Skip to main content

Gourmet Cookies and a Giveaway

 Deservedly given the nickname, 'The Candy Queen' as a child I think that means I'm officially qualified to know if a sweet is really 'sweet' or not.  Today I discovered my favorite fact three of my favorite cookies and they are so sa-weet!    I ordered some cookies from Sweet Cheeks Bakery a few days ago and today they arrived at my door via Priority Mail.  Although I could easily NOT have shared these with the kids, I did.   

I served them up on my tea cart in the dining room with some of my Masons Vista red tranferware pieces.
Sarah  at Sweet Cheeks Bakery seals her cookies in airtight packaging so they arrive super fresh.  This is my first time ordering baked goods online...I am so impressed.  These are truly some of the best cookies I've had. 

My favorite was called Lemon Limerific...a delicate, buttery shortbread cookie iced with a tangy sweet lemon lime glaze infused with sugar.  I never thought I'd discover my favorite cookie in my 40's but these are it! 
These are great for everyday eating, a pretty ladies tea and of course as a  Mothers Day Treat (hint to Shawn...Nancy wants more Lemon Limerific cookies).

We all agreed that these Orange You Glad It's Double Chocolate Cookies are some of the best chocolate cookies we've ever had.  Sarah describes them as "a perfectly chewy chocolate-orange cookie with a mixture of milk and semi-sweet chocolate chips and pecans rolled in orange zest infused sugar and baked to perfection", and I could not agree more.  I love anything chocolate but the addition of double chocolate and the citrus orange is a winning combination in my book.  Can you see the bits of orange zest in this?  Yummy for my tummy...and yours!

Overall this one got the vote for favorite amongst my 6 kiddos...Chewy Oatmeal  Cranberry with White Chocolate and Honey.  That is exactly what they are and I'm not kidding when I say they taste as good as they sound...and look.  Gobs of white chocolate, chewy cranberries (almonds too if you like) and classic oatmeal.  Heaven for our mouth's!

I had a cup of tea with my cookies.

Sarah at Sweet Cheeks Bakery has generously offered to give a dozen cookies away  to one of  the Nancy's Daily Dish readers...the winner gets to choose from any variety in her store.  To enter, just do the following:

1) Visit Sweet Cheeks Bakery & choose the cookies you'd like if you're the winner, then come back to my blog and leave another comment stating the cookie name. 
2)  Blog about this contest...come back and leave another comment with your blogs permalink where you've bogged about the giveaway.
3) Tweet about the giveaway (you can follow me on Twitter too... I'm Transferware or click the link on my sidebar.  Come back and let me know you've tweeted this (please leave your twitter username)
4) Become a follower and then leave a comment to let me know you have done so.  If you're already following leave a comment to let me know you're a follower.

The winner will be randomly selected by a numeral generator.  I use



Good luck everyone and thanks for participating!

I'm linking up to:

Hodge Podge Friday at It's a Hodge Podge Life

Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday
Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee at Silken Purse 
Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound

Follow Me Fridays at The Trendy Treehouse

Talk About it Tuesday


  1. Choosing a cookie is not an easy task. I'm torn between the Lemon Limerific and the chocolate chip oatmeal. If I had to choose, I'd go lemon.

  2. I am a follower! Thank you for offering such a yummy contest.

  3. I retweeted the contest via @autumnolive

  4. I'm going to go to the shop and see all her yummies...the cookies look so pretty on the red transferware too...have a nice day, Jennifer

  5. Carrot cake cookies! I love carrot cake and can imagine that these are so very yummy!

  6. I am a follower!

  7. Oh these cookies look divine! I don't mean to be redundant but the Lemon Limerific sound like they are something I would love, and those chocolate chips are look like they would be chewy in the middle and crunchy on the ends. Yummy. You know that I am a follower- and I love your blog! Please keep you eye open for the purple Charlotte for me!

  8. Would love to try those lemon limerics.

  9. Those look yummy, especially the carrot cake ones.

  10. All of these cookies look sooo delish, but I think the White Chocolate Macadamia Wonderful cookies were really calling my name!


  11. mmm tea and cookies and what a beautiful tea set. I think I am in the mood for cookies now,,.,.,..,

  12. I am a follower, and I sure would love to have my name entered in this *sweet* giveaway! Thanks!


  13. Lemon-limerific sounds scrumptious!! I need to put on some prayer partner brunches and would love to win a dozen cookies to get me started.

  14. I did my best to blog about your cookies:

  15. Yummy, cookies are the best kind of giveaway! They all sound wonderful but my choice would be the carrot cake Cookies. Your tea set is fabulous!

  16. I am a huge fan and follower of your blog.

  17. Nancy, I have tweeted the giveaway. (nominimalist)

  18. As a follower I'd also follow your choice. Anything with lemon and lime gets my vote. Peggy

  19. Orange you glad it's double chocolate! Wow, all of these cookies look delicious. I am a follower and would love to be included in the drawing. :) And your dishes are simply gorgeous - I just LOVE them.

  20. I am so in Love with your blog. Come visit me and tell me the best way to get started collecting these dishes.

    Simply beautiful!

    Big Hugs

  21. Hi Nancy, I'm so glad you found my blog, and now I've found yours. Your blog is lovely, and I can tell you and I have very similar tasted. I see your cabinet in your picture over there, I love mine, and found it at my favorite local antique store. I also have a small collection of red transferware in my keeping room, and a good collection of brown in my dining room. I collect Johnson Bros. Old Mill. Glad I've found someone else who loves color too. I'm a new follower, and I can't wait to get to know you. Take Care, Carrie

    I would so choose those yummy LEMON cookies mmmmmmm.

  22. Looks delicious! The cookies really look wonderful on your transferware. I, too, would love to try the Lemon Limerifics.

  23. Following you from Trendy Treehouse's Friday Follow! Great Blog. Absolutely love your background and you have great variety. I will enjoy checking in to see what you have done next!

    Come by and enter my CSN/Rachael Ray Giveaway:

  24. Hi Nancy, Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm extra happy because it helped me to find yours!
    ALL of the cookies look sooooo good that it is very hard to choose...but I choose the lemon cookies. Mmmmm, mmmmm...But, those carrot cake cookies look and sound amazing.
    Have a "Sweet" day,

  25. Those cookies look AMAZING! I might have to try them sometime. And I have to tell you from your pic, I could hardly believe you have five kids, you look great!

  26. I think cookies are right next to chocolate for me so that said I would probably choose any one of the cookies that incorporated chocolate. However the Chewy oatmeal with cranberries, white chocolate and honey really call to me.
    Your transfer ware is beautiful as is your tablescape. You certainly have a great talent and I will be visiting your blog often.
    Thank you for visiting mine and I hope you come back often.

  27. wow! Those cookies look absolutely divine and I love how you have them displayed! Just beautiful.

  28. Oh YUM! SO hard to choose, I would say the Snickerdoodle Doos :)...I will be back after I post, tweet, and I'll leave another comment as I'm a follower! :)

  29. Here is my post about the giveaway! :)

  30. Just tweeted on twitter :) I'm PaintingaPupDay
    and a follower on there!

  31. Hi Nancy, thanks for visiting my silver button decor ball post at my blog and leaving a nice comment. The cookies on here all look fabulous! And the transferware? Beautiful!

  32. The Lemon Limerific sound and look like they would be perfect for my daughter's Tea Party baby shower! They all look fabulous on your transferware, though.

  33. Hi there. I found your blog through Friday Follow. If you would be interested in becoming a follower of my blog, I would gladly follow you back.

  34. Hi Barb from Friday follow. I am already a follower but I cannot seem to get to Foodie friday..I tried the link..It said no such blog..Can you give me the right link or website address for her?? I found her once but forgot to make her a fav. as I have with you. Loveeeeeeeee your beautiful blog!!! Thanks for your help

  35. The cookies look awesome, Nancy! You do such beautiful photography of food (and tablescapes too of course).

  36. I am a new follower of your blog and I would love to win a dozen of those beautiful cookies. I'm heading over there now to check out the website. Be back soon to tell you which ones I would choose.
    Thanks for the great giveaway.

  37. Ok, I am salivating on my keyboard after visiting Sweet Cheeks. I would want both lemon limerific and chewy oatmeal cranberry, but with shipping costs, they are very dear indeed, so I would most certainly hide them and eat them all by myself.

  38. Save me please..... I have just published a post on my blog in hopes of winning these delightful cookies. Hope you will stop by for a visit, and them, pick me please!

  39. Hi Nancy, just became a follower. Don't know why I didn't before now. Love your transferward and your blog. Joni

  40. Nancy, if I won I would need to have the lemon limerfic cookies. I so love citrus! Joni

  41. Well, you know I follow and the lemon/Lime would be my choice! Yum! Did you ever get those pics I sent you?
    xoxo Pattie

  42. I am a follower - love your blog and now I need a cookie. Deb =^..^=x6

  43. Oh pick is the Lemon Limerific...sounds so yummy!!

  44. I love your red transferware! Your table is so colonial looking to me. The cranberry/oatmeal white chocolate is my favorite. I am a follower and enjoy your blog. Please include me in the cookie giveaway. Thanks, Joan

  45. You had me at Lemon...Lemorific. My 2nd choice would be the Snickerdoodles. What gorgeous cookies and incredible choices!

    The red transferware is sooooo pretty...glad I found your blog.

    Have a wonderful week!

  46. This is a beautiful post - such gorgeous photos. I'm already a follower. Now I'm off to check out the cookies and pick a favorite for your giveaway.

  47. All the cookies on the Sweet Cheeks site look yummy. My pick would be black tie or the chewy oatmeal cranberry cookies.

  48. Yum, the lemon limerific sound and look delicious-it could also be the plates! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. My love is transferware,too, and I am posting about it soon-as soon as I have a minute!

  49. Thank you for joining my hodgepodge party! I love it! I hope you will join again.

    P.S. Your posts and photos always make my mouth water...could almost take a bite out of the computer screen!

  50. Following Nancy's Daily Dish with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]

  51. follow blog as jelaws5

  52. ~~sigh~~ I just gained 5 lbs by looking :)

    My choice is

  53. I would love to get the Snickerdoodlie doo cookies

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  54. I would choose SNICKERDOODLE. I love those things!
    digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

  55. I follow you publicly on Google Friends Connect (Carolsue)
    digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net


Post a Comment

I love hearing from my readers. I appreciate the time you take to post a comment and I read them all.

Popular posts from this blog

English Cottage Living Room - Before, Partly After & Still a Work in Progress

I am sorry for not posting more pictures of the progress we've made settling into this new (to us) home.   It seems life rushes by so fast and that at times, doing little things, even those that I love and enjoy, often get pushed aside and onto the back shelf of my mind where I tell myself, "I'll get to this later".  Well, it is later and though I don't have as much to share with you as I'd like, I'm going to at least share my favorite spot in our living room.  I promise to show the rest of the room soon but for now the opposite half of the living room has been occupied by my daughters boyfriend who has been staying with us for the past 7 or so weeks until his apartment is ready for him to move into, and so the couch is usually made up for him to sleep on!  

Here is a photo of the current living room just as we found it, a small room just off the entry of the house with a nice marble and wood fireplace surround, hard wood floors, beautiful crown moulding a…

More Traditional Red White & Blue Rooms with Transferware

A couple of weeks ago I shared some pictures of beautiful rooms in red and blue color schemes decorated with transferware.    Here is another roundup of rooms that I adore, all with red and blue color schemes and all with transferware! 

 (via Traditional Home)
(via enchanted home)

(my old living room)

Joining some of the following parties:
Between Naps on The Porch
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

The History of Johnson Brothers and The Friendly Village Tablescape

Last week, Shawn and I popped into a couple of estate sales and I picked up over 100 pieces of Johnson Brother's The Friendly Village.  I think I may have to hang on to 12 of the dinner plates and use them this year at Thanksgiving but the rest of them, including this 48 piece service for 8, will be you know where.
I don't know about you all, but I have had enough of Summer and I am down right ready for the cooler temperatures of Autumn.  I've been doing a lot of rearranging around the house….I'm in one of those zones where I've got a zillion projects going on, even if half of them are just in my mind that I'm contemplating!   We've also been moving kids out and around.  Three of them are out and the three still at home are moving or rearranging their rooms around.   
Since I am yearning for Fall, haven't posted any tablescapes in a while and just got these Friendly Village pieces I decided to set the table with them.  
Oh great, I just realized that I lef…

The Aesthetic Movement and Transferware

What is the Aesthetic Movement?
The Aesthetic Movement refers to a period of time in the late 19th century (1870-1900) which was a backlash to the formal Victorian years. 
Artists and writers of the Aesthetic movement period maintained the belief that art should provide refined sensuous pleasure, rather than convey moral or sentimental messages.  They believed that art did not have any didactic purpose; it need only be beautiful. 
Japanese art had a great influence on Aestheticism. Aesthetic interiors were often decorated with Japanese prints, screens, fans and other objects. An appreciation of the art of Japan is seen in the work of many Aesthetic artists and designers such as James McNeill Whistler and E.W. Godwin.
photo credit Country Living

The Aesthetes developed the cult of beauty, which they considered the basic factor in art. They ascertained that life should copy art and considered nature as crude and lacking in design in comparison. Th…

Decorating with Brown Transferware & $100 GIVEAWAY

Brown was introduced as a transferware color around 1829-30 and is the least expensive of colors to make. Therefore it is fairly common, so far as transferware goes, to find.  It is also one of the most collected colors and it is probably the most versatile of colors in my opinion.  Brown is neutral and looks good with any color scheme from pastels to rich jewel tones, but it is with the ushering in of Autumn that I see it popping up in home decor and vignettes the most.  Though, most of these rooms and vignettes are decorated with brown pieces year round, it just seems the perfect time to share them.  I may have to do another post because there are so, so many more equally beautiful spaces that have incorporated the use of displaying brown transferware and I can't fit them all here.
So, check these lovelies out and then stick around for the giveaway at the bottom of the post.
This vignette just stole my heart the first time I saw it.  So many of us have vintage luggage in our homes…

Decorating with Blue Transferware and a GIVEAWAY!

If you haven't already been over to Enchanted Home, you'll want to go over after you finish this post because the wonderful Tina, who authors the incredibly gorgeous blog,  has a great post up about decorating with dishes plus she's hosting a giveaway to my online shop, English Transferware!  Details at the end of the post!
I know Tina loves blue and white (just look at her header and you'll know!) and has a collection of her own. In honor of Tina, I've decided to share some of my favorite images of rooms decorated with and often around blue transferware collections.  You can see more rooms decorated with blue transferware on my Pinterest board.

To me, Charles Faudree is just about as synonymous with English transferware as he his with French Country Decorating...he seemed to always find a use for it in his incredibly detailed decorating schemes.  Isn't this bedroom charming?

I love this next image from Decor Magazine.  Look how the blue pieces are hung directly o…

Children and Their Pet Rabbits ~ Antique Oil Paintings

Have you ever known a child to resist a bunny rabbit?  They're so adorable.   It seems that at some time we've all had as our own, or known someone who had, or bought for our children, a pet rabbit.  I remember surprising Michael, Ethan and Jonah (before our other three came along) with rabbits one year at Easter.  I determined that, for us, owning pet rabbits was a better thought than idea...but that's another story.   
Nonetheless, children and their pet rabbits have long time been a favorite subject of painters. Though I am more keen to having a painting of an animal than actually having an animal, I can't resist the charm and pure innocence in the paintings I'm sharing here.   I adore each of these beautiful works of arts, and I hope you do as well.

The Favourite Rabbit, by John Russell (1745-1806)
Feeding The Rabbits by German artist Heinrich Hirt (1841-1902)

Children Feeding Rabbits by Joseph Moseley Barber
Little Girl with Rabbit by Hermann Kaulbach 
I have this p…