Starting earlier this month on July 1, 2009, major food chains have to put their nutrition facts on their menus. Ever since then, I’ve been thinking twice before ordering… is it just me? Some of the calories and fat in my favorite dishes are well over 1000 calories. How ridiculous is that? They did this in order to help prevent obesity and improve America’s diet. Do you think it’ll actually work? It’s working on me and I’m not even overweight. Of course, I’ll always order my half oreo/half chocolate chip pizookie at BJ’s, regardless of how many calories it has because it’s just that good.
Sometimes you stumble across a recipe where you just HAVE to make it, right then and there. This was definitely one of them. I saw this on Bakin’ Bits, a brand new blogger to the food world! Her pictures and recipes all look amazing and I am looking forward to new posts from her.
These cupcakes are quite addicting. They’re a mix between cupcake/cookie and reminded me of a pizookie. The batter itself is definitely more of a cookie batter than a cake batter. It wasn’t too sweet and the walnuts were a perfect addition. Try it for yourself!
1/2 cup butter, softened
6 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup & 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
2. Combine the flour, baking soda, & salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
3. Fill paper-lined muffin cups half full. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until top of cupcakes appears set.
4. Meanwhile, make the filling. In small bowl, beat the brown sugar, egg, & salt until combined. Stir in chocolate chips & walnuts.
5. Drop filling by rounded tablespoonfulls into the center of each cupcake. Bake 10 minutes longer or until a toothpick inserted in the cake portion comes out clean.
6. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.