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October 16, 2014

Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Halloween Cookie Cutters

Emma has recently decided that pancakes are her very favorite food... especially now that she has been introduced to Chocolate Chip Pancakes.  She'll hardly even look at a Blueberry Pancake anymore.  And plain?  Forget it.  Yesterday, we had a little more fun and made them into Halloween shapes using my Halloween Cookie Cutters... which are now on sale for $12.50.

I'd seen this idea before, but had never actually tried it.  In fact, I wasn't really sure it would work - I pictured the batter seeping out under the cutters.  I was pleasantly surprised that it was just as easy as it looked.  The pancakes turned out very thick and fluffy.  This morning Emma requested stockings and mittens... what have I started?!

In addition to some items being discounted (cookie cutters and sprinkles...) I'm now offering 15% off orders over $50 just in time for making Halloween goodies.  More details below.

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

2 cups flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/3 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups of milk
2 extra-large eggs
2 teaspoons Vanilla Bean Paste
Mini Chocolate Chips
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
2 Tablespoons Butter
Softened Butter
Real Maple Syrup
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Begin by mixing together dry ingredients.  Separately, whisk together milk, sour cream, eggs and vanilla bean paste.  Mix wet and dry ingredients, then fold in chocolate chips.

Spray cookie cutters with non-stick spray.  Put butter and oil in a skillet.  Place cookie cutters in the pan, then spoon in batter.  Cook over medium heat for a couple of minutes - until bubbly in center.  Remove cutter, then flip.  Cook for another minute or two until cooked through.  Serve immediately or keep warm in oven.

I tried to add a Jack-O-Lantern face to this one... ended up being a little scary after it was flipped and cooked on the other side.

Hope you're enjoying your Fall & Halloween Baking... next we are going to try homemade glazed donuts with sprinkles!  While I love our chocolate glazed donuts and our cider donuts, I've really be craving good old fashioned, light and fluffy donuts with a classic glaze.  I'll let you know how it goes!

Again, don't miss the 15% off orders over $50 in my store.  Stock up on sprinkles (on sale), cookie cutters (on sale), cello bags, twine, ribbon and tags in time to make festive and spooky treats for your little (or big!) ghosts and goblins.... or princesses, if you are at our house.

Use the code : HALLOWEEN15 at checkout.



  1. Anonymous2:34 PM

    hi! are you going to be adding more dish soap? Heather

  2. Love this idea (I love all of your ideas)! So fun for a weekend morning breakfast treat….thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Anonymous6:55 AM

    I have tried this many times before, but have been unsuccessful. The pancake mix always sticks inside the cookie cutter and I can't get the cookie cutter off. What was your trick?


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