Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars  2{A Pretty Life}

These Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are soft, chewy and chocolaty!  They will satisfy your cookie cravings in one pan!  You need to make them. - - - - - Sometimes making cookies can be a bit of a's not the mixing, it's more the time it takes to bake the full batch of dough. It's not a lot of time, but sometimes you just want to get everything done in one shot, know what I mean?  That's why cookie bars are SO great.  You make up a batch of cookie dough, press it into a baking pan and … [Read more...]

Halloween Sugar Cookies

Halloween Eyeball Sugar Cookies

These Spooky Eyeball Halloween Sugar Cookies are a great treat for Halloween!  Perfect for parties and as a surprise in school lunches.  Simple to make and so yummy! - - - - - How is it October already?  The leaves are almost all off the trees and frost can be seen on all the housetops each morning...our seasons here are so fleeting (ok, except winter...that darn season goes on forevah).  But all of a sudden it's October, and the great thing about this, we can now get suitably excited for … [Read more...]

Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Drizzle

Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Drizzle 2{A Pretty Life}

With Easter less than a week away, my mind is on the menu, and in particular it's on carrots.  Easter always makes me think of carrots.  I mean how can it not with Carrot Cake being one of the main desserts this time of year, oh and can't forget glazed carrots on the dinner table!  And we can't forget the Easter bunny...the carrot is his choice of food after all! I wanted to add something new to our Easter eats this year, so I decided to make some Carrot Cake cookies.  I love adding shredded … [Read more...]

Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

Easter Egg Sugar Cookies 3

I really enjoy Easter, especially Easter eats.  At Easter I tend to make the same dishes year after year, but these food traditions are what we love most about this holiday.  Many of the recipes I use are ones I remember my Mom, or Aunts and Grandmas cooking from when we were growing up.  Things like Peanut Butter Confetti Cake, or 7 Layered Salad or Devilled Eggs...all really delicious comfort food.  When these dishes made an appearance it was like they were marking the arrival of spring.  Love … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Peanut Butter Cookie Bars {A Pretty Life}

I made the most delicious peanut butter cookie bar recipe today.  The most delicious I tell you.  I seriously cannot stop eating these little bars of peanut butter deliciousness.  Peanut butter is one of my biggest weaknesses, and combine it with a cookie batter, I can't stop.  Won't stop. These cookie bars are sweet, soft, and mega peanut buttery.  I underbaked mine just a smidge, but I like cookies and bars soft and chewy, and underbaking them makes them just perfect.  You need to make … [Read more...]

Peppermint Kiss Sugar Cookies


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 … [Read more...]

Ginger Spice Molasses Cookies {Holiday Eats}


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


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 … [Read more...]

Soft & Chewy Ginger Cookies


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 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 … [Read more...]



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 … [Read more...]