Chocolate Cherry Crackles

Chocolate Crackle Cookies |

Chocolate Crackles were always included on the plates of Christmas cookies my mom put together every year for her friends, coworkers, and relatives. I’ve always loved their crackled appearance and chewy texture so I like to continue the tradition and include them on my Christmas cookie plates as well. But this year I decided to change up the plain chocolate cookie recipe a bit by adding chopped dried tart cherries and extra chocolate chips to the dough. Continue reading →

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Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

My goodness, my Guinness! These are some awesome cupcakes.

I’ve been wanting to make some type of Guinness Chocolate Cake ever since I first saw these beer cupcakes at Big City, Little Kitchen.  Gena based her cupcakes on a recipe for Guinness Chocolate Cake from Nigella Lawson’s book Feast: Food to Celebrate Life. I don’t have the book so I haven’t seen the original recipe, but I’ve had Gena’s cupcake version bookmarked for a year now. Continue reading →

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