Monday, July 18, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

My oldest has been wanting to make eggless cookie dough so he could just eat it.  I'm a mean mother and do not let him have a taste when I am making regular cookies.  I'm into torture, what can I say?  Tonight we found a recipe, took out the baking powder and cooking and made these truffles.  Yum!

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup plus 3 Tbsp flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla.  Add the flour.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Place in fridge to stiffen up dough.  When stiffer (approx. 20 min) take out and make into balls.  Place back in fridge to harden some after being out.  Take out and dip in favorite dipping chocolate.  Place back in fridge to harden.  Eat!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Rhubarb Crisp

I love rhubarb crisp.  The sour taste of  rhubarb sweetened with sugar and topped with a streusel topping.  Nothing quite says spring like it.  After 2 years my rhubarb plants are established enough to provide enough rhubarb for a small crisp and at the request of my 10yr old I made one.
The secret to a good rhubarb dessert is the size of the cut rhubarb.  If you want to eat it and not pucker up too much, then you  must cut it into small pieces no bigger than 1/2".  I know this seems like lots of slicing but really it is the best.  These are my cut pieces.

8 cups rhubarb, sliced 1/4-1/2" thick
3 egg
3/4 cup flour
3 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups oatmeal
2 teaspoons cinnamon 

In a 9x13" pan mix eggs, 1/2cup flour and 3 cup sugar. Add rhubarb and stir in. In seperate bowl mix 1/4cup flour, 1/2cup sugar, oatmeal, cinnamon, and butter. Crumble over rhubarb mix. Bake at 375*F for 40 min.
Ready for the oven

You can eat it alone or even better topped with a scoop of ice cream.