Cookies and Bars

Pink Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies

February 17, 2012
Pink Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies

It’s a girl! One of my favorite bloggers and friend Courtney of Cook Like a Champion and her husband are expecting a sweet baby girl soon. (She also has one of the funnest blog names ever.) And our friend Josie has put together a virtual shower to celebrate! I chose to make Pink (er, Ruby [...]

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Grapefruit Curd Squares

February 7, 2012
Grapefruit Bars

Surpriiiiise! It’s another grapefruit recipe! I hope you’re not tired of them. Because I’m not. If you’re thinking that I must have an entire counter piled high with citrus, you wouldn’t be too terribly wrong. We’ve been cooking, eating, drinking, and baking with it a lot lately. It’s hard to pass up those dirt-cheap bags [...]

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Tropical Punch & Blue Raspberry Lemonade Macarons

January 31, 2012
Tropical Punch & Blue Raspberry Lemonade Macarons

When I was planning our daughter’s Cat in the Hat birthday party, I wanted to do a dessert table in red and blue. As you already know, there aren’t many naturally-colored foods that come in blue. There are blueberries. And then there are… no, that’s pretty much it. Blueberries. I also wanted to make macarons [...]

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Christmas Fortune Cookies

December 16, 2011
Homemade Fortune Cookies

These fortune cookies were one of three kinds of cookies that I made for a cookie exchange last week. But instead of a small slip of paper containing a fortune and lottery numbers, we stuffed them with silly quotes from some of my favorite Christmas movies – an idea that I totally swiped from Amy [...]

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Mint Chocolate Chunk Cookies

December 12, 2011
Mint Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Did you participate in any cookie exchanges this year? These were one of my contributions to my friend/Realtor/LeapPad Explorer Tablet-finding-ninja Brandi’s cookie exchange this weekend. I love the format of Brandi’s cookie exchange: 24 people show up with 6-dozen cookies, packaged in groups of 3. Everyone comes home with 24 different packages of cookies – [...]

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Texas A&M Onesie Cookies

November 15, 2011
Texas A&M Onesie Cookies

We are celebrating today! In just a few weeks, my friend Amy and her husband will be welcoming a new baby girl into their lives. You probably know Amy – she’s the talent behind one of my favorite blogs, Sing For Your Supper. She roots for the Aggies. But we still get a long If [...]

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PPQ: “Pretty in Pink” Shortbread Cookies

November 6, 2011
Shortbread Snowflake Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing

Danmy selected this week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge: Pretty in Pink Shortbread Cookies. At the Rather Sweet Bakery in Fredericksburg, the cut-out cookies are sold in the shape of a pig and glazed with a pink icing in memory of the baker’s pet pig. Aside from the occasional nervous twitch and flashbacks to a work [...]

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PPQ: Texas Pecan Pie Bars

September 5, 2011
Texas Pecan Pie Bars

Every fall, we’d return home from my grandparents’ little farm in northeast Texas with a car full of kids and pecans. Brown paper sacks filled to the top with whole pecans sat on the floorboards and left very little room for 8 feet on that 5-hour car ride. Then the real work began. We’d spend [...]

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