Monthly Archives: October 2013

Pumpkin Toffee Cheesecake

Pumpkin Toffee Cheesecake
Recipe type: Cheesecake
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • CRUST
  • 1¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tbs butter, melted
  • CHEESECAKE
  • 3 8oz pkgs cream cheese, softened
  • 1¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 can pumpkin puree (15 oz)
  • ⅔ cup evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup crushed toffee candy
  • TOPPING
  • 1 8oz container sour cream
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • Caramel ice cream topping (optional)
Instructions
  1. For Crust:
  2. Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter in small bowl. Press into bottom of 9" pan
  3. Bake for 6-8 minutes at 350 degrees F. Cool on rack for 10 minutes
  4. For Cheesecake:
  5. Beat cream cheese and brown sugar until creamy. Add pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, cornstarch and cinnamon; beat well.
  6. Pour onto crust
  7. Bake for 60-65 minutes at 350 degrees or until edge is set but center still moves slightly.
  8. Remove from over; top with toffee pieces
  9. For Topping:
  10. Combine sour cream, sugar and vanilla in bowl; mix well.
  11. Spread over warm cheesecake.
  12. Bake for 8 minutes.
  13. Cool completely in pan
  14. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight
  15. Drizzle with caramel topping before serving

 

Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake

Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake
Recipe type: Cheesecake
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Serves: 36
 
Ingredients
  • 1 bag caramels, melted
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Crust
  • 3 cups crushed oreo cookies
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • Cheesecake
  • 3 8 oz blocks of cream cheese
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 15 oz cans of pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • Cool whip for topping
Instructions
  1. Unwrap the caramels, microwave with butter 30 seconds at a time, stirring until melted. Set aside
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  3. Crush the oreo cookies until you have 3 cups
  4. Mix cookie crumbs with sugar and salt
  5. Add melted butter to cookie crumbs and mix until evenly moistened
  6. Press evenly in 13x9 pan
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until set. Set aside to cool
  8. In a large bowl soften the cream cheese in a microwave, then beat in sugar until blended.
  9. Beat in the pumpkin puree, sour cream and vanilla
  10. Beat in eggs one at a time until incorporated
  11. Set aside ⅓ cup of batter and add the caramel to it in a small bowl
  12. Pour the pumpkin cheesecake filling over the cookie crust
  13. Carefully drizzle the caramel mixture over the top.
  14. Using a toothpick, swirl the caramel through the cheesecake
  15. Bake cheesecake for about an hour or until the middle is barely jiggly.
  16. Cool completely. Refrigerate overnight.
  17. Top with Cool Whip topping before serving

 

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
Recipe type: Cookie
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Serves: 40
 
Ingredients
  • 1 stick (8 oz) butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2½ cup flour
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Cream butter, white and brown sugars together
  3. Beat in egg, vanilla and pumpkin
  4. Add the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, chips and flour to the mixture and stir until blended.
  5. Drop cookies by teaspoon onto cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 12-15 minutes or until slightly browned at the edges
  7. Cool 1 minute on sheet before removing on rack

 

Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Chocolate Espresso Cookies
Recipe type: Cookie
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Serves: 36
 
Ingredients
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 2 Tablespoons instant coffee crystals
  • 1 pkg Brownie Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1½ cups chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a small bowl combine water and coffee crystals, stir until dissolved, set aside
  3. In a large bowl combine brownie mix, egg, oil, cinnamon and espresso mixture.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts if desired
  5. Drop dough by teaspoon fulls onto prepared cookie sheet
  6. Bake about 6-10 minutes or until edges are set
  7. Cool on sheet for 2 minutes before removing

 

Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Chocolate Crackle Cookies
Recipe type: Cookie
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Serves: 36
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Box Ghiradelli Double Chocolate Brownie mix
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 eggs
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Mix brownie mix, flour, eggs and oil together in medium bowl
  3. Stir until blended
  4. Roll dough into balls about 1" across
  5. Roll dough balls in powdered sugar in separate bowl
  6. Place 2" apart on cookie sheet
  7. Bake 11-15 minutes

 

Chocolate Caramel Turtle Cookies

Chocolate Caramel Turtle Cookies
Recipe type: Cookie
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Serves: 24
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Box Brownie Mix
  • ½ stick butter (4 tbs)
  • 1 egg
  • 30 caramels, melted
  • pecan halves
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In large bowl, mix brownie mix, melted butter and egg together
  3. Drop by rounded spoonfuls 1" apart on cookie sheet
  4. Press a dent into each cookie with your thumb or wooden spoon handle
  5. Fill with caramel and place a pecan half over the caramel
  6. Bake 11-15 minutes