Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Melting Moments (Oh, and.... I won a Contest!!)


These Melting Moments cookies are brought to you courtesy of... Kerrygold butter!

Huh? What? you say?

OK, so Kerrygold didn't send me cookies. No, it's better than that.

I had entered a contest from Gourmet Magazine online that asked for recipes and the story surrounding them. I submitted my post on my grandma's cinnamon rolls.

Imagine my surprise when I received an official looking e-mail from a person at Gourmet magazine that said...

"Congratulations on winning the “Every Recipe has a Story” contest!"

Shock of shocks! I won something! Yippee!

Talk about cool prizes! One was a cooking class for three. I was able to take two friends to a Pastry class at The Learning Kitchen. (I am so bummed I accidentally deleted my pictures from class!)

The second prize was this mother lode of butter and cheese from Kerrygold.


I'm sure all of you bakers will understand when I say that being given high quality butter is like manna from heaven! What better prize could a baker hope for?

And the cheese was excellent! My family and I had so much fun choosing our favorites. (I think it was the first time my oldest willingly ate cheese.)


Anyway, I've seen various bloggers post their Melting Moments cookies and knew I had to try them using my fancy butter. (You can find the recipe by clicking here and selecting "Desserts" and then chose the cookie recipe.)



These cookies are a dry, soft cookie, almost like shortbread. When paired with dulce de leche filling, they are out of this world!

Many, many thanks to Gourmet magazine and Kerrygold. Love 'em both!! OK, over and out for now, folks. Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

14 comments:

Jennywenny said...

Mmm. These look like I wish alfajores actually were. They are more cakey. I should try this combo. Dulce de leche is dangerous to have around though!

Steph said...

Congrats on the win, especially for a family recipe!! I wouldn't even know what to do with the butter.. to precious to use..haha

Megan said...

That IS the mother lode of butter! Lucky you!

And I just so happen to have a can of dulce de leche in the pantry.......

bakerchick103 said...

Congrats! When I saw that picture of butter and cheese, my heart almost stopped! Can you tell I love to bake?:)

Pamela said...

So cool! Congratulations on winning these fabulous prizes. Must've been a wonderful story and a delicious recipe. Great job!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Congratulations on the win! Its great that you used it in these, I would be wary of using them, considering them to precious to use!!!
And those are envious prizes, for sure!!

Grace said...

congrats on winning, and what an AWESOME prize! any time you get a craving for a bite o' butter, you're all set. :)
great cookies, too--dulce de leche rules my world.

Snooky doodle said...

congratulations! These cookies look so good. I m sure they melt in your mouth !

Alwayzbakin said...

Wow! That's so awesome. You must have been so excited! Congrats. Your cookies look delicious.

Cakelaw said...

Congratulations, that's marvellous!! A great prize, and beautiful cookies that you have made with some of your fancy butter.

Jo said...

Congrats on your win and the cookies look delicious. I love making these little treats but usually have them "naked" but what a great idea on the addition of a filing.

Carol Peterman said...

Congratulations! You are going to be turning out some fine baked goods with that stash.

AmyRuth said...

Congratulations! Jacque! That is so exciting to be recognized and to receive such cool prizes. The cookies look yummy.
AmyRuth

Lisa Michelle said...

Congratulations!!! What an awesome win, and great prizes! Those cookies look incredible, so it's no wonder! I once entered a Plugra cookie contest, and also got an official letter. Top TEN - I had a chance to win according to them..AND THEN, that's it, I never heard another word until I saw the 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place winners on their site. Oh well, I still keep my top ten finish letter to show off..lol