Fourth of July Thumbprint Cookies

red white and blue thumbprints

The Fourth of July holiday weekend is coming up soon. We will be spending some time at a lake nearby with family kayaking, fishing, and eating! When my family gets together, as I think it is in most families, it’s always, “What do I bring to eat?” I always think desserts. I considered cherry cheesecake, blueberry pie and cut out sugar star cookies.

But something else has happened this week. Our first grandchild was born on June 30th! A beautiful baby girl was delivered in the middle of the night and it’s been a whirlwind of activity and fun. I’ve had little time to bake or plan anything special for the 4th. So I needed a quick and easy cookie recipe. I dug out an old thumbprint cookie recipe that I use at Christmas. …

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white chocolate blondies

White Chocolate Blondies

One of my favorite sweet combinations when I bake is butter and brown sugar. No matter how hard I try, I cannot resist tasting the cookie dough once I’ve creamed those two ingredients. While learning to bake back in my pre-teens, my cousin, Margie and I used to bake lots of goodies, including a peanut butter bar…

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red white blue oatmeal cookies

Red, White & Blue Oatmeal Cookies

Since the Fourth of July holiday weekend is approaching, I wanted to bake a homemade treat with an All-American theme. I considered baking sugar cookies and decorating with red, white & blue icing, but decided to wait until next week to try stars and stripes cookies. Today, I was looking for an easy cookie recipe without…

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Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bar recipes have been around awhile. I know because I found one this in my oldest cookbook. Without saying too much about just how “classic” this recipe is, I’ll just tell you it was scribbled on a piece of paper from my junior high school days. Yikes. I made a few adjustments to the recipe….

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chewy-oatmeal-raisin-cookies

SOFT AND CHEWY OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES

Father’s Day is this weekend and so I baked Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. This is the original cookie recipe that we baked at Country Cupboard Cookies bakery, one of our most popular requests. Of all the cookie flavors we baked, this was my Dad’s favorite. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe If you like soft and chewy oatmeal raisin…

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no-bake-chocolate-peanut-butter-cookies

NO BAKE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

This weekend has been so hot and humid, there was just no way I was turning on my oven to bake. I thought it would be a good time to try an old cookie recipe I had in my files that requires no baking at all. I used to make these cookies when I was…

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Peanut Butter Cookies

PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES {THREE WAYS} RECIPE

This recipe version of Peanut Butter Cookies is the one that we used in our bakery, Country Cupboard Cookies. We baked lots of different flavors using the same Peanut Butter dough. Creamy Peanut Butter was the traditional cookie rolled in sugar and then we used a fork to press them down. The sugar gives the cookies some…

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