Cookie Monday

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About a week ago I was craving some brownies. I wanted them chewy and crusty and I wanted there to be Whoppers in them.

I learned some very important lessons that night.

#1 - You can't bake with Whoppers because they turn into rocks.

#2 - Don't put too much brownie batter in a pan because it expands more than you think.

#3 - I hate cleaning up messes in the oven.

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Hot mess.
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Brownie failure.
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It was not a good night of baking, as you can see. Luckily I had a backup dessert.

Cookies from Tate's Bake Shop!!Tate6

I was overjoyed when Elizabeth from Tate's Bake Shop offered me a sampler pack of their cookies. Elizabeth was aware of my obsession for the perfect chocolate chip cookie and wanted me to try the chocolate chip cookie from Tates.

I know of Tate's, I think mostly because I've heard/read Ina Garten mention it before on her show and cookbooks. I also checked out the Tate's Bake Shop cookbook from the library years and years ago.

Tate's Bake Shop is a bakery based in Southampton, N.Y., founded by Kathleen Keen. The bakery sells breakfast goods, pies, and squares, but is known for its cookies - chocolate chip, in particular. Tate's cookies are thin, crisp, and buttery, with just a hint of caramel flavor. The cookies have been featured in Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

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Elizabeth not only sent me cookies, she sent me a signed copy of the Tate's Bake Shop cookbook! I absolutely love it; it's full of simple recipes for cakes, pies, muffins and cookies - even their famous chocolate chip cookie recipe. I can't wait to bake some of the recipes from it. I think I'll bake from it tomorrow, actually!

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So let's get to the cookies... I received a sampler with chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, and white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies. And sample I did. Ohhh my. Eric did a lot of sampling, too.


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First up, chocolate chip.
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Aren't they gorgeous? They're deep golden brown in color, crisp, light and airy. There's the perfect amount of chocolate in each cookie to not overwhelm the cookie's flavor. The cookies taste like caramel and butter.. they taste like butter, yet they're light.

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Now I'm starting to reconsider what the perfect chocolate chip cookie is. I'm more of a big, dense, soft, gooey chocolate chip cookie kind-of-girl. But these cookies are so good and perfect!

I just don't know what to say. Life as I know it will never be the same. I don't know who I am anymore.


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Oatmeal Raisin.
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I love a good oatmeal raisin cookie; they're so homey and delicious. These cookies were delicious, too. The oats and raisins were subtle and the cookie had more of a chew to it.
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White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut.
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Oh my stars I love these cookies. I think I may prefer these over the chocolate chip. I'm nuts about macadamia nuts.
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Bravo Kathleen King and Tate's Bake Shop! I'm a fan for life. I love that the cookies are all natural and preservative free - that makes them winners to me.

Now it's YOUR chance to win some Tate's cookies! One lucky Sugar Plum reader will win a Tate's Bake Shop cookbook and a six-box cookie sampler pack.

To enter the giveaway, just tell me one thing you're making or bringing for Thanksgiving dinner in the comments section. If you're not from the States, just pretend! Haha. Be sure to leave some type of contact information if you don't have a blog or website.

To double your chances, become a fan of Tate's Bake Shop on Facebook, and after doing so, leave another comment telling me that you did. Come onnn - you know you're on Facebook all day anyway. You might as well "Like" Tate's Bake Shop. I keep putting an 'e' on the end of Shop. Like it's an old timey ice cream shoppe.

Let's see... the giveaway shall end Tuesday, November 23 at 11:59 PM. Mmkay?
Then I'll announce the winner (chosen by Random.org) on Wednesday's blog.

Also, Use the discount code “cookie” to get 15% off at Tate’s Bake Shop’s online store from now until Dec. 31, 2010.

Ready, set, go!

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169 comments:

  1. I am bringing a gift, as I will not be able to cook. It will be a crystal bowl with cranberries, and a floating candle floating in water.

    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! I was so excited...I was screaming :)

    have a great Thanksgiving!

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  2. What gorgeous looking cookies - a great replacement for the brownies. For Thanksgiving, I am making a Depths of Fall Pie out of Dorie Greenspan's Baking book - sure, we don't have Thanksgiving here, but that doesn't stop me from having some fun.

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  3. I'm a Canadian so we've had our Thanksgiving. I'm also a vegetarian so I brought a Tofurkey to our celebration!

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  4. I'm not American but my fella is and he'll be here for American Thanksgiving.

    We are totally having beer, because I have been saving up for months (yes, really) and I can finally afford to spend $12 on something that is not an absolute necessity. Beer and hopefully a pie. Failing that, mashed potatoes.

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  5. Thanks for showing your attempt at making Whopper brownies :) All of your desserts always look SO perfect and divine, it's nice to see that we ALL have not-so-perfect results every now and then.

    This year I am actually hosting Thanksgiving dinner at my new house on Friday! Just to name a few things, I am making pork tenderloin, butternut squash lasagna, and pear-cranberry applesauce. I can't wait!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  6. The malted milk balls make up for anything bad :D

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  7. I have heard of Tate's Bake shop but this is the first time I've seen the cookies. They look and sound great!
    I am celebrating Thanksgiving twice this year and bringing potato rolls, chocolate ginger cookies, sweet potato casserole, and peanut butter cheesecake brownies!

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  8. I just "liked" Tate's on Facebook!

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  9. I have heard of this bake shop on Food Network before. The cookies look amazing. Each Thanksgiving I usually try something new. After seeing Bobby Flay do the Throwdown with Ree Drummond I thought about making pumpkin bread pudding this year. If I'm not that adventurous then I want to make a home-made coconut cream pie. Thanks for the opportunity for a great prize!

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  10. Ooo great review--it all looks yummy! I am bringing homemade bread and homemade corn bread muffins, the mini pies, and side dishes!

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  11. i'm bringing pumpkin pie (my fav!) to thanksgiving dinner!

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  12. I'm going to be making cranberry relish and a new recipe this year for Thanksgiving - a maple pecan pumpkin cheesecake. I can't wait to see how it turns out! Sorry your brownies didn't work out, but it make me feel better to see that everyone has a few unsuccessful experiments every not and again - not just me :)

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  13. I'm making a homemade challah - not traditional but very delicious!

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  14. Mmm, cookies! I'm going to attempt my first ever pumpkin roll this week for Thanksgiving. We'll see!

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  15. Those cookies look delicious! I plan to make a pecan cobbler for Thanksgiving.

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  16. Oh, and I just "liked" Tate's on Facebook!

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  17. wishiwasaweasley@yahoo.comNovember 22, 2010 at 8:28:00 AM CST

    I'm making the turkey! It's a little daunting but at least I only have one responsibility to focus on...
    PS- If you were craving whoppers in brownies you should check out this stuff called malted milk powder. They had it a bag of it at the bakery I used to work in and the back had a malted milk brownie recipe on it. Maybe this is something everyone else had heard of but I never had so I thought I'd pass it on ;)

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  18. I'm making Crack Pie from Momofuku Milk Bar in NYC. I found the recipe in Bon Appetit and it looks delicious.

    http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2010/09/crack_pie

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  19. So sorry the brownies did not work out...brownies and whoppers are my two favorite food. What am I bringing to Thanksgiving dinner? Well, mashed taters, apple salad and sweet potato pie....oh my...I better get to work!

    Oh and I LOVE your Blog! I live in central Missouri, so howdy neighbor!

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  20. I am dying to have this cookbook! And, I don't blame you for wanting to put whoppers in your brownies. Who knew they wouldn't turn out right?
    For Thanksgiving, I'm making the entire meal, but my favorite is the Cajun Cornbread dressing. Yum!

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  21. To my pretend thanksgiving dinner I shall bring some sweet potato casserole.. paula deen style.. yum!

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  22. Oooh I've always wanted to try their cookies. I keep hearing about them, and I've seen them, but haven't actually made the purchase. I am bringing my pumpkin cream pies, and of course I "liked" them on FB. Woo hoo!

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  23. I am a fan on facebook! Thanks for hosting a giveaway :)

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  24. Mmm! These cookies sound like they would make me forget about an oven disaster pretty fast!

    I'll be very unoriginal this Thanksgiving...I'm bringing a chocolate pecan pie, but isn't that what celebrating Thanksgiving overseas is all about?

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  25. I looooove Tates Cookies!! Ughhh they're so good!!

    I'm doing multiple dishes for thanksgiving, but I'm excited to try a Flourless Chocolate Cake recipe I found on Real Simple!

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  26. One thing I am bringing to Thanksgiving dinner is a pumpkin pie with a gingersnap crust. Love the blog!

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  27. One of the advantages of living away from the in-laws is getting to go there for Thanksgiving and not have to take a thing! I just get to eat until my heart is content...or until my stomach won't let me eat another bite! I did make corn pudding for my husband's office party, so I feel like I did at least contribute to 1 Thanksgiving meal (:

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  28. Hey the brownies look really good! I'm bringing some pudding pie to thanksgiving and a pumpkin cheesecake(:

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  29. Hi Emily,

    Being Canadian, we've already celebrated our Thanksgiving in October, but I cooked most of the meal for the family. I was lucky to have my Mom do some of the sides, and my SIL brought desert. Thanksgiving is all about the food and family/friends. Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving and a great dining experience.

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  30. For Thanksgiving, I'm making Dorie Greenspan's twofer pie- Pumpkin and pecan pie all in one!

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  31. i "like" tate's on fb!
    kristinmik at gmail dot com

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  32. i'm baking all the desserts for our group of 28 people this thanksgiving... did i mention i have only 1 RACK in my oven? yeah, i know right? anywho, i'm doing pumpkin pies, with optional praline topping, banana caramel cream pies, pumpkin whoopie pies with maple cream cheese centers, a chocolate cream pie and some sort of cookies... feeling as overwhelmed as i am yet???

    note: i've used whoppers before in cupcakes, but chopped them up and they weren't hard at all - maybe that would work for your brownies?
    (kristinmik at gmail dot com)

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  33. I already made an apple crumble cheesecake pie, but I am making some type of flan or a jelly roll to bring to our Thanksgiving meal. A Puerto Rican dessert has been requested, so that's what I will make!

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  34. Please, please, PLEASE enter me in the drawing...want cookies...want cookbook!

    Calm down, Karen...

    Okay--I'm bringing homemade cranberry relish to my friends' vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner...tofurkey...yum....

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  35. I'm taking pumpkin whoopie pies with cinnamon cream cheese filling and a caramel, almond and cranberry tart to my family's Thanksgiving this year! :)

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  36. I love Ina Garten. I watch her every chance I get. I would seriously love to try these cookies. Got my fingers crossed.

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  37. Although I'm Canadian, I'd bring dessert - a chocolate peanut butter pie.

    sbiss60 at gmail dot com

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  38. Did it - went on Facebook and liked Tate's Bake Shop!

    sbiss60 at gmail dot com.

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  39. I'm making Bourbon Sweet Potatoes! I got the recipe from my in-laws and now when we have Thanksgiving with my family, I have requests to bring it.

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  40. I'm actually making everything for turkey day. The sides are my favs though. Mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, stuffing, green bean casserole, brussels sprouts w/ bacon, mac & cheese, cheddar-garlic biscuits, 3 kinds of cranberry sauce....did I leave anything out?

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  41. Those cookies look delicious! We're having Thanksgiving dinner at our house, and I'm making almost everything. If time permits dessert will include apple pie, pumpkin pie (maybe two types), pecan tart, and a spice cake.

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  42. Thanksgiving is not Thanksgiving unless there is a cranberry-filled stuffing and those delicious deviled eggs.

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  43. Bummer the brownies didn't turn out - hopefully you still got to pick through them and eat some.

    'liked' your fb page

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  44. I'm in charge of the desserts - so a few pies plus some cookies.

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  45. Ah, well, since I'm hosting--- I will be doing the turkey. And layered rainbow jello of course.

    -carriechilton@gmail.com

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  46. I love a post with a trial and error situation! so funny, it happens to the best of us!

    I am cooking/baking for everyone this year by myself for the 4 year in a row?
    I am making a roast turkey (for the parents), vegetarian cornbread stuffing, baked brie, stuffed mushrooms, sweet potato bake, mashed potatoes, dessert wise I am making an apple pie and a brown sugar pecan pie! I will probably whip up more things, we shall see! Favorite time of year!

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  47. I would bring some cookies, probably some with everything in them - chocolate chips of course, raisins, rolled oats, nuts... because I get the feeling that you eat quite a lot on Thanksgiving, and no matter how full you are, you can always have a cookie :)

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  48. Yeah so I'd probably be eating those brownies anyway :) For Thanksgiving, I'm doing all the apps and munchies...buffalo chicken dip and stuffed jalapenos. Totally not traditional, but delish!

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  49. i'm bringing pecan pie & pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.. yum!

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  50. I am bringing a Kahlua Pecan baked Brie from the Noble Pig blog, a corn casserole and some Fume` Blanc wine :)

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  51. Now I like Tate's. I'll probably gain weight....

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  52. Mashed sweet potatoes, with marshmellows and candied walnuts baked on top,

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  53. I liked Tate's Bake Shop on Facebook!

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  54. These cookies look so delicious!! I'm making the whole turkey dinner for Thanksgiving! Turkey, dressing, cranberries and everything...BUT we're doing the turkey on the rotisserie which should be exciting!!

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  55. i am bringing a pumpkin apple bread pudding!

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  56. I'm not bringing something to dinner itself because we're traveling. I am bring just a bread basket for my grandma :)

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  57. This Thanksgiving, I've been assigned the sweet potatos (covered with marshmellows, of course), the field peas (even though I'm not much of a fan), and the pumpkin pie. I am so excited to see my family and eat like there is no tomorrow!!

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  58. Our traditional Thanksgiving menu is sacred - nothing new allowed on this day. Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing.

    I would LOVE to win this giveaway. I've looked for Tate's where I live and can't find it.

    Happy Thanksgiving Emily.

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  59. I'm already a Tate's follower on FB.

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  60. I am making Dorie Greenspan's apple cake and salted caramel ice cream!!! YUMMMM.

    thanksgiving is great.

    I am so sorry about your brownie disaster! That sucks!

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  61. I am making a chocolate pie, pumpkin pie bars, & a pecan pie!

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  62. I'm bringing pretty usual fare: pie! A pumpkin pie, and a chocolate pudding pie, to be specific!

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  63. I'm making a carmel apple pecan pie. First time making it, but I'm excited. Oh and I have my special pecan pie on standby... just in case. Wouldn't want a FRIENDS trifle event to happen.

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  64. Have you taken a bite of your persimmons yet? I think they taste like fall- don't you agree?

    Boo to the brownie disaster!!

    I'm making homemade rolls, mash potatoes, an apple pie, a chocolate pie and maybe a carrot cake roll. I originally just planned on the food and carrot cake roll but my mother doesn't like carrot cake apparently and wants chocolate. Everyone's a critic huh?

    Have a great break!!

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  65. I'm bringing a dark chocolate cheesecake to my Thanksgiving extravaganza! And perhaps some Tate's Bake Shop cookies? Fingers crossed!

    Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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  66. I am bringing mini chocolate pecan pies. I'm baking them in my mini muffin tins!

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  67. those look super tasty! esp the macadamia nut ones :) my husband and i are cooking t-giving dinner for the first time together. we're always the guests so we haven't had the chance. it will only be the 3 of us (me + him + our baby), so it won't be a huge ordeal. i'm most looking forward to trying to recreate my mom's stuffing (sausage/mushroom/celery/onion/water chestnut/bread). seems simple, but i hope i can make it as good as hers.

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  68. I am from Canada and we already celebrated Thanksgiving this year but if I were to be attending another dinner I would bring the fabulous pecan pie we had!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  69. Corn pudding and pumpkin bread :)

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  70. I'm taking Dorie's Potato Gratin to my grandmother's and then a Broccoli-Rice Casserole to the bf's parents. :) Can't wait to dig in to both!

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  71. I am making Thanksgiving at my house - but I am making chocolate chip pecan pie!!!

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  72. What a shame that the brownies didn't work out - whoppers sound like such a lovely idea! Maybe you can try sprinkling them on top towards the end of baking next time?

    As for what I'd bring, I absolutely LOVE cranberry sauce. I'd make lots and lots of it so that I could eat all of the leftovers myself (hehe).

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  73. wishiwasaweasley@yahoo.comNovember 22, 2010 at 3:25:00 PM CST

    I just liked Tate's on facebook!

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  74. I am bringing a Jello salad. I know Jello really isn't a salad but that is what it is called and I am too much of a slacker to make anything else. Do you eat Jello salads? Do you have a favorite one if you do eat them?

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  75. I'm bringing Chocolate Custard Pie, yummy.
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  76. I've been having problems baking too... perhaps i should go back to simple ole chocolate chip cookies...

    I'm going to try a thanksgiving themed macaron...

    Have a lovely thanksgiving!

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  77. I am bringing Pecan pie, pumpkin pie and apple pie, if all goes well.

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  78. I became a fan of Tate’s on facebook : )

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  79. I'm bringing pumpkin cream pie, biscuits and pumpkin cheesecake!:D
    I'm a dessert girl at heart!
    -Allie
    (alliefofallie@gmail.com)

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  80. I don't know what I'll be bringing to actual Thanksgiving, but for roommate Thanksgiving I made five pies and a yummy pomegranate-cranberry sauce. Mmmm... I probably don't need any more sugar (cookies!), but I really want it :)

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  81. My family hosts Thanksgiving at our log home in West Virginia, and I know I'll be helping to contribute the stuffing, sweet potatoes, and apple pie...all of which I will consume large portions of. :)

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  82. I'd still eat your brownie fail :) And those cookies look delicious.. I've never had the privilege of having a cookie from Tate's but the packaging alone makes me want them!

    I'm making a cranberry crostata for Thanksgiving at the in-laws!

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  83. I am so hungry and those cookies just sent me over the edge!

    One new recipe I'm making - sausage bread stuffing from Food & Wine

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  84. awh...I've had many-a-fails in my day!

    I've been wanting to try these cookies! What a great idea for a gift!

    PS - I'm making Pumpkin Dump Cake! My all time favorite thing this time of year!

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  85. I'm making Apple Pie cupcakes for Thanksgiving. Also, potentially cranberry crumble bars. Pumpkin Pie cupcakes are a close runner up. Any maybe some molasses cookies? Somebody stop me.

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  86. I'm a fan of Tate's Bake Shop on facebook!

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  87. Its just not Thanksgiving without jellied cranberry sauce still in the shape of the can! :)

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  88. For Thanksgiving I'll be making the main star of the show, the turkey. Brining it then roasting it. My sister and mother are making everything else. I guess these are the jobs we're good at.

    And I "liked" Tate's Bake Shop on Facebook. :)

    Happy Tday to everyone!

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  89. I've always had a typical turkey Thanksgiving dinner with my family, be it immediate or extended. For the first time in my life, I am going on vacation with my immediate family to NYC for Thanksgiving! It is going to rock out. Technically, though, I guess I'm bringing myself to Thanksgiving dinner (who know what that will be).

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  90. I really love whoppers, but I haven't had them in ages!

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  91. I am Canadian so I've already celebrated Thanksgiving, but I brought a butternut squash casserole to the dinner I went to.

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  92. I always make dessert, I have been making TWD almost fudge gateau but I add a raspberry sauce on top...it's so good!
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  93. I'm not American and I already celebrated Thanksgiving but I'll pretend! I just saw a recipe for an amazing pecan pie that I would love to make regardless of the occasion!

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  94. I'm making my apple pear cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie bars for our family celebration! those cookies look delish!

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  95. just added them as a facebook! such a great find thanks for sharing! :)

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  96. I am going to try Pioneer Woman's apple pie from last week!

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  97. I will bringing the entire Thanksgiving dinner.

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  98. I do the appetizers, rolls, sweet potatoes and dessert!

    karenreichmann@hotmail.com

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  99. I'm making a pecan pie! Thinking about adding a bourbon cream sauce to go with it...

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  100. and done again! cheeseball as a thanksgiving appetizer!

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  101. For our Canadian Thanksgiving dinner, I made a delicious pumpkin cheesecake! Oh man, it was so good. I think I might make it again this weekend in honour of, uh, American Thanksgiving I guess!

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  102. I'm bringing the dessert for Thanksgiving. 3 pies-pumpkin, apple, and pecan. Yay for sweets!

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  103. I am making Green Bean Casserole and a Homemade Apple Pie from scratch for Thanksgiving, my 10 month old daughter Sarah is going to help too!!!! She likes to sit on the counter and help. Although she ends up making a bigger mess than me! Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!! I am thankful this year for my beautiful daughter Sarah and my wonderful husband!!!

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  104. I have also liked Tate's on Facebook but who doesn't LOL I just wish they had a store in NJ, as I haven't been to SouthHampton in over 10 years.

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  105. I'm bringing chocolate fudge....a Thanksgiving tradition! It'll probably be gone before we eat lunch...lol!
    Melanie
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  106. yumm! i love white choco macadamia too!! Im gunna be making stuffed peppers :) Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  107. I'm not from America but I wish we celebrate thanksgiving here in Asia! All the thanksgiving goodies make me drool. If I had the chance to I would definitely try doing the turkey, because I'm not exactly a pecan pie kind of girl. And I liked Tate's on facebook! :)

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  108. I've put whoppers in cookies before and they turned out well.

    Such a fun giveaway - I'm doing the turkey, among other things :)

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  109. hi em! i am making a flourless choco mocha cake for t.giving dessert. i am making many other things, as well. but i am really looking forward to that cake, as it is my first gluten free holiday! if i win these cookies, i will share them among my family...maybe...!

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  110. Such a delicious giveaway :)

    I'm making some praline pecans...it's what I'm known for :)

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  111. I'm bringing corn casserole! Weeeee!

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  112. No Thanksgiving here but I'll be bringing pink peppercorn and chocolate cupcakes to my friend's party this weekend.

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  113. I'm making the maple gingerbread layer cake with salted maple caramel sauce from bon appetit!

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  114. oh hey i just like Tate's on facebook :)

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  115. I will probably bake a key lime pie. It's my uncle's favorite and definitely one of mine, too

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  116. Wine and miniature chocolate turkeys. And stretchy pants.

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  117. I live in the coldest city of northeast China. I am American born and raised, but I've called this part of the world "home," for the past 2.5 years. Finding certain ingredients is always a challenge over here, especially considering that turkeys are perceived as some sort of slightly mythological bird that we ingest. Fortunately, it IS possible to get frozen ones at a nearby import store. That being said, I am not on turkey duty this year. Instead, I am bringing mashed potatoes. It's a staple comfort food whose main ingredient is available at most markets and is warmly received by adults and children, alike. We've discovered that it's also a common dish here in China, so it translates well between cultures. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  118. Whoppers in anything baked totally suck. Nasty chewy bits.

    I am making Dorie Greenspan's cranberry lime galette, but subbing orange for the lime.

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  119. I'm making mashed potatoes and bringing pumpkin pie!! :) I'm also helping out on the day of Thanksgiving with the Turkey and other foods.
    Thanks for your amazing blog by the way, I love your recipes!! <3

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  120. I have also liked Tate's Bake Shop on Facebook, and your pictures of their cookies look absolutely delicious!

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  121. Eric, what recipe are you using??
    :)

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  122. I so need to win this giveaway as I'm having a love affair will all things cookies these days. Although I'm more of a big, dense, soft, gooey chocolate chip cookie kind-of-girl myself, the Tate's cookies sounds amazing. I want to try them all!

    P.S. Please let me know if you perfect the Whopper brownies as I would like to have a love affair with them as well. :)

    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Emily!

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  123. Oops - forgot my Thanksgiving dish. I'm not baking or cooking anything this year. The food is coming to me. :) However, if I was, it would be my sweet potato casserole that I make with pineapple juice, coconut, and granola. So good!

    P.S. I liked on Facebook.

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  124. Hi I'm from Singapore and those cookies sure look delish! I'm hungry for some now, haha! For thanksgiving I'll probably be making apple pie with streusel toppings and sweet potato biscuits and potato gratin with wild mushrooms! Mmhmhm yum! :)

    Happy thanksgiving!

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  125. I'll be bringing an assortment of pies! Apple pie, pumpkin pie, cherry pie... I'll be in a baking frenzy! :)

    s.park10@hotmail.com

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  126. Look at all these comments. People come out of the woodwork for a free cookie, eh? Also, congratulations on over 1,011,000 views on your site. WOW.

    The recipe I will be using is top secret. It has been passed down in my family since the first Thanksgiving (But I think it was called maize casserole back then.).

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  127. Mmm those cookies look so good! How can I want cookies so early in the morning?! Haha.

    And I've totally been there with the oven thing...a few too many times I might add. I HATE cleaning the oven, especially when there has been some major spillage.

    I am making some mini brownies with peanut butter frosting and topped with mini chocolate chips to bring for Thanksgiving. They are easy to eat in just a bite or two so everyone loves them!

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  128. And I now "like" Tates on Facebook!

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  129. i make pumpkin bread with fresh cranberries - i know it's good because i always catch my grandfather sneaking second and third helpings!

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  130. My daughter has requested that I make green bean casserole for Thanksgiving this year (my mom's are bland lol), and I also plan on making a broccoli slaw salad.

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  131. I also "Like" Tate's on Facebook. :)

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  132. My kids love egg nog (we have deemed my daughter the "nog hog") so my son and I have decided to make egg nog ice cream and homemade waffle cones for Thanksgiving. Mmmm!

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  133. I'm not an American, but I did make a pecan cream cheese pie for dessert!

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  134. My dad and I started baking homemade doughnuts every Thanksgiving when I was in high school....even now 25 years later we do that when we are together at the holiday. This year, he is 1,000 miles away. So I continued the tradition with my boys! Today, we made apple cider doughnuts with a cinnamon cider glaze...YUM!!

    Happy Thanksgiving Emily!

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  135. I am making the spiced applesauce cake from smittenkitchen ; last year I made the sweet potato pie with graham cracker crust from your blog and it was amazingggg. so i'll probably end up making both :)

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  136. Wow, those cookies look amazing. I'm not a big fan of thin cookies but these just might change my mind! I do live in Canada but if I were to bring something it would be decorated sugar cookies. They are so much fun to make! jharster@hotmail.com

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  137. I'm bringing a Southwestern Cheesecake for an appetizer. Easy to make abd feeds a crowd.

    Those cookies look fabulous. I'm a fan of crunchy choc chip cookies as opposed to my kids who want soft cookies - what do they know - LOL/

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  138. I would LOVE to own that cookbook! I actually will be driving to Ryan's extended fam's house on TG morn so we're not responsible for bringing anything. I might whip up some muffins or something for the car ride though :)

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  139. I am going to be bring SMoress blondie pie and some vanilla ice cream on the side! I cant wait for Thanksgiving. Those cookies look so yummy and i love reading your blog! Have a happy Turkey Day!!

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  140. ohioamy@comcast.net

    We are doing all of Thanksgiving dinner - the turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, broccoli and caramel pull apart rolls. Of course pumpkin pie and pumpkin cookies too. Lots of work starting tomorrow!
    Happy Thanksgiving! I really enjoy reading your blog!

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  141. I'm bringing carrot cake, sugar plum cake =) , and pumpkin cheesecake. Mmmm I can't wait.

    But I really want one of those cookies!!

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  142. I just liked Tate's on Facebook. Please can I have a cookie now? =)

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  143. I'm making mashed potatoes and cookie bars for Thanksgiving. Yum!

    angelilee91@gmail dot com

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  144. Parmesan-Rosemary Scalloped Sweet and Yukon Potatoes!

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  145. I know what you mean, just when I think I have perfected the chocolate chip cookie, someone throws another recipe at me and I end up loving it. I am happy to have become a fan of Tate's Bake shop on FB. I am taking spinach salad, cookies and probably a pie for thanksgiving dinner. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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  146. Happy to have just become a fan of Tate's bake Shop. I am making spinach salad, peanut butter cookies with a hershey kiss and probably a pie for Thanksgiving dinner. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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  147. Ooh I love your new layout although I liked the owls too! I'll be making a pumpkin bourbon cheesecake for Thanksgiving. Gotta go all out on the desserts!

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  148. Whoops I forgot to put my email address down! Hehe so here you go!

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  149. Eric, thank you! I didn't notice I had that many. And yes, people love cookies. I can't blame them.

    Maize casserole! My favorite! I have some masa harina if you want to use it.

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  150. im not from the usa but im bringing in a Live turkey anyway! happy thanksgiving! (:

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  151. Oh no, that mess does not look like fun. But you can bake cookies with Whoppers. I've done it! So I'm hoping I see somethign you've created with them soon :) <3

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  152. Whatever that I missed this giveaway. I want to try their cookies. I saw, I believe, Kathleen make them in Barefoot Contessa with Ina.

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  153. Loved this recipe, and will add it to my "Best macadamia Nut Recipes" blog over at Squidoo! I Used fresh Hawaii macadamia nuts for this recipe. I get mine from www.maunakeagold.com. In my opinion, Hawaii produces the best Mac Nuts!

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