Cookies and Bars

Mint Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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

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

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

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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