Because I don't use preservatives in my cookies, they are best eaten within a few days of baking. Ask me about those that have a longer shelf life.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

It tastes like lemonade!

My Frosted Lemon Cookies -- made with freshly squeezed lemon juice.

$5 a dozen

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fresh Apple Scones

More delicious Autumn smells coming from my kitchen.  Using some more of the fresh apples that I picked from a local orchard, I made these incredible Fresh Apple Scones.  Chunks of fresh apples, plenty of cinnamon and spices, these scones were heavenly warm and cold.  Perfect for breakfast or a midnight snack.

$3 each

Now where did I put my cup of hot tea?

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Apple Spice Cakes

There's an awesome farm about an hour away, in the mountains of Virginia.  They have a Pick-Your-Own apple orchard.  I took advantage of the awesome weather this past weekend and picked a bunch.  I was itching to bake something with these gems, so I chose my Apple Spice Cakes to start.  I have made these cakes for years and they've always been a hit.  And that was with store-bought apples.  Well, fresh apples, just hours off the tree, must be even better!

And here they are:

I finely chopped so many little bits of apple.  There's more apple than anything else in these cakes.  I added chopped walnuts and spices, and then I glazed them with an apple syrup to lock in moisture and give them an extra oomph.  They smell heavenly and perfectly spicy, just like Autumn should smell.

$5 a piece for these 3" diameter x 2" high cakes.  These cakes should keep for at least a week.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Pumpkin Pie Bars

I love pumpkin pie.  I'm not crazy about finding a plate and a fork, cutting a wedge, and having to do dishes afterward.  So I make them into cookie bars!  A nice thick oatmeal based crust and creamy pumpkin goodness, topped with brown sugar and pecans.  A can of whipped cream would be handy!

About 30 seconds after I took this picture, my husband devoured the bars.  This is was I came back to:
At least he didn't lick the plate...yet.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Is my house made of chocolate?

Yesterday was a brownie baking day.  Had a large order.  Even this morning, my house still smells of chocolate chocolate chocolate!

Here's what I baked:

Ganache Brownies
Rocky Road Brownies
Chocolate Cherry Brownies
Don't you wish your house smelled like chocolate too?