Santa’s Sugar Cookies

This soft sugar cookie has a thick, rich icing. This recipe calls for cake flour instead of all-purpose flour. The soft wheat cake flour makes the cookies soft and tender. Perfect for busy moms, these beautiful and simply decorated cookies … Continue reading

Pecan Pie Bars

           Pecan Pie Bars   marydukecooks.com Pecan Pie Bars are a delicious pick-up dessert for a party or family gathering. They can be prepared, cut, and placed on a serving tray days before the event. Some … Continue reading

Maple Sandwich Cookies

The flavor and texture of these Maple Cookies can stand on their own merit without icing. I like their crispness. Making them into sandwich cookies with Maple Filling takes them over the top. Just be sure to fill the sandwich … Continue reading

Chewy Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies

marydukecooks.com  Chewy Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies Through the years I’ve learned wonderful baking tips from my friends. My friend, Beth Barnes, taught me to refrigerate chocolate chip cookie dough overnight. The cookie flavor changes and tastes better! I asked Beth … Continue reading

Chocolate Brownies with Nutella Fudge Icing

marydukecooks.com Chocolate Brownies with Nutella Fudge Icing and Buttercream Swirls Chocolate Brownies with Nutella Fudge Icing are very decadent. The icing is as thick as the brownies and tastes like Nutella fudge! Who doesn’t love chocolate brownies and fudge? Perfect … Continue reading

Black Bear Crumble Bars

When Doc and I travel we stop at roadside produce markets to buy fresh fruit, vegetables and preserves. One of the preserves we buy is called black bear preserves. It is a mixture of berries that black bears love. In this … Continue reading