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Spicy Apple Muffins

The weather here in the UAE right now is wonderful.  The air in the mornings are cool and crisp.  I was awake at 4am and wanted to take advantage of this quiet time to make a special treat for my children.

I decided to make some muffins because what better way to wake up to a home filled with the sweet aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg.   (and I love the scent of nutmeg…especially when it is freshly grated!)

Spicy Apple Muffins

2 cups of sifted flour

2.5 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup of sugar

3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 egg

1 cup of milk

1/3 cup melted butter

1 large apple (peeled, cored, and shredded)

Preheat your oven to 425F.  Brush muffin tin with some butter.  Add the sifted flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a mixing bowl.  Mix well.

In a small bowl, mix the egg, milk, and butter.  Add this to the dry ingredients and mix just enough until the dry ingredients are moistened.

Fill the muffin cups about 3/4 full.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.

This makes 12 moist, delicious muffins!  

Mama Love Chocolate Cookies

The weather is cooler.  The children are all in school.  What better way to welcome them home than with the aroma of freshly baked cookies made with “mama love”?

This is a very easy recipe to make and it is also a wonderful way to spend quality time with your children.

So here is my recipe which will make 96 cookies (8 dozen).  You can make a dozen cookies or more at a time.  I suggest that when you are making the one inch cookie balls  freeze them on a tray and then pop them into ziploc baggies to use whenever you want to make cookies!

I hope that you enjoy the recipe!

Mama Love Chocolate Cookies

2 cups + 2 tablespoons flour

¾ cup unsweetened baking cocoa (I use Cadbury Cocoa in the orange tin)cadbury cocoa

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

1 ¼ cup unsalted, butter…softened

2 cups of sugar

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Extra sugar in a small bowl for rolling the cookies in

  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.flour and cocoa
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the butter and sugar together until it is light and fluffy.  butter and sugarAdd the eggs and the vanilla.  Mix well.eggs and vanilla
  3. Add the butter & sugar mix to the flour mixture.  Mix well.butter and chocolate
  4. Chill in the fridge until the dough is firm.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350F.  With a melon baller or with a small spoon, scoop up a bit of cookie dough enough to roll into one-inch balls. melon baller and cookie dough Roll each cookie ball into the extra sugar and then place on a Teflon cookie tray or ideally on a cookie tray lined with parchment paper.cookie balls
  6. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.  Cool for 5 minutes.  Enjoy!!!DSC00959