Friday, June 10th, 2011

For 1-week every June, the Regatta boat races would come to my hometown in southern Ohio.  We waited all year for the shenanigans to arrive; Hawaiian Tropic, polka bands and street vendor munchies; lumpia, funnel cakes, pancit and Bahama Mamas.

Nowadays I’m often times doubled over LMFAO when LA, San Franny, and NYC think they’ve created something new with the fusion-confusion cuisine de jour.  I guess Appalachia has always been hip and just didn’t know it?

Pics by my friend Katie of SideClick Photography.  She’s 5-kinds of spicy! Stop by her Facebook fanpage and tell her to come back to Cali for a visit.. I need more photos.

Recipe here for the trendiest cookies of the summer.

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129 Responses

  1. Looking fabulous daaaahling… as usual. I have never heard of these cookies before, but they look so crispy and delicious. Best of all, I love how easy they are to make. I’ve bookmarked them.
    *kisses* HH

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    Rachel 

    Hey, where’s the Cincinnati cookie? ;) Too funny–I was just telling a couple friends yesterday about Schmidt’s Haus & how I wanted to go back to OH & pick up some German potato salad & one of their gigantic cream puffs! I’d kill for a Bahama Mama right now, too!

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    Oleg 

    This recipe is easy, but creative. Nice pictures too(-:

  4. Ohhhh… I love anything spicy. Can’t get enough! I’ve done a cinnamon-sugar version of this with wontons but I LOVE the idea of a buttery pie crust and some heat. Today lunch will end with dessert, thankyouverymuch. :)

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    trish 

    Another amazing recipe that can only be fun to make! Love the new hair and the dress — that print looks vintage to me!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Trish- Thank you soooo much!! It was such a fun day being silly. :)

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    Maya 

    How you got these cookies to be shaped like Ohio, I can only wonder. Pie crust cookies with Asian mixed spice sure does seem rad, even in this present time. Loving the boots, the red fan and the latest hairdo…so adorable, Jenny doll. And that Jeep’s still rockin’!

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    michele 

    fabulous!!! love the hair and the pictures are stunning. keep the fun coming.

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    Mitzi 

    What! This is something I can do with ease! Go Miss Southern Appalachia

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Heavenly Housewife- Thank you sooo much! Make them and the hubster will think you’ve been baking for hoursssssss on end. :)

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    Tex-alachian 

    Love the title of this week’s vintage sugarcube, “Asian Appalachian Fusion”! That should be the “General Lee” in the background…

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thanks a million Mr. Tex-alachian! I appreciate you stopping by!!! :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Maya- You won’t believe this, but when my photographer/friend Katie came over to snap the photos she had the cookie cutter with her. It was something she picked up for me a while ago. I was like, “Serendipity to Affinity”. :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Rachel – I’m feeling ya on the cream puffs. My family use to fight over those if there was only 1 left!! Love you girl. :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Trish- Thanks sooo much for stopping by! I don’t think I’ll ever get rid of that dress. :)

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    Suzanne 

    Jenny, if this is what the Appalachians look like, I am moving there, forget So Cal and anything equally pretentious. Fantastic pictures and styling. Best of luck with your Shenanigans. Off to the pantry now to break out the flour and put 5 spice into my day.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Suzanne – Thanks sooo much for always brightening my day with your positive, witty comments. I sooo appreciate you!!

  18. 5 spice instead of Cinnamon, very interesting. Hot boots too. :-)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Rach- I’d kill for a Bahama Mama right about now too.. And quite possibly would kill for a cream puff while I’m at it!! XO

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thanks James. Substituting Chinese-5-Spice for cinnamon is my favorite baking trick. Thanks for stopping by honey. :)

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    Gary 

    Must be an Ohio thing to never let anything go to waste when baking and I like it. I need to get some Chinese 5 spice and add it to my spice rack. I love the cookies, but also love the hair and boots! Although I doubt those boots were made for walking…

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Mitzi – Thanks Mitzi! Ain’t nothing wrong with Southern Appalachia eh?

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    Kocinera 

    I love the 5-spice kick in these cookies! My grandma used to always bake up leftover pie crusts for me, liberally coated in cinnamon sugar. These sound so delicious and grown-up. Oh, and those photos? Gawgeous!

  24. Gorgeous photos! And gorgeous legs… I’m totally envious! Love the cookies, something the whole family would like. Nicely done, Jenny!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Gary- Sooo sooo true! I can’t believe you haven’t tried Chinese-5-Spice?? I substitute it for most dessert recipes that call for cinnamon. I have PLENTY… I will bring you some this weekend. :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Koci – Soooo great to hear from you.. I love that your grandma did the same thing with leftover pie crusts. Recycling at it’s finest. XOXO

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Kim- Thank you sooo much for stopping by! What a great surprise. And thanks for your sweet legs. Somehow I’m not shy on the website, but sooo shy in real life. Tried on a pair of shorts today and too shy to show that much leg. :)

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    Ellen 

    Oh, I get it! So you spice it up to increase the metabolism and burn the pie crust fat before it hits the hips!!!
    Ah ha, you’re secret is out!
    Love you’re new do too!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Miss Ellen – Haha!!! You always crack me up!! :)

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    Knotty Melody 

    NOMS! I <3 pie crust cookies so much. I'm going to give the 5spice a try. :)

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    Taaduh 

    Awesome, I want to try these! And as always, love your pics and thanks for all the great links!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Taaduh – Thank you bunches for stopping by and all your sweetness. Muuuah! :)

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    Linda 

    You know I love those pie crust cookies!! yummmm.
    The photos are great and love the OHIO shaped cookies.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Knotty Melody – Thanks sooo much for stopping by! Please try the 5spice, it’s a great substitute for cinnamon in all desserts! :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thanks Linda!! The OHIO shaped cookie cutter was sorta serendipitous. My friend/photographer Katie showed up with it one day. :)

  36. Cute boots!
    Never heard of these cookies (even here in NY!) but they look simple and delicious. Got to get my hands on some 5 spice. So nice of your mom — I would do that for my boy too! :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Melissa – Thank you soo much for the sweetness. YES!! You definitely need to get your hands on the 5-spice. It’s my secret baking ingredient. I use it all the time, especially adds a kick to anything that calls for cinnamon. I’ll substitute with it.
    :)

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    El Fuego 

    So wanna kick it in the grass now…with a lovely sweet lady baker like you! Yummy yummy for my bahama mama tummy!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Miss El Fuego- I need to order a batch of bahama mamas for a cook out!!! :)

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    Laura Kelley 

    You’ve done it again! Original and yummy! You are sooo talented! Pictures are fantastic!

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    Katie 

    I absolutely love this idea! Thanks!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Laura – Thank you sooo much! I will have to bake some goodies for you when you are in San Diego this summer. XOXO

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Katie – Thanks sooo much for stopping by! LOVE your blog too..

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    Cakewhiz 

    I haven’t heard of these cookies but they look so crispy that i wanna try them out ASAP…lol.

    And your pictures are all so lovely. My favorite is the one with your boots. I have a pair similar to those but i just can’t pull them off as well as you :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Cakewhiz – Thank you sooo much for stopping by! You’re gonna love the cookies, and they couldn’t be easier. Rock those boots girl. I know you got it in ya. :)

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    martin 

    Another great recipe and great photo shoot….you continue to be my favorite sweety fix!

  47. These are a blast from the past. My Mom would make these from the left over dough when making a pie. We loved them! You have a fun blog! Keep up the great job.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Martin – Thank you sooo much!! :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Lisa – Hearing your mama did the same thing totally warms my heart. Thank you, thank you, thank you for stopping by! :)

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    Peggy 

    Oh i just love the photos! And these pie crust cookies sound phenomenal =)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Peggy – Thank you sooo much!! The cookies are really tasty and easy. I think I’ll be serving them with ice cream when it’s really hot outside.

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    Eliot 

    We used to love these as kids. Every time grandma made pie, we would get the leftovers with cinnamon and sugar. Thanks for prompting me to remember.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Eliot- Thanks sooo much for stopping by and sharing your memories. Such good memories eh? :)

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    sarah 

    Oooh these look heavenly! Lovely photos too!!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Sarah – Thank you soooo very much for stopping by and your kind words. Much, much appreciated!! :)

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    Steph 

    I’ve been slacking with my comments on your posts, but love them all. This looks easy as pie…pie crusts , that is, hee hee. I will definitely add this one to my list of snacks to try, since I don’t have much time to cook. You look great, as usual. Looking forward to seeing you in the near future. Keep up the good work!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Steph- Thanks sooo much for stopping by. You made my day. These cookies are sooo good and sooo easy. Very much look forward to seeing YOU! XOXO

  58. nice boots!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thanks Hannah!! I almost didn’t post that pic as I was sooo afraid peeps would think I was a cheese bomb, but then I though “What the Heck”. Thank you for making me feel a little less cheesy!! :)

  60. Super fly photos!!!! So glad you have a new post!!!
    More please1

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Jungle Dream Pagoda – Thank you soooo much for making my day better. XOXOXO Much love. :)

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    briarrose 

    My mom used to make something similar. Man these take me back. ;)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Briarrose – Thanks sooo much for stopping by! It makes me sooo happy that you can relate to the great memories. And people today think they have invented recycling? Not even!! :)

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    Kika 

    Oh my gosh I gotta have one of those! Sounds delicious! I love the hair too! Fantabulous!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Kika – Thanks darling! I need to make you a batch pronto. Thanks again. XO

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    Christina 

    WOW!!!!!! Sexy mamma. I LOVE boots! I’ve never seen the summer time look sooooo good! And with those treats! I want to piknik with you! You are beautiful, can’t wait to see you! <3

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    Heather 

    Fabulous photos – like the layout. Those little Ohio cookie chips look so yummy. Such an easy recipe – maybe just maybe even I could make them.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Christina- YOU ALWAYS make me mucho happy. Can’t wait to see your fabulous, world traveling self. Much love !!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Heather, Thank you sooo much! I will have to make them for you sometime. XOXO

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    Shin 

    These cookies are my favorite kind! Crunchy, thin and sweet! I can eat them all day everyday, seriously! Lovely pictures as always! xoxoxoo

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    Evan 

    Ooooh these are dangerous – they wouldn’t last 2 seconds around me! Delicious fusion confusion, if I do say so myself :)

  72. I remember pie crust cookies- my Mom totally did that. I’d eat them all now… too dangerous to have around!

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    Jen 

    WOW, the new hair is sexy, it looks great!! The pics are awsome, cant wait to try the apple cookie chips!
    Jenn

  74. Great pictures! They are just perf for summer. I love your hairdo in them too :) Supah classy!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thank you sooo much everyone. Those cookies are addicting! Hearts and Smooches to you all. :)

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    Ruby 

    Yummers! They look like they got a bit of ‘ole Mexico in them too. Kind of like crispy spicy sopaipillas? Will just have to try them to see (nice to have an excuse). ;-)

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    Snehal 

    So creative, Jenny! And your pictures are fabulous like always.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Ruby- Thanks for stopping by! YES!! You are mucho correcto. And they go swell with a Margarita de jour. XO

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Snehal – Thank you sooo much!! XO

  80. These Look amazing. Looks so crisp and sweet and delicious. Great photos btw

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Franklin – thank you soooo much!! It’s hard to eat just one. :)

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    Emma 

    Mmmm those cookies look so tasty….Jenny I absolutely LOVE your hair colour just stunning! x

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Emma – Those cookies are almost as sweet as you! Thank you gorgeous gal. :)

  84. Love the hair! :)
    I made one’s just like this the other day with extra pie crust, except I used pumpkin pie spice instead of the Chinese 5-Spice. That sounds great though!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Rach – Thank you sweetie. I LOVE the idea of the pumpkin pie spice. Sounds sooo good too!! :)

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    sonia 

    Hi There, This is looking absolutely delightful. Loved the new combo of ingredients and the recipe is so nicely made and presented. Saving this recipe of urs and wud love to give ur version a try on the coming weekend. Have a great day….Sonia !!!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Sonia – Thank you a bunch for stopping by. Can’t wait to check out your site. :)

  88. Jenny, aka The Cutest Girl in the World, loving the summer doo. Too hot for a beehive in my book. You have an endless supply of gifted photog friends clearly (a bit like Hermione’s bottomless purse in the last Harry Potter movie…..just with inspired photographer friends); love the dreamy faraway glances while lazing in the grass. The cookies? Too much.

    When are you getting email subscriptions? Tell your web guy I need your posts delivered swiftly to my inbox nanoseconds post publishing. Hate to fall behind.

  89. Hey, the crust is always THE best part, right? Love this. Don’t even have to fuss with a filling.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Boulder Locavore- You are beyond fabulous! Thank you to affinity for making my day with all your wonderfulness. I am lucky to have friends that have some mad photography skills. I’m hoping to get email subscriptions added soon. Until then, I will make sure I send them to you. XOXOXO

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Carolyn- Thanks darling. I sooo agree! In my book, summertime should be easy, peasy recipes!! :)

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    Tiffany 

    I always know that I’ll be smiling when I come to your website! :D

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Tiffany – Thank you darling. You saying that, makes what I do, allllll worth it. XOXO

  94. Love the photos… and anyone who is “five kinds of spicy”.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Sommer – Thank you!! And you darling… Are all kinds of spicy fabulous!!

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    Liz 

    Love your cookies…and the sass and spice that came with your darling post! You are blessed to have such a talented friend…I just love how your personality shines through in your photos~

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    Alexi 

    Another huge hit – love the pics!!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Liz- I can’t thank you enough for the sweet, sweet comment. You are right, I am very blessed! Muahh.. :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Alexi- Thank you sooo much!! :)

  100. Just discovered your Fabulous Blog! After spending over an hour reading some of your previous post, Vintage Sugarcube is officially on my top 5 fave blog list. Love it! Keep the madd foodie fashion swagg coming:)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Haute Cookture – OMG!!! You have completely cheered me up. I can’t thank you enough for all your sweet, sweet, sweetness. I’m gonna check out your blog NOW!! XOXO

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    Meenal 

    Fusion confusion du jour! I love it!! Miss you girl…talk soon xo

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Meenal- Bisou Bisou!! :)

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    Janice 

    What’s that about taking the girl out pf Appalachia….

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Janice — soooooo true!!! And girllll… when I bring my ‘appalachian potatoes’ to a party, the Californians go freaking balistic. :)

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    kita 

    I knew I wasn’t the only one who could love the simplicity of just pie crust! Great pics.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Miss Kita, I’m glad I’m not the only one. Muahhhh darling. xoxo

  108. You are crazy – you know that but like in a good way. As in these cookies look crazy good:-)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Wizzy – Thank you for getting me. XOXO

  110. Fun blog and love the pics. Those cookies are too easy hehe, got to make them. Enjoy Toronto and the market!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Evelyn- Thanks a bundle for stopping by! I’m definitely looking forward to Toronto.. :)

  112. Everybody needs a fun photo shoot to go along with a few sweets!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Duo Dishes – Thanks a heap for stopping on by! And I couldn’t agree with ya more!! :)

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    Chelsea 

    You’re a genius! these looks so amazing.

    btw – totally agree about your comment on Denmark. I went there last summer (a little Scandi-whirlwind tour) and it’s more amazing in person. you’ve reminded me that I must post pics from our trip!!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Chelsea – Thank you soooo much! I definitely plan to hit up Denmark in 2012. I will have to get all the skinny from you. Thanks again for stopping by. Muuuuah!! :)

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    Tammy 

    LOVE this and love you sista!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Hearts and Smooches Tammy. Thanks a bundle for popping by! XOXO

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    June 

    These shots are incredible, by the way!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thanks a million June! We sure had a heck of a fun day. :)

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    Maranda 

    Definitely loving the pictures! And these cookies look great. My grandma used to make mini cinnamon rolls out of leftover pie crust. Aaaaannnnddd…I know someone who was conceived in the back of a truck at a Gotta Regatta festival in Upstate NY. I hear those Regatta races are pretty fun. ;-)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Maranda, mini cinn rolls from leftover pie crust? Oh my that sounds incredible. And love the “Gotta Regatta” festival. Racy, Racy, Racy!!! Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

  122. Who knew these cookies had a name? or were even cookies? My grandma just called it “extra crust” and my cousins and I would nearly get stuck in the kitchen door racing to grab ‘em when they came out of the oven. You nailed it: So. Ohio/Appalachia is so cool it doesn’t even know it!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Diane – Thank you soooo much for stopping by my website and sharing your story of these famous cookies!! And I love that you’re an Oh-HIGH-OHH fan. Thanks again!

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    Jackie 

    Jenny, aka HOT pastry Jenny (with you being the HOT), as you’re known in my house…

    Made these a few weeks ago. They were fabulous and so easy to make! Kudos again girlfriend!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Sexy Jackie – Thank you for making my day. I’m beyond stoked you made the recipe. And super stoked you were digg’n them. XOXO

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    Trista 

    Seriously, how did I miss this?! I remember my grandmother making extra pie crist for us and we’d put fresh strawberries with sugar and milk on it. Divine! Me and the Princess dabbled with our own pie crust project this week, we must have been channeling your awesome sauce. Love it!

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    Trista 

    P.s. MUST have the Ohio cookie cutter. Jealous!!!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Trista- that sounds uber delicious!! uber-uber-uber- delicous. :)

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