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Apple Pie Cookies with Caramel Drizzle

Tulsa State Fair
Apple Pie Cookies with Caramel Drizzle

Chosen as the best of the best at the Tulsa State Fair 2014 Gold Medal Flour Cookie Contest, this pie-inspired recipe is one not to be missed! (Cookie kudos to April Kelly of Tulsa!) You prep and freeze the dough ahead…

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Black Forest Coffee Cake

State Fair of Texas Winner
Black Forest Coffee Cake

This Black Forest Coffee Cake is one of the easiest Black Forest-inspired desserts you will ever make. It was for me. I had it ready for the oven in minutes. Juliana Black was a top finalist with this creation at last year’s State…

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Ginger Sugar Cookies

State Fair of Texas Winner
Ginger Sugar Cookies

I love all things ginger, from ginger tea and ginger candy, to ginger cookies of course. As the weather starts to get a little cooler, I always get the urge to bake up a batch of really great ginger cookies. I…

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Coconut Chicken Fingers

Dixie Classic Fair
Coconut Chicken Fingers

The inspiration for these Coconut Chicken Fingers was last year’s 1st place recipe at the Dixie Classic Fair (2013 Bisquick Family Favorites competition). Caroline Webster loves convenience recipes she can quickly assemble and pop in the oven. This blue ribbon recipe fit the…

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Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Wisconsin State Fair Inspired Sweet Treats
Cinnamon Roll Cookies

At the 2014 Wisconsin State Fair, Cinnamon Walnut Roll ‘Em Ups were one of the winning recipes in the Gold Medal Flour Cookie Contest. They looked like croissant shaped cookies. I adapted the winner Barbara’s recipe into these Cinnamon Roll…

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Pepperoni Pizza Muffins

Indiana State Fair
Pepperoni Pizza Muffins

At the Indiana State Fair this year (2014), this Pizza Appetizer Bread was a top finisher. Rita Hine went home with a yellow ribbon. I immediately put the bread on my radar for a trial run and to make an…

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Hazelnut Orange Thumbprint Cookies

State Fair of Texas Winner
Hazelnut Orange Thumbprint Cookies

Delightful. These cookies are downright delightful.  All of the flavors complement each other so well. My family and I loved them so much that we let ourselves eat them with breakfast! (Hey, they have jam on them.) Mary Ehrenberger took…

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Jamaican-Style Chicken Hand Pies

State Fair of Texas Winner
Jamaican-Style Chicken Hand Pies

These Jamaican-Style Hand Pies are portable and packed with flavor. The filling has curry, all spice, jalapenos, onions, and garlic. The aromas alone were enough to make my mouth water when cooking them. Pam Woodberry won top honors at the 2013 State…

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Double Chocolate S’More Sandwich Cookies

Double Chocolate S’More Sandwich Cookies

S’more inspired treats are so much fun. So decadent. So delicious. Barrie Linberg at the 2013 L.A. County Fair won a blue ribbon for these sandwich cookies; 1st place in the Gold Medal Flour cookie contest. The young baker grew up baking…

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Espresso Salted Turtle Sandies

Ohio State Fair Best Cookie
Espresso Salted Turtle Sandies

Yes! State fair season is in full swing! Texas is coming up, as is Tulsa, Arkansas, Arizona, and more. While the Ohio State Fair is long over, we are still getting raves about these Espresso Salted Turtle Sandies. They won first place…

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