Barefoot by the Sea: Tate's Bake Shop: A Little Something Sweet Feature and Giveaway!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Tate's Bake Shop: A Little Something Sweet Feature and Giveaway!

I've raved about Tate's Bake Shop for years now and the fact that they make delicious cookies and treats still is a fact!  Kathleen, the owner and founder of Tate's Bake Shop, started selling her chocolate chip cookies at North Sea Farm, her father's farmstand in Long Island when she was just 11 years old! In 1980, at the age of 21, she opened her own shop in the Hamptons and quickly became a popular destination among locals and visitors. The New York Post stated that Tate's was "worth putting miles on the odometer". Anybody up for a roadtrip?

Lucky for us, you don't have to live in New York to indulge in these delicious cookies and treats!  Tate's is committed to delivering classic and delicious baked goods made with the highest quality and freshest ingredients. This Valentine's Day season Tate's Bake Shop has created many different delicious gift basket options creating the perfect sweets for anyone's sweetie. With flavors such as oatmeal, white chocolate nut and the classic chocolate chip cookie, they are sure to delight! They even offer gluten free cookies. They have economically priced gifts available and more extravagant gifts, both sure to please your loved ones!
The folks over at Tate's Bake Shop are also happy to offer readers 20% off their online purchase (simply use code LOVE14 at checkout). Be sure to check out Tate's Bake Shop for your Valentine's Day gifts and beyond.  These cookies taste homemade - crispy on the outside, fresh and yummy!  
Tate's Bake Shop is giving A LITTLE SOMETHING SWEET to ONE lucky Barefoot by the Sea reader!  Simply fill out the form below and be entered to win!  **It may take a minute or two for the form to load but it will be worth the wait**
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One more thing! Tate's Bake Shop is sharing one of their favorite recipes with Barefoot by the Sea's readers just in time for Valentine's Day...Linzer Heart Cookies from their newest cookbook: Baking for Friends!
TATE'S BAKE SHOP LINZER HEART COOKIES
An important tip: be sure to chop the nuts and chocolate very fine in a food processor (pulse to chop so the friction doesn’t warm them), or the dough will be too rough-textured to roll out smoothly. You need a graduated set of heart-shaped cookie cutters to make these. Yield: 20 sandwich cookies
Cookies
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup cornstarch
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ pound (3 sticks) salted butter, at room temperature
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups toasted, skinned and very finely chopped hazelnuts
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, very finely chopped
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½ cup seedless raspberry jam
½ cup confectioners’ sugar for sifting
1. Sift the flour, cornstarch, and salt into a medium bowl. In a large bowl, beat the butter and confectioners’ sugar with an electric mixer set on high speed until combined, about 1 minute. Beat in the egg and vanilla, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. With the mixer on low speed, mix in the flour mixture, just until combined. Mix in the hazelnuts and chocolate.
2. Gather up the dough and shape it into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours. (The dough can be refrigerated for up to 1 day. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes to soften slightly before rolling.)
3. Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough to a round about ¼-inch thick. Use a 3 ½-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the cookies as close as possible to avoid excess scraps. Arrange the hearts about 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheets. Gather up the dough scraps and gently knead together, and cut out more cookies. If the dough becomes too soft to roll out, refrigerate until chilled. You should have 40 cookies. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
4. Position the oven racks in the top third and center of the oven and preheat the oven to 325°F.
5. Use a 1-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the centers of 20 cookies. These will be the cookie tops. (You can bake the mini hearts to nibble on later! Don’t throw away or re-roll.) Bake, switching the position of the baking sheets from top to bottom and front to back halfway through baking, until the cookies begin to brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Sift some of the ½ cup of confectioners’ sugar over the hot cut-out cookies Let cool completely on the baking sheets.
6. Spread the jam on the cookie bottoms, leaving an 1/8-inch border around the edges. Add the tops, sugared sides up, and press together gently. Just before serving, sift the remaining confectioners’ sugar over the cookies.
 
Have a great day! 

71 comments:

  1. I'd most like to try Butterscotch Pecan.

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  2. The chocolate chip cookie bark sounds delicious

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  3. I like the valentine chocolate chip cookie bark. Lovely red heart.

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  4. Those heart cookies are soooo cute! I think I'd like to try their chocolate chip cookies. I know my husband would like to try them for sure! :)

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  5. the shortbread cookies and the butterscotch pecan cookies look yummy to me

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  6. I would like to try the Double Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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  7. I would love to try the chocolate chip cookie bark.

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  8. I'd love to try the Oatmeal raisin

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  9. I'd like to try the white chocolate macadamia cookies.

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  10. I would like to try Tate's Bake Shop Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  11. I would like to try the butterscotch pecan cookies

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  12. The thin crisp chocolate chip cookies.

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  13. Those double chocolate chip are calling my name.

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  14. Hello! The Oatmeal Raisin cookies sound delish! Thank-you

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  15. The chocolate chip cookies look yummy!

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  16. white chocolate macadamia cookies!! myawinz@mail.com

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  17. I would like to try the Shortbread Cookies.

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  18. I would love to try the Valentine's Day Brownies! Thanks

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  19. like the brownies, but it all looks good, time for breakfast, twitted this today, 12/02

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  20. I would like to try the brownies first, then a little of everything else : )

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  21. I would like to try the chocolate chip cookies
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  22. I would love to have and try the Love and Cookies Tin , it looks very good

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  23. I would like to try the butterscotch pecan cookies

    southypeach@att.net

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  24. I want to try the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies!

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  25. I would like the double chocolate chip

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  26. I'd love to try the Oatmeal raisin.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  27. I need to try the Tasteless Wonder cookies! Yummy!!

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  28. I want to try the Double Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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  29. I'd like to try the Whole Wheat Dark Chocolate Cookies

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  30. would love to try the gluten free double chocolate chip cookies

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  31. I think we would love to try the Gluten-Free Ginger Zinger, sounds YUMMY

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  32. The chocolate chip cookie bark sounds SO good!

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  33. The oatmeal raisin cookies sound very yummy.

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  34. The bi=utterscotch pecan is my pick.

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  35. I want to try the shortcake cookies :)

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  36. I really want to try the Butterscotch Pecan!

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  37. Double Chocolate Chip for me! Yum!

    Cori Westphal
    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  38. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark sounds delicious! Thanks for this giveaway!

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  39. Yummy butterscotch pecan
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  40. I would like to try the Double Chocolate Chip

    rtrexel@gmail.com

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  41. I would like to try Tate's Bake Shop Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

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  43. White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies! My favourite!
    vividgrim@yahoo.com

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  44. Oh man....I'd love to try the chocolate chip cookie bark....yum.

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  45. I want to try the Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  46. I would like to try the Double Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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  47. The Double Chocolate Chip Cookies sound yummy.

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  48. I love the Double Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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  49. The Shortbread cookies would be good.

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  50. I want to try the Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark!

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  51. I'd like to try the white chocolate macadamia cookies.

    JOE GERSCH

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  52. I want to try Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark.

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  53. I would love to have the chocolate chip walnut cookies.

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  54. I would love to try the Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark

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  55. I would love to try the Shortbread Cookies.

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  56. I would like to try the Double Chocolate Chip gluten free cookies.

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  57. oatmeal raisin cookies are my favorite so i want to try those. i am tony l smoaks on rafflecopter.

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  58. The Whole Wheat Dark Chocolate sound like something I'd enjoy.

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  59. I would like to try the double chocolate chip

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  60. I would like to try the Double Chocolate Chip.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  61. White Chocolate Macadamia. Ummm. Hope to win this yummy prize.

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  62. I'd like to try the Chocolate Chip Walnut

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  63. I love oatmeal raisin cookies and those look delicious. Thanks for having this contest.

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  64. I would like to try the butterscotch pecan cookies. (Of course, I wouldn't turn down ANY of them!)

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  65. Thank you so very much, I am excited and hungry.. Thank you

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