November Bakin’ Friends

November 30, 2012

It’s the last day of November and that means it Bakin’ Friends reveal day!

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This month our secret ingredient was CRANBERRIES. (Every time I say secret ingredient I feel like the Chairman on Iron Chef).

Cranberries are the perfect fall baking ingredient. Fresh, dried, juiced, chopped, any type will do.

My cranberry goodies came from Erin of The Spiffy Cookie who sent me fabulous box of super cute cookies. When I tore open my box it was packed with super fun confetti, which I love because it’s like Christmas and tearing open a gift, rummaging through the tissue paper to find the goodies. The first goodie I found was a cupcake, a cupcake rattle!! AWE! I thought it was the cutest thing ever!

Then I found three, yes, THREE sleeves of cookies. Could this box be any better?

No, because all I need in like is cupcake rattles and cookies.

These cookies were incredible for three reasons. #1 they’re pink…and we all know that my favorite color is pink. #2 they were dipped in white chocolate!! #3 they were rimmed with sprinkles. I mean, a cookie doesn’t get much better than that!

I immediately turned in to the cookie monster. These White Chocolate Cranberry Shortbread Cookies were to die for! They were a little crumbly like shortbread cookies are supposed to be, but the were so moist, not dry at all. And the cranberries were just sweet enough to make you want to eat another seven cookies.

I think these cookies are going to be added to my holiday cookie round up because they so good that they need to be shared.

Wanna join this fun baking group? Send me an email at stephsbitebybite@gmail.com!

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Bakin’ Friends is all about connecting bakers, bloggers, foodies, and people who just like sweets! We’re in the business of baking and making friends!

Each month we will be baking goodies, with a secret ingredient, to send out to one another. I’ll let you know at the beginning of the month what secret ingredient we’re using. It might be chocolate, it might be maple syrup, it may be bacon, whatever it is though you’ll be required to use it (unless there’s an allergy to the ingredient) in your baked goody.

On the 6th of each month you will be paired up with a Bakin’ Friend. You’ll contact your newly appointed Bakin’ Friend to see if they have any allergies or dietary restrictions and you’ll also get their mailing address. Then you’ll bake your goody and have it in the mail and on its way to your new Bakin’ Friend by the 16th of each month. You’ll of course want to include the recipe for your baked goody so that your new friend can recreate the yummies at home! How cute would it be if we all did our recipes on vintage recipe cards, just sayin’!

Then, on the last day of the month we’ll post about who our new Bakin’ Friend is, what they baked, and how they used the secret ingredient. (This group right now is only open to US and Canadian residents. US residents will be paired with US residents, and Canadian residents with Canadian residents)

Are you ready to make some new friends? Then send an email to stephsbitebybite(at)gmail(dot)com with Bakin’ Friends in the subject. Emails MUST be received before the 2nd of each month so that I have time to get all the match ups done. Please make sure to include your full name, your email address, your blog name and URL (if applicable), and whether you live in the US or Canada.

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