Instead of butter, I use a combination of milk and sour cream in this recipe, which results in muffins that aren't dense or greasy at all. The light one-biters get texture and a little nutritional bump from oats and sweetness from chocolate chips.
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This slice and bake shortbread with a crisp, sandy texture brings the bakeshop right into your kitchen.
Entenmann's bright yellow, super buttery loaf cakes are legendary. They're the base for countless semi homemade summer strawberry shortcakes but also entirely solid when sliced and eaten straight out of the box. Obviously we were quite curious to see how the make at home version from Entenmann's Big Book of Baking would fair.
For those who can't bare to choose between a blondie and a brownie, there's a dessert that perfectly marries the two: the By Cracky bar. Second prize winner in the 1952 Pillsbury Bakeoff, the By Cracky Bar was the genius creation of fifteen-year-old Yvonne Whyte of New Bedford, Massachusetts. For her efforts, young Miss Whyte won $2,000, a GE electric range, an electric mixer and the undying gratitude of dessert lovers all across the country.
These cookies achieve that chewy texture and rich molasses taste by foregoing leavening agents for a ton of butter and brown sugar. There are big chunks of dark and white chocolate. The dark chocolate provides a needed hint of bitterness, while the white chocolate is creamy and mild. They're not exactly the same as the ones I'd impulsively grab from the plastic bin near the gum and the performance-enhancing pills, but until I return to NY, they'll do the trick.
When you first joined me in my quest to unlock the secrets of culinary time travel, I told you it would take equal parts science and magic to make the foods that could power the flux capacitor of the mind. I said, "leave the DeLorean in the garage, preheat your oven to one point twenty one gigawatts, and rev that Kitchen Aid to eighty eight mph. We're going back to the Eighties." And we did. But while there, what if some careless action altered our timeline? Could we, like Marty McFly, inadvertently create an alternate universe? One where the Keebler Soft Batch Cookie tastes freaking delicious? Friends, this isn't speculation. I have done such a thing.