Tom Sullivan, Everytown for Gun Safety: Fathers Day. My Son Alex.


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Richard Martinez, whose son was killed in the Santa Barbara shootings on May 23, said the following:

 

“Today, I’m going to ask every person I can find to send a postcard to every politician they can think of with three words on it: Not One More. People are looking for something to do. I’m asking people to stand up for something. Enough is enough.”

 

We couldn’t agree more. Use this form to send a postcard to each of your members of Congress and your Governor.

 

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Richard Martinez, whose son was killed in the Santa Barbara shootings on May 23, said the following:

 

“Today, I’m going to ask every person I can find to send a postcard to every politician they can think of with three words on it: Not One More.”

 

I just sent a Not One More postcard to my elected leaders. Join me and send one today in honor of Mr. Martinez and all fathers who want to keep their kids safe from gun violence:

 

Send a Postcard to Your Elected Officials Now

 

Before Father’s Day ends, enter your information in the form below to send a postcard. Please provide your full address so we can send a postcard to your members of Congress and governor.

 

Thanks!

 

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Father’s Day is a hard day for me and my family. My son, Alex, was shot and killed almost two years ago in a mass shooting in a movie theater in Aurora. Alex was there celebrating his 27th birthday.

 

There’s nothing as painful as seeing your child’s life cut short. And that’s just one of the reasons I stand with Richard Martinez, a brave father whose own son Christopher was killed because of senseless gun violence last month in a horrific shooting in Santa Barbara.

 

By signing a “Not One More” postcard you’ve shown you stand with him, too — and you believe in his call for elected officials to do more to reduce gun violence.

 

Can you spread the word and make sure your friends and family also sign postcards before Father’s Day?Click here to share on Facebook or on Twitter.

 

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Everytown will be delivering postcards soon after Father’s Day in honor of Richard Martinez and all fathers who want safer communities for their kids.

 

In just the past several days, our nation has been rocked by even more high-profile shootings: Seattle, Las Vegas, andMonday’s school shooting in Troutdale, Oregon.

 

The daily toll of gun violence can be overwhelming. The death of a child is devastating. But we can solve this problem — with the help of people like you.

 

More than 600,000 people (including you) have heeded Mr. Martinez’s call — “Not One More” — and signed postcards to their elected officials. Now make sure your friends and family do, too:

 

Share on Facebook     Share on Twitter

 

If you don’t use Facebook or Twitter, you can still spread the word by sending your friends this link: http://every.tw/fathers-day

 

Thank you for standing with us,

Tom Sullivan

 

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Honey Maid “This Is Wholesome” And Honey Maid’s Response To Homophobes & Racist With “Love.”


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Honey Maid released a glorious response to homophobic idiots who didn’t like the snack company’s ads depicting gay couples with their children. Honey made did something that most other companies don’t have the cojones to do….fire back!

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Published on Mar 10, 2014

No matter how things change, what makes us wholesome never will.

 

 

 

The Honey Maid spot, which first ran on March 10, has generated its share of negative responses, most notably a letter-writing campaign from the not-at-all-overreacting One Million Moms.

Nabisco should be ashamed of themselves for their latest Honey Maid and Teddy Graham cracker commercial where they attempt to normalize sin,” wrote the group. “This commercial not only promotes homosexuality, but then calls the scene in the advertisement wholesome.”

 

 

Nabisco & Honey Maid responded with………

 

Honey Maid: Love

 

Published on Apr 3, 2014

We made a commercial about what makes families, family. And we received a lot of comments. See what we did with them.

 

 

 

The moment I saw this video, I bought graham crackers for the first time in decades. I’m gonna make a delicious fattening

 

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Graham Cracker Eclair “Cake” tonight….made with graham crackers.

 

 

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Graham Cracker Eclair “Cake”

 

what you need

 

15 HONEY MAID Honey Grahams, broken in half (30 squares), divided
1 pkg.  (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1-1/2 cups  cold milk
1 tub  (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
1 cup  BAKER’S ONE BOWL Chocolate Frosting
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make it

 

ARRANGE 10 graham squares, slightly overlapping, on bottom of 8-inch square pan. Beat pudding mix and milk in large bowl with whisk 2 min. Let stand 5 min. Stir in COOL WHIP.

 

SPREAD half the pudding mixture over graham squares in pan; cover with 10 of the remaining graham squares. Repeat layers.

 

REFRIGERATE 3 hours. Spread with BAKER’S ONE BOWL Chocolate Frosting.

 

Enjoy….and know as you eat this, you’re giving The TeaTardedRepubliCANT Pseudo-Freudian Psycho-Sexual
Secret-Whore Pro-caucasian Pro-Racist Anti-LGBTQA1 Anti- Feminist Reich Wing GOPretender Conselfishservative NRA-Gun
Loving Nut Bag Party dumbasses the middle finger.

 

 

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TheObamaCrat™ Wake-Up Call For Monday March 3rd, 2014. Ukraine. Ukraine, Ukraine.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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White House Schedule – March 3, 2014

 

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3rd, 2014

 

DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
MONDAY, MARCH 3rd, 2014

 

In the morning, the President and Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

 

In the afternoon, the President and Vice President will meet for lunch in the Private Dining Room. This lunch is closed press.

 

Later in the afternoon, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. The President looks forward to discussing with the Prime Minister progress in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, developments in Iran, and other regional priorities. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s visit is a demonstration of the deep and enduring bonds between the United States and Israel, and our close consultations on a range of security issues. The Vice President will also attend. There will be a pool spray at the top of the bilateral meeting in the Oval Office.

 

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3rd, 2014

 

 

Monday, March 3 2014  All Times ET

 

10:00 AM: THE PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.

 

 

12:00 PM Press: Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, Brady Press Briefing Room.

 

 

12:30 PM: THE PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT meet for lunch, Private Dining Room.

 

 

1:45 PM: THE PRESIDENT holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends, Oval Office.

 

 

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Schedule for the Week of March 3rd Thru March 7th, 2014

 

On MondayPresident Obama will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House. The President looks forward to discussing with the Prime Minister progress in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, developments in Iran, and other regional priorities. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s visit is a demonstration of the deep and enduring bonds between the United States and Israel, and our close consultations on a range of security issues. The Vice President will also attend.

 

On Tuesday, the President will hold an event on the FY2015 budget and our plan to expand opportunity for all in Washington, DC. In the evening, the President will attend a DSCC event in the Washington, DC area.

 

First Lady Michelle Obama will join Secretary of State John Kerry to honor the recipients of the International Women of Courage Award in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the U.S. Department of State.

 

 

On Wednesday, the President will travel to the Hartford, Connecticut area for an event on the minimum wage. Following this, he will travel to Boston, Massachusetts for two DNC events.

 

First Lady Michelle Obama will participate in a conversation with Robin Roberts at the Leading Women Defined Summit, hosted by BET Networks. The discussion will be around the Affordable Care Act and a personal reflection on health and wellness. The First Lady will also visit a health center to highlight the work that hospitals, doctors and clinics are doing to educate their patients about the Affordable Care Act and how patients can get insurance.

 

 

On Thursday, the President will hold an event on the economy and healthcare in Washington, DC.

 

On Friday, the President and the First Lady will travel to the Miami area for an event on expanding opportunity for all.

 

 

 

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First Lady Michelle Obama’s Week Ahead

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the First Lady

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1st, 2014
UPCOMING GUIDANCE FOR FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA

 

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Washington, DC * 11:30 AM ET – First Lady Michelle Obama will join Secretary of State John Kerry to honor the recipients of the International Women of Courage Award in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the U.S. Department of State. The Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award annually recognizes women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for women’s rights and empowerment, often at great personal risk. Since the inception of this award in 2007, the Department of State has honored more than 70 women from 45 different countries. This will be the sixth year the First Lady has attended this event.

 

The International Women of Courage Award ceremony will be open to credentialed members of the media and live-streamed at http://www.state.gov. Attendees and those watching the live-stream are encouraged to use the Twitter hashtag #IWOC and #IWD when discussing the events. Logistics information is available HERE and for additional press inquiries, please contact PressDuty@state.gov or (202) 647-2492.

 

 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Miami, FL * 1:30 PM ET – First Lady Michelle Obama will participate in a conversation with Robin Roberts at the Leading Women Defined Summit, hosted by BET Networks. The discussion will be around the Affordable Care Act and a personal reflection on health and wellness. A portion of the discussion will air on Good Morning America on Thursday, March 6. This event will be closed press.

 

Miami, FL * 3:00 PM ET – First Lady Michelle Obama will visit a health center to highlight the work that hospitals, doctors and clinics are doing to educate their patients about the Affordable Care Act and how patients can get insurance. This event will be covered by a pre-determined pool.

 

 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Miami, FL – The President and First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to the Miami area for an event on expanding opportunity for the middle class.

 

 

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The Ukraine

 

Latest Ukraine Updates Photos And Video -March 3, 2014.

 

It’s NOT Vladimir Putin Against Barack. It’s Vladimir Putin Against The World – March 2, 2014 .

 

Ukraine Updates – March 2, 2014.

 

President Obama Speaks on the Situation in Ukraine

 

 

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‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Updates – March 3, 2014

 

Rally Against ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws In Tallahassee. March 10th, 2014. Now Is The Time!

 

Marissa Alexander’s Sentence Could Triple In ‘Warning-Shot’ Case. State Attorney Angela Corey Wants A 60 Year Sentence.

 

 

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The White House Blog

 

Weekly Address: Investing in Technology and Infrastructure to Create Jobs

 

Weekly Wrap Up: the White House Hosts a Film Festival, the President and Vice President Show Their Moves, and More

 

The White House Hosts Its First-Ever Student Film Festival

 

More than 3.47 Million Records Released

 

Being Biden Vol. 13: It’s All About Possibilities

 

Let’s Move! Child Care Reaches Over 12,000 Providers Committed to Instilling Healthy Habits for Life

 

Today: The First-Ever White House Student Film Festival

 

West Wing Week 02/28/14 or “I Am My Brother’s Keeper”

 

President Obama Launches My Brother’s Keeper, His New Initiative to Help Young Men of Color

 

 

 

The White House Videos

 

Weekly Address: Investing in Technology and Infrastructure to Create Jobs

 

Video Mensaje de la Casa Blanca – Aumentando la oportunidad para todos

 

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Speeches and Remarks

Remarks by the President at DNC Winter Meeting

 

 

Statements and Releases

 

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Obamacare… Are You Kidding Me?

 

 

 

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RALLY AGAINST ‘STAND YOUR GROUND’ LAWS IN TALLAHASSEE MARCH 10TH

RALLY AGAINST ‘STAND YOUR GROUND’ LAWS IN TALLAHASSEE MARCH 10TH

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Barack After Dark™: The White House Blog


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Lisa Pino
December 19, 2013
05:57 PM EST

 

The country’s nutritional health remains a top priority for the Obama Administration. What and how we eat affects our ability to succeed, our hopes and dreams, the economy, the environment, and most of all, our children.

 

Despite the sobering news that 49 million Americans are food insecure, this figure has remained relatively stable since 2008. One key reason why is the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) direct ability to mitigate American hunger. When SNAP participation grew during the recession, the program expanded as intended. By providing a nutritional safety net during our economic recovery, SNAP puts food on the table for struggling Americans while they get back on their feet. SNAP also helps to feed the 15 million children living in food insecure households, as 20% of American children are living in poverty.

 

Today, SNAP is serving 47 million Americans. As the economy continues to improve, SNAP participation began to plateau in 2012 and is declining. The program’s ability to expand and contract with the economy reflects both President John F. Kennedy’s intention when he developed a 1961 pilot, and President Lyndon B. Johnson’s commitment to ending hunger by signing the Food Stamp Act of 1964. Thanks to their vision, SNAP still supplements the diet of food insecure Americans so that all Americans can have the food needed for an active, healthy life.

 

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Hallie Schneir
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December 19, 2013
01:31 PM EST

 

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On Wednesday afternoon, President Obama and the First Ladymet with a group of moms (and one aunt!) in the Oval Office to talk about how health reform has benefitted their families. They talked about the critical role that moms are playing in helping their families access quality, affordable health care by encouraging their adult children, family members and their peers to sign up for coverage.

 

Because many women in the group know first-hand why having the security of health insurance is so important, they’ve been working tirelessly to make sure that everybody in America is able to get high-quality health care coverage that provides them with financial protection and looks after them when they get sick.

 

“I think this conversation really drove home in a very personal way why this is important,” President Obama said. “Sometimes here in Washington, this is a very abstract conversation or an entirely political conversation. But when you boil it down to stories and people hear what it means to have the security of solid health insurance at an affordable price when you need it, it reminds me at least of why we’ve been fighting so hard to get this done.”

 

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Jason Furman
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December 19, 2013
01:00 PM EST

 

The economy is finishing 2013 in a stronger place than where it began the year, though more work remains to grow the economy, create jobs, and strengthen the middle class. This is especially notable given the general fiscal environment, including the onset of the sequester in March, and the government shutdown and debt limit brinksmanship in October. The recent budget bill passed by Congress on a bipartisan basis will contribute to certainty, a better fiscal stance over the next year, and more funding for the critical ingredients of longer run growth. But more needs to be done, most immediately extending Unemployment Insurance benefits, and beyond that increasing investments to strengthen growth and making sure that growth is shared.

 

The slides below highlight the key themes and developments in the economy over the course of the year, and also touch on a few longer-term structural trends that continued to unfold in 2013 and will support growth into the future.

 

The strengthening of the economy over the course of 2013 is a testament to America’s resilient private sector and America’s workers. Businesses have added 8.1 million jobs over the past 45 months, and are on track to register the third consecutive year of job growth in excess of two million.

 

The growth rate of gross domestic product has risen for four straight quarters, and the private components of GDP have grown at a robust 3.7 percent annualized rate over the last two quarters. One of the biggest contributors to recent GDP growth has been the housing sector, which was the epicenter of the financial crisis but is bouncing back and has significant potential going forward.

 

There are also several emerging structural trends that supported growth in 2013 and will continue to play an important role in our economy. The United States is now the largest producer of oil and gas in world, passing Russia and Saudi Arabia, and for the first time since 1995, the United States is producing more oil domestically than it imports. A second, less widely appreciated trend is the dramatic slowdown in health care cost growth that in part reflects critical reforms under the Affordable Care Act. Slower health care cost growth means less pressure on employers and the federal budget and more take-home pay for families. Lastly, technological contributions such as cloud computing and mobile broadband and mobile devices continue to help the economy.

 

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Amy Pope, Ricardo Zuniga
December 19, 2013
12:25 PM EST

 

Today the United States and Canada released the 2013 Implementation Report on the Beyond the Border Initiative. The report highlights the significant progress we have made over the last year to enhance economic cooperation and to address threats before they reach our common border. Our two countries are doing all we can to make trade and travel easier and less expensive, supporting economic competiveness and prosperity, while partnering to keep our communities safe.

 

Since President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Harper announced the Beyond the Border Declaration in 2011, we have worked together to benefit residents, travelers, and industry in both countries while enhancing security, trade and travel facilitation, critical infrastructure protection, and emergency management.  We are jointly collaborating before goods or travelers even arrive at the border, embracing a perimeter security approach where possible.

 

For example, this year, under the “cleared once, accepted twice” principle, both countries have started to rely on the other’s offshore inspections of marine shipments to reduce the need for re-inspection at the land border. Also, the U.S. truck cargo pre-inspection pilot in Surrey, British Columbia, tested new approaches for conducting screening at the land border. We are building on these accomplishments to complete preclearance negotiations for all transportation modes. Each of these initiatives helps goods move securely and more quickly across our shared border.

 

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Cecilia Muñoz
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December 19, 2013
10:54 AM EST

 

Yesterday, the President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama met in the Oval Office with a group of moms who have been working to encourage their families, neighbors and friends to #GetCovered under the Affordable Care Act.

 

Women have a huge influence on their families and are a key demographic for the ongoing effort to ensure that consumers know about the benefits they can access through the health law. Moms understand how vital it is to nurture our kids to help them grow up strong and healthy.

 

As a proud mother of two college-age daughters, the President’s health care law has already ensured my own peace of mind, by allowing my soon-to-be college graduates’ to stay on my plan until age 26. It used to be the case that many insurance companies would kick young adults off of their parents’ health plans on their 19th birthday or when they stopped being a full-time student. For a lot of young adults, that’s the exact time when they need the stability of staying on their parents’ health plans because they are transitioning in and out of school or jobs.

 

And my daughters are just two of the nearly 1 million young Latinos under the age of 26 who have benefitted from the health care law. Instead of worrying what may happen if they get sick, our children can focus on other important things, like getting an education.

 

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Jade Mullally, Missing Child. Our Daughter Jade Mullally Missing: How You Can Help

 

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegations For Opening & Closing Ceremonies – 2014 Olympic Winter Games

 

Guest Blog Post: Dr. Rex Horty, “The Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline.” STOP It.

 

Mayors Against Illegal Guns & Moms Demand Action Joins Forces: Unite A National Movement To Protect Communities & Save Lives

 

Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Suspended By A&E Over Anti Gay & Racist Comments

 

President Obama Grants Pardons And Commutation

 

New National And State Reports Showing Costs Of Repealing The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act (ObamaCARES)

 

 

Michelle Obama on The Madison Show

 

Published on Dec 19, 2013

Michelle Obama on The Madison Show discussing the Affordable Care Act!

 

 

 

Statements and Releases

 

Statement by the Press Secretary on the National Defense Authorization Act

The Administration appreciates the bipartisan work of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, and their continued support of our service members and national defense.  The bill will, among other things, assist the Armed Forces in operating in unconventional and irregular warfare and countering unconventional threats, support capacity building efforts with foreign military forces, and support contingency or stability operations.

 

While the bill does not address all of the Administration’s concerns, its provisions regarding foreign transfers of detainees held at the U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba will provide the Administration additional flexibility to transfer detainees abroad consistent with our national security interests.  The Administration commends the Congress for its work to expand efforts to prevent sexual assault and significantly strengthen protections for victims as well as extending important compensation and benefits for our service members, which are important for recruitment, retention and morale of our Armed Forces.

 

Although the bill includes a number of provisions that restrict or limit the Defense Department’s ability to align military capabilities and force structure with the President’s strategy and implement certain efficiencies, overall the Administration is pleased with the modifications and improvements contained in the bill that address most of the Administration’s significant objections with earlier versions regarding these issues.   The Administration supports passage of the legislation.

 

 

Holidays at the White House

 

Streamed live on Dec 19, 2013

Over the course of the season, about 70,000 people will tour the White House holiday decorations. On Thursday, you’re invited to take a peek virtually through a Google+ Hangout. During a live event from the State Floor, White House pastry chef Bill Yosses and florist Laura Dowling will discuss this year’s décor and answer questions from young people around the country.

 

 

 

December 19th, 2013: White House Photo of the Day

 

First Lady Michelle Obama collects toys from military children during a Toys for Tots event at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Distribution Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

First Lady Michelle Obama collects toys from military children during a Toys for Tots event at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Distribution Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

 

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December 4th 2013 Is National Cookie Day


 

By Jueseppi B.

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National Cookie Day

It’s National Cookie Day! Did you know that the English word “cookie” is derived from the Dutch word “koekje,” which means little cake? Dutch bakers used to test oven temperatures on small amounts of batter so that they would not waste the entire cake mix if the temperature wasn’t right. It was not long before they discovered that these tiny pieces of cooked batter were actually quite tasty!

 

Cookies come in all different flavors, shapes, and sizes. To celebrate National Cookie Day, bake a few batches of your favorite variety and invite your friends over for a cookie swap!

 

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Chocolate Dipped Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies

 

INGREDIENTS

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (optional)
2-1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips
2 teaspoons shortening

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in brown sugar, salt, and, if desired, pumpkin pie spice, scraping the bowl occasionally. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a spatula or wooden spoon. Use your hands to bring dough together in a ball.
  2. Pat or roll dough into a 12×8-inch rectangle (about 1/4 inch thick) on an ungreased baking sheet. Cut the 8 inch side of the dough into eight 1-inch strips (do not separate strips). Cut each strip lengthwise into six 2-inch sections (do not separate rectangles). After cutting, there should be 48 rectangles measuring 1×2-inches. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until cookies are lightly browned and crisp. Cool on cookie sheet on a wire rack.
  3. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine Ghirardelli® 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips and shortening. Microwave on medium power (50 percent) for 1 minute. Remove and stir. If chocolate is not melted, return to microwave and repeat heating step, stirring every 30 seconds to avoid scorching. Stir until smooth. Dip cookies in melted chocolate; let excess drip back into the bowl. Placed dipped cookies on waxed paper; let stand until set. Enjoy immediately, store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or freeze up to 3 months.

 

Prep: 30 minutes
Bake: 25 minutes

 

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