Thursday, April 22, 2010

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 cookie...in 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  http://randomizer.org/

WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED  APRIL 30

~PLEASE MAKE SURE I AM ABLE TO CONTACT YOU IF YOU ARE THE WINNER~

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

63 comments:

  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.

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

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  3. I retweeted the contest via @autumnolive

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  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

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

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  6. 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!
    Yvonne

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  7. Would love to try those lemon limerics.

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

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

    Blessings,
    ~Lynn

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

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

    Blessings,
    ~Lynn

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  12. 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.

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

    http://denisemarie-bloomin.blogspot.com/2010/04/beauty-found-this-week.html

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  14. 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!

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

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

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

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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
    cindy@stitches

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  20. 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.

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

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  22. 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:
    http://extremepersonalmeasures.blogspot.com

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  23. 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,
    Joyce

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  24. 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!

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  25. 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.
    Joanie

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

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  27. 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! :)

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  28. Here is my post about the giveaway! :)
    http://avintagetouch.blogspot.com/2010/04/super-yummy-giveaway-whats-currently-on.html

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

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  30. 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!

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  31. 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.

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  32. 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.

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  33. 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

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

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  35. 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.

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  36. 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.

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  37. Save me please..... I have just published a post on my blog in hopes of winning these delightful cookies. http://itlldo22.blogspot.com/2010/04/another-yummy-giveaway.html Hope you will stop by for a visit, and them, pick me please!

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

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

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  40. 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

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

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  42. Oh my...my pick is the Lemon Limerific...sounds so yummy!!

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  43. 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

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  44. 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!
    Pat

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  45. 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.

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

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  47. 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!
    ~Nancy

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  48. Thank you for joining my hodgepodge party! I love it! I hope you will join again.
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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

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  49. Following Nancy's Daily Dish with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
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  51. ~~sigh~~ I just gained 5 lbs by looking :)

    My choice ishttp://www.etsy.com/listing/41647795/black-tie-cookies
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  52. I would love to get the Snickerdoodlie doo cookies

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  53. I would choose SNICKERDOODLE. I love those things!
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  54. I follow you publicly on Google Friends Connect (Carolsue)
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