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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This is the best banana bread I’ve ever had. It’s soft, moist, stuffed full of chocolate chips, and had a perfect crunchy golden top. To make it even better, you don’t even have to use a mixer. This is the perfect thing to make when you have a bunch of brown bananas or some chocolate chips.

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Ingredients: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

3 bananas, pureed

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs, room temperature

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Preheat oven to 350 and grease an 8 inch loaf pan.

In a small bowl, stir together the dry ingredients.

In another bowl, mix together the sugar and butter.

Beat in the eggs and banana puree until just mixed together.

Gently fold in the dry ingredients.

Mix in the chocolate chips.

Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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Enjoy!

M&M Cookie Bars

These M&M cookie bars are amazingly easy and simple to make. They’re also really, really good. The flavors are pure vanilla and brown sugar with a pop of chocolate. They’re soft, chewy, and perfect to eat on the go.

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Ingredients: M&M Cookie Bars

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg

1 large egg yolk

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 and 1/4 cup mini M&Ms

Recipe: M&M Cookie Bars

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9×13 pan.

Whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a small bowl.

In another bowl, whisk together the butter and both sugars. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla; mix well.

Fold dry ingredients into the egg mixture until just combined.

Stir in 1 cup of the mini M&Ms. Press batter into the pan and sprinkle the 1/4 cup of mini M&Ms on top.

Bake for 22-28 minutes or until top is slightly firm and golden. Cool before cutting.

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Enjoy!

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

These cookies are amazing. They really, really are. They’re thick and chewy with lots of flavor. They’re made with brown butter because I kept hearing people rave about it and I wanted to try it. I don’t know if it’s the brown butter that makes their flavor so good, but it might be 🙂 These cookies also have two kinds of chocolate chips (dark and milk) because I think that combination is spectacular, and they also have walnuts because walnut taste really good in cookies. Please bake these, you’ll be seriously missing out if you don’t.

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Ingredients: Cookies

1 cup butter, browned

1 and 1/2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs, room temperature

2 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Recipe: Cookies

Preheat oven to 375F and grease two cookie sheets.

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat until its color turns amber. When little flecks of brown appear take it off heat. Don’t cool before mixing with the sugar.

Beat the browned butter and sugars until well combined.

Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla.

In a separate bowl whisk together the dry ingredients, then slowly add, while mixing, to the wet batter.

Mix in chocolate chunks and walnuts. It’s okay if some of the chocolate chips start to melt.

Roll into balls about 2 tablespoons big and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Bake for 9-11 minutes.

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Enjoy!