Category Cookies

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

My grandmother passed away this year and I was beyond blessed to get her recipe boxes. In one of the boxes I found this recipe from a dear friend of hers. I love lemon and so does my husband so I had to try these. They came out wonderful!
Shortbread cookie Ingredients:
¾ cup butter or margarine at room temperature
½ cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon of grated lemon rind
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ c...
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Lemon Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

Ashley L. Ezell was one of seven participants who submitted entries for the Centennial cookie contest in Upland. I was reading the monthly newsletter and came across the article and recipe. Her cookie recipe won and it was Lemon Rosemary Sables. These sounded interesting enough to attempt. Boy am I glad I did. These are so delicious!
1 cup sweet cream salted butter, room temperature
¾ cup suga...
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Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

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As most of you already know, I took a couple years off from Crossfit training in order to train for a Half Ironman and to ride my dirt bike more often. Back in December I started back to Crossfit. My food blog has so many components to it that I hadn’t focused on ZONE or PALEO styled recipes in quite some time...
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Chickpea Cookies

Tammy Upshaw, Melanie King, and I decided to create this very unique cookie while sipping on wine. They are AHMAZING! If you are a Crossfitter; these are a yummy treat that is perfect for Paleo/ZONE diets. You can omit the chocolate chips/white chocolate chips and only add in dried cranberries and nuts to be extra healthy!
1 can (15 oz) chickpeas (Garbanzo beans)
1/2 cup almond butter or crunc...
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Turtle Cookies

Makes about 30 cookies
Source:  Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen
1 c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. cocoa powder (I used dark cocoa powder)
1/4 tsp. salt
8 Tbsp. (1 stick) butter, softened
2/3 c. sugar
1 large egg, separated, plus 1 additional egg white (throw out 1 yolk)
2 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 c. pecans, finely chopped
Caramel Filling:
14 soft caramel candies (I used Kraft)
3 Tbsp...
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Snowman Sugar Cookies

Thank you to my dear friend Lynette for sending this creative idea!
Happy Holidays!
1 bag of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie – Cookie Mix (17.5 oz.)
1 stick of butter
1 egg
1 tub of Cream Cheese frosting (16 oz.)
1 bag of bite sized Reese’s peanut butter cups, cut in half to form snowman hat
Mini chocolate chips for snowman eyes
1 container of orange tic-tac’s for snowman nose
Twizzler or Red...
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Nutella Cookies

My dear friend Emily shared this recipe with me and got me a set of the Wilton cookie cutters. She warned me that these would take a little time but after tasting hers, I knew time wouldn’t matter. These are cute and delicious!
1/2 cup whole hazelnuts or chopped hazelnuts
3/4 pound (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure a...
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


1/2 pound margarine or salted butter, softened = 2 sticks (I like Costco butter)

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups Quaker quick or old fashioned oats, uncooked

1 cup raisins


Heat oven to 350 degrees F


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White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Cookies

Makes approx 36 cookies or 12 deep dish cookies
·         1/2 cup shortening
·         1/2 cup butter
·         2 eggs
·         2 tsp vanilla
·         1 1/2 cups sugar
·         2 3/4 cups flour
·         2 tsp cream of tartar
·         1 tsp baking soda
·         1/2 tsp salt
Coating the Cookies
·         2 tsp. Cinnamon and 3 Tbsp. sugar
·         1 Bag of Hersheys Blis...
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Fudge Sticks

Comparing the same products…

Do you ever wonder what the difference is between a brand name product and the store brand product?

Example: My husband loves the Keebler Fudge Sticks you find in the cookie aisle at Albertson’s. His mom buys them for him and has them at her house in the freezer for him everytime we go over there.

I decided to buy them for him this week and noticed that Albertson’s makes their own ver...

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