Christmas Baking 2017: Mocha Biscotti

Crunchy mocha Biscotti speckled with chocolate chips, flavored with a robust kick of coffee and sweetened with brown sugar. Perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a snack on the go.  Welcome to the first official Recipe of This year’s Christmas Baking! With exactly one month to go, this year’s series will be packed with some traditional…

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

These Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches are stuffed with coffee ice cream for a rich, creamy treat. I am a firm believer in the positive effects ice cream can have on one’s soul, and that it should be enjoyed no matter what the weather. One of my favorite treats as a child was…

Day 7 of 12 Days of Baking: Florentines

These are one of those cookies that test your patience. They’re not your usual “pretty and festive” cookies. You might even skip over them when reaching out to that cookie tray, and reaching for those cute cookies with all the frosting and sprinkles. However, what these cookies lack in “cute factor”, they make up for…

Day 6 of 12 Days of Baking: Coffee Sablé

I really love to bake cookies, especially this time of year (obviously), but I always get a bit stuck when searching for things to bake for the #12DaysofBaking series. I want to put out recipes that are new, and fresh, not like everything that’s bombarding the interweb during this month. As always, the answer is…

Day 5 of 12 Days of Baking: Almond Ginger Biscotti

Christmas is almost around the corner, and I am sure this weekend you will be busy with last minute baking, and shopping. It’s going to be madness out there if you are out shopping, but in the kitchen, you can control the madness if you choose a few great recipes to make, for example, this…

Day 3 of “12 Days of Baking”: Almond Linzer Cookies

Raspberries and almonds are a classic combination for a reason – they just work. After two years of putting it on my list and then pushing it aside for the sake of something “easier”, I can now finally say I’ve made Linzer cookies. They’re tender and perfectly crumbly (similar to shortbread cookies) and their blend of tempting…

Day 2 of “12 Days Of Baking”: Rugelach

Rugelach are Eastern European pastry-cookies that translate to “Little Twists”. Butter and cream cheese make the dough super tender and flaky, filled with a variety of slightly sweet but lip-smacking fillings. Don’t let the croissant-like shape fool you, Rugelach are easier to make than you might think. Just bring out your food processor, and you’re a few pulses…

Do’s and Don’ts of Baking Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies might be the first thing you ever baked. These timeless sweet treats with their approachable instructions have become almost a staple for every event/treat/potluck, you name it. However, everyone has a different idea of what the perfect cookie should be; soft, chewy, thin, crispy, cakey… But what I have found that regardless of…

Deep Dish Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie

Everyone loves a good old chocolate chip cookie. Now take that cookie, roll it into one giant dough, stuff it with Nutella, and you’ll get the mother or all cookies. Deep Dish Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie. Who could resist a warm chocolate chip cookie served in a dish with warm chocolate oozing out of…

Day 10 of “12 Days of Baking”: Ginger Snaps

I’m packing. I’m packing and trying to write this blog post. I honestly cannot contain my excitement any longer. So I’m sorry if I’m not very chatty for this one. No Christmas Dessert table is complete without Ginger snaps. And the preparation literally takes 2 steps. Chewy Ginger Snaps Makes 26 cookies Ingredients: 295 grams butter, softened…