I've partnered with HERSHEY to give you guys a quick tour of my pantry and bring you this recipe for chocolate sugar cookies! These chocolate sugar cookies come together from just the basic ingredients found in e very baker's pantry. Packed with a ton of chocolatey goodness flavor from HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa, the cookies are soft and crumbly in the center, with crisp edges and crunch from the sanding sugar.
I'm a sucker for trying out unexpected flavors and new ingredients. Like, heck yeah, I'll put saffron and rosemary in my cakes, beets and hibiscus in my frostings! Obscure, regional ingredients like root beer milk, gianduja, and lavender extract" Sure, I'll give it a try.
Let's be honest though ? not a whole lot of people want to go out and source stuff like candy cap mushrooms for blondies and lilacs for sugar donuts. And sometimes, the most amazing things are made from the ingredients that can be found in everybody's pantries with no extra shopping necessary. The best shortbread cookies, for instance, are made from nothing but flour, sugar, and (a TON of) butter. Sprinkles can be made from just powdered sugar and a couple of eggs.
So today I'm going to show you guys the simple staples that are always in my pantry (well, open shelves) and refrigerator, as well as share a recipe that you can make with just those basic ingredients.
We'll start with the basics:
EggsButterMilkAt any given point in time, I always have these three items in my fridge. They're incredibly flexible and can be used in both sweet and savory recipes, breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals, etc. They're also the ingredients that primarily give baked goods their structure with their fat and protein components.
FlourGranulated SugarKosher SaltEven if you're not a big baker, flour is still a must-have in your pantry. Flour is incredibly versatile and can be used as a thickener, stabilizer, or coating for e...