Pantry Challenge Bar Cookie Recipe

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I give up.  I don’t know what to call them.  English toffee cookies, no compromise cookies, three bears cookies.  Take your pick.  I’m calling them the pantry challenge bar cookie recipe, but I’m open to suggestions.

My mom always called these “English Toffee Cookies.”  But that’s kind of misleading.  They don’t have the layer of chocolate creamy goodness that most recipes with that name have.

As I explained earlier, I refuse to compromise my cookies.  That’s where the name “No Compromise” cookies came from.  I don’t want to compromise on ingredients OR flavor.   They could also be called “Compromise Cookies” because the one bar cookie can be made into several flavors of cookies at once.

(One bowl, one pan, four cookie flavors.  That rocks.) [Read more…]

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It’s not Christmas without my Sugar Cookie Recipe

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I grew up with these as the “go-to” sugar cookie recipe of the family.

I have many fond memories of cutting out shapes, decorating with sprinkles, and baking the cookies with my mom.  But technically, these aren’t sugar cookies.  The original recipe called them “old fashioned tea cakes” and it was from the 1953 edition of the Red River Cookbook published in Shreveport Louisiana (and currently out of print).

When I first became a mom, I couldn’t WAIT to share the holiday sugar cookie tradition with my boys.

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I refuse to compromise my cookies

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How can a simple cookie recipe be my downfall?  When did cookies get so complicated? How much butter is “too much?”

It started with an old family recipe for bar cookies.  I stumbled across the recipe card not long ago and it triggered fond memories from my childhood.

So I got all the ingredients together, assembled my food photography studio (more on that… later) and started to work. [Read more…]

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