First, cream the butter and sugar (I actually melted the butter down a bit, and it was AMAZING!). Add the eggs one at a time, and then mix in the vanilla and the pumpkin puree.
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and spice. (I mixed them without sifting and it was fine). Mix in with the wet ingredients, adding it slowly. Once fully mixed, stir in the chocolate chips. It will look like this:
Take some cookie pans (you are going to need more then one, trust me) and grease them up with some non-stick spray. Take the cookie mix and put it on there (I use a melon baller, but a spoon is fine). Cook in the oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. (I had to cook mine for 17).
They’re not your traditional ones, just warning you now. 🙂
I made a Chunky Sloppy Joe and Buffalo Chicken Empanadas.
The Chunky Sloppy Joe is the following recipe:
1.5lb ground beef (I used 85%)
1 medium onion
1 green pepper
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 cans of stewed tomatoes (make sure you chop em)
1 can of tomatoes w/chilis
Grand biscuits (not cooked)
First, cook up the beef on the stove top. Then add in the chopped pepper and onion. Stir this up, and then add in the remaining ingredients. It should look like this:
(You can also add in about a tablespoon of McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning-adds some awesome flavor)
Put the top on the pan and let it simmer until the peppers and onions are soft. Once cooked, take two grand biscuits, put them together and using a roller, roll them out as thin as possible without ripping it. Place some of this awesomeness inside, along with some cheddar cheese, close it up and cook in the oven at 400 degrees for about 8-10 minutes.
For Buffalo Chicken, you will need:
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 small bottles (or two large ones) of Frank’s Red Hot
2 sticks of butter
Cook the chicken in the oven (I cut mine in half to cook faster) at 425 for about 30 minutes (really depends on how big the chicken is-make sure it is 165 degrees). Once cooked, take two forks and shred that stuff up.
In a pot on the stove, put your Frank’s Red Hot (either four small bottles or two big ones) and two sticks of butter, and let the butter melt over a medium-high heat.
Once melted, stir it up so the sauce is a bit lighter. Add in the chicken, and let it simmer for a few minutes (just until the sauce is soaked into the chicken a bit). Once finished, same process as above for the rolls. Roll two out, put in some chicken, and put some bleu cheese on top. Cook in the oven at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
So first, collect all of your ingredients, pictures above. They include (but definitely are NOT limited to) pizza dough, non-stick spray, pizza stones (or pans), bacon, sausage, cheddar cheese, eggs and milk.
Now, put the dough into greased bowls and let rise for about an hour. As such,
Then, take your bacon and stretch it out on a pan like this:
Bake this in the oven at 400degrees for about 20 minutes.
And for sausage, if you have this kind:
Cook it in the oven (it’ll come out better that way). And if it looks like this:
Cook it in the microwave, it’s faster. After the meat is done cooking, let it cool for about 10-15 minutes (until you can touch it without burning your fingers). Once cool, cut the sausage and break apart the bacon into crumbs.
By now, the dough should be risen enough to bake with. So punch it down a few times (gets rid of any air bubbles), and stretch it out over the pizza stones. (You can use regular pans, but stones really are the best). Then, take your eggs (two usually works well) and mix them with a splash of milk (about 1/4 cup). Take this mixture and carefully pour it over the dough (which should be comfortably resting in the pizza stone now). It should look like this:
Then take your bacon and sausage and sprinkle it all over the top. Remember, you think you have enough, add a handful more. 🙂
Then put on some cheese and put it in the oven at 350 degrees for about a half hour.
When you’re all done, it will look like this:
Only hopefully without the two missing pieces. (People here got a little eager). Sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor. 😉 Om nom nom.