Sea salt and thyme chocolate chip cookies

For the past few years, I have really been enjoying the salty sweet combo. To me, it’s the perfect combination.
These cookies fit perfectly into that category. Plus, they have the added flavor of the thyme.

To make them, I mixed together the flour, baking soda, salt and thyme. I didn’t measure the thyme but just added until I felt it looked like enough.

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Next, I combined the butter and sugar in my mixer. Then I added the vanilla and eggs. Finally, the flour mixture is added in three batches.

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The last ingredient is the chocolate. I used chocolate chips instead of chunks.

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Once the chocolate is folded in, the dough is ready to be scooped out onto the pan.

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Before the cookies go into the oven, they are sprinkled with coarse sea salt.

11 minutes in the oven and you have some tasty cookies!

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Brownies

Mmmmm brownies! Recently, I was in a baking mood. Seeing this recipe convinced me I wanted to make brownies!

The first step was to melt the butter in a pan. Then add it to the cocoa powder and combine.

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Then the rest of the ingredients are added and it is mixed until just combined.

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The batter is poured into a greased and floured dish and baked in the oven. So easy!

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The ideal time to make the icing is while the brownies bake. The ingredients are put into a bowl and mixed. I added a little extra water to get the consistency I was looking for.

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After the brownies have cooled, they are iced. I put mine into the fridge after they were iced, but not before I tried one! Of course I forgot to take a picture because I was too excited about trying a brownie!

Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies with sea salt

When I saw the recipe for these cookies from ambitious kitchen , I knew I had to make them! They looked and sounded amazing. And simple.

I mixed my dry ingredients in one bowl and started mixing my peanut butter and butter in my mixer. 20140516-213455.jpg

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I used natural peanut butter for this recipe.
Next came the sugar. Then I added the egg and yolk, vanilla, honey and I opted for the sour cream instead of the plain Greek yogurt, since it was what I had in my fridge.

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After that, I mixed the dry ingredients and chocolate chips in and put the dough in the freezer for 20 minutes.

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When I took it out, I rolled the dough into balls and lightly pressed down with a fork. I popped them into the oven for 12 minutes. I sprinkled them with sea salt once they were done and somehow a cookie ended up in my hand and then my mouth… YUM!

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These cookies are delicious! They were a big hit and made about 28 cookies.

Chocolate banana loaf

It’s not often that I bake anymore. So I decided to make a banana loaf with some of the bananas in my freezer. A few months ago I had tried a chocolate banana loaf recipe from Pinterest and it was a pretty big hit in our house. I decided to make it again.
You can find the recipe here
This is another simple recipe. You’ll notice that’s a common theme with me…
I put the dry ingredients in one bowl, and the liquid ingredients into another.

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Then I mixed them together and had my helper step in to add the chocolate chips.

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One they were mixed together, I dumped it all into a greased load pan and popped it into the oven.

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After an hour in the oven, this is what the loaf looked like

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When this was in the oven, I remembered that last time I made it, the loaf was a bit dry. I was annoyed that I was only just remembering since it was too late to add extra moisture. Of course, the result was the same. A delicious chocolate banana loaf, that was slightly dry. Next time I make this, because there will be a next time, I need to remember to make some adjustments!

A really tasty way to enjoy this is by putting a slice into your toaster and putting a bit of butter or margarine on top. That’s what we do in our house, and the loaf is gone before you know it!

What things do you like to bake?