Cookies and Bars

Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches

July 2, 2011
Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches

If you are what you eat, we are currently part margarita (although I think we’re permanently part Margarita ), part zucchini, part peach, and part ice cream sandwich. We’ve been making ice cream sandwiches as a fun way to cool down at the end of the 100+ degree days. The possibilities for homemade ice cream [...]

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Homemade Moon Pies

June 12, 2011
Homemade Moon Pies

When I hear “Moon Pies,” I smile. Do you have a favorite childhood summer memory? I have several. Nearly all of them involve piling in the car, hair hanging in messy damp wringlets, the smell of chlorine heavy in the air. Mom would make the 20-minute drive to Humble (the H is silent!) to the [...]

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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

June 2, 2011
Chewy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Sometimes you just want something a little different. And sometimes you don’t, but you keep such terrible inventory of your pantry that you’re left with no choice. Everyone wants something chocolate to munch on at 11pm. But no one wants to run to the store at 11pm for chocolate. So we took our favorite chocolate [...]

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PB&J Cookies (Jelly optional!)

May 21, 2011
Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

My favorite way to consume Jif – my favorite way that doesn’t involve just a spoon or my finger. I originally posted these Peanut Butter & Jelly cookies, minus the jelly, back in November 2007. It was my favorite recipe back then and it’s still the only peanut butter cookie recipe I’ve used in 4 [...]

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Sticky Fingers Bars

May 15, 2011
Sticky Fingers Bars

Tara chose this week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge: Sticky Fingers Bars, an over-the-top dessert bar that we’ve come to expect from The Pastry Queen. We’ve got a cookie base, a sweet Snickers filling, and just for good measure, a layer of peanut butter, peanuts, and chocolate on top. For real. I have no idea how [...]

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Honey Graham Crackers

May 11, 2011
Honey Graham Crackers

One of our kiddo’s favorite treats are graham crackers. They’re easy to make and they don’t contain anything we don’t want them to. I went through a couple of recipes before landing on this one. These crackers are crispier and firmer than the boxed variety. And they have a much more pronounced honey flavor. They [...]

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Salted Caramel Peanut Bars

May 10, 2011

Pay Day candy bars are one of my guilty pleasures. When we take a road trip, there are three things that we have to grab at a quick pit-stop before getting on the highway: A bag of Funyuns, a Diet Pepsi, and a PayDay. When it comes to sitting in the car for hours, I [...]

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Blackberry Pie Bars

May 8, 2011
Blackberry Pie Bars

This week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge is being brought to you by Josie of Pink Parsley: Blackberry Pie Bars. A moist, tangy cobbler/pie/bar dessert/snack/breakfast hybrid that requires no utensils – the perfect dessert to take to a picnic or barbecue. Or the perfect breakfast to eat on the living room floor. I love blackberries. They [...]

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