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Pecan Crunch Cookies

by on May 31, 2009 · 9 comments


Today’s recipe is for Pecan Crunch Cookies from Recipezaar. It didn’t have a rating, but I knew it would be good because it’s a spin-off of an old Bake-Off recipe called Texan-Sized Almond Crunch Cookies. Plus, the intro said the pecan version won a prize in a contest held by the local newspaper. Recipe is […]


Published on May 31, 2009
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pistachio white chocolate cookies

Today’s cookie matches my mood — nutty. This is an an old recipe which I dusted off and revised. Note the detail? And I’ve added metric! If you notice any glaring errors, please let me know since I’m not a pro but rather a batty housewife posting recipes in her spare time. And I’m going […]


Published on March 9, 2009
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Texas Pecan Chewies

by on January 1, 2009 · 6 comments

pecan chewies

If you live in Austin, you can buy these at the Central Market for about $5.00 a pack, but the homemade version is lighter and crisper. Plus, you can use whatever brand cocoa powder you want. For this batch, I used Scharffen Berger natural unsweetened cocoa and Texas pecans. Update: I make these all the […]


Published on January 1, 2009
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Skinny Peanut Wafers

by on December 4, 2008 · 11 comments

Skinny Peanut Wafers

I have two cookies today. One is from a classy recipe sent to me by my classy friend Karen and the other is a delicious hack job that uses up old Halloween candy. I’m going to post Karen’s first. Karen’s recipe is actually from Maida Heatter and it was published in the September 2000 …


Published on December 4, 2008
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white chocolate raspberry cookies

I can’t type much right now because I’m supposed to be making dinner, but here’s one last cookie recipe for today. This recipe is less complicated than the previous one and should satisfy a raspberry white chocolate craving. The catch is, you have to have some fresh raspberries on hand. We usually don’t, but today […]


Published on July 7, 2008
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Sunshine Dream Bars

by on January 21, 2008 · 12 comments

Sunshine Dream Bars

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, today’s recipe is Dream Bars – bar cookies traditionally made with a shortbread crust and a topping of brown sugar, coconut, eggs and nuts. This version is a bit different. It lacks coconut and has a filling made with cream cheese and lemon. The end result is a […]


Published on January 21, 2008
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This recipe was included in a Redbook Magazine interview with Giada De Laurentis. When I first saw it, I wanted to run to the kitchen and try it out, but I was on an airplane so that wasn’t possible. Now I’m home in my messy house with loads of laundry and a batch of these […]


Published on January 7, 2008
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butterscotch cookies

I pulled this recipe out of my “Top Cookies” file, which has become completely disorganized and not to be trusted because all the cookies filed there aren’t really “Top”. But these sounded good and since I needed to use up the rest of a big can of roasted, salted macadamias from Costco, I made a batch this morning. […]


Published on December 20, 2007