and other scrumptious sweets

Breakfast Power Cookies May 5, 2014

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We have decided to focus on pie and only pie this year but that doesn’t mean that we won’t share something we think is delicious! These breakfast cookies are a great way to start your day and are scrumptious as well.  They are full of protein, fiber and good flavor. You can omit the egg if you like and use any kind of dried fruit that you prefer.

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Breakfast Power Cookies

(Dairy Free)

2 cups walnuts

1 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats

¾ brown rice flour

1/2 cup shredded coconut

½ tsp baking soda

2 tsp baking powder

½ cup coconut oil

½ cup dark brown sugar or coconut sugar

2 TBS flaxseed meal

1 ½ tsp orange zest

½ tsp kosher salt

½ tsp cinnamon

½ cup almond milk

¼ cup applesauce

¼ cup maple syrup

1 large egg

1 ½ cup dried fruit (dates, figs, cranberries, apricots)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Toast the walnuts for approximate 8 min., cool and chop.

Mix oats, rice flour, coconut, baking soda, baking powder, flaxseed meal, salt, cinnamon, and nuts.

Cream coconut oil and sugar in a mixer until smooth.

Add the egg and mix until blended.

Add applesauce, almond milk and maple syrup and orange zest.

Mix the wet mixture into the dry mixer. Add dried fruit and blend well.

Mound dough onto prepared baking sheets using an ice cream scoop.

Flatten slightly with a spatula. Place 2 inches apart.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, switching the pans halfway through.

Let cool on pans for 10 min. and then move to cooling racks.


Makes 18 to 20 cookies




Halfway Healthy Oatmeal Cookies May 23, 2013

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IMG_0030 When we think of an oatmeal cookie we think it’s kind of healthy already-with the oatmeal and all, right?  These are even better for you.

A simple tip to try with your baking is to substitute coconut oil for butter! Our recipe came from the Nestle Butterscotch Chip package and we used whole wheat flour and coconut oil.  Not only delicious, but better for you! The recipe is below for your convenience.

Happy Baking!





1 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine , softened (substitute coconut oil)

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour (substitute whole wheat flour)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups quick-cooking or regular rolled oats , uncooked

1-3/4 cups (11-oz. pkg.) Butterscotch Chips


1. Heat oven to 375°F.

2. Beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.

3. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in oats and butterscotch chips; mix well. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 48 cookies.


Shortbread, Orange and Chocolate February 29, 2012

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These cookies have some of our favorite flavors.  The best orange-apricot marmalade between two light buttery shortbread cookies dipped in dark chocolate!

This recipe is not our invention but comes from a fabulous bakers cookbook, “Sarabeth’s Bakery, From My Hands to Yours”, Rizzoli, New York.  This book is full of incredible recipes, ideas, and just good information for any baker. We were lucky enough to find her jam at a local store and it is incredible, (good to eat with a spoon).  You could also substitute raspberry jam and create another yummy taste sensation.

Sweet treats to you,



This cookie makes you want to grab a cold glass of milk… January 22, 2012

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Fresh out of the oven! Yumm….

These are butterscotch oatmeal cookies, crispy on the outside and warm and chewy on the inside. The classic butterscotch flavor makes you want to grab a cold glass of milk! Next, I’m thinking about adding some dark chocolate chips to balance out the sweetness of the butterscotch… wouldn’t that be good!  Look for these on our menu soon!

Sweet treats to you,



Gooey Chewy Cookies October 4, 2011

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 These cookies remind me of a warm gooey S’more around the campfire, a favorite childhood memory for me. They    are filled with rice crisp cereal, marshmallows, lots of chocolate chips and cooking oats! But it doesn’t end there, you  drizzle the top with a warm mixture of cream, marshmallow and more chocolate. These cookies are chewy on the  inside and crispy on the outside; the perfect combo. You can add nuts but we are purist and go with the chocolate and  marshmallow only.  These won’t be a regular on our menu, but will be a regular in our cookie jar!

I wish I could call this recipe mine, but I give credit to a recipe in the April 2011 edition of Food Network Magazine. 

Sweet treats to you!



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