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Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing…I have been promising a life changing sugar cookie recipe for a while now.  My friends, I am finally delivering on that promise!  These cookies are seriously to die for, everyone who eats them asks for the recipe or proclaims they are the best sugar cookies they’ve ever eaten.  I’m not exaggerating!  I top them off with an egg free meringue powder royal icing (because #pregnant) and they not only taste great, they look beautiful, too…

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Jelly Roll Cake

Jelly Roll Cake Raspberry…It’s New Year’s Eve, and I am a believer in the superstition that the way you spend your day is an indication of how your year will be.  So rather than doing a super complicated recipe with tonnes of ingredients and hours of prep work and decorating, I thought I’d share something that’s simple, elegant, delicious and easy: Raspberry Jelly Roll Cake.  You must have something yummy to celebrate with, but who’s got time to be baking all day when there are hairdos to set, winged liner to master, and a fabulous red lip awaiting tonight’s festivities…

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Macaroons: Martha Stewart vs Anna Olson

Macaroons: Martha Stewart vs Anna Olson…One of the greatest confusions of the world is the difference between macarons and macaroons.  I feel it is my duty to spread goodwill and educate the masses on the crucial difference between the two types of cookies.  My aim is to save anyone from using the wrong hashtag and looking oh so foolish to us cookie aficionados in the know…

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Checkerboard Cookie Recipe

Checkerboard cookie recipe…It’s Valentine’s Day, and in our house that means there will be a special baked treat: checkerboard cookies!  For the last few years my husband and I have a deal that in lieu of gifts for each other he cooks a special dinner and I bake a special dessert for us to enjoy together.  It’s become a really nice tradition and we like that we are doing something less commercial than typical…