Saturday, June 9, 2012

Meet the Artist and Giveaway: LaNae from Crumbles Cookie Factory

Another Giveaway?
Yes, Indeed!

Lucky for you, Mari from Hobbies from The Heart
When I let LaNae know about the feature, 
she said she'd love to host a giveaway, too!

For this giveaway one lucky winner 
will receive a package of Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

Southern Red Velvet Cake - Sandwich Cookies 4 Pack
Buy it here

Here are just a few of the items
I had the pleasure of sampling:

Caramel Candy Brownies
Caramel Candy Brownies
Buy it here
These are not your average, everyday cake like brownies.
These rich, delectible treats are dense and full of true cocoa flavor.
The caramels are like a fun little surprise.
Warm these suckers up for just a few, and they'll melt in your mouth!

TwinkleCream Pumpkin Sandwiches
TwinkleCream Pumpkin Sandwiches
Buy it here

This was the first thing that caught my eye,
I'm a sucker for pumpkin and nuts.
While the nuts are optional, I highly recommend ordering with
as they are the perfect match for the buttery filling.
The cake is just perfect, need I say more?

Let's get to know the genius behind these creations
while I tempt you with a few more pics:

Crumbles Terrific Toffee
Crumbles Terrific Toffee
Buy it here
Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: I grew up with my mother the artist ( painter ) she also baked and cooked from scratch! She taught me baking at an early age, fast forward to cake decorating classes, and decorating cakes for weddings. My obsession then became decorating cookies, thus Crumbles Cookies on Etsy.

Q: 790 sales in less than 2 years? In edibles on Etsy that's incredible! Did you ever see yourself taking it this far, online?
A: I did have plans to take it this far, however, I am still surprised that it happened so quickly on Etsy.

Guinness Beer and Pretzel Marshmallows
Guinness Beer and Pretzels Marshmallows
Buy it here
Q: In a category like this, it is really hard to stand out from the crowd. What do you think sets you apart from other sweet shops?
A: I feel you need to stay true to yourself and your own artistic abilities, use the freshest, highest quality ingredients and don't compromise. Good photos also help, because online it is all about the visual.

Q: Which is your favorite creation? Are the recipes your own?
A: My fav is the 3D Peach cookie- they were inspired by a recipe I got from a Victorian Magazine years ago and I have been baking ever since. Most of the recipes are my own, some are inspired by mentors such as Martha Stewart and the like.

Q: I imagine in baking, consistency is key. I imagine you must run a very tight ship. Do you do this all from your home kitchen? Do you have any help?
A: I do certainly feel that consistency is most important and we have to stick to a tight schedule. My husband and son help tremendously with the shipping and business end. We are looking into a commercial kitchen at the moment, and maybe our own bakery someday.

3D Summertime Peach Cookies
Q: What is your busiest time of year? 
A: Christmas is the busiest. 

Q: Do you sell locally? Have you sold any huge orders? Special events?
A: Many friends and family keep us busy locally. I'm doing 250 mini red velvet whoopie pies for a wedding in just a couple weeks. We have supplied many a wedding, including a 'Georgia Peach' wedding thru Etsy with my afore mentioned 3D Peach Cookies!

Q: Do you take custom orders?
A: Yes, I welcome custom orders and have done many.

Q: I hear you make dog treats, too. Be honest, do they taste as good as people treats (in other words are they shareable?!)
A: My doggie treats are 100% shareable...I have one friend who has to eat one every time he smells them baking :) They are just not sweet like the human cookies.

Stirrup Steak Dog Cookies
Stirrup Steaks- Dog Cookies
Buy it here
(See more from Dog City Bakery)

Q: Just for fun, name a few of your favorite Etsy shops.
A: A few of my fav Etsy shops are my Mom's shop Dragonfly Studios 74my friend Michelle's vintage clothing shop KnowItAllGrrrlmy cookie friend on Esty Aymee, the cutest decorated kids cookies Wacky Cookies, and I almost forgot a great silhouette artist I love Tina Tarnoff.

Q: Would you like to offer my readers an exclusive coupon code?
A: Use coupon code MELSBLOG15 to receive 15 % of of your order!


Follow Crumbles Cookie Factory on 
Facebook, Twitter, and Etsy to stay up to date on the latest.

Hungry yet? Thought so!
Before you know it, something delicious will be
waiting on your doorstep.

And now, what you've all been waiting for...

How to Enter the Giveaway:

1. Follow this blog (Mandatory)
and leave a comment here saying you did.

2. Add Crumbles Cookie Factory to your 
favorite shops on Etsy 
and leave a separate comment here saying you did.

3. Leave a comment about your favorite item 
from Crumbles Cookie Factory.

Best of Luck!
Make sure to bookmark my giveaways page if you haven't already, 
and READ THE FINE PRINT

Fine print:
Only 3 entries per household please
Giveaway ends June 22th at midnight PST
Winner will be chosen by random.org
Entries will be validated
Winner will be announced here
Winner will have 3 days to contact me, 
after which a new winner will be chosen
Must be 18 years of age or older to enter
Otherwise open to everyone! 

145 comments:

  1. OMG Melanie... this is so exciting! I am so glad you contact her for this! I bet everything she makes is delicious! and she sends samples to get you hooked!. By the way. I follow this blog!

    hobbiesfromtheheart [at] gmail [dot] com

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  2. Crumbles Cookie Factory is definitely on my faves.. for a very long time!

    Etsy Username: hobbiesfromtheheart

    hobbiesfromtheheart [at] gmail [dot] com

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  3. So far, my favorite are still the Smores cookie bars. I will definitely order some using the coupon !!
    Thank you so much!

    hobbiesfromtheheart [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. Thank You so much Mari, I know that you appreciate the S'mores because of your repeat orders!

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  4. Those look so good! I've never tried one of her items before, but plan on ordering soon :)

    Following this blog via GFC

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    1. Thank You Nat, I just followed your blog too, so cute! Just created a new blog too

      http://crumblescookiefactory.blogspot.com/

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  5. Her shop is lovely and I really like the s'mores cookies -- they look amazing!

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  6. Favorited her shop on Etsy as modernbuttercup

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  7. Thanks so much for this giveaway, I'd love to try these, they look so yummy!
    I follow this blog via email :)

    monicamezaa(at)yahoo.com

    -Monica M

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  8. Natalie V follows GFC
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    aleq13@gmail.com

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  9. Added Crumbles Cookie Factory to my
    favorite shops on Etsy

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  10. I think the Caramel Candy Brownies would be my favorite; however, I'd really love to try those Peach cookies--they sound delicious! Bacon Date Scones and Toffee sound pretty scrumptious, also!

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  11. I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect as Amber
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I added Crumbles Cookie Factory to my Etsy favorites - my Etsy name is Hurdler4eva
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. The Meyer Lemon Blueberry Scones are my favorite item in Crumbles Cookie Factory's shop!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. The Red Velvet sandwich cookies are definitely my fave!

    monicamezaa(at)yahoo.com

    -Monica :)

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  15. I added Crumbles to my favorites on Etsy :)

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  16. My favorite item that I'd LOVE to try are the red velvet swirl brownies!

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    1. Thank You Ashley, they are quite tasty!

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  17. following via GFC as Mandy and Justin

    aandj8804[at]gmail.com

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  18. I think the caramel candy brownies sound absolutely divine.

    aandj8804[at]gmail.com

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  19. Following!
    GFC: Venus
    Email: cr4mpz@live.com

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  20. Added to favorites: Jasmin E.

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  21. The Chocolate Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies are my fav! They look soooo yummy!

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  22. I follow this blog via GFC as Mary Lee!

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. I added Crumbles Cookie Factory to my favorites on Etsy! (MaryLeeByTheSea)


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  24. So many yummyitems in this shop, I think the bacon date scones,apple cheddar scones and the pistachio ginger blondies look amazing!


    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Following via GFC....

    marymichelotti@gmail.com

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  26. Added Crumbles to my favorites on etsy... username on etsy is Mary Michelotti

    marymichelotti@gmail.com

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  27. My favorite item would be whoopi pies!!!

    marymichelotti@gmail.com

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  28. Following your blog using GFC

    serenap95(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. Favorite the shop on Etsy
    serenap95
    serenap95(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  30. I like the Dreamsicle Orange White Chocolate Cookies 1/2 doz

    serenap95(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  31. following the blog


    dizzlizz58@gmail.com

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  32. dizzlizz58@gmail.com


    would love to try the key lime pie cookie

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  33. I follow in gfc

    Rennieangie at gmail dot com

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  34. The campfire s'mores look amazing

    Rennieangie at gmail dot com

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  35. i'm following via gfc as kate s.

    musicalkms@gmail.com

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  36. i added the shop to my etsy favorites...and now i'm craving cookies ;)

    i'm ravencolours on etsy

    musicalkms@gmail.com

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  37. GFC: Kristen N.

    kgn1588 at gmail dot com

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  38. the Southern Bananas Foster Bars sound delicious! i pretty much love anything banana...and rum is always delicious, too ;)

    musicalkms@gmail.com

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    1. Thank You, I agree, bananas & rum yum!

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  39. Added the shop to my favorites

    Etsy: whirlofwings

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  40. I love the Sparkle Spice Cookies!

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  42. I follow you via GFC as Karen
    niuniuzheng at yahoo dot com

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  43. I hearted the shop as niuniuzheng
    niuniuzheng at yahoo dot com

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  44. I love the Green Tea Shortbread Cookies!
    niuniuzheng at yahoo dot com

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  45. I like the 3D Summertime Peach Cookies 1/2 dozen pack with Hazelnut Chocolate Filling
    niuniuzheng at yahoo dot com

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  46. I follow you via GFC as Maureen Hayes

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  47. I favorited Crumbles Cookie Factory on Etsy!

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  48. How can I choose one favorite? I love the red velvet brown, the carmel brownie, the oreo cookie scones, Heck I love it all!!

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    1. Thank You for your sweet words & order!

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  49. Following this blog (animesb@gmail.com)

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  50. Added Crumbles Cookie Factory to my favorite shops on Etsy (animesb@gmail.com)

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  51. the coffee house cranberry bars look so yummy! (animesb@gmail.com)

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  52. Omg everything looks so amazing! I'm following on GFC as "Danielle/See Shop Love!"
    dhsauers(at)gmail.com

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  53. Favorited on Etsy as sixfourthree
    dhsauers(at)gmail.com

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  54. I would love to try the Amazing Apple Cookies with Maple Butter Icing
    dhsauers(at)gmail.com

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  55. I'm following your blog
    hearpere at yahoo dot com

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  56. Hearted Crumbles Cookie Factory on Etsy as FoxWoolDesigns
    hearpere at yahoo dot com

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  57. And the Chocolate Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies look utterly amazing
    hearpere at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thank You Kristen! Gotta check out your shop!

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  58. I "LIKE" the Crumbles Cookie Factory!
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/crumblescookies
    Now that I'm really hungry I am going to tell you which cookies I like: the Old Thyme Sugar Cookies, Amazing Apple Cookies with Maple Butter Icing, the Crumbles Chocolate Chip Cookies, and the Crumbles Brownie Fudge Cookies. Shell I continue with the Key Lime Pie Cookies. In my own words there is not even one cookie that I would not like to TRY! Thank you for the reviews, the hunger pains, and hosting this contest! OH! just to let you know I found my favorite cookie and it is
    the.......Campfire S'mores.
    leaguebet@gmail.com

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  59. Following your blog!

    Sally
    bellsandunicorns(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. Hearted Crumbles Cookie Factory

    Sally
    bellsandunicorns(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. Would love to try the Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies-- yum!

    Sally
    bellsandunicorns(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. following you via GFC

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  63. hearted the etsy shop - username bokononist

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  64. The Southern Pink Velvet Heart Whoopie Pies look amazing!

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  65. The apple cookies with maple butter icing look delish!

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  66. Toffee Cherry Oatmeal Cookies look great. my fav.

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  67. I follow via GFC as M.j...ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com

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  68. Added to my favorites on etsy as labellaluna..ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com

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  69. I like the Southern Pink Velvet 1 dozen Cookies..ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

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  70. I follow this blog via GFC!


    lesliexhope at gmail dot com

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  71. Everything looks AMAZING, I'm drooling, but my favorite would probably be the Summertime Peach Cookies with Chocolate Hazelnut filling.

    lesliexhope at gmail dot com

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  72. Wow,unique treats!
    GFC-Ginger

    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

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  73. i added the shop as a favorite on etsy

    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

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  74. Everything looks amazing..i like the http://www.etsy.com/listing/85832480/apple-cheddar-scones-12-dozen

    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

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  75. I'm a Google Friend (follower): Cori Westphal

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  76. I faved Crumbles Cookies on Etsy: coriwestphal

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  77. And I absolutely love the sound of the Red Velvet Swirl Brownies!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  78. i follow via gfc
    username: squirrelattack
    squirrelattack7 at gmail dot com

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  79. i <3 the shop on etsy
    etsy name: Andrea Perez
    squirrelattack7 at gmail dot com

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  80. my favorite items are the cookie dough whoopie pies
    squirrelattack7 at gmail dot com

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  81. Follow your blog publicly via GFC @ncjeepster1
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  82. $I added Crumbles Cookie Factory to one of my
    favorite shops on Etsy. ncjeepster Karen Propes
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  83. Aside from the Red Velvet which I put high upon my want to try list, I also would love to try the Southern Pink Velvet Cookies. I also pinned some to my wish list on pinterest. Thanks for the chance.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  84. Following on GFC (Mimi Avila)

    ninjabunnyz[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  85. Added to my etsy favorites! [etsy name is Melissa Avila]

    ninjabunnyz[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  86. Favorite item has to be the "Red Velvet Swirl Brownies"!

    ninjabunnyz[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  87. i follow on gfc
    angie best boss at gmail dot com

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  88. southern pink velvet - looks delish!
    angie best boss at gmail dot com

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  89. i favorited the shop!

    angie best boss at gmail dot com

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  90. I follow via GFC. (annemarie562000)

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  91. I added Crumbles Cookie Factory to my
    favorite shops on Etsy. (Annemarie Z)

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  92. I love the Scrumptious Orange Currant Scones!

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  93. Following! Everything looks YUMMY!

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  94. The red velvet cookies look great!

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  95. I follow this blog via GFC - Cynthia.Richardson

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  96. Added to my Etsy favorites - Cynthia Richardson

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  97. I would like to try the Chocolate Surprise Cookies

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  98. This giveaway is now closed. Winner announced soon!

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