Operation Baking Girls – Round 13

Today is the day I shipped my baked goods for Operation Baking Gals (be sure to check out the article on Taste of Home about OBG). As a reminder, I paired up with Heather Drive to co-lead a team this round. The soldier we sponsored this round is a friend of mine from high school. If you have someone who you’d like to have sponsored by a team, please let me know. This time around, we had 36 members for our team, so Jon and his buddies are going to have a LOT of goodies to enjoy!! Thanks to everyone who joined the team!!

As I mentioned in the post announcing the Round 13 team, I ordered a 10-pack of Flat Rate boxes from the US Post Office. They came in the mail shrink wrapped and ready to be used. It’s so great that the USPS does this. It definitely makes things so much easier when sending a package overseas.

I made my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe (The Chewy), and a batch of Pecan Pie cookies. I actually froze the cookies for about 5 days prior to sending them. I didn’t do that last time, but I’m hoping that they will be fresher when the arrive because of it. In the bio that we had about Jon, he said he loved pecan pie. Obviously I couldn’t send a pie, so I Googled pecan pie cookies and used the first recipe that came up. I’ll be blogging these soon. Hubby and I both enjoyed them and I hope Jon does as well.

The cookies I made only filled about 1/2 the box, but due to travel and other things going on, I didn’t have time to bake anything else. I decided to throw in the Nature Valley nut cluster packs that I won in a blog giveaway recently. I figured Jon might enjoy them as a snack.

I used the generic grocery store brand tupperware containers to package my cookies. I didn’t put any paper towel or apple peal in them this time, and I’m hoping that it works out ok. I’ll let everyone know what Jon says about this…

I also wrote a little note for Jon saying hi and that he’s in our thoughts. Again, if you know someone who is stationed overseas right now, send me an email if you’d like to find out more about having them be a sponsored soldier. And be sure to check out the Operation Baking Gals website for more information about participating as a baker.

Don’t forget about my Power of Pink Challenge going on all month.

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19 Responses to “Pecan Pie Cookies”

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    Carrie — October 19, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Wow those look awesome, I am going to have to add these to my cookie idea list which seems to be never ending

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    Crystal — October 19, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    These look delicious! I will have to try them. I have a recipe for pecan pie cake. It’s quick, easy and tastes just like pecan pie.

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    Joe — October 19, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    There is nothing better than a perfect pecan pie. These look great and really easy.

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    stephchows — October 19, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    perfect for a pecan pie addict!

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    gaga — October 19, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    These are such a great idea! One of my favorite pies is pecan, but I can never finish a whole slice because it gets too disgustingly sweet. These are perfect bite-size versions, I love it!

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    Stephanie Wagner — October 19, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    So thoughtful! My dad loves pecan pie, I’ll have to make these for his birthday this winter.

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    Kat — October 20, 2009 at 12:18 am

    What a great way to have pecan pie in moderation :). Sometimes I find pecan pie too sweet so the cookie base is a nice change.

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    Jigginjessica — October 20, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    These look and sound really great! I think these would be a perfect dessert addition to my families Thanksgiving!

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    nutmegnanny — October 21, 2009 at 4:05 am

    These looks great!

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    Mansi — October 21, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    I make these too, aren’t they simply delicious! loved your pic!:)

    btw, they’d be perfect for my sweet celebration contest I’d be glad if you could send them in for my blog event!

    I’off to check out your giveaway:)

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    thereddeer — October 24, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Yum! My hubby loves pecans so I might have to give these a try one day 🙂

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    Amethyst — October 25, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    These are perfect to add to my cookie bags for holiday gifts! Thank you for sharing!

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    Tami — November 4, 2009 at 4:17 am

    I love pecan pie so I can’t wait to try these little gems. 🙂

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    How To Eat A Cupcake — November 4, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    I totally saw the write up about Baking Gals in Taste of Home! I was so excited! 😉

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    Tami — November 12, 2009 at 3:54 am

    I made these this week for the Clean Plate Club Cookie Carnival. They’ve become a family favorite! Oh my are they good!!

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    Tari McDonald — November 27, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Jen, you left a comment on my blog asking if I chilled my dough when I made these cookies (responded on my blog, but I’ll do it here, too!). I didn’t chill the dough, altough I think I will last time. Some of my cookies spread too much just making it following the recipe. Thanks for sharing and submitting it for the cookie carnival!

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    booksncooks — December 11, 2009 at 2:37 am

    You saved me this weekend – after being unable to find an ingredient for another recipe, I was in a jam, as all the desserts for my holiday party this weekend had chocolate in them. I remembered I had flagged these cookies to try out – I’ll be making these tomorrow night. Thanks!

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    Shannon Pivetta — November 11, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Does anyone know if these freeze well?

    • beantownbaker — November 11th, 2013 @ 9:09 pm

      These freeze really well. I’m actually making a batch tomorrow night to freeze until Thanksgiving.

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