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Gooey Chocolate Drops

Gooey Chocolate Drops

When you want a good and gooey quadruple chocolate cookie, make this recipe. Gooey Chocolate Drops won a runner up prize at the 2014 State Fair of Texas. The recipe comes from Franklin Creed of Euless. The intense chocolate flavor and the…

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Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Fruit and cheesecake collide in this decadent dessert. It started as a lemon cheesecake winning recipe from the archives…2008. We morphed into something easier but equally delicious. You start with a oatmeal cookie crust. Then top in with a cream cheese blueberry…

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Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies

Iowa State Fair
Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies

I first had “dulce de leche” — Spanish for “sweet milk” — in the form of caramel ice cream. Dulce de leche, also called “milk candy,” is also defined as a traditional Argentinian dessert made by caramelizing sugar with milk. Anyway….like most things…

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Lemon Chess Pie – Best of Show

State Fair of Texas
Lemon Chess Pie – Best of Show

Sometimes you want a simple and delicious dessert. Chess pies are classic and easy to make. This citrus sweet treat is a crowd-pleasing winner. It won “Best of Show” at the 2015 State Fair of Texas. Lisa Arnold took home top…

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Brown Butter Coconut Chewies

Washington State Fair
Brown Butter Coconut Chewies

Do you love a chewy cookie best? The slightly crisp and toothsome texture of this treat send them over-the-top in tastiness! Add that nutty “browned butter” element and these are out of this world! Rachel Atwood won top honors with these…

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German Chocolate Cake

Illinois State Fair Best Cake 2015
German Chocolate Cake

Are you looking for a cake that will wow a crowd? If so, this German Chocolate Cake is for you! Paula Buchanan won Best Cake at the 2015 Illinois State Fair with this recipe (adapted from Baker’s Chocolate). One taste…

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Apricot Cream Pie

Minnesota State Fair
Apricot Cream Pie

Pie is difficult to perfect, but it saves heaps of time to start with a great recipe. This one won first place in the 2015 Gold Medal Flour Best Pie Contest at the Minnesota State Fair. It comes from Elaine Janas,…

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Raspberry Peach Pie

Minnesota State Fair
Raspberry Peach Pie

Use this recipe to hone your pie baking skills. It comes from Judy Olson who has literally made thousands of pies in her lifetime. In the recipe she shares some great tips for pie perfection! For instance, she suggests using ceramic…

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Giant Peanutty Banana Cookie

Giant Peanutty Banana Cookie

Let’s go big! Make an impression with this oversize double chocolate cookie and it’s delicious toppings: a peanut butter-meets cream cheese layer, peanuts and chopped candy bar. You finish it with banana slices and a chocolate drizzle. It starts simple…

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