My Favorite Peanut Butter Cookie

  This is the recipe for my absolute favorite Peanut Butter Cookies. I like a big scoop peanut butter cookie with crisp edges and a just soft center. The cross hatch is essential, dontcha think? Enjoy! XOXO, MJ Sweet & Simple’s Peanut Butter Cookies Preheat oven to 375°. Line 1-3 sheet pans with parchment. 1-½ cups […]

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Sugar? Yes, Please!

Sugar? Yes, please! Coarse sparkling sugar is one of my favorite things EVER. As we got busier and busier at the bake shop, and pre-tinted sugars became ridiculously expensive, we started tinting it ourselves. Our colors improved and we could make colors as we needed them. Bright pink, palest pink, Hawaiian blue or navy blue? We […]

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One of my favorite summer flowers. In my mind they are old fashioned and refined and a celebration of summer. Probably one of the worst things you can do is bring them to someone as a housewarming gift. Assuming someone a) wants to deal with cut flowers in the middle of settling guests or b) […]

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Little Free Library

I made a new friend on my walk today. Her name is Little Free Library. She lives on a beautiful, quiet street in Fairfield, Connecticut. The little things make all the difference, don’t they? For Americans who are buying medications online, there are some important aspects that couldn’t being ignored. Ordering medicaments online can be […]

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Almond Horns

After our Signature Sugar Cookies, Almond Horns have become our most requested recipe. Almond-y goodness, gluten free and simply delicious. They are perfect just as they are, and perfect+ with the ends dipped in melted semi-sweet chocolate. To make a quick “dipping chocolate” without tempering the chocolate, melt semi-sweet chocolate in a stainless steel bowl […]

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My Knit-Tastic Summer

This summer I learned to knit. By learned I mean the basics: cast on, knit, purl, yarn over and I can correct some of my mistakes. Thanks to the patient and super talented knitter/instructor Margaret Peters of Westport Yarns, I’m knitting my way through three scarf projects and about to start a fourth. According to my […]

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Holiday 2014 Menu

Happy Lil Snowman

We love this time of year when the bakery is bustling with happy holiday cheer!  We are shipping daily through December 19th. Please check our main site for gift ideas, or stop by the bakery and our cookie concierge (that would be me!) will be happy to chat. Wishing you every good thing this holiday season, […]

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Thanksgiving 2014 Menu

Pecan Pie is a customer fav.

We love Thanksgiving! Bring on the roast turkey, all the sides and, of course, delicious desserts from Sweet & Simple. I break out my collection of vintage glass and ceramic turkeys on November 1st and get preparations underway for my favorite and most anticipated meal of the year. Early in the month I make Cranberry […]

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