Have you noticed that there are certain cycles in the popularity of foods and flavors? Red Velvet, Cake Batter, Cookies and Cream – all of these flavors have had their day but my favorite with probably always be cookie dough. There’s just something comforting about that raw cookie dough flavor and texture that makes you think of licking the beaters when you were a kid, you know? Continue reading
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These cookies are the perfect cookie for your kid to take in a lunchbox. They don’t crumble easily, they stay crispy-chewy, and they have both the great taste of peanut butter AND the great taste of chocolate. You can make them and toss them in the freezer for convenience. What’s not to like? Continue reading →
I have tried every way I can think of to research the beginnings of Hoosier Peanut Bars. The name sounds like something from the 1930s and I found out that a version of the bar cookies were entered into the Pillsbury Bake-Off in 1949 by Edgar Bleeke of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He won, by the way.
My version is based on a recipe from a 1950′s cookbook put out by the Federation of Women’s Clubs, who ever that was. It is a collection of recipes from all over the country and is truly falling apart on me. I love these old cookbooks. The recipes change from decade to decade and you can see how America’s tastes have changed. I would love to say that they have evolved but in most cases that wouldn’t be true. Continue reading →