Category Archives: Cookies and Bars

Whoopie Pies!

Hello Y’all!  No I didn’t fall off the end of the earth, just got lazy.  Since summer is starting to wind down, I always get the itch to bake.  So I’m back!  I can’t believe that I’ve never done a … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Chip Cookies!

Are you all pumpkin-ed out yet?  Well that’s too bad!  These were a staple in my house every fall, my mom always made a double batch and only put in one bag of chocolate chips, now that I’m all grown … Continue reading

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Sugar Cookie Cutouts!

Here is another recipe from my childhood.  I grew up eating these every Christmas.  My mom would let me decorate them.  They have a nice flavor beyond just a plain sugar cookie with the addition of the lemon extract.  Don’t … Continue reading

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“Peter” Pumpkin Bars

Where did this name come from?  Maybe the rhyme Peter Peter Pumpkin eater? This is a recipe that my mom made every fall, it’s from her church cookbook and it was contributed by my grandmother’s neighbor Alicia, they never tasted … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Cream Pies!

Here is a fun recipe for a childhood favorite, made from scratch.  Does it taste exactly like the original? No, not really, but I think that it is BETTER!  Of course I do, it’s from scratch, and I’m a bit … Continue reading

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Coconut Pecan Cookies!

OK, I gotta pat myself on the back for this one, it’s a winner!  There are these coconut pecan cookies in some grocery stores that are AWESOME, and I really wanted to make a clone of them, from scratch without … Continue reading

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Gingersnaps!

Here is the recipe for my favorite gingersnaps.  These are old fashioned, soft and chewy, just the way I like them.  They have a nice assertive spiciness. And they are really EASY! Preheat oven to 350 degrees Get your stuff! … Continue reading

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Chewy Chocolate Cookies!

How often do you take a bite of a chocolate cookie only to discover that it has almost no flavor and is dry and lifeless?  Do I sound like the introduction to an infomercial? These cookies are intensely chocolate, soft … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here is a classic a cookie that is almost universally loved, I mean who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies?   Let’s get this started, here is what you’ll need. So what’s with that ginormous tub of chocolate chips?  I get … Continue reading

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Brownies!

Who doesn’t love brownies?  Fudgy goodness, comfort food at its best. Here is my favorite recipe for brownies, it is a great “pantry staple” type recipe, no fancy melted chocolate, very little fuss.  And did I say fudgy? Let’s start … Continue reading

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