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Cookies, Bars & Breads

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

Pfeffernusse Cookies Recipe

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 Spring or Easter Celebrations

This blondie (a non-chocolate brownie) is a lemony, tender bar with a Limoncello-spiked frosting. Perfect for Spring baking, Easter celebrations or the Winter doldrums! Sometimes serendipity hands you a prize, and these blondies are just that…a prize.   While on a phone conversation with my daughter, she interrupted me by saying “Just what are lemonade …

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Valentine’s Care Packages for College Students and Young Adults

Getting a care package in the mail is guaranteed to bring a smile, but the “thoughtful gift” itself is often more valued by the recipient than the actual contents inside. Here are some non-commercial ideas and recipes for sending a Valentines care package to a college student or a young adult away from home. Care …

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Root Beer Float Ice Cream Sandwich for Summer

What could be better this summer than the flavor of a root beer float, and the sweet creamy deliciousness of your favorite ice cream sandwiched between the crunch of home-made chocolate root beer cookies? This summertime treat is easy to make at home and truly takes ice cream sandwiches to the next level. Variations of …

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Strawberry Brownies with Rosewater Buttercream Frosting for Valentine’s

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 Valentine’s baked goods Some form of …

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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 tiring, given that these days whenever the leaves begin to change …

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