Category Archives: Cookies

Best Cut Sugar Cookies – Cream Cheese and Lemon Zest

Christmas baking is here! This recipe for Cut Sugar Cookies is, without a shadow of doubt, the best ever. Cream cheese provides them with a moist and soft and melt-in-your-mouth texture; vanilla and lemon zest give them a light, fresh … Continue reading

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Italian Ricotta Cookies (Orange and Lime)

This recipe for Italian Ricotta cookies makes five dozen of the lightest, fluffiest, most pillowy cookies. Ever. Flavored with orange and lime zest; topped with a simple glaze and a sprinkling of ground, toasted almonds, they are an explosion of deliciousness … Continue reading

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Fudgy Brownies (#Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar)

Thick, rich, Fudgy Brownies are today’s #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar recipe. These simple, one bowl brownies are made with ingredients you likely always have on hand in your pantry.  It’s time for brownies…and a chocolate giveaway that you won’t believe. 

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Chocolate Chip Cookies – Thick and Chewy (#Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar – Giveaway)

This recipe for Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip cookies won the Blue Ribbon award for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie at the Blue Ribbon Country Fair, held recently at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. That cinched it; it was … Continue reading

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Tennessee Teacakes (Cookies for Kids’ Cancer)

Today’s post is a special one; this Tennessee Teacake recipe is what I sent out to three other food bloggers participating in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, benefiting Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.  

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Lemon Shortbread Blackberry Cream Napoleons

Are you looking for an incredibly simple, amazingly elegant, totally prepare-ahead and assemble-at-the-last-minute dessert for Easter? This Lemon Shortbread Blackberry Cream Napoleon Recipe is it! Lemony shortbread slice and bake cookies are topped with an easy blackberry cream, fresh berries … Continue reading

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Chocolate Caramel Toffee Cookies

Imagine a cookie that is deep, rich chocolate. Imagine it with a gooey caramel inside, surrounded by crunchy toffee in a chewy outside. This would be that cookie! Rolo candies are wrapped in a chocolate dough that has Heath bits … Continue reading

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Bourbon Pecan Praline Tea Cakes (Award-Winning Recipe)

The South is ripe with tradition; among those traditions are the local festivals and fairs, where proud farmers, bakers and home-preserve makers, young and old, present their wares in competition. The braggin’ rights are symbolized with ribbons of blue and … Continue reading

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Chocolate Macadamia Biscotti (Five Ingredient Friday)

I recently polled my readers on Facebook about whether they would be interested in baking items that began with a cake mix; they indicated that they would, so here you go! Five Ingredient Friday this week is a recipe for … Continue reading

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Simple Basil Jelly and Basil Tea Biscuits

This post is a twofer…I’ve got a very, very simple Basil Jelly recipe for you, as well as a fabulously easy and delicious Basil Tea Biscuit (read: Basil Shortbread Cookie). 

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