Soft Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup malted milk powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp cornstarch
1 cup melted butter
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla
2 cups chocolate chips (optional- plus one more cup for pressing into tops of cookies

Whisk flour, malted milk powder, baking powder, salt and cornstarch together. Set aside
Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Remove from heat
In large mixing bowl combine the butter and brown sugar, using wooden spoon or mixer set on lowest setting
Stir in eggs and vanilla with mixer still on lowest setting until combined.
Stir in dry ingredients until evenly incorporate
Fold in chocolate chips
Chill dough for 2 hours or up to 3 days
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Line baking sheet with parchment paper
Scoop approximately 2 tbsp. of dough and form into a ball. Place dough 3 inches apart on lined baking sheet. Press additional chocolate chips into the top of dough balls– optional
Bake for 11-12 minutes until the edges golden. Don’t over-bake
Allow to cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack to continue.
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rasberry Vanilla Cupcakes

Rasberry Vanilla Cupcakes
Makes 15-16 cupcakes
Perfect Vanilla Cupcake
1 1/4 cups cake flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 treaspoon salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup oil (vegtablen canola or extra light olive oil
1/2 cup buttermilk
( or 1/2 cup milk puls 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar or lemon juice- add acid to the milk then set asid for 5 minutes before using)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
In a meduim bowl, add cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir together with a whisk, and set aside
In the boul of an electric mixer, add eggs and beat 10-20 seconds. Add sugar and contunue to beat on medium speed for about 30 seconds. Add vanila and oil, beat
Reduce mixer speed to low and slowly add abouyt half of the flour mixture. Add half of the milk, then the rest of the flour and the rest of the milk. Beat until just combined. Scrap down the side of the bowl.
The batter with be think. Pour batter into a muffin pan prepared with paper liners. Fill liners about 2/3 full.
Bake cupcakes in pre-heated oven for 12-14 minutes.
Cool in pan 1-2 minutes, then remove cupcakes from pan (carefully) and finish cool on a wire rack.

Raspberry Buttercream
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
8 oz (1 block) cream cheese
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 Tablespoons fresh raspberry puree (about 1/2 cup fresh raspberries0

In the bowl of a large electric mixer, beat the butter until smooth.
Add the cream cheese, and beat further until the butter and cream cheese are fully incorporated and smooth.
With the mixer on low, add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time.
Add vanilla
With the mixer still on low, add the rasperry puree, One tablespoon at a timej.
Continue beating, increasing speed to medium for about 30 seconds.
If needed to help firm up, put finished frosting in fridge for about an hour. or add an additional cup of powdered sugar.

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Red Velvet Cupcake with Buttercream Frosting

Cupcakes
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 T cocoa powder
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1 T red food coloring
1/2 tsp. white vinegar
1 tsp. vanilla

Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.
In a separate bowl, whisk together oil, buttermilk, egg, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla
While mixing at medium speed, gradually add dry mixture to wet mixture until just combined.
Fill cupcake liners and bake at 350 for 25 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean

Icing
1 stick room temperature butter
2 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
a dash of almond extract

Beat butter until smooth and creamy.
Add sugar, milk, vanilla, and almond extract and beat until spreadable consistency.
Add additional sugar if needed.

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Chocolate Fudge Frosting

This has to be the easiest recipe. It’s only two ingredients-
1 can (400 ml) full-fat coconut milk
1 bag, non- dairy chocolate chips

1. Chill can of full-fat coconut milk in the fridge overnight. When ready, flip can over and open with can opener. Pour off the water. Scoop only the solid white coconut cream into a pot. Add the chocolate chips into the pot as well and gently melt the coconut cream and the chocolate chips together over low heat. stir frequently and be careful not to burn.
2. Transfer this mixture into a bowl (cover with wrap) and then into the fridge for 2-3 hours (or overnight) until it firms up enough to whip into frosting. You really just have to eyeball it though.
3. When it’s firmed enough to your liking, whip it with electric beaters until smooth and creamy. If its still too firm, you can leave it out on the counter for a bit longer.
Be careful, as on a hot day the frosting might melt. Keep the frosted cupcakes in the fridge until time to dig in.
From: http://ohsheglows.com/2013/05/20/2-ingredient-chocolate-fudge-frosting/
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