Posts Tagged Cookies:

Dec
15

Soft Amish Sugar Cookies

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I love baking any time of the year, but there is something about baking around the holidays that is extra special. My 4-year-old has been begging to make Christmas cookies for weeks, so I wanted to find a recipe that would be simple enough for him to really help. I found this recipe on the […]

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Jan
31

Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies

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One of the things I miss most now that I’m gluten-free is all of the delicious baked goods I used to make and enjoy. Yes, I’ve experimented with gluten-free baking, with some success and some failure. Regular baking is tricky enough, but when you begin working with gluten-free alternatives to flour, a lot can go […]

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Jul
12

In a pinch for a pie? Try TreyBcakes.

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I admit it, I cheated. We were supposed to make a recipe from scratch for the 3rd annual SacFoodies potluck. I had full intensions of baking the apple pie when I signed up on the kitchen white board. What’s more all-American the apple pie, right?  I thought I was brilliant. But the potluck was on […]

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Jul
06

Gooey Butter Cookies

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On a recent trip to St. Louis, I sampled some Gooey Butter Cake. Well, if I’m being honest, I did more than sample it – I couldn’t stop eating it! I had forgotten how unbelievably delicious this cake is. As its name implies, Gooey Butter Cake is a gooey confection that’s both buttery and sweet. […]

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May
13

National Chocolate Chip Day

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Did you know May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Day? Yup, there is a whole holiday to celebrate the wonderful little morsels of goodness! Some claim that the first chocolate chips were created in 1937 by Ruth Graves Wakefield when she chopped up chocolate and then baked those pieces into cookies. Two years later, Nestle […]

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Apr
19

Scottish fare, the delightful Amanda Scott – and a new giveaway!

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I’d been hoping to do another book post and giveaway, so when a chance meeting at KCRA-TV put me in touch with Amanda Scott, a USA Today Best-selling author who lives right here in Sacramento, it wasn’t the luck of the Irish, but the luck of the Scottish.  Amanda was being interviewed about her latest […]

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Mar
15

Something Baked Cookie Review

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Need a gift?  Send Something Baked! Among many other characteristics that connect the generations of women in my family (beauty, brains and humor, of course!), there’s one in particular that stands out above all others:  cookie baker extraordinaire.  There seems to be one lucky lady per generation that’s blessed with the baker gene.  I, unfortunately, […]

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Jul
22

Potluck Recipes: Lemon Ricotta Cookies

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Believe it or not, I am half Italian.  I joke because people more often guess Scottish or Irish with my red hair and fair skin.  So needless to say, when my husband suggested this lemon cookie recipe with an Italian twist, I could not pass it up!  The ricotta cheese looks intimidating but it adds […]

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Apr
08

Soft Sugar Cookies

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Last weekend I was lucky enough to have my best friend Sarah in town from Seattle while my fiancé was out of town on business for the weekend. Now, what are two crazy girls going to do with no guys around for the whole weekend? You guessed it – bake cookies! (We live on the […]

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Feb
11

Rolled Sugar Cookies, V-Day Style

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Valentines’ Day is one of those holidays that lends itself well to rolled cookies. This year I somehow misplaced my holiday cookie cutters, so was pleased with myself when I realized that I could improvise using the Martha Stewart alphabet set that I had received as a gift a few months ago.  What else spells […]

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