Monday, December 15, 2014

Cookie Creations and Cookbook Review and Giveaway

Do you love making Cookies?   I have put together a list of my Favorite Cookies from some of my friends blogs!  All of the Cookies sound so good, it would be hard to choose a favorite! 

I'm also sharing a Cookbook Review and a Giveaway from The Better Baker!  To enter the Giveaway, please scroll down. 

My friend Kim from The Cookie Puzzle  makes such pretty cookies!  Today, she is sharing her favorite Sugar Cookie recipe with us!    Kim says this recipe is designed to give a thick and soft cookie.

D at The Shady Porch is sharing her Caramel Apple Pie Cookies.  The golden apple pie filling and lattice tops are like personal apple pies, and they are so easy to make!

Marsha from The Better Baker is sharing her Caramel Shortbread Squares.  She describes them as rich little squares with a shortbread crust, caramel center and 
topped with chocolate!  

Melissa from "Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen" is sharing her recipe for Chocolate Kissed Coconut Macaroons.  Her recipe includes flour, which makes them a bit more cookie-like with a soft and chewy center and a crispy exterior.  They look delicious!

Andi from The Wednesday Baker is sharing her recipe for Pecan Gingerbread Cookies.  Just seeing and smelling these 
Gingerbread Men cookies reminds us all of Christmas! 

Brandie from The Country Cook is sharing these cute Reindeer Cookies! They make the perfect cookie to share this time of year, and kids love to help make these! 

My friend, Marsha from "The Better Baker" sent me a copy of her cookbook called "Love at First Bite" earlier this year, and I love it!  There are so many easy, quick recipes in her cookbook, that it was hard for me to pick which one to try first!  Her cookbook has recipes for appetizers, beverages, salads, soups, side dishes, breads and rolls, main dishes, cookies and candy and more! 

 Over 100 of her recipes have 6 ingredients or fewer! 

I have tried the Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese bars and they were delicious!  I have several more recipes "bookmarked" including her recipe for Sweet Cornbread Muffins.  And, thats just to get me started!  The more I look in her cookbook, the more recipes I find that I want to try!
I like the fact that her cookbook has a spiral bound edge, it opens "flat" and that makes it easier to read while following one of her recipes!

For more information about her cookbook, visit her cookbook page on her blog

Marsha's Cookbook "Love at First Bite" is priced at $15.00 ( plus shipping and handling ), but you can save $3.00  by using the Code word Cookie  
***Special Code Word valid thru Midnight CST 12/31/2014

  To order your copy of "Love at First Bite" - send a email to

I'm so grateful that Marsha has offered to give away a copy to my readers!

To enter for your chance to win a copy of "Love at First Bite" see below
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email notice that they have won or a different winner will be chosen

Sharing at these parties!

Sunday Link up @ Kansas Women Bloggers
Treasure Box Tuesday @ Yesterfood and Memories by the Mile
Book Musing Mondays @ Mary-andering Creatively
Inspire me Monday @ Create with Joy
Party in your PJ's @ The Cookie Puzzle and bumblebreeblog


  1. It all looks wonderful..and the cookies look so tempting. What a great post....I'm honored to have a part. Thanks!

    1. Thanks for sharing one of your cookie recipes Marsha! And thanks so much for sharing one of your cookbooks!

  2. This looks like a sweet book of great recipes. Thanks for sharing with Book Musing Mondays.

    1. I love my copy of "Love at First Bite"! There are so many wonderful recipes!

  3. Thank you so much for including me in such a group of talented ladies...all the cookies look great! I will have to grab a copy of that cook book...It looks wonderful!

    1. Thanks for sharing your wonderful Sugar Cookie recipe with us!

  4. What a great round-up, thanks for the shout out Melissa!

    1. Thanks for sharing your Chocolate kissed Coconut macaroons with us! =)

  5. What a scrumptious post, Melissa! I love cookbooks and am so excited about this giveaway! Thank you for sharing these wonderful recipes and giveaway.

    1. My children and I love making cookies and I am eager to try these recipes!

    2. Thanks for stopping by Britney!

      Its so much fun to make cookies with children. =)

  6. I bake cookies all year husband is the cookie monster. :) I do love to make certain ones around the holidays though. Snickerdoodles, peanut butter balls (does that count as a cookie), and gingerbread cookies are some of my favorites.

  7. Thank you Melissa you are the best....... I made some snickerdoodles tonight. Will be making more Christmas cookies this weekend..............have a great day hugs, Andi

  8. Those Caramel Shortbread Squares really grab me-they sound wonderful! I would also love to have that cookbook-maybe I'll get lucky!

  9. Yummy! Those are some great looking cookies! We do all kinds of desserts at Christmas including cookies. My favorite is raspberry cheesecake cookies. Mmmmm! I would LOVE Marsha's cookbook. I visit her blog a lot and she has some great recipes! Thank you for sharing. :)

  10. Thanks for stopping by everyone! All of the cookies that are being shared in the comments sound so good!! =)

  11. Yes! I love to bake during the holidays! Pies are my favorite, then everything else. ;) Thanks for the giveaway, Melissa! :)

  12. I bake different kinds of cookies, pecan tarts and any recipe that looks interesting and yummy!

  13. Congratulations to Adrian P! She is the winner of the copy of "Love at First Bite!"
    Thanks to everyone who entered!

  14. Fun cookies! I'm already out of Christmas cookies. It's probably a good thing, but I'm don't ready for them to be gone.


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