Cookies, Bars, and Squares

Delicious recipes for cookies, bars, and squares.

Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Cookies for #TalkDerbyToMe

April 24, 2014
Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Cookies | Magnolia Days

A sea of colorful hats fill the venue. Big, bold, bright, floppy ones are all around. They are adorned with flowers, feathers, ribbons, lace, veils, and more. It is a scene that happens each year as horse racing enthusiasts gather for the Kentucky Derby. The weekend is filled with food, beverages, fashion, flowers, and horses. […]

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Cinnamon and Piloncillo Cookies

April 22, 2014
Cinnamon and Piloncillo Cookies | Magnolia Days

The dough transformed at every point in the process. It’s not unusual for this to happen with bread. On the other hand, cookie dough has expected qualities. Making cinnamon and piloncillo cookies brought forth surprise, doubt, and amazement. The journey started with a challenge of baking cookies to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. It turned out […]

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Lemon Coconut Bars for #SundaySupper

April 20, 2014
Lemon Coconut Bars | Magnolia Days

It happened again. The same urge came about when Easter was near. It cannot go by without certain foods being involved. It started with a ham we enjoyed in a pre-celebration. Being a food blogger does make one celebrate holidays in advance. The leftovers became Ham, Turkey and Cheddar Turnovers. Moving on to the next […]

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Lime Sugar Cookies for #SundaySupper

March 30, 2014
Lime Sugar Cookies | Magnolia Days

A tiny leaf emerges from a branch. Buds form and hold blossoms until they are ready to pop open. Spring brings and array of color against a background of green. Trees, plants, grass, and flowers come to life after winter dormancy. You go outside and feel warmth instead of brutal cold. The season is inspiring […]

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Coffee Crisps

March 18, 2014
Coffee Crisps | Magnolia Days

You awaken from a magnificent dream. It would be bliss if you could roll over and go back to sleep. The demands of the day drag you out of bed. You shuffle weary-eyed into the kitchen where a brewing process begins. There is the flip of a switch, a familiar sound of the coffeemaker, and […]

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Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

February 25, 2014
Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies | Magnolia Days

Ice and snow blanketed the ground. It was the second time this winter and highly unusual for Atlanta. There was no way either vehicle would make it up the steep driveway. Being housebound again caused a major bout of cabin fever. It also caused a desire to take inventory of the freezer. Finding a couple […]

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Frosted Cream Cheese Cutout Cookies

February 6, 2014
Frosted Cream Cheese Cutout Cookies | Magnolia Days

What if Valentine’s Day had an official flag? I imagine it would be filled with heart shapes and colors of white, red, and pink. The shades of red would be mostly in the pure red area. Pink would span from a hint to a very deep hue. Picking which shade for cookies seems as if […]

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Chocolate Streusel Bars for #SundaySupper

February 2, 2014
Chocolate Streusel Bars | Magnolia Days

Players are lined up and ready for the big game. Each one brings their talents to make a winning team. Flour, sugar, and cocoa are called in first to get the foundation play started. Butter cuts in to pull them together for a strong base. Heat solidifies the first play and it’s time for the […]

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Trail Mix Cookies

January 28, 2014
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Trail Mix Cookies | Magnolia Days

There it goes again. That nagging, undefined craving comes with no hints of how to satisfy it. You search the pantry to no avail. Staring into the fridge does nothing except let out the cold air. You may do an internet search or ten to see what sparks your taste buds. The final resort is […]

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

January 9, 2014
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chips Bars | Magnolia Days

Something happened to the pantry. I don’t know how it got so cluttered. I look around and see it filled with bits of this and half bags of that. A few months ago my pasta had gone from a big collection to a reasonable variety. The area for dried beans and rice had become manageable. […]

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