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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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Pumpkin Date Pinwheels

First Place Cookie - Los Angeles
Pumpkin Date Pinwheels

Fall means it’s time for one of our all-time favorite flavors to take center stage: pumpkin. Be sure to try out these past winning recipes: Pumpkin Pull-Apart Monkey Bread and Pumpkin Cupcakes. Plus DO NOT MISS these Pumpkin Date Pinwheeels. They are…

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Wisconsin SPAM Pierogi

Prize-Worthy & Perfect for Oktoberfest
Wisconsin SPAM Pierogi

Earlier this year we had the delight of testing and tasting these prize-winning SPAM Pieorgi, dumplings filled with zippy sauerkraut and cubes of savory SPAM. The combination really works! The recipe comes from Katelyn Pelzek who won the blue ribbon…

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Citrus Ginger Pinchies

Minnesota State Fair
Citrus Ginger Pinchies

The Minnesota State Fair is in full swing and these cookies came out on top in the 2015 Gold Medal Flour Cookie Contest. Named after the winner Patrice Johnson’s ginger cat, these creative sweet treats are impressive in more ways than one.…

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Cappuccino Cookies

Indiana State Fair
Cappuccino Cookies

Coffee lovers rejoice! We have the perfect cookie for you. These coffee-flavored, crispy cookies taste like biscotti dipped in a cup of espresso. Cappuccino Cookies is a 2015 Gold Medal Flour Cookie Contest award-winning recipe developed by Raymond Graham. He…

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