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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Holy Moly! It’s the Leapin Lizards hop, brought to you by How Was Your Day! Did you know that during Leap Year, ladies can propose marriage to the fellows? It’s true! St Bridget started the tradition in 5th century Ireland and it has continued on to modern day.
Dulce Mio has generously provided a grand prize. You can enter to win the grand prize here.
I'm giving away an awesome prize pack from Protein Bakery. Delicious, healthy, protein-packed cookies and brownies that taste indulgent! I'll have a full review of the Protein Bakery prize pack over the weekend.