By Popular Demand, A Lot on Your Plate’s “Use What You’ve Got” Bake-off Is Back!

A Lot on Your Plate’s Use What You’ve Got Bake-off is back!

Hi everyone! Juse letting you know that there is an all new A Lot on Your Plate’s Use What You’ve Got Bake-off Category coming very soon! .

The category will be announced on ALotOnYourPlate.com as well as WordPress via post along with details on how to enter the bake-off.  For those who are new to my bake-offs, you can check out details plus the past winners and entries by the categories below!

A Lot on Your Plate’s Past Winners & Entries:

Brownies

Cake

Cookies

Cupcakes

Be sure to check back soon!

Happy Sunday! – Jessica

… and the 1st Ever “A Lot On Your Plate’s Use What You’ve Got” Bake-off Winner is … (Guest Post)

Congrats to AmySue @ A Healthy Life For Me

You all did such an amazing job and I want to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to participate in the bake-off.

I will be hosting one of these contests each month, so if you didn’t win this time around, there’s always next month!  Please don’t be offended if you didn’t win this category.  It was extremely hard to choose a winner and you all should be very proud of yourselves.  You’re all tremendously talented.

Now for the winning recipe:

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies Dipped In Chocolate

(Written by: A Healthy Life For Me)

These cookies are so simple to make, with limited ingredients, time and easy clean-up.  They look so elegant and are quite addictive!
  • 2 sticks of butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 cup of bittersweet 60% chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Spray a 13 x 9 baking pan with baking spray.

Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugars and salt for about 1 minute. Beat in vanilla.

 Reduce speed and add flour in 3 additions, beating just until blended. Stir in 3/4 cup chocolate chips.

 Transfer dough to an ungreased 13-by-9-inch baking pan. Press dough evenly on bottom of pan with your fingers.

Bake until golden brown, about 35 minutes; do not underbake. Let cool for 5 minutes.  Transfer cookies onto parchment paper and cut into triangles or rectangles.

Melt bittersweet chips in glass bowl in microwave for 2 minutes.  Taking halfway out to stir.

Dip ends of cookies in melted chocolate and cool on parchment paper.

Please be sure to check out ALL of the other participant’s recipes as well! 

Dry Fruits & Oats Cereal Apple Cookies submitted by: Sara @ Fooding Rookie

Lofthouse At Home Cookies submitted by: Learn2Kitchen

Fabulous Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies submitted by: Alison @ Love Bake Chocolate

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cookies (Gluten, Egg, & Dairy Free) submitted by: Aubin @ In The Usual Way

Lemon Cranberry Cookies submitted by: Hollie @ Hollies Hobbies

Peanut Butter Cookies submitted by: notimeforironing

Basic Oat Mix; Choco Chip Cookies, & Seed and Honey Cookies submitted by: Paula @ All About The Bake

Cookies and Cream Cookies submitted by: Mary Beth @ Mary Beth Cooks

English Breakfast Tea Cookies submitted by: Add A Little Sunshine

Oatmeal Raisin & Chocolate Chip Cookies submitted by: Laura @ Confessions of a Young Chef

Momofuku Inspired Banana Cookies submitted by: Crafty Bake Oven

MockLava Cookies submitted by: The Poor Baker

S’mores Bites submitted by: Sara Tedde @ Cook by the Book

Pignoli Cookies submitted by: Quinn @ Quin Goldie

Lemon & Thye Tea Cookies submitted by: Christine @ Angry Cherry

Peaches & Cream Oatmeal Cookies submitted by: Audry @ Tonetiki

Stove Top Oatmeal Cookies submitted by: Karen Lynne @ Karen Lynne’s Kitchen

Oatmeal Craisin Cookies submitted by Stefanie @ Hugs Kisses & Snot

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies submitted by: Fika @ Fika And More

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip w/ M&Ms submitted by: Alice @ Modern Alice

Chocolate-Toffee Cake Batter Cookies: submitted by: Erin @ Erin’s DC Kitchen

Chocolate Espresso Cookies submitted by: Morgan @ Gradually Ginger

Twodaloo Cookies submitted by: Stephanie @ Twodaloo

Again, you all did such an amazing job.  I can’t thank you enough for participating.

Be sure to check back for next month’s Contest/Giveaway!

Happy Monday!

- J

Just a few more days to enter the “A Lot On Your Plate Bake-Off”

.. and this month the bake-off category is … Cookies!

(For rules & details on this bake off, check out my previous post A Lot On Your Plate’s First Ever “Use What Youve Got” Bake-off”)

It could be any cookie: sugar, chocolate chip, oatmeal, peanut butter, etc…

I’m so happy with the amount bloggers that were excited about the bake-off!  Here’s a little tip that could increase your chance’s of winning: this is a blog placed on glorified simplicity!  I have a passion for making things that are so easy, look like it took forever.

Have fun! I cant wait to see what you guys come up with.

Again, thanks for being involved and enjoying “A Lot On Your Plate”.

Happy Baking!

- J