Category: cookies

Key Lime Thumbprint cookies #summerdessertweek

Disclaimer: I was sent product for my participation in Summer Dessert Week, however the recipes and opinions are my own. Welcome to day three of #summerdessertweek. I don’t know about y’all but for me, Key Lime Pie is that quintessential summer dessert. It’s tart and cool, and reminds me of holidays spent fishing…

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mermaid splash cookies #summerdessertweek

Disclaimer: I was sent samples for compensation for my participation in Summer Dessert Week, however, the opinions expresses as well as the recipes are my own.  Hey Y’all! Guess whaaaaaaat?! It’s SUMMER DESSERT WEEK!!! You know what that means? Giveaways. (Awesome prizes) Recipes. (Lots of keepers!) And… updates and new recipes every day this…

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cherry-almond biscotti and other hard things in life

Spell check does not like the word biscotti. It underlines it for me, in its bright red zig zag pattern, mocking my confidence in cookies. Like the  mother in law that still remembers the times you did not hold to her standards, spell check is there: saying “that is wrong”. Well, spellcheck, it’s…

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almond vanilla chip cookies

It’s been awhile. You deserve cookies. I am peering out from under my rock, finally getting back into the comfort of routine. As much as people complain about the staleness of routines, I embrace the comfort of the mundane, the blandness of the everyday norm. But, just because it’s the everyday, run of…

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Carrot cake whoopie pies

It’s   officially spring …but it has felt more like summer in my area. 86 degrees with high humidity = bad hair and craving springtime treats. Of course, when I think of spring, I think of bunnies, and when I think of bunnies, I think of carrots and when I think of carrots…

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lemon pastry cremes girl scout cookies

lemon pastry cremes~ (n) My favorite girl scout cookie that they discontinued, flaky cookies dusted in powdered sugar with a sweet creamy lemon filling inside.   There are a few food items I would say I actually obsess over. Long lost food items from my childhood that cease to be in existence any…

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cookies and milk

Childhood favorites don’t need to  should never be left in childhood. There is nothing wrong with walking barefoot in the grass, playing in the rain or drawing with crayons.  Somewhere along the lines of growing up; a line gets crossed and childish ways are  set aside, and we move into other realms of…

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cupcakes and cannonballs

Cupcakes. Innocent. Sweet.  A little more than a cookie and a little less than a cake. That in-between dessert. Kind of like a pre-teen. Seriously, what happens between ages 11-13? !This is the first time I have raised a pre-teen to teen girl and the morphing process is like a cupcake turning into…

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pecan pie bars

I’m a fan of desserts that you don’t have to dirty dishes to eat. Ones you can grab with a napkin and nibble on as your favorite Charlie Brown special is on the T.V. Yes, Charlie Brown. He’s the man. I’m also a fan of buttery pecans in a caramel base with just…

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cheesecake brownies

My husband was so happy I made these. Not because of what they are, but because of where I found the recipe. All afternoon, I heard him say: “You finally made one of those recipes….”

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gingerbread scones

First of all- these are soooo easy. Second? When you bake them, people will swear you live in a gingerbread house. They smell that good. Go ahead, open your windows and make the neighbors hungry. For these you will take the folloing steps: In a bowl, combine: 2c flour                                                                               1/2 tsp salt 4tbs…

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Jack o lantern brownies

I don’t always do things from scratch…. today I used a mix! Just a basic mix… in muffin pans. I rolled the warm brownies in little balls (cake would work well, also…) like I said before, all that rolled fondant will appear for Halloween! This stuff is great- it makes a ton, and…

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cocoa spiderweb bites

[print_this] This recipe came from a Cooking Light magazine, I bake them every year. The recipe is by Elizabeth Tallaferro 1 cup flour 1/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/3 c shortening 3/4 c sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 egg white Mix the shortening and sugar until…

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my favorite chocolate chip cookies….

 Chocolate chip cookies… just a classic. I like em chewy and gooey… thats why this recipe has both butter and shortening in it. The shortening keeps em chewy and soft. And the butter gives them that richness. I apologize for making y’all : 1) hungry 2) plump The next cookies I will be…

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salted butterscotch nut bars

I got this recipe from a little Betty Crocker cookbooklet. It’s a keeper. salty, sweet, sticky, gooey…… one stick of butter, 1 1/2 c flour, 3/4 cup light brown sugar, and 1/4tsp salt mix all that gently until it looks like this …I used a pastry blender now, press it into a 9×13″…

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banana cake bar cookie

Do ya’ll remember I had TONS of bananas from one of my trees last week? I fed the kids, the turtles, the lizards and even the dogs… and still had about a dozen or so left…. they became this. I was trying to recreate a cake from a restaurant I used to work…

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vanilla sugar tea cakes

Now, aren’t these PURDEE?! I will tell you… they took ALL DAY. No, keep reading. It took all day because I was crazy busy yesterday… and really folks… I play with my daughter a lot more than I cook or bake. We went on a nice bike ride yesterday… then waited for the…

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as promised..sugar cookies!

Ok… sorry I didn’t update as much in the keys, but the wifi was slower than molasses (mmm… cookie idea) and I had to walk from my cozy cottage to get to an area to pick it up. So my apologies… I will have to post extra this week to make it up…

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oatmeal peanut butter chip bars

This is not what we had for dinner last night, but it was dessert. We had spinach stuffed flank steak, I just didn’t want to be redundant with the spinach thing. (sorry, Popeye) For this you’ll need:   1 stick melted butter   1 1/2 c white sugar   1 c brown sugar…

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