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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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Baked Sunday Mornings: Whipped Shortbread

December 6, 2015 Baked Sunday Mornings
Whipped Shortbread

I feel like shortbread has a bad reputation as a “boring” Christmas cookie. I made a traditional whipped shortbread for my first Champagne & Cookies party back in 2010, and I think it was kind of overlooked. Partly my own fault, because when there are nine other treats to choose from, a plain shortbread cookie […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Icebox Cupcakes with Homemade Chocolate Cookies

June 7, 2015 Baked Sunday Mornings
Icebox Cupcakes

Like so many other things in my foodie life, I had never heard of an Icebox Cake until I saw it on Smitten Kitchen a few years ago. The idea behind it is that you stack up chocolate wafer cookies with whipped cream, and let the whole thing set in the fridge overnight. The cookies […]

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Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles

March 27, 2015 Cookies
GF Treats

My lovely friend Aoife is getting married this May, and we celebrated her wedding shower a few weeks ago. I offered to bring treats, and they needed to be both gluten-free and dairy-free for the bride-to-be. After consulting my Oh She Glows cookbook, a few other websites, and remembering what I made for her sister’s […]

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S’mores Cookie Sandwiches

March 20, 2015 Cookies
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It’s well known that I have a serious love affair with S’mores and the holy trinity of graham + milk chocolate + marshmallow. This relationship hasn’t been without it’s trials and tribulations over the years though, all due to homemade marshmallow making in a variety of forms. There was this pie, where the marshmallow never […]

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Nutella Chip Cookies

February 11, 2015 Cookies
Nutella Chip Cookies

There are some people you just love to bake for, and my friend Janelle is one of them (previous examples here and here). She’s always so excited to receive treats, and they literally go directly into her desk drawer, for fear that someone will see them, and she’ll have to share. I love this! I […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Gingersnaps with Lemon Sugar

January 18, 2015 Baked Sunday Mornings
Gingersnaps with Lemon Sugar

Gingersnaps really aren’t my favourite type of cookie, and I don’t necessarily reach for citrus desserts, but I decided to give this week’s Baked Sunday Morning recipe a try anyway. I was mostly motivated by the fact that this is a one bowl, one spatula recipe, and it was really quick to mix up. The […]

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~ Champagne & Cookies 2014 ~

December 28, 2014 Cookies
The New Classics

It’s time for the recap of my annual Champagne & Cookies Christmas party! Last year there was a snowstorm on the night of the party, so I nervously started checking the weather about a week before, and it was nothing but clear skies. Hooray! Since I went on a little trip to NYC the weekend […]

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