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CoTM October 2019: Fat Jack O'Lantern

That was the first day that my day as the owner of Top Shelf Cookies didn’t go according to plan (spoiler alert – it would not be the last either) I got a phone call asking if I could make 200 pumpkin cookies for an event at Sam Adams brewery in 2 days.

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CoTM August 2019 - The Flood

  When I was a kid, Hazel always bought molasses cookies, I’m not sure why we never made them. Probably because there were no chocolate chips to liberate from the yellow bag. I always loved the soft chewy texture of those store bought cookies. When we launched Top Shelf Cookies, we had (and still do!)  a chewy gingerbread cookie called Ginger Chews – to indicate that they weren’t snaps, it’s also made more special by adding candied ginger to it. It’s one of our more popular cookies. People ask for them year round, once I even had a very grouchy older gentleman yell at me at a farmers market that ginger molasses wasn’t just for the holidays. I think he...

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CoTM July 2019: Green Monster Mint

I went to Girl Scout camp for free because of Girl Scout cookies.  My mom didn't put up the order form at work either, back in my day I lived in a large apartment complex and I went door to door selling Girl Scout cookies.  Thin Mints were my favorite.  I always try to buy some from any Girl Scouts in my life.  I learned some valuable lessons from going door to door when it was still safe to do so! When I happened upon these vibrant green mint chips, I knew I had to make a grown-up version of my childhood favorite.  I wanted to make a chewy dark cookie (fun fact, we use a little bit of black...

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CoTM June 2019: Lemon Drop D'Light

  I am a diehard Dunkin' Donuts gal, like I drink iced french vanilla regular coffees like it's my job.  But, at night or sometimes when I need to just relax I really like to drink hot tea. So, a lot of times when I'm done working for the day or maybe after dinner if I'm not done working for the day, I'll have a cup of tea.  I like lemon tea, but I never really found one that I LOVED.  So, typical me - I started messing around with it.  Somehow, I googled lemon sugar.  I like sugar in my tea, sue me.  So, I started keeping sugar combined with lemon zest in my pantry.  It's delightful and I...

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