Double Chocolate Cookies (eggless)


The holidays are filled with goodies, parties and most likely office potlucks. Mister had one just the other day, and while I was planning to bake him a cake, two things decided to derail that plan… Continue reading


Sugar Cookies ~ A holiday favourite!


It’s almost Christmas time, and as a recent graduate with no job, I have no money for gifts. I promised my friends yummy goodies instead, but because of busy schedules and never knowing when I am seeing my friends until last minute, I never have enough time to prepare fun things like cinnamon sugar pretzels (a friends request). I ended up making sugar cookies that I could bake ahead of time, knowing they will keep well until I can gift them. They are a holiday classic, and I have encountered very few people who do not enjoy the simple yumminess of a sugar cookie.

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Shortbread Cookies (Modern Recipe) + understanding flour in shortbread

Shortbread cookies

Shortbread cookies

I can’t imagine the Holidays without shortbread. If someone isn’t making them, I will buy them, many times. I don’t care if they are the cheap kind or the delicious Mary Macleod’s, shortbread is so simple to make that I have yet to eat one, dense or thin, that didn’t taste good.

After reading up on the history of shortbread, I decided to make some. I figured I couldn’t fail too hard at making a cookie with 3 ingredients. With a bit of research I decided that I would use 4 ingredients, which really doesn’t change much.  Well to some it is a big deal. When you read extensively on shortbread, you begin to notice the fight between what are considered “traditional” and “non -traditional” shortbread recipes. Continue reading