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Taste Test Tuesday: Pepperidge Farm Carrot Cake Cookies

We hope you all had a wonderful Easter. On Easter during dinner we were having a conversation about cakes and cookies, and someone mentioned Pepperidge Farms Dessert Shop Cookie line that came out a few months ago. While talking about the the new cookies we decided that we would have them on the blog this week.

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These are a very soft cookie. The orange cookie is filled with nuts, pieces of carrots and white chocolate. A great snack idea, but beware you can eat the whole bag in one sitting; we did.

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Some may ask if this really tastes like carrot cake….Yes, it does but it’s not as intense of a flavor as you may think. We had some this morning with our coffee and then again as a dessert after lunch.

Try them out and let us know what you think. What do you think of cakes being made into cookie flavors?


Giveaway: Giant Cookie Cake

Good day rays of sunshine!! We have a giveaway just for you. Our friends over at Cookies Gifts & Baskets are giving away 3 giant cookie cakes (valued up to $35 each). Each winner is able to choose from over 16 different designs. Here are just some of their beautiful photos.

Big Cookies

They have chocolate chip and sugar cookie cakes available. Each cookie cake is made with love. You can add your own personal message on the cookie cakes for an additional $5.00. These cookie cakes make great gifts and are creative ways to send a message to your loved ones. Don’t want to bring a cake to a party? How about a cookie cake? Be sure to head over to Cookie & Gift Baskets and check them out.

Giveaway Rules:

Fill out your information using the rafflecopter widget below. Once you input your info you will be given a few more chances to win the giant cookie cake. All entries will be reviewed and duplicates will be disqualified.

All winners will be notified via email by the folks over at Cookies Gifts & Baskets to ensure proper mailing address. Winners will have three days to respond, if you do not respond by then you will forfeit your prize and a replacement winner will be selected.

Giveaway ends at midnight EST on Sunday February 24, 2013 and winners will be announced by Sunday March 3, 2013.

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Taste Test Tuesday: Nestlé Cookie-Brownie Delight

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! Grab a seat at the counter, fill your plate with a snack and let’s get started.

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While out shopping for a quick dessert option for Super Bowl Sunday we spotted this chocolate beauty. Combining brownies and your favorite chocolate chip cookies is double treat you can beat.

No more having to pick just one dessert, you can have two-in-one….yummy!

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Everything you need comes in the box, just add butter, water and 1 egg. Once you make each of the batters, you can later them in a 8×8 pan or be creative like we did and put them in a muffin pan.

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We loved the idea of putting them in the muffin pan, it makes them much more personable; everyone has their own treat.

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After baking in the oven for 20 minutes and the aroma of chocolate is filling the kitchen, these chocolate delights are done.

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We set up these treats and they were gone by halftime. The box only makes 1 dozen, so you may need to buy more than one box.

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The gooey chocolate, fudge brownies and chewy cookie mixture makes things all better. This was a great treat when you are in a rush or end up with unexpected company. Goes well with coffee, milk, hot chocolate or tea.

Best part….. It was $3.00 at Walmart!!!

We hope you enjoyed today’s post and we’re glad you stopped by. If you see something that you would like us to feature on the blog, let us know.


Taste Test Tuesday: Coffee-Mate Holiday Flavors

Good day everyone, thanks for stopping by the kitchen today. The holiday season is here and many companies have brought out their holiday flavors. You know those flavors that you only get this time of year, like Peppermint and Eggnog. How many of you crave Egg Nog in April or even July? One of our readers Ms. Stacey from Plano, Texas asked us to review the holiday flavors of coffee creamers.

Coffee -Mate Creamers

This year there are five flavors of holiday creamer from Coffee – Mate. Each of these flavors brings out memories of favorite holiday foods.The flavors are: Eggnog Latte, Pecan Praline, Peppermint Mocha, and Pumpkin Spice, Warm Cinnamon Sugar Cookie.

All four flavors are available in liquid form. Peppermint Mocha and Pumpkin Spice are available as a sugar-free option with Peppermint Mocha and Pumpkin Spice available in a powder form as well.

Eggnog Latte – If you are a fan of eggnog this is for you. A smooth rich taste that gives you the taste of creamy eggnog added to your favorite morning latte.

Pecan Praline – We wait for this one every year. Some people have even requested that it be made available year round. Sweet nutty flavor of pecans dipped in sugar syrup added to your coffee is sure to get your day started.

Peppermint Mocha – Think candy canes and rich chocolate. That’s what you get when you combine these two great flavors.

Pumpkin Spice – A great way to kick off the holiday season. A combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice and anise makes up this wonderful flavor of a pumpkin pie.

Warm Cinnamon Sugar Cookie – This is exactly what it says. A hot sugar cookie fresh out the oven with just a hint of cinnamon on top.

We really enjoyed tasting these flavors and we thank Ms. Stacey for the recommendation. Remember you don’t have to use coffee creamer just for coffee. Add it to your baking goods. Works well with scones, tiramisu, cookies, muffins.

Thank you for joining us for Taste Test Tuesday. If you would like us to review a product for you, send us an email at southernrootskitchen [at] Gmail [dot] com.


Taste Test Tuesday: Cookies & Corks

Happy Tuesday Everyone! We hope your Thanksgiving holiday was filled with love, laughter, friends and family. Ours was great, we truly enjoyed ourselves.

As you know we attended Metro Cooking DC at the beginning of this month. While we were there we had the chance to sample a lot of food. One thing we came home with was some cookies from Cookies & Corks. This company has created sweet and savory cookies that are to be eaten with wine. The cookies come in very creative flavors like sea salt, lemon, sage, apricot, dark chocolate and espresso.

You can purchase cookies to be paired with white wine, red wine and sparkling wine. The distinct flavors of the cookies paired with the wine are a great match. Most people would just pair wine with cheese, but don’t worry there are cheese flavored cookies to appeal to your taste buds. We had our friends and family try the cookies over the holiday weekend. Everyone took turns sampling the cookies with the corresponding wines. Ginger Molasses, Shortbread and Zesty Lemon were the favorites.

There is even a wine pairing guide to help you with the process. Each box of cookies is $7.95 and makes a great hostess gift for this time of year.

Red Wine Pairing Box

 

White Wine Pair Box

 

Sparkling Wine Pairing Box

 

Cookies & Corks great job on the flavor combinations we can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

Be sure to check out their site, they have a holiday sale going on right now. You don’t want to miss this.