Meringue Bars

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Fruit and Cream Meringue Squares

by on March 25, 2011 · 10 comments

meringue with strawberries

Berries for dessert? Sure! So long as they’re sitting on a piece of cake. I appreciate the fresh berries of the season, but when it comes to dessert I need something a little bit more substantial. Cake is always good, but a Pavlova is even better because it lets the berries think they’re getting top […]


Published on March 25, 2011
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Peanut Butter Mud Hen Bars

by on August 17, 2010 · 14 comments

Peanut Butter Mud Hens

So I’ve learned a few things this week — mostly about bar cookies with meringue and brown sugar on top. First I re-discovered an old recipe called Halfway Cookies where you spread dough across a pan, press in some chocolate chips, then spread the top with a mixture of egg white and brown sugar. I […]


Published on August 17, 2010
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Halfway Cookies

Yesterday I wrote about an old recipe called “Halfway Cookies” and pointed out how recipes were similar, but had different amounts of butter in their crust. To see which version I liked best, I made two half batches. Yesterday I tried a recipe from Apartment Therapy’s “Kitchn”, then today I tried a recipe …


Published on August 16, 2010
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Halfway Cookies

by on August 15, 2010 · 20 comments

bar cookies

Halfway cookies are really bars. I haven’t figured out the origin of the name, but I like the theory that they’re “halfway to being cake” . If you’ve tried a Halfway Cookie, you know they’re a base layer of dough, sprinkled with a layer of chocolate chips and a baked on layer of crispy brown sugar […]


Published on August 15, 2010
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Donnie Cookies

by on May 20, 2007 · 2 comments

Donnie Cookies or Bars

Back in 2005, I made Vienna Squares, which are bar cookies composed of shortbread, raspberry preserves and meringue. After I posted Vienna Squares, I received some emails asking if I’d ever tried the chocolate chip version. I hadn’t at the time, but eventually I did. Yesterday, a Cookie Madness reader emailed me another recipe for […]


Published on May 20, 2007
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Angel Squares

by on October 1, 2005 · 1 comment

This is a strange little recipe — kind of a cross between a cookie and candy.  The key ingredients is crushed up Oreos. Angel Squares 6 egg whites ¼ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla (my addition) 20 cream filled sandwich cookies, finely crushed (I used 22, […]

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Published on October 1, 2005