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10 Tips for Hosting a Cookie Exchange – Fun Ideas for a Cookie Swap

A cookie exchange is not just for Christmas. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s day and Easter are also popular times for cookie swaps. This type of party is a fun way to share your favorite cookie recipes, since many holiday gatherings include a party dessert table. December 22 is recognized each year as National Cookie Exchange Day. To …

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Summer Desserts Ideas – Tips for a Dessert Table That Takes the Heat

Outdoor parties are so much fun, but how do you make sure that the summer desserts ideas that you choose are those that melt IN your mouth and not on the table? Keep these handy tips in mind for a fun outdoor summer dessert table that can take the heat. Outdoor entertaining is a fun …

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Party Dessert Table Ideas – 17 Tips to Make your Sweets Table Decor a Hit

Putting together a great looking table for desserts and sweets is not as hard as you might think. These easy party dessert table ideas will rock your next gathering. Do you have an upcoming occasion where you will be serving special desserts? Many get togethers, such as wedding and baby showers, mother’s day teas, charity …

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Walnut Crescent Cookies – Vanilla Crescent Roll Cookie Recipe

These walnut crescent cookies are very delicate and tasty.  The texture is light and fluffy and the flavor has a lovely hint of vanilla and cinnamon. Bring some to your holiday cookie swap and wait for rave reviews. The holidays are just around the corner and that always gets me thinking of making cookies. I …

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies – No Bake Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

Today’s pumpkin recipe are these delicious pumpkin spice cookies. They are sweetened with pure maple syrup and contain gluten free oats for a clean eating treat. In case you didn’t notice it, fall is on the way. On social media that means months of everything pumpkin! Pumpkin spice is something that I use all the …

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Chocolate Cherry Macaroons – Only 4 WW Points!

These chocolate cherry macaroons have a light and crunchy coconut and egg white base that is topped with a maraschino cherry and drizzled with rich, dark chocolate. They are a great choice for any party dessert table. Chocolates and cherries – I can’t think of anything that goes better together.  If you love this taste …

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Holiday Kiss Cookies – A Festive Treat for Christmas

These holiday kiss cookies are an adaptation of a peanut butter version that my sister used to make for Christmas dessert but these are for those who don’t care for peanut butter. (WHO ARE YOU ANYWAY??) Many holiday gatherings include a party dessert table and these would be a hit for sure. During the normal part of …

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No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Always a hit at pot luck dinners and summer barbecues, these no bake peanut butter chocolate oatmeal cookies have been made more healthy with a few easy substitutes.  But don’t let that fool you – the flavor still rocks! No bake desserts are super easy to make, and come together in a flash without heating …

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Brownie Cookies From a Mix – These Awesome Brookies Rock!

Short on time, but big on the desire for treating your sweet tooth? These brownie cookies from a mix are a semi home made way to make snack time tasty in a flash. Get the scoop on making these “brookies” with my step by step tutorial. Have you ever heard of the term brookies? When …

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Oatmeal Chocolate Cookie Bars – (Gluten Free) Deep dish Cookie Bar Recipe

These gluten free deep dish oatmeal chocolate cookie bars are soft & chewy with the decadent taste of dark chocolate and brown sugar. This bar recipe is a cross between an chocolate chip cookie and an oatmeal bar and tastes amazing. Do you love the taste of magic bars?   Those ooey gooey chocolate bars made with sweetened condensed …

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Candy Cane Kiss Cookies – Peppermint Kiss Cookie Recipe

These candy cane kiss cookies have a sugar cookie base topped with a peppermint candy kiss. They not only look great but taste amazing too. This delicious sweet treat is the perfect peppermint cookie recipe for a cookie swap. Each year for Christmas my sister would bring cookies with a Hershey kiss center to our family …

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Homemade Cookie Day – Celebrate with your Favorite Cookie Recipe

Did you know that many foods have national days in their honor? October 1 is known as National Homemade Cookie Day.  It seems appropriate that the first day of October would be given this honor, since October also starts three months of holiday celebrations where cookies play a big part. There are so many national …

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Halloween Recipes – 30 Spooktacular Ways to Celebrate the Holiday

Halloween will be here before we know it. This holiday is such fun for kiddos and gives parents a chance to be a kid again,too! Halloween party food is fun, spooky and whimsical and looks great on a table.  These 25 spooktacular Halloween Recipes are the perfect way to celebrate this fun holiday. Halloween is a …

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Orange Dark Chocolate Cookies with Macadamia Nuts

One of my favorite flavor combinations for cookies is orange and dark chocolate. It is bright and fresh with a decadent touch. These Orange Dark Chocolate Cookies have the addition of macadamia nuts for extra crunch and are just delicious! And best of all, the cookies are totally gluten free! Treating yourself to baked goods …

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Chocolate Pistachio Nut Bar Cookies – Perfect for a Cookie Swap

These chocolate pistachio nut bar cookies are the perfect way to use pistachios in my holiday baking. Christmas is the time of the year when we normally have pistachio nuts in our house.  For some reason we have relegated them to the holidays. So any recipe that has pistachios in it reminds me of the …

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Irresistible Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

 Peanut butter and chocolate.  A match made in cookie heaven.   This recipe combines the best of both cookie types.  These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies have the best texture of any chocolate chip cookies that I have ever eaten. Are you a fan of chocolate and peanut butter, too? Be sure to check out my …

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25 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini and Summer Squash

What is not to love about zucchini? It is a super easy to grow vegetable, especially for beginning gardeners, is prolific, is low in calories and tastes great. But by the end of the growing season, as long as you prevent squash bugs, you are likely to have bucket loads of it. Your  neighbors will …

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Does Adding Cinnamon to your Diet have Health Benefits?

Cinnamon has long been touted as having many health benefits.  Many reports seem to suggest that adding it to your diet can have an overall good effect on your health. Cinnamon tastes good on desserts. Should we add it liberally to foods? Before you reach for a bottle of cinnamon supplements, remember this: there is …

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20+ Easy Gluten Free recipes

Tempt Your Taste buds with these Gluten Free Recipes. Over the last few years, our awareness of some of the problems with foods which contain gluten has risen sharply.  Many readers, for health reasons, or sometimes to lose weight have tried to cut gluten from their diets.  This collection of Gluten free recipes should be …

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Jumbo Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies – Not for the timid!

Peanut Butter sandwich cookies will tempt your sweet tooth! I am a peanut butteraholic.  I love it in desserts, main courses, ice cream, drinks and anything else my mind can dream up.  I’m a bit like Claire from Lost in that regard.  This recipe for peanut butter sandwich cookies is not for the faint of …

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

These delicious peanut butter chocolate chip shortbread cookies combine the best of three worlds – chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies and shortbread – into one delicious treat.  Printable Recipe:  Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies. The cookies are easy to make.  You just combine the dough into logs and refrigerate for a while and …

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