Happy Holidays!

Once again, we are preparing to welcome and celebrate another holiday season. Let’s take this opportunity to revisit a few interesting news of 2008 concerning our favorite sweets.

Chip-Liked Cookies from Nutritious Creations – Good news from Bayshore, New York for cookie lovers with a healthy conscience. Starting 2009, Nutritious Creations will introduce a new line of all-natural, multi-grain cookies. Your choices of flavors are chocolate chip, cinnamon
oatmeal, chocolate fudge and rocky road.

Introducing Tim Tam Cookies – The most popular Australian chocolate biscuit, Tim Tam, is now in a Target store near you from November 2008 through March 2009. Pepperidge Farm, Inc. of Norwalk, Connecticut introduced these cookies in two flavors, chocolate crème and caramel.

Certified Gluten-Free Chia Seed Flour – This alternative to wheat flour is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, calcium, fiber, antioxidants. Chia seeds, as you know, grow hair on funny chia pets. Processed by Nuchia Foods Corp. of Orlando, Florida, this flour is certified gluten-free and can replace wheat flour one-to-one.

Stevia-Based Sweetener from Cargill of Wayzata, Minnesota. Hopefully sometimes during 2009, the Food and Drug Administration will approve, for use in foods and beverages, this zero-calorie sweetener. It is 200 times sweeter than sugar, according to its manufacturer, and made from the rebiana part of stevia leaf.

Shortbreads by Caroline’s Desserts – Overwhelming consumer response during an annual charity fundraiser encouraged Carolina’s Desserts of Redmond, Washington to roll out its all-natural, kosher line of gourmet shortbreads. They are available in a variety of flavors including cranberry, chocolate chip espresso, maple walnut, chocolate dipped traditional, ginger, chocolate spice and orange pecan.

You can find full stories of these news and many others at Bakingbusiness.com.

As we are heading toward the end of 2008 and the beginning of a new year, I would like to thank you for all your inputs and support during the past three years. Please continue to visit cookies-in-motion.com often for the most accurate cookie baking news, information, and recipes.

Have the most joyous and wonderful holiday season! Keep on baking and will be in touch again next year.

Published date: December 20, 2008

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