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Holiday Feast Part 3 - Desserts - Wheat Chocolate "Chip" Cookies

I came across Fuji Mama's Blog Site over the holidays whilst looking for a new Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.  I was so intruiged cause she made a side by side comparison of the differenct cookie recipes she experimented with. Apparently less butter makes for softer 'chewier' cookies! Who knew, right?

So inspired by her experiment, I made some tweaks on the final recipe Fuji Mama ended up with by changing and addingsome of the chocolate and changing the flour.  Since I had some wheat flour, I decided to use that for the cookies (I was kinda worried that they were going to get rock hard but I crossed my fingers and it worked)!

Click on the link to Fuji Mama's blog at the top of this post for the full review on the Nestle Toll House Cookie Recipe.   
The original recipe is found below with my tweaks in pink font.

@nestlefoodie’s Toll House Chocolate Chip CookiesRecipe from Chris Garboski, adapted from the Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Makes 60 cook…

Holiday Feast Part 3 - Desserts - Mango Cake & Red Velvet Cupcakes

Before 2011 ended, my team (yes, work team) and I did a year-ender R&R.  Since each member of the team gets to pick his/her R&R of choice when his/her turn comes, we really couldn't say no when one of our team members decided to sign us up for a cooking/baking class.  Personally I thought it was apt since the NY was just around the corner and I could use new recipes and tips to jazz up my dessert menu.

This post would probably be pretty short - no recipes, just photos.  Since we bought the recipe and my friend uses these for her business, I won't be posting the recipes for you guys.  Instead, I will just post photos of my finished goods which I made for my fam.  I'll also post details on how to order these cakes from my friend at the end of my entry.

Mango Cake (not sure if it's called Mango Cobbler but that might be it)

This is my version of the cake - at this point it was getting ready to be transported to my dad's place.  The plating was done there …

Holiday Feast Part 3 - Desserts - Brownies

Here's my recipe for brownies that I customized from the recipe on the actual chocolate package.  The difference here is you will have to use Mini Chocolate Kisses instead of choco chips.  Since I can't find the original recipe, I'll just post the one that I made.  Again, if you want to try the original recipe, just buy a pack of Hershey's Mini Chocolate Kisses and read the recipe on the back of the package.

Ingredients2-1/4 cupsall-purpose flour1 cupHERSHEY'S Cocoa1 teaspoonbaking powder1 teaspoonsalt3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margaine, melted 1 cup brownsugar1 cup honey*2 teaspoonsvanilla extract2 eggsAn entire package (10-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S MINI KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates      * You can substitute all honey if you don't want the brownies too sweet or just opt for 1 cup of honey and just take out the additional 1 cup of sugar. DirectionsHeat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a bowl.…