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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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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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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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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