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Simple Flavored Cream Cheese

flavored ceam cheseThis is a simple flavored cream cheese for bagels, or anywhere else you want to dress-up plain cream cheese.

This spread is made using our finely ground sugars. Choose from Blueberry, Strawberry, Cranberry (seasonal), Ginger, Coconut, Espresso, Lemon, Basil Cinnamon-Vanilla and Cinnamon.

If you prefer a sweeter bagel spread check out our flavored Bagel Spread recipe.

Flavored Cream Cheese

A quick, simple flavored cream cheese spread.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Keyword cream cheese, sugar
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place ingredients in a mixing bowl and blend until well combined.
  • Can be chilled prior to use if preferred.
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Pumpkin Pie Spice Coconut Oil Granola

This quick, sweet, crunchy granola features our Pumped Up Pumpkin Pie Spice. It is a winner with kids and adults.

We cannot claim this recipe as our own (we did change the amount of spice used) but you can see the original recipe HERE at Lovely Little Kitchen.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Granola

A lightly sweet granola made with cocnut oil and our Pumped Up Pumpkin Pie Spice
Course Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Raw Almonds or Pecans Divided
  • 3 Cups Old fashioned oats
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • Cup Brown sugar
  • ½ Cup Sunflower seeds
  • 1 TBS Signature Pumped Up Pumpkin Pie Spice (Heaping TBS)
  • Cup Honey or Maple Syrup
  • 3 TBS Coconut Oil
  • ½ tsp Vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a food processor or blender, pulse half of the almonds until they are very finely chopped. Pour them into a large bowl. Then chop the other half of the almonds coarsely, and pour them into the same bowl.
  • Pour the oats, salt, brown sugar, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin pie spice into the bowl with the almonds and stir to combine.
  • In a small microwaveable bowl, combine honey and coconut oil, and heat for 40 seconds. Stir to dissolve the coconut oil, and add the vanilla extract.
  • Pour the honey mixture over the oats, and stir so that they are evenly coated.
  • Pour the oats evenly onto a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet (helpful if it has sides).
  • Bake the oats for 5 minutes, and then stir them around. Return to the oven for 5-7 more minutes. Watch closely so it won’t burn. (Ours seemed to take a more than 2 times in the oven to get dry enough to handle — but do watch as it can become too dark very quickly.)
  • Pour the granola and onto a piece of wax paper to cool. Spread it out into a thin layer, about 1/4 inch thick.
  • After it cools completely, break the granola into clusters and store in an airtight container.
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Arkansas Green Beans

These green beans are supper yummy – even though the combination of Smoked Brown Sugar and soy sauce seems odd – it all works with the bacony goodness. Our Smoked Brown Sugar seems to work exceptionally well with these ingredients to give a slightly smoky, sweet and salty twist on green beans. If you choose to use our Smoked Garlic Powder as well, you are in for a real treat!

This recipe features our Smoked Brown Sugar.

Arkansas Green Beans

A sweet, smoky twist on green beans - kids love them!!
Course Side Dish
Keyword Green beans
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 Cans Green beans (15 oz each)
  • 12 slices bacon (Or more…can you ever have enough bacon?)
  • Cup Signature Smoked Brown Sugar
  • ¼ Cup butter melted
  • 7 tsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp garlic powder or Signature Smoked Garlic Powder

Instructions

  • Cook bacon by your preferred method (frying, baking or microwaving) until bacon strips are cooked enough to chop into large pieces (they should be done, but not completely crisp).
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Drain the green beans and place them in a 9×13″ baking pan.
  • Spread the chopped bacon on top of the green beans.
  • Combine the brown sugar, butter, soy sauce, and garlic powder in a small bowl.
  • Pour this mixture over the green beans and bacon.
  • Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and serve.

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Smoked Brown Sugar Cookies (aka Bacon Cookies)

These cookies feature our Smoked Brown Sugar and they are addictive! Mildly reminiscent of a s’more but also a sugar cookie laced with toffee – we think they are a hit. Some think the smoky flavor adds just a hint of bacon – what could be better bacon in a cookie?? It is a complex flavor that always pleases.

We use these as samples at our farmers markets locally and while most people have heard of a sugar cookie – most have NOT heard of a brown sugar cookie – much less a smoked brown sugar cookie.

Oh Yea – they are also super simple to make too. If you have two large cookie sheets you can put a dozen on each and be done baking in about 15 minutes! (A double batch makes scads of cookies for a crowd too.)

Smoked Brown Sugar Cookies

Mildly reminiscent of a s’more but also a sugar cookie laced with toffee
Course Dessert
Keyword Cookies, smoked brown sugar
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter – room temperature
  • ¾ cup Signature Smoked Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup regular brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Mix together flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside.
  • With an electric mixer, beat together butter and both sugars for 5 minutes.
  • To the sugar and butter mixture, add in the egg and vanilla. Mix for one additional minute.
  • Mix in the flour mixture until uniformly combined.
  • Use a spoon or cookie scoop to shape small balls about 2 tablespoons each. Arrange 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet (do not press down or shape the cookies).
  • Bake 8 minutes, or until the edges are just slightly gold. To preserve the chewy yumminess of this cookie do not bake too long (if you think they look just a bit under-done in the middle – then they are just right)!
  • Let cool on pan 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Notes

These cookies might become slightly crisp initially, but will become soft and chewy once again if stored in an airtight container. These cookies are amazing dipped in a hot cup of coffee!

Smoked Brown Sugar Cookies
Yields 2 dozen

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Pumpkin Crinkle Cookies

Pumpkin Crinkle Cookies

Pumpkin Crinkle Cookies

A new twist on the crinkle cookie - Pumpkin cookies featuring our Pumped Up Pumpkin Pie Spice.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 35 Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups All-purpose flour Up to 2 1/4 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Signature Pumped Up Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 C firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ½ C granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • ½ C pumpkin puree not pie filling
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbs unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • C granulated sugar for rolling
  • C Signature Pumped Up Pumpkin Pie Spice Sugar (for rolling)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Melt the butter and set aside to cool.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the brown sugar, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, eggs, pumpkin and vanilla until smooth. Add the butter and whisk until combined – then fold in the flour mixture until no dry ingredients remain visible – do not over-mix Let dough rest for 10 minutes (Can also be refrigerated until you are ready to continue).
  • Place the 2/3 cup granulated sugar in a shallow bowl and place the Pumped Up Pumpkin Pie Spice Sugar in a separate shallow bowl.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, drop 1 heaping scoop (appriozimately 1 tablespoon) of cookie dough directly into the bowl with the granulated sugar. The dough will be very soft so. Scoop some of the granulated sugar over the dough and roll it around the bowl until coated. Place the sugared dough ball in the palm of your hand and gently roll the dough around until it forms a ball. Place the ball of cookie dough in the Pumpkin Pie sugar and roll it around to coat. Place the dough balls on baking sheets, at least 2-inches apart.
  • Bake for 14 minutes or until the cookies are puffy and cracks have formed. The cookies will still be soft and look a little uncooked in the cracks. Allow the cookies to cool then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

If you feel the cookie dough will not hold a soft mounded shape when rolling you can always add another 1/4 cup more flour.

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Roasted Almonds

Want a quick spicy snack? These roasted almonds take less than 30 minutes to whip up and they are smoky, spicy, salty – whatever flavor you choose with our salts. These may be  just what you are hungry for when you can’t really decide what you are hungry for.

This recipe makes a lot – you can always adjust it down in size, just be sure to make a good estimate of the right amount of egg white to use for a smaller batch.

Roasted Almonds

These roasted almonds take only about 30 minutes to whip up and they are smoky, spicy, salty…whatever flavor you choose with our salts.. Maybe just what you are hungry for when you can’t really decide what you are hungry for. Pick any Signature Salt and use it to make these tasty treats.
Course Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cup Raw Almonds
  • 1 Egg White beaten
  • 3 Tbs Signature Chipotle Salt Or any of our other salts (use more if your taste is for a more salty snack)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat egg white until nearly stiff peaks form.
  • Stir beaten egg white into almonds – coating evenly.
  • Add Salt to almond and egg mixture and stir to evenly coat .
  • Spread almonds on a cookie sheet carefully without knocking the salt off.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.

Notes

For those with a sensitivity to eggs or egg products – soak the almonds in warm water for 5 minutes and then drain (you want the almonds wet but not dripping with water). Then add the salt, toss to coat and the bake as directed.

Ingredients:

This recipe makes a lot – you can always adjust it down in size, just be sure to make a good estimate of the right amount of egg white to use for a smaller batch.

4 cup Raw Almonds
1 Egg White
3 Tbs Signature Chipotle Salt (more if your taste is for a more salty snack)

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