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Chocolate Chip Trail-Mix Cookies

I went home for spring break and had a fantastic vacation, not just spending time with family, but spending time in my family’s kitchen.  After three months of not baking, I needed to get back in the swing of things. But there were so many things I wanted to make and experiment with! I had so many ideas for muffins and breads, that cookies just seemed so bland.

But I was flipping through my book of recipes for Cheryl’s Confections and remembered that over the winter break I made a chocolate chip cookie that had bittersweet chocolate in it, peanuts, and pistachios. Unfortunately this was out because I didn’t have pistachios or bittersweet chocolate. But I did have peanuts, and I had all the ingredients to make a twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie.

My additions to my classic gooey chocolate filled cookie includes dried craisins, peanuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and raisins. The salty peanuts complements the rich chocolate, and every time you feel the additional crunch of a sunflower or pumpkin seed, or the sweet tartness of a craisin, your taste buds with thank you for the experience. If there has ever been flavor explosions in a cookie, this is it.

I am proud to also announce that this cookie is made with whole wheat flour, and organic cane sugar and organic brown sugar.

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Sugar Cookies

What can really be said about the sugar cookie? It’s the cousin of the Snickerdoodle, the frost-it, ice-it, decorate-it-as-you-please-it cookie that you can never go wrong with purchasing. The sugar cookie is incredibly versatile, a simple gift  of a dozen to bring to a party is guaranteed to please even the pickiest of eaters.

My sugar cookies are topped with green sprinkles and are chewy perfection. There is nothing  do dislike about this cookie: they are soft and chewy and baked just until golden. One bite and you’ll want another. It’s a good thing they’re sold by the dozen.

Each dozen is $11.

Place an order through a comment.

Or contact me through my email at CherylsConfections21@gmail.com

Give me a call: (203) 459-0814 OR (203) 583-6001.

Honey Oatmeal Cookies

If you read my previous blog on Quick and Flavorful Oatmeal you’ll know already how much I love oatmeal cookies. It’s ironic really that the only cookie I can ever fall for is oatmeal. I don’t like to eat sweets, I just love to make them, but I will fall hard, head over heels for an oatmeal cookie.  I knew immediately that I wanted to create my own and that my oatmeal cookie would have something most oatmeal cookies don’t: honey.

Nothing is better in oatmeal than the sweet taste of honey.  When that sweet taste is combined with the cinnamon spiced bite of an oatmeal cookie there’s a definite winner.

My honey oatmeal cookies are sweetened with pure clover honey and brown sugar to re-imagine the oatmeal cookie experience. Soft and chewy and brimming with the taste of oats, these cookies are further enhanced by a honey glaze drizzle.

Each dozen is $11.

Place your order through email: CherylsConfections21@gmail.com

through phone: (203) 583-6001 OR (203) 459-0814

or through a comment. Enjoy!

Cookie Ingredients: Rolled oats, all purpose enriched bleached wheat flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, pure clover honey, eggs, ground cinnamon, pure vanilla extract, ground ginger, non-aluminum baking powder, baking soda.

Honey Glaze Ingredients: confectioners sugar, 1% milk, pure clover honey.

Blueberry Lemon Pinwheels

In honor of a cookie baking contest at the GreenSpring County Fair, I decided to whip up my own take on the classic pinwheel cookie. The idea for these pinwheels was inspired by my favorite combination of flavors: lemon and blueberry. Whenever I come across this combination I fall in love and so in making my own recipe I knew what I wanted to work with.

The result? Lovely pinwheel gems which have a lemon flavored base with just enough of a tang to balance out the sweetness of fresh and organic blueberry jam. Made like a jelly roll, the lemon dough is rolled into a rectangle, spread with blueberry jam and then topped with slivered almonds to add a nutty crunch. Nothing can top these cookies in flavor.

This recipe won 3rd place in the County Fair Competition.

Each dozen is $6. I do ship packages, standard shipping rates apply.

Place an order through email: CherylsConfections21@gmail.com

Order through the phone: 203-459-0814 OR 203-583-6001

Or, send me a comment.

Ingredients: All purpose enriched bleached wheat flour, sweet cream salted butter, vegetable shortening, eggs, granulated sugar, pure lemon extract, non-aluminum baking powder, blueberry preserves, almonds, pure vanilla extract.

Mother’s Day Sale

I’m back in Connecticut, ready to be in business, and ready to spend time with my mother on Mother’s day. Until Sunday, however, I’m ready to help you if you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for Mom.

Just for Mother’s day CherylsConfections will be selling heart and shaped almond sugar cookies, glazed with a light icing in lavender.

Choose Sampler Size and get two small cookies (2.25 inches across)  hand made and hand wrapped for $1.

Or choose Jumbo Size and receive one large hand made cookie (4 inches across) for $2. All cookies can be bought by the dozen.

To order your Mother’s Day gift from CherylsConfections call in your order at (203) 459-0814 Friday May 11th or Saturday May 12th. Or place your order through email at CherylsConfections21@gmail.com

Pick-up or delivery can be arranged but order soon for the greatest convenience.