Nutella shortbread hearts – easy 3-ingredient chocolate cookies

Nutella shortbread biscuits

I’ve mentioned before about my love-hate relationship with Nutella. Sooo delicious, yet so unhealthy. Sigh. There’s big jar of it in our cupboard, which I try hard to ignore, but every so often it reminds me of its presence. That happened this week, when Kipper finally earned her ‘special breakfast’ …

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Easy muesli cookies

muesli cookies

A while ago I visited Cofco – the Cambridge organic food company – and they very kindly gave me two bags of their prototype muesli to take home and try. Two BIG bags. That’s a lot of muesli. So I decided that I needed to come up with some way of …

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Halloween themed spiced honey shortbread

honey shortbread for halloween

Halloween is not a big deal in this house. Call me a curmudgeon but I’m just not keen on this Americanized sugar-fest. Also, it’s too close to 5th November – a proper British holiday! – and I resent how it’s been edging it out. Forget the trick-or-treating, bring back penny-for-the-guy! And …

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Apple and honey cookies

apple and honey cookies

As much as I enjoy honey cake, I do find that Rosh Hashanah baking can get a bit, well, samey. I know it’s traditional and all that, but still, can’t we ring the changes a little bit? Please? This year I decided to try and make some apple and honey cookies. …

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Teddy bear cuddle cookies

Say 'I love you' with a cuddle! Light, crisp & delicious vanilla cookies - each of these adorable teddy bears cuddles a tasty nut. What a treat!

I saw these adorable teddy cookies on Pinterest, but the website with the instructions for making them is in Japanese! (Or some similar language that I certainly don’t understand, at any rate.) Fortunately, the photograph was enough to inspire me, so when Kipper asked to do baking, I seized the …

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Speculaas spiced date cookies

Speculaas spiced date cookies

When I was little, my Mum used to bake these date cookies. They were, and are, a real favourite – soft, chewy-crumbly and almost cakey, studded with chunks of toffee-ish dates. Delicious! A few years ago, I was reminiscing about these cookies, and decided to bake some for Rosh Hashana – …

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Spring flower thumbprint cookies

Spring flower thumbprint cookies

I probably have somewhere in the region of 150 different cookie cutters. Many of them are in themed sets – letters, numbers, geometric shapes, animals (of different types and sizes), a large gingerbread family, diggers and tractors, various Jewish-related sets, seasonal shapes like pumpkins… I could go on. Anyway, despite …

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Cocoa nib cookies – cacao, cocoa, chocolate

Box of cocoa nib cookies

We hosted a charity fundraising event in our house – nothing massive, just a talk by an interesting guy, followed by tea and biscuits. The organisers brought a selection of baked goods, but it seemed rude to host the event and not provide something that I’d made myself. I was thinking of …

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