Dustpan Cookies Housewarming Gift

Fun and funny gift!


Attach the poem:

While baking you some cookies,
there was knocking at the door.
As I jumped up to answer it,
the pan fell to the floor.

I stood among the cookie crumbs
and wondered what to do.
The day was late, the time was short,
I had no gift for you.
I bent and swept the cookies up
into a small dustpan.
A friend like you, I told myself,
would surely understand.


The gifts that matter most in life
are those the heart does send.
With that in mind, I give to you
these cookies from a friend.

Copyright © 2008 by Cynthia Ewer.
All rights reserved.

S’mores Pie

Oh my!!


    • 10 graham cracker whole sheets, finely crushed
    • 7 Tbsp butter (I used salted)
    • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped (I used Ghirardelli)
    • 6 oz milk chocolate, finely chopped (or an additional 6 oz semi-sweet if desired, I used Symphony)
    • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, diced into pieces
    • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp (slightly heaping) cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Click HERE for the instructions

Maple Bacon Blondies

Bacon for dessert?! Yes, please!



    • 8 slices cooked bacon (grease reserved)
    • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
    • 2 tablespoons bacon grease
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
    • 1 teaspoon pure maple extract
    • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Click HERE for the instructions