Cookies and Bars

Cookies and Bars

Lemon Almond Snowball Cookies

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Oh so easy to make, buttery, sweet, and melt-in-your-mouth texture – these Lemon Almond Snowball Cookies are a winner!  Instead of chopped nuts, this recipe uses almond flour.  LOTS of lemon zest creates a burst of flavor that is enhanced with the addition of pure almond extract.  The confectioners’ sugar […]

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Pistachio Lemon Raspberry Bars

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This is a dessert for REAL lemon lovers.  These Pistachio Lemon Raspberry Bars with a nutty, buttery shortbread crust, luscious lemon custard filling, and fresh raspberries are as beautiful as they are delicious!  Sweet, tangy, and decadent, the tart lemon flavor is beautifully complemented by the sweet raspberries. For the […]

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Chewy Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chewy Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies are every coffee lover’s dream!  Chocolate and coffee are a match made in heaven.  The espresso in this recipe intensifies the chocolate flavor without overpowering the cookie.  You can simply use melted butter or, for an even richer, deeper flavor, use brown butter.  Every bite […]

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Lemon Cheesecake Bars

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Lemon Cheesecake Bars are an irresistible combination of bright, fresh, tangy sweetness and smooth, rich creamy decadence.  The tartness is balanced by the richness of the cheesecake and buttery shortbread crust.  And if that isn’t enough, a from-scratch lemon curd, deliciously rich and smooth with intense lemon flavor tops it […]

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Pumpkindoodles

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Snickerdoodles are nostalgic cookies that evoke strong feelings in cookie lovers.  Everyone has their own idea about what makes a perfect Snickerdoodle.  Honestly, I find Snickerdoodles kind of boring.  I always want more – more flavor, more moistness, more YUM.  But these snickerdoodle-meets-pumpkin cookies are anything but boring!  Adding a […]

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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 […]