Crispy Pecan Cookies

Recipes, Sweet Treats

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Three of my favorite things in the world are cookies, dinner parties and kitchen appliances…and not in that order.

I especially love it when all three things merge: using kitchen appliances to bake cookies for a dinner party.

Recently I was contacted by Del Webb, a home building company that has partnered with KitchenAid to encourage philanthropy and community this summer with 1,000 Cooks for the Cure,  which challenges America to host 1,000 dinner parties to raise money for breast cancer research and community outreach programs.

The annual event has raised nearly $8 million since 2001 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. I’m all about supporting good causes and this one is no different.

Giveaway – NOW CLOSED

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To help you do more baking for dinner parties (everybody does that, right?) and to support the 1,000 Cooks for a Cure program, I’m giving away your choice of one KitchenAid Seven Speed Hand Mixer ($79.99) OR one KitchenAid 5-Speed Artisan Series Blender ($129.99).

The Rules:

  • Leave a comment here that answers the following questions: what is the first thing you’ll make with the blender OR hand mixer if you win?
  • Anonymous comments: leave your email address in the comment field so I can reach you.
  • This contest will close on Thursday, July 21 at 11:59PM CST and one winner, chosen via random.org, will be announced by Friday, July 22. I will notify you via email and you will have 72 hours to respond before I choose a new winner.
  • Contest open to US & Canada Residents only.

For Additional Entries:

  • Follow me on Twitter and re-tweet the following message: Win a great @KitchenAidUSA gadget from In Good Taste (cc @MarisCallahan) in honor of the 1,000 Cooks for a Cure program: http://bit.ly/oNkMvy.
  • Become a fan of In Good Taste on Facebook.
  • Suggest that your friends become a fan of In Good Taste on Facebook.
  • Please leave one comment for each entry.
Crispy Pecan Cookies
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Recipe type: Sweet Treats
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Serves: 2 dozen cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups (8-ounces) chopped pecans
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅔ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Prepare the pecans: Place the pecan pieces on a baking sheet and toast them for 8-10 minutes, tossing them every 2 minutes to make sure they aren't burning (this can happen rather quickly).Once the nuts have cooled, put ¾ cup of them into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until pecans are just ground - the mixture should be a little thicker than sand.
  3. Place the chopped and ground pecans into a large bowl and add the flour, salt and baking soda. In another bowl, or in the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg, then the vanilla extract and beat until all items are well combined, like frosting.
  4. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Form the dough into 2-inch balls, and roll the balls in the sugar-salt mixture until coated. Place the balls on a baking sheet 3 inches apart.
  5. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes, until they appear golden brown. Let cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing. Makes 24-30 cookies, depending on how large you roll them.
Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Del Webb and KitchenAid. I was not provided with complimentary product or compensation of any kind. The words and opinions expressed here are my own.

 

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  • Reply
    Tammi
    July 24, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I am a fan on Facebook!!!
    Tammi Roy

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    Tammi
    July 24, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I’m sure the first thing I would make is smoothies with the kids – they love them, and so nice to beat the summer heat!

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    edmontonjb
    July 21, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I would make a strawberry smoothie in the blender

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    Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    July 21, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I would make a smooth green smoothie 🙂 My blender sucks!

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    Sue
    July 21, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    My blender broke yesterday! With all the fresh fruit available this time of the year, my husband makes the most wonderful smoothies every morning for breakfast. We went w/o this am and will do so again tomorrow, because work is getting in the way of a new blender purchase. Such sad faces on our children! We need smoothies in the morning with the record heat wave hitting the midwest! Also, love the pink blender. I helped start the Komen organization locally, and am proud of each any every opportunity to enhance awareness for breast cancer research.

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    Linda
    July 21, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I would use it to make malts!

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    Schmidty
    July 21, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I am following you on FB (Rust Hawk)

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    Schmidty
    July 21, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I tweeted http://twitter.com/rusthawk/status/94094548539686914

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    Schmidty
    July 21, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I would make strawberry smoothies with the blender!

  • Reply
    Kim T
    July 21, 2011 at 9:21 am

    I will make another one of my tasty Smoothies that I drink twice a day so that I can continue to lose weight & be healthy. 🙂

  • Reply
    Taylor
    July 21, 2011 at 8:28 am

    And I like you on FB!

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    Taylor
    July 21, 2011 at 8:27 am

    I tweeted 🙂

  • Reply
    Taylor
    July 21, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I would make a chilled soup to cool me down in the blender!

  • Reply
    mzt1
    July 21, 2011 at 7:59 am

    The first thing I would make with the hand mixer would be one a yummy chocolate mousse. My old Hamilton Beach hand mixer (circa 1970s) belongs in the Smithsonian!!!

  • Reply
    Ruth
    July 21, 2011 at 2:17 am

    You can never have enough cookie recipes! And pecans are one of my favourite nuts, so these are perfect. Thankyou!

  • Reply
    sheila @ Elements
    July 20, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    The cookies sound wonderful! Do they taste a lot like pecan sandies? I’m sitting here wishing a had several of them! 🙂

  • Reply
    Aparna E.
    July 20, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    And OK, they aren’t EXACTLY pecan sandies, but I never met a cookie with a nut I didn’t love 🙂

  • Reply
    Aparna E.
    July 20, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Duh Maris, I’m already a fan of yours on FB! <3 (^_^)

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    Aparna E.
    July 20, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    I already follow you on twitter! Here’s the tweet for the contest:
    http://twitter.com/#!/notaleaf/statuses/93887670127820801

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    Aparna E.
    July 20, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Awesome cause! Pecan sandies are one of my faves. If I won, I’d want the blender and the first thing I’d make is a mango lassi!! Yum!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook
    July 20, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    I love the pink kitchen gadgets! Your pecan cookies look delicious. I haven’t had cookies like this for a long time. Make me crave for them right now. I don’t even bake cookies…. this has to be changed this year! Well I can’t have any more gadgets in my kitchen and I’m fan of yours everywhere, so I hope someone will win this giveaway! 🙂

  • Reply
    naomi
    July 20, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Great cause! And I love the cookies. Pecan sandies are a fav of mine.

  • Reply
    Wanda
    July 20, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I’m a new fan on FB (Wanda Staton Galloway)… YAY!!

  • Reply
    Wanda
    July 20, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    How pretty! I would happily make a wet chocolate cake & or salsa!!!

  • Reply
    Becca H
    July 20, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I shared about the giveaway on Facebook (I tagged you)

  • Reply
    Becca H
    July 20, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I follow you on Facebook

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    Becca H
    July 20, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    I follow you on Twitter via @itsyummilicious and I Tweeted on 7/20

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    Becca H
    July 20, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    I think pink appliances are BEYOND adorable! I would choose the blender, because there are times when I am just ACHING for shaved Italian ice… not to mention, smoothies 🙂

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    Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen
    July 20, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Yummy! These pecan cookies look incredible! I tweeted about your awesome giveaway! I would have to make a Piña colada first…it’s super hot here! 😉

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    Tessa
    July 20, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I’d be making smoothies – with my new favorite thing, almond milk!

  • Reply
    Jessica
    July 20, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Count me in! I would make a batch of smoothies/popsicle mix to freeze stat.

  • Reply
    mandy
    July 20, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    And I’m a fan of the blog on Facebook. =)

  • Reply
    mandy
    July 20, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I also follow you on twitter.

  • Reply
    mandy
    July 20, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Great giveaway! If I were to win the mixer I would make cookies. Or if I won the blender I think some adult beverages would definitely be in order.

  • Reply
    Genevieve
    July 20, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I just burned out my blender a few days ago trying to blend frozen strawberries…so I’m looking for a more powerful blender like this one so that I can make more delicious smoothies!

  • Reply
    Olga @ MangoTomato
    July 20, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I follow you on Twitter.

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    Olga @ MangoTomato
    July 20, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    i’ll try my luck again 😉
    would love the pink mixer! I think I’d make a batch of cookies using it with dried cherries, macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips.

  • Reply
    5 Star Foodie
    July 20, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    A very cool giveaway 🙂 And those pecan cookies sure look scrumptious!

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    cakewhiz
    July 20, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    awesome giveaway! if i won, i would make smoothies … they would be perfect for this warm summer!

    i have only used pecans in brownies but i may have to try your cookie recipe too since i am positive i would love them 🙂

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    Cristina
    July 20, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Hi Maris! What a fantastic giveaway and promotion with Del Webb. Kudos to you for hosting it. Luv the color of the hand mixer, hope I’m the one you pick! 🙂 Should I be the lucky winner, the first thing I’d probably use it for is to beat egg whites.

    Luv this cookie recipe, as I not only luv, luv cookies and nuts…I luv pecan sandies. These have to be good with 2 cups of pecans.

    Hope you’re have a good week and good luck to all the entrants!

  • Reply
    Malerie C.
    July 20, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Became a FB fan!

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    Malerie C.
    July 20, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I would use the blender to make a smoothie. My current blender cannot do ice, so sad for a blender!

  • Reply
    Megan S
    July 20, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    I would use the mixer for real whipped cream!!

  • Reply
    The Food Hunter
    July 20, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    If I won I use the mixer to make these cookies…I’d sell them to raise money for the cure

  • Reply
    Rachel W.
    July 20, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    AND I’m a fan on FB.

  • Reply
    Rachel W.
    July 20, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I follow you on twitter!

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    Rachel W.
    July 20, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    I would make some vegan chocolate chip cookies. BOOM.

  • Reply
    Kristie O.
    July 20, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted 🙂

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    Kristie O.
    July 20, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I follow you on Facebook

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    Kristie O.
    July 20, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Smoothies!! I love Smoothies and need a good blender!!

  • Reply
    Virginia
    July 20, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I’m following you on Twitter and I tweeted!

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    Virginia
    July 20, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    I’m already a fan on Facebook! 🙂

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    Virginia
    July 20, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    I would make a fresh strawberry smoothie with the blender! Yum yum!

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    Natalie
    July 20, 2011 at 11:27 am

    So gutted that I’m not a US or Canada resident! I’ve wanted a Kitchen Aid for so long. The first thing I would make would be a perfect passionfriut pavlova, with your pecan cookies crumbled on the on the top, they sound gorgeous!

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    Lisa @ Tarte du Jour
    July 20, 2011 at 11:12 am

    I lost my dear mother to cancer this year and so I’m very grateful that you are helping to raise money for a cure!! Your contribution in helping to stop this disease is so important. Thank you!!! I just got a new blender and mixer last Christmas so I don’t need them but I’m sure some lucky winner will definitely enjoy them!! Great giveaway!

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    Elle @ We can begin to feed...
    July 20, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Wonderul giveaway…. I would be making some peanut butter and banana cooked oats right away!

    Your pecan cookies look lovely. Thanks.

  • Reply
    TobyD
    July 20, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I suggested my friends check out your site on FB – hope they come and enjoy!

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    TobyD
    July 20, 2011 at 10:20 am

    I have already liked you on FB!

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    TobyD
    July 20, 2011 at 10:20 am

    I would make shakes for my girls!!!

  • Reply
    sweetlife
    July 20, 2011 at 9:49 am

    great giveaway for a wonderful cause!! yummy cookies!!

  • Reply
    natalie (the sweets life)
    July 20, 2011 at 9:39 am

    I would love the handheld mixer (I only have a stand mixer)—I’d probably make some cupcakes! 🙂

  • Reply
    Emma
    July 20, 2011 at 9:37 am

    I love dinner parties too, but my apartment is so small… any chance you are giving away apartment renovations as well?

    I’m pretty happy with my sketchy hand mixer that lights up green inside when it’s working too hard, but I’m not so happy with my ghetto blender that I adopted several years ago. It’s sad. I bet I could blend up my old blender in this new one. Or I could make a nice rhubarb slush. Perfect for the hot heat of the afternoon!

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    Ali Grace
    July 20, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Fun! I’d definitely make a smoothie with fresh berries/peaches in the blender. And with the hand mixer… I’d want to make a meringue for a lemon pie or banana pudding.

  • Reply
    Suki
    July 20, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Strawberry shakes – my favorite!

  • Reply
    Dana
    July 20, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I am a fan of In Good Taste on FB!

  • Reply
    Dana
    July 20, 2011 at 9:10 am

    I follow you and I tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/danacooks/status/93683970167947264

  • Reply
    Amanda
    July 20, 2011 at 9:10 am

    with a pretty pink mixer, i would mix up a cake for my anniversary that is coming up – thinking red velvet!

  • Reply
    Dana
    July 20, 2011 at 9:08 am

    I love cookies, dinner parties and appliances, too! Sadly, I don;t have a proper Blender 🙁 If I won, the first thing I would make with the blender is a delicious peanutbutter smoothie!

  • Reply
    Ashley L
    July 20, 2011 at 9:07 am

    I would make gluten free cookies for my daughter or a smoothie with fruit that she isn’t allergic to.

    Thanks for this amazing give-a-way. <3

  • Reply
    Laurie
    July 20, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I think I would make pesto with the new blender……

  • Reply
    Laurie
    July 20, 2011 at 8:59 am

    already follow on FB….love it!

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    Laurie
    July 20, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Just retweeted! @KitchenAidUSA gadget from In Good Taste (cc @MarisCallahan) in honor of the 1,000 Cooks for a Cure program: bit.ly/oNkMvy

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    Stacey
    July 20, 2011 at 8:58 am

    milkshakes with the blender!! Yummy!

  • Reply
    Nikki Redding
    July 20, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Mash potatoes and Mudslides!!! Yum-o

  • Reply
    Casey
    July 20, 2011 at 8:43 am

    I would make a homemade milkshake with the blender…. yum!

  • Reply
    Marisa Voorhees, The Food-Sensitive Foodie
    July 20, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Following on Facebook!

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    Marisa Voorhees, The Food-Sensitive Foodie
    July 20, 2011 at 8:38 am

    I tweeted twice!

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    Logan
    July 20, 2011 at 7:53 am

    I would use the blender to make a green smoothie to get my day going!

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    Kathryn
    July 20, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Those look delicious!!! I actually think cookies would be high on my list of things to make!

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    Kitchen Belleicious
    July 20, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Oh boy those cookies are just eating at me to make them like this morning. No time to waste they look that good. As far as the giveaway- AWESOME! The first thing I would make would be a fun and healthy smoothie for my son and I on this hot afternoon!

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    Alli
    July 20, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Either whip some egg whites for a merguine pie or blend a green smoothie. Depends if I am feeling healthy or naughty.

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    Blond Duck
    July 20, 2011 at 6:47 am

    The first thing I would make with this mixer is cinnamon rolls. I’ve been craving them since Christmas. Damn my husband’s diet!

    I’ll send you a dozen. And the judges.

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    Jen
    July 20, 2011 at 6:29 am

    I would use this to make smoothies and milkshakes. Thanks for hosting!

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    Jen
    July 20, 2011 at 6:27 am

    I am following you on twitter and retweeted!

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    Joanne
    July 20, 2011 at 6:21 am

    This post is FULL of crazy awesomeness! (a) Cookies…ummm these look amazing. Cookie cravings have now officially set in.

    (b) yay for good causes!

    (c) I really need a blender in my life. There is many a milkshake that needs to be made!

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    Barbara
    July 20, 2011 at 6:12 am

    A wonderful cause, Maris! And a super giveaway. My hand mixer is so old half the time it doesn’t work. I love having one because it’s easier for making cookies than hauling out the big Kitchen Aid mixer. So I’d use it quite a bit. Easy to store too.
    (Yummy cookie recipe!)

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    Liz
    July 20, 2011 at 5:52 am

    I shared your facebook page with my friends~

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    Liz
    July 20, 2011 at 5:52 am

    I am a facebook fan~

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    Liz
    July 20, 2011 at 5:48 am

    Off to tweet about your giveaway~

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    Liz
    July 20, 2011 at 5:35 am

    I had to pop over after your comment on my post this morning gave me my first giggle of the day 🙂 And here I find you’re doing such a wonderful giveaway for a fabulous cause…brava!!! OK, I would choose the hand mixer (I have a much older version which I adore)…and I’d make a batch of cookies like your delicious pecan sandies, one of my childhood favorites. YUM…off to tweet and share~

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    JasmyneTea
    July 20, 2011 at 1:21 am

    What a lovely idea! It’s philanthropic AND delicious. I’m definitely going to have to give your cookie recipe a go, I bet they’re amazing! 🙂

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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    July 20, 2011 at 12:57 am

    What a fabulous idea! Everyone loves a dinner party (well you and I do hehe) and that’s a great prize. These cookies look wonderful. Suddenly my afternoon cup of tea looks a bit lonely 😛

  • Reply
    Felicia
    July 19, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    I retweeted this awesome giveaway and cause: https://twitter.com/#!/fwoodward/status/93534981380505600

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    Felicia
    July 19, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Oh how I love thee, 5-speed Artisan blender! I would make a lemonade and strawberry smoothie! And then another, and another…

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    Kristin
    July 19, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    The first thing I would make… hmmm, I would have to say some sort of smoothie 🙂

  • Reply
    Betty @ scrambled hen fruit
    July 19, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Those cookies look yummy! I’d definitely have to make a smoothie in the blender! 🙂

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    Katie
    July 19, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I’d make eggless cookie dough…again! 🙂 I bet it’d be fabulous with white chocolate chips, too!

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    Leanne Blevins
    July 19, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I’d love that beautiful blender and the first thing I’d make is my chilled avocado and cucumber soup – YUM – perfect for those hot summer nights!

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    Erin@TheFoodMentalist
    July 19, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Your cookies look delightful. I too share your three loves. The LOVE the pink kitchen aid appliances – just gorgeous!!!!!. I just wish the comp was open to Australian residents too 🙁

    Great post xx

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    Reeni
    July 19, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    I tweeted!

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    Reeni
    July 19, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    I don’t often crave cookies but these caused me to have one! I am using a mixer with one beater right now and would love to win one – I would make cookies!!!!

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    Marisa Voorhees
    July 19, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    I have been wishin’, hopin’, and prayin’ for a hand mixer and pink makes it all the better! I’d whip up some gluten-free, dairy-free sweet rose ginger snaps. Once baked, they’d be destined for a rendezvous with a scoop of vanilla Coconut Bliss.

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray
    July 19, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I’m also a fan of In Good Taste on Facebook.

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray
    July 19, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I follow you on Twitter, and I tweeted the contest.

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray
    July 19, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    I would definitely use the blender to make myself a wonderfully cool and icy cookies and cream milkshake. With temperatures so high the thermometer literally cannot even register them (I know you all sympathize!), that’s all I’m dreaming about right now.

  • Reply
    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes
    July 19, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Using kitchen appliances to bake cookies for a dinner party sounds like a perfect afternoon to me too.

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    Emily
    July 19, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    I’m also a fan on facebook 🙂

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    Emily
    July 19, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I would definitely make a banana milkshake with the blender. They are my absolute favorite!

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    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    July 19, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Yay! what a great giveaway and a great cause. I would make an ultra super smooth green monster smoothie, because my blender is on the fritz and lately my green monsters have not been very smooth (gross).

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    Lisa from Lisas Yarns
    July 19, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Look at your with the great giveaways! I would choose the handmixer and I would probably make this apple dip for my co-workers. It’s so simple, but so easy – cream cheese, brown sugar, and vanilla. Mmmm… So so good. Granted, I don’t eat cream cheese anymore, so I would have to make it and then not eat… unless I used Tofutti cream cheese and I don’t know if I could get away with that substitution as I fear my co-workers would def taste the difference!

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    Suziee
    July 19, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    My daughter’s birthday cake using the hand mixer.

    Thanks for the opportunity! LOVE the cookie recipe, too.

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    Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking
    July 19, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I’m a FB fan!

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
    July 19, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    fun post! I would probably let my kids make smoothies. They have become pros!

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    Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking
    July 19, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Good looking cookies!
    I would definitely whip some egg white with the mixer to make some meringues. Haven’t tried those yet and my hand mixer is on the fritz.

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    Foodie Ann
    July 19, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    I follow the site in Facebook.:)

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    Foodie Ann
    July 19, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    I make milk shakes…:)

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    Simply Life
    July 19, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    oh these cookies look perfect!

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    Courtney
    July 19, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Just liked you on FB! 🙂

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    lynn @ the actor's diet
    July 19, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    i tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/actorsdiet

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    lynn @ the actor's diet
    July 19, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    DUDE that blender is so cute! i’d make a smoothie with spinach tossed in so i don’t have to eat it.

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    Courtney
    July 19, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Fun, Maris! I would use the blender for a tasty summer beverage called a BBC (Bailey’s, Bananas, and Colada). Yummy!

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    Anne @ Baking Me
    July 19, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    I am a facebook fan!

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    Anne @ Baking Me
    July 19, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    The first thing I would make with the mixer would definitely be a cake! I would love to try the pecan cookies, they look great!

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    sarah
    July 19, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I think I would make crepes in the blender. What a beautiful gift. The cookies look good too. Cookies are the perfect dessert.

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    alyssa - fashion fitness foodie
    July 19, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    If I win the handmixer I will be making a batch of these cookies! I am a cookie craver lately!!

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    Kathleen
    July 19, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    These cookies look fab! I’d love to make a double batch of these babies with a new mixer

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    Melissa
    July 19, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    My hand mixer is a cheapie on it’s last leg and this KA one is awesome! The first thing I’d make would probably be my brother’s wedding cake. He asked, and I can’t say no…especially to family, so come August, I’ll be making my first 3 tiered fondant covered cake! Yum!

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    yummychunklet
    July 19, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Ooh, definitely gazpacho soup in the blender! I already have pink “breast cancer awareness” knives to match the blender!

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    nina
    July 19, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    oh wow this recipe looks great! i would try whipping up a batch of these cookies with a new mixer! or smoothies with a new blender. =)

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      Christina
      July 20, 2011 at 9:43 am

      I’d make buckeyes for my friend Mel. She needs all the little pick-me-ups she can get, she works hard and takes care of her young son who was just declared cancer free two months ago. 🙂

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    rebecca
    July 19, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    great cookies wish i was better at them

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    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos
    July 19, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    tweeted away and i already like you on facebook/follow you on twitter :). ooo i hope i win!!! 😀

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    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos
    July 19, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    first of all, who can say no to pecans in cookies? yummmy!! what a fun giveaway! i’ve been dying to make gluten free bread (with yeast)! 😀

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    emily (a nutritionist eats)
    July 19, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    A smoothie in the blender! For some reason I gave ours away and now I’m kind of wishing we had it… 🙂

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    July 19, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    FB Fan

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    July 19, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    what is the first thing you’ll make with the blender OR hand mixer if you win? = a smoothie OR cookies 🙂

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    Roz
    July 19, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Hi Maris, great looking cookies! If I got a new blender, I’d make smoothies with it (followed closely by a cocktail – just to test the ice crushing setting of course! 🙂 ), and if I got a new mixer, I’d make some cupcakes. If I could choose which to win, I’d go for the blender. Have a wonderful day!!!

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    amy @ fearless homemaker
    July 19, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    those crispy pecan cookies look amazing! no need to enter me into the giveaway – i luckily already have a mixer + blender. =) but i still wanted to stop in + compliment those cookies!

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    Kay
    July 19, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I’m a fan of In Good Taste on Facebook!

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    Kay
    July 19, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I Tweeted the giveaway @kay819

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    Kay
    July 19, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    The cookies look delicious! I need a new blender for my morning smoothies and this one would match my pink stand mixer!

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    melissa@IWasBornToCook
    July 19, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I’m a fan on Facebook already.

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    melissa@IWasBornToCook
    July 19, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Margaritas…mmmm 🙂

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    Erica
    July 19, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I do not have a hand mixer and would absolutely love one! The first thing I’d make with it? Mashed potatoes!

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    Kara
    July 19, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Ooh, I think I’d make lemon merangine pie! What a pretty hand mixer to beat those eggs into deliciousness!

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    Kelly
    July 19, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Chocolate milk shake! Yum!

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    Nelly Rodriguez
    July 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    I like IGT on FB 🙂

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    Nelly Rodriguez
    July 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    I tweeted and follow you on Twitter 🙂

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    Nelly Rodriguez
    July 19, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I’d use the blender to blend the mixture for flan…I miss flan. I must make flan!

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    Nicole
    July 19, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I would make a really fresh fruit smoothie in the blender!

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    Katherine
    July 19, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Hi, Maris. I’m with Greg, so I guess I’d be making margaritas too. I would get a kick out of winning a pink blender for him. (If multiple entries per household are allowed.) Also, I just liked you on Facebook. Love your blog!

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    Greg
    July 19, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Margaritas! So obviously, I’d be choosing the mixer. Great cookies too.

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    claire
    July 19, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    I like you on Facebook now and am already following you on twitter! I also tweeted the giveaway!

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    claire
    July 19, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    ah! I would make mashed potatoes with the mixer! We have such an old school mixing set that my husband had forever, so we desperately need a new one! What a great giveaway!

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