Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Best Scones Ever!



I think scones are one of the most versatile recipes.  I love that you can add your favorite ingredient and put your own twist on it too!  When I saw this recipe in The Christmas Table, from Gooseberry Patch, I knew I wanted to try it.  This is a simple recipe where you get to choose what you'd like to add.  You can add chocolate chips (like I did), raisins, cherries, etc...the possibilities are endless!  The Christmas Table is the latest cookbook from Gooseberry Patch and yet again it is wonderful.  It's filled with so many amazing recipes, little tidbits of holiday traditions, ways to decorate and the lovely clip art too!  They have graciously offered one of you a chance to win one and I've thrown in a little something too.  Make sure you enter the contest below!



 Ingredients are as follows:

3 C flour
1/3 C sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 C cold butter, sliced
1 C buttermilk
1 C optional ingredient, (chocolate chips, raisins, dates, dried apricots, cherries)


Directions:

Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  


Add sliced butter and mix until crumbly.


By hand, mix in the buttermilk & optional ingredient. 


Pour out onto a floured surface.


Knead the dough until it comes together, then roll out to 1/2" thick.


Cut into wedges and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet.


Allow the dough to rest while you preheat the oven to 425 degrees.       Bake for 10-12 minutes; until golden brown.  Cool on a wire rack.


Take a bite and enjoy!


Now it's your turn to get to experience these wonderful recipes!  Of course we have the cookbook, but I decided to add this adorable tea towel and a snowman cookie cutter.




This is a perfect gift just in time for the holidays!  I'm ending this on Thursday and I'm going to do priority mail so it arrives to you before Christmas :)   

Leave a comment below telling me what your favorite holiday dessert is.


Contest closed! 

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Congratulations Michelle!  Thank you all for entering! 


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This contest is open to U.S. residents and will end December  20th @  8:00am.  The winner will be notified via email. 

Gooseberry Patch provided me with a cookbook, however the opinions expressed are my own!
 

330 comments:

  1. There are so many wonderful desserts associated with the holidays that it is difficult to chose only one! Growing up, my mom's pecan pie was one of the things that made the holidays special! She has been gone for 9 years but I have wonderful memories of her in the kitchen mixing up all those goodies for us to eat!

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  2. I love anything pumpkin...pumpkin pie, pumpkin roll, pumpkin cheesecake, and the list goes on and on. :O)

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  4. I just followed Flour Me With love on pinterest. :O)

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  5. I already follow Gooseberry Patch on facebook.

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  6. I already follow Gooseberry Patch on pinterest.

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  7. I've never made scones before! These are so neat :D And I love the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks; they are so full of cute and interesting gift ideas!

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  8. I love scones and so does my mom !!!

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  9. My favorite holiday dessert is my mom's homemade peanut butter fudge!

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  10. Hi Lisa,

    What a sweet holiday giveaway! My favorite holiday dessert is a wonderful red cherry pie smothered with whipped cream! Simple, but perfect for me!

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  11. I have followed you on Twitter already too.

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  12. I follow you on Pinterest too.

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  13. I have followed Gooseberry Patch on Facebook already.

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  14. I have followed you on Google Friend Connect for a long long time now. :-) Lastly, Love these scones!!!!

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  15. My favorite Christmas treat has to be spritz cookies! Thanks for the fun give-away:@)

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  16. Oh my to choose a favorite dessert...hmmm, I love pumpkin roll! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  17. My favorite Christmas goodie is clothespin cookies (aka mini cream horns). Your scones look yummy & I even have an unopened jar of devon creme to put on them.

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  18. I follow Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

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  19. I follow Gooseberry Patch on Pinterest.

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  20. I've been following you on Google Friend Connect.

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  21. I like homemade chocolate truffles.

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  22. My favorite holiday dessert is black russian cake.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  23. I follow gooseberry patch on pinterest.

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  24. I follow you on twitter. @cottageprims

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  25. I am subscribed to all your posts via email. I don't wanna miss a one. =)

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  26. My favorite dessert is cheesecake. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  34. Mine is the stand by, sugar cookies!

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  35. My favorite dessert is pie - any kind! Apple, Pumpkin, Mince, Coconut Cream! and wait! any kind of pumpkin anything! and...

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  36. My favorite holiday dessert is classic sugar cookies - frosted, of course!

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  40. I follow Gooseberry Patch on Pinterest.

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  41. I follow Flour Me With Love on Pinterest.

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  43. Our is homemade fudge and Christmas Crack

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  44. plain old sugar cookies with thick sugary bad-for-you icing!

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  45. I "like" Gooseberry Patch on Facebook (foodhussy)

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  46. Homemade cut out sugar cookies with icing and sprinkles.

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  48. my favorite holiday recipe is pumpkin rolls

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  49. i LOVE scones!! But my favorite holiday dessert is good old fashioned pumpkin pie. even better......pumpkin cheesecake!

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  50. Old fashioned Swedish spritz cookies.

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  51. love gooseberry and flour me with love on facebook
    my favorite is good ole sugar cookies decorated

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  52. WE make an Italian shortbread.... called Torta Sica....very basic recipe... flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla , lots and lots of butter... nuts if you like... Its a holiday treat at our house... that everyone looks forward to.... Traditonal way is to dip in wine...but we love to dunk in coffee!!!! Happy Happy Holidays Everywhere... Tiz the season to bake!!!!

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  53. My favorite dessert is chocolate pie!

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  54. WE make an Italian shortbread.... called Torta Sica....very basic recipe... flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla , lots and lots of butter... nuts if you like... Its a holiday treat at our house... that everyone looks forward to.... Traditonal way is to dip in wine...but we love to dunk in coffee!!!! Happy Happy Holidays Everywhere... Tiz the season to bake!!!!

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  56. Scones are really yummy! I follow you on facebook.

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  57. How do you choose a favorite dessert?!
    I love all of the different homemade cookies, fudge, buckeyes, cheesecake, pie...

    My mouth is watering in anticipation!

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  58. I follow on FB. I used to order from the Gooseberry Patch catalogs all the time, and miss them! My fav dessert is anything with chocolate and cocoanut in it!!!

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  59. I aalready follow gooseberry patch on Facebook

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  60. I love Gooseberry! Liked them on FB.
    My favorite treat is any kind of cookie!

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  61. Pumpkin pie and pumpkin roll I love pumpkin.

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  62. I follow flour me with love on Pinterest

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  63. Pumpkin pie and pumpkin roll I love pumpkin.

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  64. Pumpkin pie and pumpkin roll I love pumpkin.

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  65. Pumpkin pie and pumpkin roll I love pumpkin.

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  66. Pumpkin pie and pumpkin roll I love pumpkin.

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  67. Thanks for the detailed photos. Liked you on FB.

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  68. Choclate pie and peppermint crunch cookies.I follow gooseberry patch on face nook

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  69. One of my all time favorite CHRISTmas treats is the pecan sandie. It's always been my Mom's favorite, my Grandmother's favorite (Mama's Mom) & I have grown to love it too!
    I also tried a new recipe from GBP's book "Homemade Christmas" this week and fell in love with it....Sweet Cinnamon Pie.

    I've done all of the entry requirements...names will be under (Nichole or Frugal homelivin :twitter)

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  70. Great British mince pies! Thanks so much for the giveaway :)

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  71. Also, I follow Gooseberry Patch on Facebook!

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  72. I love any kind of pie, especially pumpkin this time of year.

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  73. I like Christmas cookies and fudge. My Christmas cookies are the best, I think it's the nutmeg.

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  74. I already follow Gooseberry patch. Thank you!

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  75. I liked Flour me with Love on Facebook

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  76. My favorite dessert candy is Divinity.

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  77. My favorite holiday yummy are my chewy ginger cookies

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  78. I liked both Flour Me with Love and Gooseberry Patch on Facebook. I think my favorite dessert is probably fudge, but I love all kinds of Christmas cookies, too.

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  79. Christmas cookies are my favorite Christmas dessert, but I can't choose which one :)

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  80. Liked Flour Me With Love on FB.

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  81. Everyone in my family loves the creamcheese ball that we make with our own smoked salmon! Even the picky little nieces and nephews gobble it down! :)

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  82. My fav is Chocolate Almond Butterballs....it's a recipe my grandmother used to make and I remember going next door to their house to help make them. Still my fav to make to this day! With my other grandmothers Spritz cookies as a close runner up!

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  85. My favorite is sugar cookie cutout & the marshmallow fudge. I already follow Flour Me with LOve on FB and pin interest.

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  86. I now follow Flour Me With Love on google.

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  87. Following your blog via google!

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  88. I liked Gooseberry patch on facebook.

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  89. I added my email, please send me some of these delicious recipes!

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  91. I'm following Gooseberry Patch on Pinterest.

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  92. I would love to have these books!!

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  94. birthday cake! my b'day is Dec. 24, so that's my favorite holiday dessert ;)

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  95. If you're talking about Christmas, it has to be homemade cookies, in particular Almond Cresents and my Mom's sugar cookies. If you're talking in general.. lol it would be WACKY CAKE!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE

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  97. If you're talking about Christmas, it has to be homemade cookies, in particular Almond Cresents and my Mom's sugar cookies. If you're talking in general.. lol it would be WACKY CAKE!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE

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  99. I love making cookies like Peanut Butter Cup Cookies. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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  101. I am a facebook fan of yours. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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  102. I am now a follower on FB for Flour Me With Love

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  103. I am a facebook fan of Gooseberry Patch. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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  106. My Chocolate Cream Pie and Pumpkin Pie love them both. : )

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  107. Love the recipes. Thank you! Darlene M.

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  108. Iced sugar cookies with...sprinkles. :)

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  109. My favorite holiday Dessert would have to b e my moms Chocolate chip, oatmeal,cherry and walnut cookies :) They are delish!! and her homemade fudge too!

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  110. My favorite holiday dessert was always grandmas no marshmallow fudge. Oh sooo good!

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  111. My favorite holiday dessert is eggnog ice cream

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  112. I used to grow my own pumpkins so pumpkin pie would be our favorite from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day.

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  113. I also Follow gooseberry patch and flour me with love on twitter, facebook, pinterest and I also get the emails :) Oh and Goggle account blogger follow :)

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  114. Cranberry chutney...smells delicious while cooking!

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  115. My favorite holiday dessert is fruit cake cookies.

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  116. banana pudding---christmas or any other time!!

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  118. I'm already a follower of Gooseberry Patch on Twitter

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  122. Since we have Christmas ham for dinner, we like to eat homemade apple crumb pie, along with the variety of Christmas cookies we have baked.

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  123. I like and follow GP on facebook

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  124. I enjoy all the wonderful recipes from Gooseberry and Flour Me with Love.

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  125. Also shared this giveaway on Facebook :)

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  126. This is the only time of the year when I make fudge & I die for fudge!

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  127. Apple pie is my favorite. debsweeps4@yahoo.com

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  128. My favorite Christmas recipe is that of my cut-out sugar cookies and my recipe for buttercream frosting that I got from my Mother. And the best part is that my kids love them, too.

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  131. I already like and follow Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.
    My favorite Christmas Dessert is from my Grandmother, Boston Cremes, and you don't use a mixer, you use a wooden spoon...

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  132. My fav recipe for Christmas is between two my Mom's pecan pie and my grandmother"s peanutbutter fudge

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  133. My favorite Christmas dessert is my White Chocolate Chip cookies with Craisins (and I am generous with the chips). My friends, family and neighbors look forward to them every Christmas. When I saw your Scone recipe, I decided to add the White Chocolate Chips and Craisins to it. I just finished them a little while ago and the are delicious and so beautiful with the red Craisins! I am going to wrap some up with a Christmas card and give them to everyone this year in place of the cookies. I'm sure they will be a big hit! Thanks for the Scone recipe. Merry Christas!

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  134. My Most FAV<3RITE COOKBOOKS , Ever <3 EVER <3 EVER !
    Merry Christmas Ladies and All At Gooseberry Patch and Happy 2013 !

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  136. I follow Gooseberry Patch and Flour Me with Love on Facebook. My favorite dessert during the holidays is fruitcake! I like to make it and I really like to eat it.

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  139. White Chocolate Christmas Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce and fresh cherries! Decadent and luxury is a bowl!

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  140. I liked Flour Me with Love on Facebook, followed Gooseberry Patch and Flour Me with Love on Pininterest, and followed Flour Me with Love on email. I love Flour Me with Love and Gooseberry Patch's recipes!

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  141. My favorite Holiday dessert is Cherry Cheesecake!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  142. Gooseberry Patch and Flour Me with Love on Facebook.My favorite holiday dessert is my mom's Coconut Pie!

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  143. My favorite Christmas recipe is a nut cake that my sweet mother always made. She is in heaven now but there are so many memories of her baking so many sweet things and especially that nut cake. She cooked each thing with so much love....I miss her but am thankful I will see her again one day.

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  144. I already "liked" the Gooseberry Patch FB page:)

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  145. I already followed Gooseberry Patch on Pinterest:)

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  146. My favorite holiday dessert is cookies. All different types.

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  147. I followed Flour me with Love on Pinterest:)

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  148. I "liked" Flour me with Love on Facebook:)

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  149. My favorite recipe is my peanut butter cookies with choc kiss in the middle. This cookie was my boyfriend's and know husband's favorite. I love to make it for him and our family still. I love your books.. You have some really nice recipes and neat pointers on the bottom of page.

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  150. My family and I all love Chocolate trifle and Mississippi Mud Pie. I guess you could say that we just love chocolate period!!! :)

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  151. I already like Gooseberry Patch on Facebook. (That is where I learned about you!)

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  152. My favorite is the chocolate covered peanut butter/pretzel balls! YUM! I also love that strawberry pretzel salad people make! Double yum!

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  153. I follow Gooseberry Patch on facebook! Katy A.

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  155. I like flour me with love on facebook! Katy A.

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  159. I love my Mom's Ginger Snap cookies dipped in melted butterscotch chips. They have been a stable at Christmas time for years. I have lost my copy of the recipe so been trying to contact her today to get it again. Because we live 3 provinces away from each other I won't be getting any this year. I have to bake my own! This recipe is definitely a tradition for our family. Merry Christmas to all.

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  160. My favorite recipe is pecan pie. I inherited this recipe from my great-grandmother and it is delicious.

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