Graham Chocolate Chip Cookies

Filipino Style Recipe: Graham Chocolate Chip Cookies is another variety of cookies that can be served together with milk.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar,packed
1 egg
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup crushed grahams
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar using an electric mixer until creamy, around 3 minutes.Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
2. In another bowl, combine the crushed grahams, flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add the dry mixture into the butter mixture and mix using spatula until just combined.
3. Stir in half of the chocolate chips.
4. Scoop batter using a medium cookie scoop and drop into baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Top cookies with remaining chocolate chips.
5.Bake into pre heated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let it cool before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

Coffee Cupcakes with Mocha Frosting

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon buttermilk powder dissolved in 1 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
3 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon instant coffee dissolved in 1 cup warm water
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cups cocoa powder
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Frosting:
1 cup (1 pack) butter, softened but cold
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tablespoon coffee dissolved in 1 tablespoon warm water
2-4 tablespoon milk

Procedures:
1. In a mixing bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla and mix until well combined.

2. In another bowl, sift together the flour,sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix on low speed until well combined. Add the coffee and mix again until just combined.

3.Scoop the batter into muffin pan with cupcake liners until around 3/4 full.

4. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.Remove from oven and let it cool for
5 minutes before completely removing from the pan.

5. To prepare the frosting, in a large mixing bowl, cream butter until fluffy, around 5 minutes. Slowly add in confectioners sugar and cocoa powder while continuously mixing.

6. Add vanilla and coffee and blend on low speed. Gradually add milk until you reach desired consistency. Beat at high speed until frosting is smooth and fluffy.

7. Frost cupcakes then serve. Enjoy.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Filipino Style Recipe: This chocolate chip cookies recipe gives you a double dose of chocolate goodness.

Ingredients:
1 pack butter or margarine, softened
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large mixing bowl, beat margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract and beat again until well combined.
2. In another bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda. Add into the batter and mix well blended. Fold in the chocolate chips.
3. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheets.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees Farenheit.Remove from the oven and cool for 3-5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Strawberry Cheese Cupcakes

Filipino Style Recipe: Strawberry Cheese Cupcakes is a mouth-watering dessert that can be served in all kind of occasion.

Ingredients:
1 small can strawberry pie filling
10-12 muffin cups
muffin pan

Crust:
2 cups crushed grahams
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cream Cheese:
2 packs cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1 can condensed milk
1 lemon, juiced and zested
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
2 tablespoon flour

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, mix together the crust ingredients until well combined.
2. Grease muffin pan and line with muffin cups.
3. Scoop a mixture and press into the the bottom of each muffin cup.
4. Bake in preheated oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven but keep the oven on.

Part 2
1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese using an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
2. Gradually beat in the condensed milk. Mix in lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract.
3. Beat in the eggs at low speed one at a time until just combined.
4. Add the flour and beat again.

Part 3
1. Pour the cream cheese mixture into the muffin cups until 2/3 full.
2. Bake for 25 minutes without opening the oven.
3. Let it cool completely then place scoop of strawberry filling.
4. Refrigerate for at least 4 hourse until ready to serve.

Pink Velvet Cupcakes

Filipino Style Recipe: I have received requests from my colleagues to do a pink cupcake so one lazy afternoon, I decided to grant their wish. The cupcakes came out beautifully and my colleagues raved about them. Now I am thinking what other flavors and colors will be next.

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Ingredients:
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
4 drops red food color
1/2 teaspoon strawberry extract (optional)
24 big marshmallows

Procedures:
1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar using an electric mixer until light and fluffy, around 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition until just combined. Beat in vanilla.

2. In another bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with the sour cream, beating well after each addition. Mixture is a little heavy.

3. Add the food color and strawberry extract and whisk slowly until color is well distributed. Use more or less food color to achieve the shade of pink that you like.

4. Fill paper lined cupcake cups until 2/3 full. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

5. Get the cupcakes from the oven and quickly top with marshmallows. Put back in the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes until marshmallows are softened. Remove from the oven and press down the marshmallows using spoon. Let it cool completely.

Strawberry Cheesecake

Filipino Style Recipe: Strawberry cheesecake is another variety of delicious dessert that can be served in all occasion.

Ingredients:
2 cups crushed grahams
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 packs cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1 can condensed milk
1 lemon, juiced and zested
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
2 tablespoon flour
1 can strawberry pie filling, divided into half

Procedures:
Part 1
1. To prepare the crust, combine the crushed grahams, butter, sugar and cinnamon.
2. Press onto the bottom of 9 inch ungreased springform pan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Part 2
1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese using an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the condensed milk. Mix in lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract. Beat in the eggs at low speed one at a time until just combined. Add the flour and beat again.

2. Pour half of the cream cheese mixture over the crust. Place half of the strawberry fling by half teaspoonfuls over the cream cheese layer. Carefully pour remaining cream cheese mixture over the strawberry.

3. Based on the design that you want, drop teaspoonfuls of the remaining strawberry over the cream cheese layer.Cut through top layer with a knife to swirl and make the design.

Part 3
1. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes until center is almost set. Turn off oven but leave the cheesecake inside for around 30 minutes. Remove from the over and carefully run a knife arond the edge of pan to loosen. Let it cool completely on wire rack. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

Blue Velvet Cupcake

Filipino Style Recipe: You love red velvet cupcakes but your favorite color is blue. Why not make blue velvet instead? Now you can have your two favorites in one. Happy baking!

Yield: 30 cupcakes

Ingredients:
1 1/2 tablespoons buttermilk powder
1 1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 bottle (1 ounce) blue food color
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Frosting:
1 cup frosty whip (powdered whipping cream)
1 cup cold water
1/2 teaspoon blue food color

Procedures:
1. In a small bowl, mix together the milk, buttermilk, and baking soda. Set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar using electric mixer until light and fluffy, around 5 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time until just blended.
3. Mix in buttermilk mixture, food color and vanilla.
4. In another bowl, combine flour cocoa, powder and salt. Gradually blend dry mixture into the wet mixture.

Part 2
1. Spoon batter into paper lined muffin cups until about 2/3 full.
2. Bake into preheated oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
3. Remove from oven and cool in wire racks.

Part 3
1. Beat the powdered whipped cream, water and food color until peaks form. Chill for 15 minutes.This will make the frosting easier to pipe and hold its shape.
2. Frost cooled cupcakes. Serve and enjoy.

Mango Muffins

Filipino Style Recipe: Mango Muffins is my Filipino version of popular Blueberry Muffin. The muffins are moist and full of flavor. You can definitely enjoy summer in every bite.

Ingredients:
2 1/4 cup flour
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon buttermilk powder
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup ripe mango, diced

For Toppings:
4 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon butter, softened
2 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the milk and buttermilk. Add the eggs and vanilla and stir until just combined.
3. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture. Mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
4. Fold the mango into the batter.

Part 2
1. To make the streusel, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter until you form coarse crumbs. Sprinkle on top of each muffin.

Part 3
1. Line the muffin pan with muffin cups. Fill each muffin cup with the batter.
2. Bake in preheated oven at 350 Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes.
3. Remove from the oven and let it cool.

Carrot Muffin

Filipino Style Recipe: Carrot Muffin is a delicious pastry that has a moist, soft, and just the right sweetness. While frosting is sweet and creamy which makes the muffins look like from a gourmet bakery.

Ingredients:
3 cups grated carrots
4 raw eggs
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

For the frosting:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 pack (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, vegetable oil, white sugar, and vanilla.
2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
3. Combine flour mixture, egg mixture and grated carrots then mix until well blended.

Part 2
1. In a muffin pan lined with paper cups, fill each cups 2/3 full of the mixture.
2. Cook into a preheated oven over 350 Fahrenheit for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted on the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and let it cool.

Part 3
1. For the frosting, combine the butter cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla and beat until smooth and creamy.
2. Frost the mixture into muffins and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Tips:
1. For grating the carrots, use the bigger side of the grater (the one usually used for the cheese).
2. Do not try to open the oven until it is almost done (around 3/4 of the cooking time).

Almond Cookies

Filipino Style Recipe: Who doesn’t love almonds? And who could resist if those almonds were added in your pastries like your favorite cookies? Try out this recipe and you’re surely won’t regret once you’ve tasted.

Ingredients:
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sliced almonds, set aside some to be put on top of the cookie

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Sift flour, sugar, baking soda and salt together into a bowl.
2. Add the butter and mix until mixture resembles dry oatmeal.
3. Add egg and vanilla then mix well.
4. Add the sliced almonds then toss until it is properly distributed in the dough.

Part 2
1. Scoop about 1 teaspoon of the cookie dough
2. Using your palms, roll into ball then press down to flatten into about 1/4 inch or depending on the thickness that you want.
3. Stick some of the raining almonds outside the cookies. Place cookies 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake in a pre-heated oven over 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 18-20 minutes. Cool on rack for 15 minutes then serve.