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Peach Crisp with Cinnamon Pecan Cookie Crumble

August 17, 2017 Katherine Frankstone

When  I was little, my grandfather went to the farmer's market daily in his retirement and often would come back with a basket of fresh South Carolina peaches. One of my favorite memories is biting into a perfectly ripe peach. We also used to churn fresh ice cream and top it with those peaches or use the peaches as a base for a cobbler. So I loved the idea of using our Cinnamon Pecan cookies in a crumbly topping for a Peach Crisp. Adding Cinnamon Pecan cookies to our recipe also brought back memories. When I was little, there was a pecan...


Cherry Chocolate Cookie Icebox Cake

July 15, 2017 Katherine Frankstone

I kind of have a thing for chocolate and cherries! It started when I worked for a pastry chef in Pawleys Island after college graduation. He was a classically trained German pastry chef and he made all kinds of fancy pastries. But my favorite dessert was a killer Black Forest Cake that was divine. And even now, my favorite ice cream is Cherry Garcia from Ben and Jerry's. Using my favorites flavors as inspiration, we layered Chocolate Espresso Cookies with Sour Cherry Jam and real whipped cream for this simple, yet addictive, Cherry Chocolate Cookie Icebox Cake.  Our icebox cake was inspired by Nabisco’s FAMOUS Chocolate Refrigerator...


No-Bake Lemon Berry Cookie Bars

June 23, 2017 Katherine Frankstone

Summer has officially started and the hot weather is here to stay! So we wanted to share one of our favorite no-bake recipes with you. Crumbled Lemon Sugar Cookies give a sweet, yet slightly tart, base to these No-Bake Lemon Berry Cookies Bars. A sweet red, white and blue dessert is the perfect treat for your Fourth of July celebration.  We've made desserts before with a cookie crust, but we decided to double it up and use crumbled Lemon Sugar cookies for the crust AND for the topping. The extra hit of lemon flavor also helps the cookies hold up in the heat....


Fly Fishing Wedding Favors for Family Friends

May 20, 2017 Katherine Frankstone

"When you fish for love, bait with your heart." - Mark Twain A fly-fishing theme was the perfect backdrop for Mary Margaret and Sam's wedding in February. As a long-time friend of the family, I wanted to do something special for them to honor the love they have for each other as well as our friendship.  So we helped Mary Margaret and Sam tell their story with cookie favors. Designed by Lettered Olive, the labels were customized with a fly-fishing theme in their wedding colors. Engagement Photographs by Latoya Dixon A mutual love of fly-fishing in the great outdoors led Sam to propose using hand-tied flies. This inspired...


Cookie Encrusted Goat Cheese and Strawberry Salad

April 09, 2017 Katherine Frankstone

Strawberry season is here and the markets are brimming with fresh berries. Living in Charleston, we enjoy taking advantage of the abundant local produce. This Cinnamon Pecan Cookie Encrusted Goat Cheese and Strawberry Salad is one of our favorite ways to enjoy the harvest.  Of course, strawberries are always a hit in desserts. Last year, we combined them with a luscious lemon custard for our Lemon Sugar Cookie Trifle. But they are also delicious in savory dishes, like this spring salad. We love the classic combination of strawberries, goat cheese and pecans on dark greens. The sweet, juicy berries work well with slightly bitter greens like arugula....