Cookies, Bars, and Squares

Delicious recipes for cookies, bars, and squares.

Quadruple Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

September 16, 2014
Quadruple Chocolate Shortbread Cookies | Magnolia Days

Chocolate can help in stressful times. It is comforting and evokes happy feelings. It is the one thing I seek out when I’m feeling sad, under pressure, stressed, or majorly concerned about something. Recent events had me in the kitchen seeking it. I looked around and the bag of candy was long gone. Other sweets […]

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Cherry Viennese Sandwich Cookies

August 19, 2014
Cherry Viennese Sandwich Cookies | Magnolia Days

It has been the summer of the cherry. Well, at least it’s been that way here in Magnolialand. The inspiration sparked as soon as this year’s crop arrived at the store. They were simply spectacular; so sweet and juicy. I made several batches of cherries in syrup. Cakes, cocktails, and much more were baked, cooked, […]

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bars for #SundaySupper #ChooseDreams

July 27, 2014
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bars | Magnolia Days

You know what time it is. You don’t even have to look at the clock. It is when you feel drained and need something to keep you going. For me that time is 3 o’clock in the afternoon. I wake up early and go at full speed until that time. An organic granola bar is […]

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No-Bake Bourbon Pecan Cookies

July 22, 2014
No-Bake Bourbon Pecan Cookies | Magnolia Days

Summer in is in full swing. The combination of heat and humidity is stifling. It’s hard to catch a breath when mowing the lawn. Cooling down after yard work takes hours even in the comfort of air conditioning. The thought of adding heat indoors by turning on the oven is unappealing. This is where the […]

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Spicy Blue Cheese Shortbread Cookies

June 17, 2014
Spicy Blue Cheese Shortbread Cookies | Magnolia Days

A table of cookie samples was spotted from across the store. Distraction set in. It was difficult to concentrate on shopping when treats were waiting to be sampled. Restraint helped keep the task at hand. The moment of tasting finally arrived. Something was different. These were savory cookies. Oh wow! From that day until now, […]

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Lavender Poppy Seed Shortbread

May 20, 2014
Lavender Poppy Seed Shortbread | Magnolia Days

Spring strangely feels like spring this year. Why is it strange? It is because typically in Georgia the weather goes directly from winter to summer. You wear a jacket one day and sleeveless shirt the next. Mother Nature decided to give us a beautiful season. Peonies are still blooming along with others that are usually […]

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Strawberry Chocolate Brownie Dessert Roll-Ups for #FWCon

May 8, 2014
Strawberry Chocolate Brownie Dessert Roll-Ups | Magnolia Days

A challenge ignited a vision of a new dessert. The vision included a visual aspect along with an interest peak and taste temptation. The goal was for it to have a sushi appearance. However the initial vision had some unexpected complications. One of the components did not perform as expected and the taste was not […]

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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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