Isabella’s Cookies, You Complete Me

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Valentine’s Day is a day for lovers. There’s no doubt about it. It’s easy to figure out a gift for that special person, but what about those that are single? How about your platonic friends? What can you get that makes a great gift without being too personal?

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Barts Cookies | Just Like Homemade

I have a bit of a sweet tooth.  Really, it’s more than a bit of a sweet tooth.  Cookies and cake are generally my sweet tooth satisfier of choice.  Of course, that means that I have to love a good, homemade cookie, doesn’t it?

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Recently, we had the opportunity to taste test a selection of cookies from Barts Cookies.  The varieties we received included:

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Shortbread Cookies Recipes | Fab Five

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January 6th was National Shortbread Day.  I love shortbread cookies, and it's one of my favorite things about the holidays.  I had planned to make a fantastic recipe of shortbread cookies and share it.  As so often happens, life got in the way.  I will just have to save them for another day.  Hopefully soon.  To tide you over, here are a few really fantastic shortbread recipes from around the web. 

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Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

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Do you love peanut butter and chocolate?  Check out this recipe that we made for Plate and Barrel. 

Anyone that knows me knows that I love peanut butter and chocolate.  I like peanut butter alone.  And I like chocolate alone.  But when you combine them?  OH YES PLEASE!! Factor in my love of bar cookies, and you have a real winner! 

This No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars recipe is easy, tasty, and very rich.  They are meant to impress! 

Isabella’s Cookies for the Holidays #hwydgg

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When I first went away to college, I used to get these awesome care packages in the mail.  They were packed full of tasty treats, and the highlight of that week.  Okay, I admit it – I didn’t really go away to college, I went somewhere that was fairly close to home.   But my grandfather didn’t want me to miss out on that aspect of college life.  He was the cook in the family and one of the things he loved to make was baked goods.   Especially cookies. 

Isabella’s Cookies reminds me of those care packages.  They’re just good, old fashioned, home-baked style cookies made with real ingredients.  Like real eggs, real sugar, and real butter.  There weren’t any ingredients that you don’t know what they are.  The one difference is that these are gourmet, made with premium ingredients. 

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Almondina Cookies – A Modern Tradition

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We all have those secret family recipes. You know the kind that only one or two people in the entire family know how to make? And they either make that dish for every single family gathering or they never ever make it? Well, Almondina cookies started out that way. 
 
Almondina cookies are made from a decades old family recipe, kept as a closely guarded secret by Grandma Dina. They’re thin and light, with quite the crispy crunch. Normally, I’m not a fan of crispy cookies, but these are different. Almondina cookies are jam-packed full of almonds and raisins. And they come in a myriad of flavors. 
 
These include:
 

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One of our clients at work recently sent us one of  these fantastic cookie baskets from Cheryl's Cookies.  I had never heard of Cheryl's Cookies, but let me tell you – they are Fantastic!  After a little looking, they're really reasonably priced, too. 

What's better than cookies?  Cookies with a coupon!

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Protein Bakery – Brownies and Cookies that are Good For You

When I first heard about Protein Bakery, I have to admit – I was a little leery.  I knew they had gourmet cookies and brownies?  Cool, I can definitely get behind that!  With added protein?  Um…okay.  That are good for you?  Hmmm…I’m not so sure about this.

 It turns out I was so wrong!  Soo very wrong.  Protein Bakery’s items are delicious.  They are gourmet cookies and brownies – similar to the ones you get at a high-end bakery.  The use real, pure ingredients, too – like butter, sugar, eggs, and real chocolate.  You won’t find any of the fillers like corn syrup or hydrogenated oils in Protein Bakery’s items.  They add protein to every batch of baked goods, as it helps you feel full faster and prevents blood sugar spikes.  Protein Bakery never uses wheat flour, either.  I’m not gluten-sensitive, but I know a lot of people are. 

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