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Blog / December, 2012


  • 12 Days of Cookies – Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

    December 24, 2012 / By Matt

    And as we come to the close of Baked’s 12 Days of Cookies, we are excited to report that we are ending it with a big nostalgic bang! Wendi (thank you Wendi) made the absolutely perfect Christmas Eve cookie – the Chocolate Crinkle. This is why she made it: Christmas is tomorrow. Santa is coming! And…
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  • 12 Days of Cookies – Date Squares

    December 23, 2012 / By Matt

    And on the eleventh day of Baked’s 12 Days of Cookies Katie made Date Squares because… One of my best friends first introduced me to her version of date squares about three years ago… and I’ve been obsessed with them ever since. Even though we would indulge in our obsession at any point during the…
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  • 12 Days of Cookies – Return of the Monster

    December 22, 2012 / By Matt

    And on the tenth day of Baked’s 12 Days of Cookies Molly brought back the Monster Cookie! Oh, Molly, what have you done? Why did you unleash the beast? Can you explain?: Ahh, Baked’s beloved Monster Cookie. Our regular customers will remember when this old beauty was in our usual lineup, yet due to not-so-stellar…
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  • 12 Days of Cookies – Whipped Shortbread

    December 21, 2012 / By Matt

    And on the ninth day of Baked’s 12 Days of Cookies Veronika made…drumroll…Whipped Shortbread because [Ed note: I am crazy about this cookie a) because it is delicious and b) they are so light…they must – absolutely MUST-be calorie free…right?]: The whipped shortbread cookie might be my all time favorite holiday treat. My family makes…
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  • 12 Days of Cookies – Peppermint Shortbread

    December 20, 2012 / By Matt

    And on the eighth day of Baked’s 12 Days of Cookies Amy pumped up the peppermint to create Peppermint Shortbread because: [It’s hard to beat] a fun peppermint bar made with those delicious soft peppermints you sometimes get at old timey [ed note: I will eat almost anything with the descriptor “Old Timey”] restaurants. Nothing…
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  • 12 Days of Cookies – Dream Squares

    December 19, 2012 / By Matt

    And on the seventh day of Baked’s 12 Days of Cookies Veronika took us along on her dreamy nostalgic treat-laden path: Every weekend we would visit my Nanny (grandma) in Montreal. After lunch, she would put out tea with lemon and cookies. Once she put out these bars she called “dream squares.” I took one…
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  • 12 Days of Cookies – Butterscotch Triple Chip

    December 18, 2012 / By Matt

    And on the sixth day of Baked’s 12 Days of Cookies Michelle went all sorts of crazy and made the sizable Butterscotch Triple Chip Cookie because…well, just read: Butterscotch has always been my favorite kind of pudding. I have fond memories of helping my mom make it growing up and I could never wait for…
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  • A Peppermint (Candy Cane) Interlude

    December 17, 2012 / By Matt

    I am not sure when this unhealthy attachment to candy canes began. Was it Holiday 1985 or Holiday 1986? Was it the moment my mom happened upon a “too-good-to-pass-up” candy cane sale and brought home hundreds of the iconic Christmas candy. (This would be the same year that every gift tag was anchored by a…
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  • 12 Days of Cookies – Kalachki or Kolachi

    December 17, 2012 / By Matt

    And on the fifth day of Baked’s 12 Days of Cookies Amy made a delicious cookie with a funny sounding name: Kalachkis (spelled a thousand different ways apparently) because: The jam filled Kalachki is a favorite of Amy’s. The cream cheese and butter [ed note: three of my favorite words are cream cheese and butter],…
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  • 12 Days of Cookies – Peanut Butter Blossoms

    December 16, 2012 / By Matt

    And on the fourth day of Baked’s 12 Days of Cookies Katie made Peanut Butter Blossoms [ed note: I am slightly obsessed with these] because: Around every holiday, my aunt sends out care packages to all of our family members, filled with cookies, candies and other treats. One of the most sought after items in these highly anticipated boxes…
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