Peppermint Kiss Sugar Cookies

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For the past few years I've participated in a local blogger bake sale here in Calgary in support for various charities.  I always enjoy baking for these events because not only is it for a good cause, it's also a great opportunity for me to meet and work with local food bloggers!  This past weekend was our most recent bake sale in support of Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids...a charity that works in partnership with Calgary schools to make and deliver free healthy lunches for students who would o … [Read more...]

Ginger Spice Molasses Cookies {Holiday Eats}

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Oooooh I'm super excited to share my first cookie recipe of the holiday season with you!  I love holiday baking and it can never come fast enough for me...especially Christmas cookies like shortbread, Turtle cookies, and Rugelach. Christmas cookies are the best.  Seriously. This post is part of a Rustic Christmas Blog Hop that I'm participating in with some extremely talented Canadian bloggers!  Check out their projects at the bottom of this post...some beautiful ideas there! So now, let's get … [Read more...]

Peanut Brittle & Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I do declare it's a cookie kind of day.  Because well, I just really love cookies.  All kinds. So guess what?  I made you some (well I made them a while back for my post over here, but I still made them for y'all).  And these are not just any cookies.  These Peanut Brittle & Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies are chock full of chocolate and peanut butter chips, peanut brittle, and salted pretzels.  Wowie zowie. These cookies are chocolate-y, peanut-y, sweet, crunchy and a little bit salty all … [Read more...]

Soft & Chewy Ginger Cookies

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Hi friends!  We made it to day #5 of Christmas Cookie week! Whew, am I exhausted...but it's a good kind of exhausted!  I've enjoyed every minute of putting together these posts for you!  Ok, well maybe not all the mess I've created...my house pretty much fell apart this week, but what's a gal to do when she's baking!  My daughter had a friend over yesterday, and it always seems to be the days I'm immersed in a project of some sort, so I'm sure her friends think we live in the messiest house eve … [Read more...]

Snickerdoodles

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Hello friends!  Welcome to day #3 of Christmas Cookie Week! I hope you have enjoyed the first two recipes from this week:  Butter Tart Squares with A Shortbread Cookie Crust and Turtle Cookies.  So far I think the Turtle Cookies might be my favourite...well I love the butter tart squares too...oh, but I really love these Snickerdoodles...hmmm it's so hard to choose. I had never actually made Snickerdoodles before, that's kind of weird I know.  I have eaten them, just never made them.  And the … [Read more...]

Turtle Cookies

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Welcome to Day 2 of Christmas Cookie Week 2013! Yesterday I brought you Butter Tart Squares with A Shortbread Cookie Crust, and today I bring you Turtle Cookies.  Oh yes.  I went there.  Turtles are the best...and in cookie form...oh my.  Hold me back. I can't even tell you how good these are.  You just need to make them to find out. They're perfectly soft and chewy and crunchy and chocolatey and nutty and caramelly all at the same time. These little delights didn't make it more than 2 … [Read more...]

Eggnog Ice Box Cookies

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I've got my Christmas cookie bake on!  I love love to bake Christmas cookies.  I mean, what better excuse does one need to bake cookies than the holiday season?  There's no guilt with Christmas baking, right?  Holiday calories don't count.  ;) I find myself making ice box cookies every year...last year I made Cherry Ice Box Cookies, and the year before I made Brown Sugar Shortbread (Ice Box Cookies).  Yum.  I think ice box cookies are great because you don't have to bake all the dough at once - … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Today I made cookies.  Cookies with regular flour, butter, eggs, vanilla and lots and lots of chocolate.  And I ate 5. They were delicious and I have no guilt.  :) But I had the perfect excuse to make cookies today!  (Does anyone ever really need an excuse though?)  But I really did have a perfectly good reason to make these.  You see, my most favourite magazine of all time, Chatelaine, hosts a Cooking Club Challenge every other Friday for their readers, and this month was a cookie challenge.  A … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies {Wheat Free}

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Hi everyone!  Want some cookies & milk? Is there a better snack I ask you?  No really, is there?  I think not.  And you're in luck...I made you Chocolate Chip Cookies!  ;) So you may have noticed that we've been on a wheat free journey over here.  And what a journey it is.  I've been 98% wheat free since January 1, and I have to say that I have never felt better in my life.  Truly. The weirdest thing?  I don't crave bread at all, and I was a bread junkie.  Honest.  I do still crave my swee … [Read more...]