Chocolate Chip Almond Squares

May 15 is Chocolate Chip Day but that doesn’t mean these can’t be made any time an urge developes, in moderation. I don’t add salt to most of my family baking as I use salted butter. If your baking is done with unsalted butter feel free to add a pinch or two. Soft cookie lovers […]

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Pecan Shortbread 3 Ways

I made a distressing discovering today as I was preparing to post a cookie recipe for National Pecan Day. Although I have pictures from three different ways to finish the dough, I have never actually finished a post! This is my Scottish grandmother’s recipe with a tweak. Although this is a year round cookie, using […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookies with coconut flour

These wheat free cookies have a texture that is a cross between a macaroon and shortbread. Best served with a cup of tea or a glass of milk. Coconut flour is grain free, high in fiber and protein with healthy fats. Containing lower amounts of carbohydrate than soy or other nut flours. It also scores […]

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Befanini Cookies

It is time to dig deep into your ethnic roots and pull our any connection to Italy either from this life or possibly one past. Everyone may be Irish on March 17th but on January 6th, we can all look forward to having been visited by a giftgiving witch. La Befana flies tonight, bringing presents […]

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Einkorn & Oatmeal Cookies

There are lots of ways to get more nutrition into treats. What works best for you will probably depend on the tastes of your family and style of eating. Disguising vegetables in baking, changing up flours and making different sugar choices can all affect the finished product with higher protein levels, more micronutrients and fewer […]

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Silver Web Cookies

Don’t get your hopes up. It is not Hallowe’en yet. These are Silver Web Cookies for a community picnic. A chance to gather together for an open to the public social event of catching up with friends and strengthening connections. Is there a Silver Web picnic or something similar in your community? My original intention […]

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Litha Honey Drops

Most Litha celebrations are sourced in European traditions. Whether it be an Italian all white midnight picnic or Celtic dancing around the community bonfire, summer solstice marks the shifting from the growing/waxing half of the Wheel of the Year to the half that is connected to dieing/waning and death. Nordstjernan.com an online magazine celebrating all […]

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Speculaas

Yes! I admit it,  I am late, I apologise. The good news is even though these cookies are traditionally eaten in Holland and Belgium last night, they are also enjoyed the whole Yule season. St Nicholas is the patron saint of brewers, sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves and pawnbrokers, just to name a few. But […]

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Pumpkin Pie Shortbread

My Nana’s brown sugar shortbread seemed an ideal starting point for an idea that popped into my head the other day while sorting through some cake pans. Most pumpkin pies already contain brown sugar and although I generally make a thinner cookie with this recipe, the original way to shape shortbread is into slightly thicker […]

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Breakfast Cookies?

Back in the days when I was hosting students, each year always brought a last minute, fall out of bed and head out the door young man. Students that had all the time on the world for the latest video game at 3:00am but never enough for breakfast before class. I get it. In my […]

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