Guy’s Cuisine: Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies


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Rain, rain, go away!  Alabama has had way too much rain today!  And if the kids are stuck at home because school was cancelled or the roads around you were washed out, why not do something fun today, baking!  I wanted to do a cookie with a lot of chocolate!  And since mostly everyone I know loves chocolate, I made a cookie with a chocolate batter and chocolate chips!  Here’s what you need:

  • 1/2 cup softened butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream the butter, shortening, sugar, vanilla extract, and eggs together.

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2. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together.  Stir dry ingredients into wet mixture until well blended.

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3. Add in chocolate chips, and mix well!

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4. Drop tablespoons of cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet.  Bake for around 10 minutes.

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5. Let cool on cookie rack, and enjoy!

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There you go, you and your family will enjoy these cookies!  Grab some cookies and a glass of cold milk and enjoy!

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Guy’s Cuisine: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies


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Here is another Christmas cookie recipe you could do.  Everyone should love chocolate!  Chocolate is a Christmas favorite and if you love chocolate, you will love this cookie recipe.  This chocolate cookie is covered in powdered sugar for that extra sweet touch!  Here’s what you need.

  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar.

1. In a bowl, mix together cocoa powder, sugar, and oil.  Then add in one egg in a time and mix well!

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2. Combine flour, vanilla extract, salt, and baking soda and mix well!  Then place dough in freezer for one hour.

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3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cookie sheet with wax paper or spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Roll dough into one inch balls, then coat each ball with confectioners sugar.  Then place onto cookie sheet.

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4. Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Let baked cookies stand on cookie sheet for 15 minutes before transferring to wire rack.

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Yum!  Enjoy eating these chocolate rich cookies.  I liked sugar-coating these cookies because it looks like snow, something you expect for Christmas!

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Guy’s Cuisine: Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins


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We are in the middle of Fall, and Halloween is just around the corner!  So I wanted to make something that would be a big hit for the Fall season.  And you know what, I think I just created something that is moist and very tasty!  Before I document the recipe, congratulations to the Red Sox for winning the 2013 World Series!

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin (2 cans)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup cocoa powder

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Add sugar and oil and mix together.

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2.  Add canned pumpkin and vanilla extract and mix together.

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3.  Add eggs, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and mix together.

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4.  Add cocoa powder and mix together.

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5.  Add the flour to the mixture and mix everything together well!

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6.  Pour mixture into muffin tins and fill all the way to the top.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

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After baking, check the middle with a toothpick to make sure they are baked.  Let cool completely before eating!

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After cooling, you will enjoy these muffins!  They were very moist and yummy!

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Guy’s Cuisine: Clone of Hershey’s Sundae Pie


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Whenever I go to Burger King, I always like to get a slice of Hershey’s Sundae Pie.  Each slice of pie is individually sliced and ready to dig right in after I have my burger fix.  So I wanted to try to copy the pie like the one you get from Burger King.  And I think I came pretty close!  Here’s what you need.

  • 1 Oreo pie crust
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces (small container) Cool Whip
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) box chocolate pudding
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate milk
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

1.  Put the cream cheese in a bowl and whip the cream cheese.

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2.  Add 2/3rds of the Cool Whip, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar and mix well.

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3.  Pour cream cheese mixture into Oreo pie crust.  Use spatula to even out the filling.

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4.  Follow the directions on the pudding box, but use the 1 1/2 cups chocolate milk instead of the directed amount on the box.

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5.  Take the pudding mixture and pour into a bowl.  Put into freezer and cool completely!

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6.  After fully cooled, pour pudding mixture on top of cream cheese mixture.  Spread evenly.

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7.  Take the remaining Cool Whip and spread around the edges of the pie.

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8.  Take 1/4 cup chocolate chips and melt in microwave.  Spread melted chocolate on top of pie.  Take remaining chocolate chips and spread on top of pie.

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Put pie in refrigerator and leave in fridge until you are ready to serve.  This pie was yummy, enjoy!

Business Review: The Pie Shop In Atlanta


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I first talked about The Pie Shop on a Kickstarter Tuesdays post as they are raising funds to start a new location.  Sadly, it doesn’t look like they will reach their goal and they will have to find another way to get the funding.  Even though they might not reach their goal, I did go to The Pie Shop in the Toyota Corolla last weekend.  If you want to see my review of The Pie Shop on video, watch the video below, it starts at around 12:10.

The Pie Shop is in the Buckhead area of Atlanta along Roswell Road or US 19.  Yes, they claim the location is hard to find and it is.  Your only clue is a sign saying Pie Shop along the road.  And yes, there is pay for parking in this small shopping center.  But the employee told me the pay for parking is only for people who leaves their cars to go to other restaurants and bars.  That means if you visit The Pie Shop, you don’t have to pay for parking!  The Pie Shop is at this location below!

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From Google Maps.

The Pie Shop has a wide assortment of pies!  As you can see below, they have apple, coconut cream, chocolate ganache,  pecan, sweet potato, cookies and cream, and plum.  They also have some interesting pies like quiche, chicken pot pie, beef roast pie, and BBQ chicken handpies!

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So I got a chocolate ganache pie, and the person there did something very nice!  She topped the pie with fresh whipped cream and chocolate shavings.  Me and my friend got two big slices of chocolate ganache pie with a diet coke.  We spent around $12 for everything and this pie was awesome!

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The crust was very flaky and the chocolate was great!  The fresh whipped cream and chocolate shavings made this pie better.  The Pie Shop actually serves their pie slices on real plates with real silverware, not many places do this anymore!

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Yes, The Pie Shop is hard to find but it is worth a visit!  I hope this business gets the new location that they deserve.  The Pie Shop is located at 3210 Roswell Road in Atlanta Georgia.  You can reach them by calling 404-841-4512.  They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm.  Learn more about The Pie Shop at: http://www.the-pie-shop.com/.

Follow The Pie Shop on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pieshopatl and on Twitter @PieShopATL.