Cookies and Bars

Cookies and Bars

Pumpkindoodle

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To quote one of my taste-testers, these cookies are “delicate, light as air, with subtle pumpkin flavor, and lovely warm spices – perfect with a cuppa!” Snickerdoodles are nostalgic cookies that evoke strong feelings in cookie lovers.  Everyone has their own idea about what makes a perfect Snickerdoodle.  Honestly, I […]

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Soft Molasses Cookies with Candied Ginger

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These Soft Molasses Cookies with Candied Ginger are truly the BEST – chewy soft centers, slightly crisp edges, sugary tops, and a rich spiced flavor.  The addition of candied or crystalized ginger adds a textural surprise and an extra pop of gingery flavor.  There is just the right amount of […]

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Cream Cheese Brownies with Shortbread Crust

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Nothing beats a classic, fudgy chocolate brownie except these Cream Cheese Brownies with Shortbread Crust.  There are few better combinations than rich bittersweet chocolate and creamy, luscious cheesecake. They’re both absolutely delicious on their own, but together they are heavenly.  And if that isn’t enough, add a buttery, shortbread crust […]

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Cherry Almond Shortbread Cookies

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Simply beautiful – the red cherry jam on snow-white shortbread is so festive!  With classic flavors of cherry and almond and buttery melt-in-your mouth shortbread, this cookie is a winner!  The formed cookies have to chill for one hour before baking, so plan ahead.

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Salty-Sweet Peanut Butter Balls

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A new take on an old classic with a soft crumbly texture and slightly chewy center.  A touch of almond extract enhances the peanut flavor in a surprising way. Shaped into little balls and sprinkled with a combination of sea salt and coarse sugar, these cookies are salty-sweet, addictive deliciousness!

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Snickerdoodle Shortbread Cookie

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This recipe from FOOD52, combines two of my favorite things – Snickerdoodle cookies and Shortbread – buttery, crumbly shortbread with a spicy cinnamon-sugar crust.   Everyone has sprinkled sugar and cinnamon on leftover pie crust scraps – remember that buttery, spicy aroma as they baked?  That is exactly what my daughter […]

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Biscoff

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Fasten your seat belts, return your tray tables to the full upright position – ready for take-off!  We are going to Belgium and you are all invited.  NO MASKS REQUIRED. Not all airline food sucks!  Many years ago, when we flew Delta airlines exclusively to Europe, we were introduced to […]