Sunday, April 13, 2014

From boy crushes to cookie crushes...

lemon coconut cottontail cookies
I was the girl who *always* had a "crush" on a boy.  ALWAYS.  I think it started about 5th grade and went all the way through college.  I'm not sure why I had these crushes...none of them ever paid me any attention. 

Can I tell you an embarrassing story about one of my crushes...and you promise you won't tell?  Ok, good.  In 7th grade, my crush, Andy, asked another girl in band to "go with" him.  ("Go with"...that's what we called it in the olden days.)

Anyway...I was so, so heartbroken. 
lemon coconut cottontail cookies
(Now,  at this point in the story, please keep in mind that these were the olden days like I mentioned earlier with no caller ID.)
I came home from school that day, called his house, and when he answered the phone...

...when he answered the phone...

...I set the needle down on my Grease album (vinyl: olden days), and played Hopelessly Devoted to You to him over the phone.  And, then hung up.

Yep.  I did.

lemon coconut cottontail cookies
Happily for everyone involved, crushes on boys have morphed into crushes on cookies.  It's kind of like school all over again...a new crush every week or so...but without the heartache.

lemon coconut cottontail cookies

My crush this week is this recipe for Lemon Coconut Cottontail Cookies.  They're TOTALLY crush-worthy.  And, they love when you belt out Hopelessly Devoted to You...they don't even find it creepy whatsoever.


lemon coconut cottontail cookies
Seriously, these little sweeties are *perfect* for your Easter dessert table.  Soft, citrus-y, and oh-so-pretty. 

Promise me you'll eat one warm...then bathe the rest in the lemon glaze and cover with sweetened coconut.

lemon coconut cottontail cookies
I'm sharing this recipe over at Imperial Sugar.

chocolate bunny sandwich cookies with marshmallow buttercream
Guys!  Also, let me tell you about these Chocolate Sandwich Bunny Cookies with Marshmallow Buttercream that are also over at Imperial Sugar.  You may have seen these in their Easter ads recently.  I was thrilled to be able to create the recipe and then they were photographed for the ad by talented Heidi of FoodieCrushClick here for the recipe...there's also a how-to video! (Yikes!)

*And, please tell me I'm not the only one with an embarrassing "crush" story...or two.*


24 comments:

  1. LOL- I never had a crush because I knew my parents would never let me call a boy-let alone date. But I did have a crush on ice cream. lol These cookie bites look delicious- xo Diana

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  2. Aww...at that age, that's not creepy, that's really cute! But yes, it's definitely less heartache to have crushes on cookies, and these look super tasty! I love the combo of citrus and coconut - so light and refreshing :)

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  3. I had crushes on boys starting in 1st grade (I never went through that alleged "boys are icky" phase)! They never really paid me any attention, either, though. But now I have a crush on these cookies! Super cute AND sweet? What else could a girl ask for? :)

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  4. I thought your story was very sweet. I have also had crushes on boys for a very long time. My very first crush was on a boy in Kindergarten. I thought his curly hair was the best thing in the world. I actually kissed him after only a couple days of school (most likely without his permission) and the teacher called my parents and told them what happened. I don't actually remember any of this but my parents have told me the story because they thought it was funny. That's what happens when you "crush" on someone before you can logically think through a situation.

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  5. Do you think Andy just read that...lol...i too had a crush in the first grade, his name was Arther...we were constantly together. and then during the school year he moved away, the teacher when she told the class that he had moved came over to me and gave me his workroom papers, its funny the things that we remember...those cookies look good Bridget, I will try them out!

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  6. Haha I jumped from one boy to the next. These cookies are so cute. I love the bunny tail idea. Perfect for Easter.

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  7. That story!! So funny and cute. And this cookies... totally crush-worthy!

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  8. I am the same way with crushes! I'm in college and guess what..I am still hopelessly crushin' on the fellas…and cookies ;). I've got a few embarrassing crush stories, been friend zoned way too many times!
    Love these itty bitty bun tails, I could probably eat the entire batch myself!
    And congratulations on the ad that is so exicting! You are even more famous now!!

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  9. You are the cutest ever my dear!

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  10. DING DING DING! You win for THE BEST crush story, ever. What I want to know is, where's Andy now?

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  11. Too much fun and cuteness!!! You are the cutest Bridget!

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  12. I love that you had the Grease album!! That is awesome!! Oh and your cookies look amazing, I love coconut!

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  13. That story is hilarious! And sounds like something I would have done! I always had crushes too. and in band. lol

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  14. OMG....no you didn't ! That is hysterical. I just laughed and snorted. That is like one of my favorite songs ever. I can sing EVERY song from ALL the Grease movies. I may or may not have all the songs in their own designated folder in my iTunes library!

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  15. NO! You didn't!!!!
    Smiled the entire way through this!
    Boy crushes be gone!
    COOKIES = unconditional love!
    xoxoxoxo

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  16. Love that story. these look delish

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  17. OH MY GOSH! I am 62 and NEVER told anyone that I'd had crushes since 5th grade! THANK YOU for that, I thought I was the only one......

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  18. These cookies are so cute! My grade school crush's name was Andy too. I actually almost asked him to go to homecoming freshman year with me but chickened out. Sometimes I still think about him. How pathetic am I?

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  19. That's a great story. And the recipe looks heavenly!

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  20. Oh my gosh, Bridget, You are too funny and adorable! I love your story! I think you win first place:). I so wanted to make some form of bunny tails this year; yours are so cute, and sound yummy, along with your bunnies!

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  21. These cookies are insane!! We made them for Easter and everyone loved them. I am making another batch for a family party this weekend - love love love!!!

    I was always boy crazy. I can remember many boys I had a crush on starting as far back as first grade - yikes!

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