The Twelve Cookies of Christmas: Rice Krispie Treats

On the second day of Christmas, Jena’s Tiny Kitchen gave to you, Rice Krispie Treats and Snickerdoodle cookies…. You get where I am going with this, right? By the twelfth day, this will be a full blown song for you. These Rice Krispie treats are INSANE. I’ve made them four times now, and they do…

The Twelve Cookies of Christmas: Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

On the first day of Christmas, Jena’s Tiny Kitchen gave to you Snickerdoodle cookies. I have no idea why these cookies are called Snickerdoodles. They don’t have anything to do with a Snickers bar, nor do they contain anything that remotely reminds you of a Snickers bar. But the name is fun to say, and…

Homemade Tim Tams

If Tim Tams were unavailable to you as a child (or even as an adult), this recipe name might confuse you. Tim Tams are a chocolate covered chocolate biscuit, with a cream filling in the middle. And they are delicious. As part of episode two of The Great British Bake Off, the bakers had to…

Chocolate-Dipped Pistachio Shortbread

After making the Orange Almond Cake, there was an abundance of pistachios left over that needed using up. So what else was I to do but make pistachio shortbread? This does require an oven, but it is for such a short time that you’ll be forgiven for using your oven while it’s still humid and…

Chocolate Kiss Cookies

You know how I said I was trying to use up the rest of the Christmas chocolate? Well, this is how I decided to do it. Although, I must confess only some of the kisses used were from Christmas (thanks to another teacher not liking them and being given them). So I did have to…

Lemon Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

The one thing I always remember about supermarkets in the US is the sugar cookies. Every bakery section within a supermarket, big or small, had a box of frosted sugar cookies. The dessert-fiend inside me loved it. Even if we didn’t buy any, I loved (and still love) perusing the bakery sections of US supermarkets….

Ginger Molasses Cookies

It seems to be a very American thing, to spend the entirety of December baking cookies in the build up to Christmas. I’m not complaining, I love cookies, but it just seems so extreme in American kitchens. Granted, I’ve mainly been looking at food-based Instagram and Pinterest board and blogs, but there is suddenly a…

Cranberry & Orange Shortbread Biscuits

I went to the supermarket the other day, and got excited by fresh cranberries (I mean, it is the season), because I have either a) never noticed them before or b) never had them in my supermarket before. Normally we just have dried cranberries (“craisins”), which I use in my homemade granola sometimes.  Anyhow, I…

M&M Cookies

It’s always good to have an arsenal of recipes up your sleeve for days when you just need to do some baking (or cooking), because there’s a typhoon outside, or the weather is horrible, or you just need a stress release. Cookies are super quick to make, the batter takes minutes, and then they only…