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Cooky Recipe Number 8: Jubilee Jumbles

Friday, June 01, 2012


Another cakey drop cookie. Tasty, though. This one had sour cream in the batter. Added a good flavor and texture. Yes, Sheila, there are walnuts in these cookies :-)
The next recipes will be bar cookies.
In other news, I registered for the Las Vegas Rock and Roll Half Marathon just a little while ago. Hopefully this year I can actually run it instead of just picking up a very expensive technical t-shirt.

  
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BREW99 6/4/2012 3:00PM

    As always your cookie look delicious! I can't wait to hear how you like the marathon! I was hoping to run that one too but the flight was a little too out of our range this year. I'll have to live it through your success at it!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 6/3/2012 2:17PM

    Two of my favorite foods: sour cream and cookies.
I bet you'll do awesome in the half marathon. Yay!
I chickened out on running last Monday and Mastered My Metabolism instead. My feet haven't been happy the past couple weeks, but they love my new running shoes on the elliptical:)
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

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RUN_KAY_RUN 6/3/2012 9:55AM

    all your cookies look SO good!! how wonderful that you bake so much :)

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JUNEPA 6/3/2012 2:14AM

    Very tempting cookies, with good-for-you walnuts !!!
thanks for stopping by my HM blog
and later I will be stopping by your Las Vegas HM blog !!!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 6/3/2012 12:08AM

    You know me way too well Nat! the cookies look great! my Mom used to make some chocolate cake that had sour cream in it.

Yay for the race registration! you will do great. and i am sure you will have tons of fun!

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SOKKERNUT 6/2/2012 10:00PM

    Oh Nat,
Those cookies look good but if I ate I would die, I am deathly allergic to sour cream, but not cheese, milk or dairy products so go figure. :(

WOO HOOO on signing up for the RNR in Las Vegas. When is that again?

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BUTEAFULL 6/2/2012 5:24PM

    these look similar to my Aunt's recipe with sour cream but she never added nuts, I like the idea of nuts

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INIT2LIVEIT 6/2/2012 4:27PM

    Congratz on the registration. that is wonderful!!!

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HALFFAST 6/2/2012 10:27AM

    emoticon I really hope we can get out there this year too, even if for nothing else than to finally get to meet!

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LAURIE5658 6/2/2012 10:18AM

    Natalie, you WILL actually run this HM!! You WILL cuz I said so!

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/2/2012 9:20AM

    Oh, what a delish combo - sour cream and walnuts.

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HEALTHYCOCONUT 6/2/2012 6:39AM

    They look delish! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you for the marathon!!

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JLITT62 6/2/2012 4:41AM

    Funny, they look cakey! I always like bar cookies cause it feels like you're getting more!

This morning looks like I'll get to run in the pouring rain. At least I get to try out tbe lightweight jacket I bought a while ago!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 6/2/2012 1:33AM

    Love nuts in cookies, YUM!

That's right you had the foot problems last year for it, finger crossed that you can run it. Go Nat!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 6/2/2012 12:39AM

    emoticon When is it?

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MAGGIENCALI 6/2/2012 12:00AM

    I almost registered. But I'm going to hold off until next year and register for Tinkerbell instead. Cookies look amazing as always. :)

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Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Cake for My Brother's birthday

Sunday, May 27, 2012

This is his favorite chocolate cake. This year he asked for chocolate mint icing. I decided to add a surprise and chopped up some Andes Mints and put them between the layers.

Here it is frosted.

I got some fun candles to put on top.

It was an excellent cake. Moist and chocolatey...just the way it should be.
:-)

  
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DEEO12 6/13/2012 2:36PM

    You did an awesome job! I am so glad that i was more a salt addict than a sugar addict. lol These pics look yummy.

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PHEBESS 6/11/2012 2:17PM

    YUM!!!!!


My family visited for Carnival, and I made my fave chocolate cake - two layers with raspberry jam in the center, and heavy chocolate sauce on the top - oh man, is that delicious!!!!!

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ROCKYCPA 6/10/2012 10:01PM

    It looks delicious!

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GETTINGFIT4HIM 6/10/2012 9:04PM

  Um, where's mine????? emoticon I ADORE chocolate and mint together!!!

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VISUALLYRICS 6/10/2012 8:53PM

    Oh Boy! I'm a sucker for chocolate!

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BARBIE1967 6/7/2012 2:18PM

  What a wonderful candy surprise. I am going to make that next friday for my son's 8th birthday. He will love it.

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BREW99 6/4/2012 3:01PM

    Wow! You are superwoman in that kitchen of yours! The cake looks super duper tasty! I also see a jar of Trader Joes' Cookie Butter - mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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WONDERWOMAN 6/1/2012 8:08PM

    Mmmmmm

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PAMNANGEL 6/1/2012 4:52PM

    I'm imagining it with York peppermint patties! Mmmmmm!!!

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SPOOKYTHECAT 6/1/2012 4:37PM

    I want a sister like you!

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RHONDALYN10 5/30/2012 6:28PM

    Licked my computer screen.....somehow I don't think that was supposed to happen. LOL!
Looks super yummy!!

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TARANITUP 5/30/2012 4:31PM

    Wow... the thought of biting into mints is making me drool!

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LARIESHA 5/30/2012 4:20PM

    Oh my goodness that looks so good! I am sure it was delicious.

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SOKKERNUT 5/30/2012 2:17PM

    OMGOSH I WANT TO BITE INTO THE COMPUTER! emoticon
I bet it was DELICIOUS!

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RAE_LEIGH22 5/30/2012 10:18AM

    Looks fantastic!

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 5/29/2012 7:16PM

    Whoa...that looks DELICIOUS. I love the idea of andes mints between the layers, too!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 5/29/2012 12:08AM

    The best cake ever! Did you serve it with mint chocolate chip ice cream?
Yummy Goodness!

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MAGGIENCALI 5/28/2012 5:52PM

    What a great idea with Andes mints! Love those mints... emoticon

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IONA72 5/28/2012 5:48PM

    Fantastic cake, what a lucky brother, have a great day.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 5/28/2012 12:37PM

    Happy Birthday Nat's Brother! What a lucky guy to have such a nice sister!
Hope you're having a wonderful day off.

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SEABREEZE64 5/28/2012 9:41AM

    Love it!

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STITCHERFRIEND 5/28/2012 9:41AM

    Oh that looks soooo good.

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INIT2LIVEIT 5/28/2012 7:55AM

    It is sooo beautiful. Your bro is very lucky!
I am secretly crying on the inside... emoticon

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KIMPOSSIBLE82 5/28/2012 7:31AM

    Beautiful and delish!


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HEALTHYCOCONUT 5/28/2012 7:17AM

    That is a great idea for the filling! I may borrow that idea some time :)

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JLITT62 5/28/2012 4:34AM

    No wonder you were saving yourself!

Made some low fat rice crispy treats for today . . . debating whether or not to dip them in chocolate . . . because I'm me!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 5/28/2012 12:36AM

    What an awesome sister you are. Great cake there!

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SLIMMERJESSE 5/27/2012 11:27PM

    OMG! YUMMMMMMY!

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 5/27/2012 11:08PM

    Oh my goodness,that looks so good! I love Andes mints!

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JUNEPA 5/27/2012 10:29PM

    Awesome cake, glad you had a nice birthday celebration with your bro
(ps I want to be your sister)

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ERLYWA 5/27/2012 10:26PM

    YUMMY!!

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RHIANNONTHEWOLF 5/27/2012 10:13PM

    that is super cute. I love chocolate mint, my mouth is watering now. (just a tiny slice though, have to be good)

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Cooky Recipe Number 7: Molasses Jumbles (Spiced)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Since we've got friends and my brother coming over today, I baked the next recipe in the Betty Crocker Cooky Book, Molasses Jumbles. I made the spiced variation that calls for ginger, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. These smelled fab. I haven't tried one yet.....no, not even the dough. These cookies are even vegan...no eggs or butter.

We're going to walk over to Johnny Garlic's for lunch. It's looking like a beautiful day and we'll burn a few calories.
Happy Saturday!!

  
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BREW99 6/4/2012 3:02PM

    Mmmm Vegan cookies are the best!

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SPOOKYTHECAT 5/23/2012 1:15PM

    Yum!! emoticon

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KIMPOSSIBLE82 5/22/2012 6:53AM

    Those look amazing. I bet they'd be great with a cuppa tea.


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LUCKYDOGFARM 5/22/2012 12:55AM

    Yummy Nat! no raw dough eating though? whats up with that? hope you had a great weekend!

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MAGGIENCALI 5/21/2012 11:58PM

    It was such a nice weekend. Yay for sunshine!!! Cookies look delish as always. emoticon

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SOKKERNUT 5/21/2012 10:03AM

    WOW those spices themselves just sound AWESOME!
Hope you enjoyed your lunch at Johnny Garlics.
Have a great day and week.
Maria

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LARIESHA 5/20/2012 8:09PM

    Oh those look good! Hope you had an awesome day, it was pretty warm up here today!

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GLMOM2 5/20/2012 2:39PM

    OMGoodness! I love molasses cookies.

Who am I kidding? There isn't a cookie I DON'T like! emoticon

These are another one that my grandma used to make. Can't find a recipe quite like hers either. I've tried many. I'm guessing hers were never vegan or low-fat either! emoticon

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SEABREEZE64 5/20/2012 7:17AM

    Mmmmm

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 5/20/2012 1:27AM

    I'm still waiting for the stove to get fixed, they come on Monday. I bought and electric skillet to cook with until then. I'm having no cooking withdraws.

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HEALTHY14REAL 5/19/2012 4:02PM

    My granny used to make molasses cookies that were wonderful. I think I'd like your spiced variety too. Thanks for the idea.

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RHONDALYN10 5/19/2012 3:56PM

    Yum! I love molasses cookies and I bet these were fab!

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SLIMMERJESSE 5/19/2012 3:12PM

    Yummy. (again)

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INIT2LIVEIT 5/19/2012 2:49PM

    cloves and nutmeg? tasty!
Have a great day :)

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LAURIE5658 5/19/2012 2:03PM

    Cannot wait to try this one!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 5/19/2012 1:35PM

    Oh yeah, I remember those, soooo good! What is that shiny appliance with all the dials behind them?
Have fun with the friends, brother, lunch and walk!

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JLITT62 5/19/2012 1:34PM

    I've always got to at least taste the batter - mistakes happen!

The only downside to walking to lunch is not being able to wear cute clothes/shoes . . . I sweat very easily!

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Cooky Recipe Number 6: Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Thursday, May 17, 2012


My husband took these to a meeting with the model car guys and then brought the rest in to work the next day.
I did actually taste a baked one....yum :-)

  
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BARBIE1967 6/7/2012 2:21PM

  I am having to eat a Clif bar Oatmeal raisin and walnut cookie to satisfy the craving you have given me. Am sure yours are better though. Yummy.!!!!

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SPOOKYTHECAT 5/23/2012 1:18PM

    Oatmeal cookies are one of the few cookies I make all year~ not just holidays. My daughter & hubby don't like raisins, so I leave them out.
I use the recipe on the lid of the Quaker Old Fashioned Oatmeal~yumm!



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MAGGIENCALI 5/22/2012 12:01AM

    This cookie is my mee-maw's specialty with chopped pecans added. Mmmmmmm. emoticon

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LARIESHA 5/18/2012 10:48PM

    Ooh those look yummy!

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WONDERWOMAN 5/18/2012 9:11PM

    Yummy!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 5/18/2012 3:05PM

    Loving from the oven, they sure look good. emoticon

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BAILEYS7OF9 5/18/2012 11:45AM

    just one? wow, I'm impressed!

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LISAINMS 5/18/2012 11:27AM

    One cookie? That's it? Haha, good job. I enjoy making them more than eating them. Ok maybe that's not true. But I really like baking and giving them to others to enjoy.

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VISUALLYRICS 5/18/2012 10:50AM

    These look of the healthy variety....Yum! ...did you use applesauce?
Are you sharing the recipe....or perhaps I shouldn't ask....drool! Lol!

~ Laura

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PINKBEANBOO 5/18/2012 10:15AM

    What about the dough? Did you try some of it? Oatmeal cookie dough is my favorite.

Since you are a cookie baking expert, maybe you could help me.
There is a lady at church who does not share her recipes. She makes the most amazing bar cookie I have ever had. It has a shortbread layer, then a chocolate layer (almost like melted chocolate chips or Hershey bar) then another shortbread layer on top. She calls them candy bar cookies. I've searched the internet & can't find a recipe that is anything like it. Do you have any ideas of where I could find a recipe?
I may just have to start expeirimenting & come up with my own. This lady is moving to KY in a couple of weeks. I'm hoping she'll makes these one more time before she's gone!

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JTAYLOR2011 5/18/2012 7:07AM

    You only ate one?? emoticon

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SEABREEZE64 5/18/2012 7:00AM

    I don't know how you can bake and not eat all of them!!!!

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JLITT62 5/18/2012 5:09AM

    I'm surprised there were shy left to take to work! Course I would've subbed chocolate chips for the raisins . . . or maybe in addition to . . . actually lately I've been using dark chocolate covered raisins if a recipe calls for raisins . . .

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INIT2LIVEIT 5/18/2012 3:53AM

    They may be old fashioned, but they will never go out of style.
Can't wait for your next cookie blog :)

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 5/18/2012 12:56AM

    Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorites. These looked amazing.

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KANSASROSE67 5/18/2012 12:13AM

    Wish I had one right now!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 5/17/2012 11:49PM

    Yumm-O! Those look GREAT! are those raisins? do you boil them before adding to the recipe, or use them dry?

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2WHEELEDSHARON 5/17/2012 11:41PM

    Those look excellent. I think oatmeal cookies with raisins and chocolate chips are my favorite. I made some ginger molasses last weekend and have done a pretty good job eating one a day. Maybe theres hope for me:-)

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GLMOM2 5/17/2012 10:18PM

    OMGoodness, you are KILLING ME!

I am so hungry and would love to dive into that pile. emoticon

YUM!

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LAURIE5658 5/17/2012 9:35PM

    Drool alert!

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KIMPOSSIBLE82 5/17/2012 9:30PM

    They look delish!

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HALFFAST 5/17/2012 9:11PM

    Cookies! emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 5/17/2012 8:59PM

    Whenever I see a blog of yours, I prepare my taste buds before I open the blog and make sure that they know that this is just going to be a
picture of yummy stuff. NOT a suggestion
to run out and get some.

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HEALTHYCOCONUT 5/17/2012 8:29PM

    Those look yumalicious!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 5/17/2012 8:19PM

    My favorite cookies. My husband's oatmeal cookies are in demand for every potluck we go to. He uses the recipe from the Quaker Oats box, but substitutes homemade apple sauce for half of the oil in the recipe. Yours look yummy too.

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LALMEIDA 5/17/2012 8:04PM

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Cooky Recipe Number 5: Pineapple Cookies

Thursday, May 10, 2012


We had a potluck today and this is what I brought. The recipe calls for nuts so I went with the tropical theme and added macadamia nuts. Thumbs up :-)

  
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GLMOM2 5/18/2012 8:07PM

    OMGoodness.

I have never heard anyone have these outside of my family. My grandma used to be quite the baker and she made these a lot. Good recipe & a moist cookie.

Yum.

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SPOOKYTHECAT 5/15/2012 12:22PM

    My hubby can kill a can of macadamia nuts in one sitting~ then balks when he remembers what the calorie count is!
Those look yummy!

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WENDYSPARKS 5/14/2012 9:46AM

    Yummy....they look really good!!

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BUTEAFULL 5/11/2012 11:18PM

    so what comments did you get on them? I never made pineapple cookies before, though I don't know why not, I love pineapple upside down cake.

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BAILEYS7OF9 5/11/2012 12:14PM

    emoticonfor sure! Have a great weekend!

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JASMINELOU 5/11/2012 9:22AM

    Look good as always!

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SOKKERNUT 5/11/2012 8:42AM

    WOW they look sooooooooooo good! And you said the magic word - MACADAMIA NUTS! Love them.

I made sure to have breakfast before reading your blog! emoticon

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JLITT62 5/11/2012 5:31AM

    No chocolate . . . I might be able to resist.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 5/11/2012 2:09AM

    Oh well, two of my favorites in a cookie!!! Yummy, yummy, yummy!

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INIT2LIVEIT 5/11/2012 1:15AM

    emoticon emoticon Yummy! :-D

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LUCKYDOGFARM 5/10/2012 10:47PM

    those look great Nat! you should open a bakery!

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WONDERWOMAN 5/10/2012 10:38PM

    Look good. I made some brownies tonight and added KAF white chocolate chunks. Smelled delish. Taking them to step-D's tomorrow.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 5/10/2012 9:52PM

    Very smart. Great job staying in range on a potluck day!
Wahoo tomorrow is friday!

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MAGGIENCALI 5/10/2012 9:39PM

    Awesome!!! They look like they were a hit. :)

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SLIMMERJESSE 5/10/2012 9:35PM

    OMG, I can almost taste them through cyberspace.

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LAURIE5658 5/10/2012 9:24PM

    And the beauty is I HAVE THE RECIPE!!!!

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