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Cookies and Cream…Cookies!

Posted by on Oct 13, 2011 in Cookies, Slider | 9 comments

Cookies and Cream Cookies

I wanted to keep you all entertained while I am away on holiday! I promise to come back with pictures of all the treats I have devoured while Stateside.

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Bars

Posted by on Sep 23, 2011 in Brownies & Squares, Holidays | 7 comments

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Bars

Pumpkin recipes are in full swing over at my house. I already made a long list of pumpkin desserts that I can squeeze in before December.

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Heath Bar Blondies

Posted by on Sep 3, 2011 in Brownies & Squares | 2 comments

Heath Bar Blondies
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As mentioned in my last post I made blondies from the new book The Cookiepediaby Stacy Adimando. I love this book so far! For my non American readers readers a Heath bar is a candy bar sold in the US that is simply crunchy “English” toffee coated in milk chocolate. According to Wikipedia it’s not a very popular candy bar at all but more popular as topping for ice cream and other sweet treats! This post being a good example of that.Don’t forget there’s still time (until Monday) to win a copy of Cookiepedia! Head over to this post for information on how to enter (now that I’m on WordPress it’s only necessary to enter your email in the form not in the comment itself).

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Caramel & Brown Sugar Cookie Sandwiches

Posted by on May 6, 2011 in Cookies | 14 comments

Caramel Sandwich Cookies
I had a terrible craving for cookies the other day and it made me think of the the cookie sandwich I had at Magnolia a few years ago. So soft and the frosting just squished out everywhere when I bit into it.
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Caramel Sandwich Cookies
I used leftover caramel pieces I bought in the US to make caramel cookies but any kind of chip would work nicely. The selection of chips in the UK is pretty boring so I used what I had left in my secret stash from my last trip back home (if you don’t have access to something like caramel bits then some chopped nuts would be a good alternative).
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Caramel Sandwich Cookies
I paired the caramel cookie with a brown sugar frosting.These are not fancy cookies. No piping allowed and the filling must spill out a little when slathered on!
Caramel Sandwich Cookies
Have a glass of milk handy for these!
Caramel & Brown Sugar Cookie Sandwiches
adapted from Martha Stewart Cookies and Southern Food (makes 18 sandwiches)
Ingredients
Caramel Cookies
2 1/4 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 3/4 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups caramel bits or chips of your choice
Brown Sugar Frosting
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 cups icing sugar, sifted
Caramel Sandwich Cookies
1. Make the cookies. Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C. Whisk the flour and baking soda in a small bowl and set aside.
Caramel Sandwich Cookies
2. Beat the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar together until pale and fluffy. Add the vanilla, salt and eggs. Beat until combined.
3. Add in the flour and combine. Fold in the caramel bits.
Caramel Sandwich Cookies
4. Using a cookie scoop place each scoop of dough 2 inches apart on a greased or parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Place on a cooling rack.
Caramel Sandwich Cookies
5. Make the filling. Melt the butter in a saucepan.
Caramel Sandwich Cookies
6. Add the brown sugar and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and let simmer for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Caramel Sandwich Cookies
7. Add the milk, bring to a boil for another 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and let cool until luke warm.
Caramel Sandwich Cookies
8. Gradually add in the sifted icing sugar. Beat until thick enough to spread on the cookie. If the frosting becomes too thick add a drop of hot water.

9. Slather a generous amount on the inside of one cookie and sandwich with another cookie.

Enjoy with a glass of cold milk!

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Pumpkin Pie with Crunchy Pecan Topping

Posted by on Nov 24, 2010 in Holidays, Pie | 4 comments

Pumpkin Pie with Crunchy Pecan Topping

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I love Thanksgiving and it’s such a bummer that I have to go to work each year. I would love to stay home and cook all day! Maybe I can stay home on our newly minted bank holiday, April 29th, and bake cupcakes in honor of the royal wedding.
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