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    Homemade “HobNobs”

      Oh, I love McVities HobNob cookies, but they are a bit scarce in Utah and also a bit on the pricey side. My sister, Tonya, and I have talked about making some at home for a while, so yesterday I did. I hunted for a recipe online and found this one  (at a blog called Oggi that I will have fun exploring now- yay!) on Pinterest. I changed it just a bit and here is what I did: Homemade “HobNobs” 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats, pulsed in a food processor a few times or chopped up a bit with a chef’s knife 1-3/4 cups Graham flour- I used Bob’s…

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    The Cookiepedia – Mint Thins

      Hi there sorry it’s been so long. The lovely folks over at Quirk Books were kind enough to send me “The Cookiepedia” by Stacy Adimando with photos by Tara Striano to look over. I found the cookbook to be a fun read with a great assortment of recipes and luscious photos. It is pulled together nicely with categories listed as “Buttery, Chocolaty, Fancy, Fruity, Spicy, and Nutty & Seedy”, a fun graphic design and a user friendly spiral binding inside the covers. I have baked a few recipes from it and my favourite so far are these “Mint Thins” cookies: (photo and recipe reprinted with permission from Quirk Books) Mint Thins…

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    Pink Heart Valentine’s Sugar Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting

        Pink Frosted Soft Sugar Cookies 3 Cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1-1/4 cups of granulated sugar 1 cup butter or (1/2 butter -1/2 non-hydrogenated shortening) 3 eggs, room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla Mix the dry ingredients together and cut the butter into them, then mix in the eggs and extracts. Mix until a soft dough forms. Roll out on a lightly floured surface about 1/4 inch thick and cut with heart shaped cutters. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for about 8 minutes for small hearts and about 11 minutes for large. Watch them and don’t over bake- remove when just set through.…

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