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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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Best Ever Bruschetta Biscuits

Illinois State Fair
Best Ever Bruschetta Biscuits

Do you love bruschetta? Diced tomatoes and fresh basil on top of toasted baguette slices? With its color and aroma, I remember loving it before I even tasted it. These Best Ever Bruschetta Biscuits take the classic Italian appetizer for a spin…with winning results!…

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SPAM Reuben Rollups

Infamous sandwich recipe reinvented
SPAM Reuben Rollups

SPAM Reuben Rollups. Sounds so Minnesotan, doesn’t it? This winning state fair recipe –a mini masterpiece dare we say–actually hails from Montana. That’s right. Beverly Zehntner entered and won the 2014 Great American SPAM Championship this summer at the Montana State Fair. She…

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Maple Cinnamon Softies with Bacon Sprinkles

Blue ribbon bacon-topped cookies
Maple Cinnamon Softies with Bacon Sprinkles

Bacon cookies you say? Sign me up!These won the blue ribbon at the Chicago area’s DuPage County Fair earlier this year (2014) and let’s just say YUM! Bigtime cookie kudos (and a $200 prize from Gold Medal Flour) went to Jessica Jaent when…

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SPAM Peanut Butter & Apple Bites

Protein packed snack
SPAM Peanut Butter & Apple Bites

Who knew SPAM and peanut butter would go so great together!?!? Michaela Payne did. She won the 2013 Great American SPAM Championship at the New Mexico State Fair and went on to win nationally for the best SPAM recipe. That…

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