Hunter Helps Make Hawaiian Turtle Cookies

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Our grandson and his parents are staying with us for the summer. His mother requested I make Hawaiian Turtle Cookies for the emergency department so she could have some. I happily agreed to make them and enlisted Hunter’s help to do so.

Here is a picture of him testing the measuring spoons to make sure they tasted OK.


If you are looking for a good new cookie to try, I recommend this one.

$250 Cookies Plus

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I had some more of those left-over Easter caramel-filled eggs and some toffee chips. I decided to clean up the cupboards a little by putting them into a cookie. I chose the $250 Cookie, which I made according to the recipe, then threw in my extra candy in place of the Hershey Bar. This is part of the fun of baking cookies, you really can try different things to see what turns out.

Malt Cookies with Caramel-filled Chocolate Easter Eggs

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At Nob Hill on the day after Easter, we bought some bags of Palmer’s caramel-filled chocolate eggs for half price. We should have tried one first because they were not very good and we determined not to eat them. Their presence inspired me to use them for my Emergency Department cookies on Thursday.

I used the recipe for Chocolate Whopper Malted Cookies from my blog but left out the Whoppers and chocolate chips.

I put a tablespoon of dough on the parchment.


I perched an egg on the dough.


I covered it with another tablespoon of dough.


When baked, the egg melted and filled the cookie with chocolate and caramel

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A New Button

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My web Guru and son-in-law, Taylor, made a cool change to the the web page today. He added a button titled “ER Stories.” It is on the right, just under the “Cookie Recipes” button. You can click it and see the whole list of crazy stories from the emergency department. Check it out!

Dinner from Manu

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On June 17th, I posted a picture of the bag I man for Manu, one of our registration staff. I was really surprised when he came in one morning with a bag full of food he had prepared, as a thank you for the bag. We made a complete, gourmet dinner. We started with an appetizer of  toasted, crustless bread spread with cream cheese, and pesto then topped with cucumber and red bell pepper. Then we had perfectly cooked tri-tip and mashed potatoes flavored with onion and cayenne. It was amazing and very much appreciated.

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Maple Date Cookies

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This week, I tried a Pillsbury recipe for Maple Date Cookies. They were pretty good and the staff in the ED polished off a triple batch. As I was wondering how to make them better, I realized that, if I wanted a maple date cookie, I would take the recipe I previously posted for Maple Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies and substitute dates for the cranberries. They would then have the wonderful texture of the older recipe but the sweet chewiness of dates.

Joe and Lily Make Tad’s Cookies

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Nary sent me these pictures showing her husband, Joe and daughter, Lily  making Tad’s Mallow Bits S’Mores Cookies from the recipe posted last week. I asked if I could share them with you since they are so fun.


A Visit to Momofuku MIlk Bar

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Last month, we were in New York visiting our daughter and her husband who live in Manhattan. We went to Momofuku Milk Bar. I was impressed that every cookie they had on display I had made myself, including Cornflake Chocolate Chip and Marshmellow, Blueberries and Cream, Compost and Corn. I also made their decadent crack pie, which was also for sale. These people really make unusual and interesting cookies. If you are interested in such things, Google their recipes and have fun!

Hot Pads

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Lisa and Gina came as traveling nurses to work in our emergency department while we implemented a new computer system. Not only did they help us out at work, they became BadTadMD fans, contributing cookie recipes and positive comments. When they left, they gave me these homemade hot pads as parting gifts. Every time I bake, I think of them.


Haven’t Heard from Me for a While?

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I have been faithfully posting to this site every week. I recently changed hosts. I subsequently learned that no one was being advised of new posts. I am making this posting as a test to see if we are back in business again. Hope you enjoy catching up with!

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