Prehistoric cinnamon & vanilla cookies

prehistoric cookies - vanilla & cinnamon cookies imprinted with fossils

Kipper recently had an EPIC dinosaur themed birthday party. We had a great time playing dino games, and eating delicious birthday food. But a party must have treats, and even as a sugar-phobe, I knew I’d have to make something sweet to go in the party bags as a tasty reminder …

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Nuttilicious no bake almond-coconut fudgies

Nuttilicious no bake almond & coconut fudgies

If you’ve read the introduction to Helen’s delicious Pesach you’ll know that ‘fake chametz’ is a real bugbear of mine. Pesach only lasts for a week and if people can’t make it through without eating a pseudo-pizza (bleurgh) or similar then they have a problem, in my opinion. There’s so much delicious …

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White chocolate & raspberry hamantaschen sandwich biscuits – jammy dodger-taschen!

white chocolate & raspberry hamantaschen sandwich cookies

Sometimes, late at night, I have really great ideas. Most of the time, I have pretty terrible ideas, but sometimes, they’re really, really great. Like these biscuits for example. I was thinking of new and interesting variations on a hamantaschen theme, ahead of this year’s Purim celebrations. For some reason, …

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Nutella shortbread – 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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Irresistible orange cookies with hidden melting truffle centres

orange chocolate truffle-centred cookies

I was shopping recently when I saw a bag of Lindor mini truffles* and had a flash of inspiration. I couldn’t wait to get home and try out my idea. All other jobs were suspended temporarily, as I got busy with the baking things. You see, when I made my inside-out …

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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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