The BEST Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever!

The BEST Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever!

Hey, its Carla Bruno from CarlasCakes and welcome back to my Carla in the Kitchen Blog! Today I want to share with you my top secret chocolate chip cookie recipe! This is the recipe that I have been doing for years! Its soft and chewy on the inside with a delicious crunchy bite on the outside.  Click to watch Carla pour Cookie Butter over the Chocolate Chip Cookies! Click to see these cookies as Cute Mini Cookie Bites! The secret to making my cookies soft an chewy is the kind of sugar I use, and how I warm my butter. Instead of using all white sugar, I am using an equal amount of white sugar and brown sugar. Brown sugar is they key ingredient to making your cookies chewy!  When I warm my butter in the microwave, I am careful not to melt it. I bring my butter so a soft consistency so its easy to mix with my sugars. Melting my butter will make my cookie runny in the oven and they will come out thin, flat and crunchy. By keeping my butter soft, I will get a soft and fluffy cookie. Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons hot water 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda...
The BEST Moist LOTUS COOKIE BUTTER Banana Bread Recipe Ever!

The BEST Moist LOTUS COOKIE BUTTER Banana Bread Recipe Ever!

Hey its Carla Bruno from CarlasCakes! Welcome to my Carla in the Kitchen Blog! Here is another great recipe I had to share with you. I am obsessed with Banana Bread and so it my husband, and I am also obsessed with LOTUS COOKIE BUTTER! If you don’t know what that is yet, I strongly suggest you become familiar because I am telling you, it is the best thing ever!! I recently posted how to make a Nutella Banana Bread. This is the exact same recipe, except instead of Nutella, we are using Lotus Cookie Butter. There are lots of different types of cookie butters however I love Lotus because it has a caramel taste to it. Other cookie butters are delicious, but taste more like ginger. So it depends on your preference! This Lotus Cookie Butter Recipe Idea can be made with any type of spread really. You can use Peanut Butter, Nutella, Dulce De Leche (another one of my faves) etc. You’ll need: 1/2 cup butter 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs, beaten 6 ripe bananas, mushed 1 1/2 cup plus 3 tbsp cake flour (or 1 1/2 cup flour) 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup LOTUS COOKIE BUTTER Directions: Cream together butter and sugar Add eggs and banana Mix well Sift flour, soda and salt Add to banana mixture Add vanilla Melt your Lotus Cookie Butter in the microwave for about 20 seconds to make it easy to spread. Pour half of your banana bread mix into a prepared greased (I like to use cooking spray). Add all your Lotus Cookie Butter on...
How to Make the Best LOTUS COOKIE BUTTER Brioche Star Recipe

How to Make the Best LOTUS COOKIE BUTTER Brioche Star Recipe

Hey! Its Carla from CarlasCakes and welcome to my Carla in the Kitchen blog! My previous post I taught you how to make this fantastic Brioche from scratch and make a wonderful Nutella Brioche Star. This post, I will show you how to make a Cookie Butter Brioche star following the same steps. You can view my previous post here. The awesome thing about this delicious recipe, is that you can make it with so many different fillings. Use what you love! Such as Peanut butter, Dulce De Leche, Cheese, Jam, Cinnamon and Butter. Cookie butter is basically the best thing on this planet, and I am always looking for different ways to eat it. This is the best cookie butter dessert recipe idea you’ll ever need! You will Need: *450g /1lb of Bread Flour *some people are finding the dough too dry Start with 400g add the rest if it needs it. It’s all to do with egg sizes, butter and milk fat contents. Hope that helps. 70g / 1/3 of a cup of Sugar 2 Teaspoons of Active Dried Yeast A pinch of Salt 30g / 1oz of melted Unsalted Butter 180ml / 3/4 of a cup of warmed Milk 2 Egg Yolks (keep the whites to glaze the bread) 1 cup of LOTUS Cookie Butter (melted in the microwave for easy spreading) Bake at 180’C /350’F for 15 – 20 minutes You can read the full steps on how to make this Cookie Butter Brioche Star Recipe on my Nutella Brioche Star post. After you’ve made your dough, roll out and fill with Cookie Butter (see previous post for...
Easy No-Bake LOTUS BISCOFF Cheesecake Recipe

Easy No-Bake LOTUS BISCOFF Cheesecake Recipe

Hey everyone! Its Carla from CarlasCakes and welcome to my Carla in the Kitchen Blog! Lotus Biscoff.. what a wonderful thing. Not only is this amazing addictive cookie butter the most delicious spread on the planet (yes…. it might even be better than Nutella!), but it can be used and eaten in so many different ways. I usually just go for the spoonful technique. This consists of digging out the LARGEST spoonful possible, and just licking it straight from the source. Sometimes however, it’s nice to mix our beloved lotus, with other yummy ingredients to create (dare I say it) heaven on earth. So lets get right to it. This super easy cookie butter cheesecake recipe took less than 10 minutes to make. It was so fast, and it does not require many ingredients. If you’re like me, you will love the sound of that! I like simple recipes but with delicious results. For this Lotus recipe, you will need Lotus Biscoff Cookies, Lotus Biscoff Spread, Butter, Cream Cheese, and Cool Whip! (I’ll add the detail ingredients at the bottom). You will also need 6 glass cups, a piping bag, and a stand or handheld mixer.  1. Crush your Lotus Cookies and add your melted butter. Mix it up with a spoon to create the crumb crust and add that to the bottom of your 6 glass cups, to create the crust. 2. In your stand mixer or handheld mixer add cream cheese and Lotus Biscoff Spread. Mix for 3 minutes on high speed (You want these two ingredients to become well incorporated and have a pale fluffy colour). 3. Add your Cool Whip and fold it into...