yummy. The quickest version is a follows:

  • 1 package Pillsbury sugar cookie dough
  • 1/2 package Nestle White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup roasted/salted macadamia nuts slightly chopped
  • 1 cup dried cherries
Just flour a surface....and mix together all ingredients. Make sure to preheat oven to 350 first! Using either a small cookie scoop or spoon, place walnut shaped spoonfulls on cookie sheet. Bake for appox. 10min until slightly golden on top. Don't over bake! Take out of oven and let cool on c0okie sheet for 10 minutes before placing on cookie rack to cool completely.

My family LOVES these and they are so easy when you are looking for a cookie that is quick to make and delicious!

OVER THE MOON pumpkin bread

This is the first entry to my new blog. My name is Beverly and I LOVE to bake. I revel at
the very idea of measuring, sifting, stiring, mixing, baking and tasting! Baking has always been a great stress reliever for me, as well as a way to stimulate my creative side. I spend hours a day entertaining myself by visiting other baking blogs. There are some incredibly talented bakers out there! It is such a great way to share ideas and get inspired! So, my first post is for a delicious pumpkin bread I found on a blog I stumbled upon this weekend and it is MyBakingAddiction
This gal is a twenty-something teacher by trade who also happens to be a baker and aspiring photographer. Her recipes are divine, and her photos are gorgeous. Unfortunately, my photos cannot even begin to match hers so bear with me! I am getting ready to send out my monthly care package to my son who attends college in Santa Barbara, CA. I am sending him some of the extras!

If you are looking for a delicious Fall treat for your friends or family this is it! This bread is moist, flavorful and delicious. It also has a cream cheese glaze that is OVER THE MOON delicious! I doubled the recipe to get 8 mini loaves. It came out perfect! I also sprinkled my bread with Demerara sugar before baking. Here is the recipe!


The finished product! YUMMY