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Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

March 29, 2017 Cookies
Levain Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

At the beginning of last year I declared it The Year of the Chocolate Chip Cookie on Planet Byn, and then promptly proceeded to make a grand total of two versions in all of 2016 (#typical). It may take me forever, but I’m still committed to this worthy cause of trying all the cookies recipes I […]

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Chocolate Hazelnut Linzer Hearts

February 14, 2017 Cookies
Linzer Hearts

I think I’m ready to declare that Valentine’s Day is my favourite baking holiday, or at least tied with Easter. There’s no pressure, no expectations, and if I can spread some love with treats, well that’s my joy in life anyway. I haven’t blogged my Valentine’s Day baking in the past, with the exception of these […]

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Darth Vader Cupcakes

December 30, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
darth-vader-cupcakes

My niece Rebecca keeps surprising me with her Birthday Cake selections. Last year she asked for a Shimmer & Shine cake, and this year, even though she still loves all things princess, she asked for Darth Vader Cupcakes. I asked my brother how she even knows who he is, and apparently they watched a couple […]

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~ Champagne & Cookies 2016 ~

December 28, 2016 Cookies
molasses-confetti-bourbon-cookies

This year was the most dramatic Champagne & Cookies in Planet Byn history (read that in your best Chris Harrison voice). Not only did Weedy show up to steal the show with her Homemade Bailey’s, but I made all new recipes for 8/10 cookie selections. Unprecedented! Certain people were making noise about the missing Pretzel M&M […]

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Cook’s Illustrated’s Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

June 7, 2016 Cookies
CI Perfect CCC

At the beginning of the year, I declared it the YEAR OF CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES on Planet Byn. In keeping with my kitchen procrastination tendencies, it then took me four months to try another recipe, but here we are. For my first venture outside of My Favourite, I went with a Cook’s Illustrated’s Perfect Chocolate Chip […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Derby Cookies

May 8, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
Derby Cookies

The Kentucky Derby has pretty much zero significance in my life. I think I watched it once, but it didn’t involve a big floppy hat or a mint julep which, in my opinion, are the two most appealing parts of this holiday. For Baked Sunday Mornings this week, the Baked Boys are running with the bourbon […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Brown Sugar Oatmeal Whoopie Pies with Maple Marshmallow Filling

March 27, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
Brown Sugar Maple Whoopie Pies

Happy Easter! For the second time recently, we’re posting a holiday recipe on the actual holiday! Well, the rest of the group is, but I’m going rogue. They’re making a Mega Easter Pie (“a meat and cheese utopia” as it’s dubbed in the book), but I’m not really into it. Check out their posts here. […]

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My Favourite Chocolate Chip Cookies

January 13, 2016 Cookies
My Favourite Chocolate Chip Cookies

After almost six years of blogging, it’s finally time to talk about one of the most important issues of our time: what makes a good Chocolate Chip Cookie? Before we get into that though, it must be stated that a warm, homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie is 100% one of the simple joys in my life. […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Brutti ma Buoni

January 3, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
Ugly But Good

As someone who’s been taking pictures of their food for almost six years, I always want the things I bake to look cute. When they don’t, I’m usually disappointed, but take comfort in the fact that if it tastes good, no one really cares what it looks like. I’ve dubbed this category “fugly but delicious” […]

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~ Champagne & Cookies 2015 ~

December 29, 2015 Cookies
Classics

Someone asked me last week how many cookies I make in December. I replied that I usually make about 10 different types of cookies, but she came back at me wanting to know the total volume. I guessed about two dozen of each type, so somewhere in the neighbourhood of 250 cookies. The look of shock on her […]

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