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The “Cookies, bars and breads” category includes cookies, quick breads, chocolates, and sweets made with jams and preserves. Some fit with a low carb, slow carb or keto diet approach and may use sugar substitutes and gluten free ingredients.

Some of the sweets designed for celebrations or care packages are not considered low carb or slow carb. The recipes made specifically for care packages are designed to ship well without crumbling or drying out.

Most of the recipes are quite easy to make and do not use hard-to-find ingredients.

All are delicious!!

Plate of lemon blondies with Limoncello Icing

Limoncello Blondies for Spring

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies without packaged mix

There are tons of brownies recipes, many of them excellent, so how do you choose? These brownies are special because they have a burst of raspberry flavor throughout the brownie, and there is no better sweet pairing in my opinion than chocolate and raspberry. The cream cheese addition means these brownies are soft and creamy …

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Pfeffernusse Cookies for the Holidays

These popular, spiced, gingerbread-like cookies taste great and are one of those unique treats that are hard to find in a typical grocery store. Pfeffernusse are a traditional holiday treat, and they are perfect for shipping in care packages. What are Pfeffernusse Cookies? Pfeffernusse are small spiced, gingerbread-like cookies that are extremely popular as a …

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Limoncello Blondies for Earth Day, Mother’s Day & Spring Celebrations

This blondie (a non-chocolate brownie) is a lemony, tender bar with a Limoncello-spiked frosting. Perfect for easy Spring baking, Easter, Mother’s Day or to ward off the Winter doldrums! Citrus is always a refreshing flavor in Spring, and the Limoncello frosting really enhances the citrus flavor. Sometimes serendipity hands you a prize, and these blondies …

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Strawberry Brownies with Rosewater Buttercream Frosting

Brownies are always a winner for kids and adults alike and a creamy pink buttercream frosting atop a deep, rich chocolate cake brownie is a perfect mix for Valentine’s Day. Adding rosewater to the buttercream frosting elevates it to a more “wow” treat. How to get the “Pink” in baked goods You might want pink …

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Chai Spice Filling

Pumpkin whoopie pies are a delightfully sinful treat, generally made with cream cheese filling. This recipe amps it up a notch by adding chai spices to the filling and making the pumpkin cookie with browned butter. Why Pair Chai Flavors with Pumpkin? It is becoming quite tiring to see pumpkin pie spice thrown into every …

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