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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…

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Rum Balls Recipe

Rum Balls…Dark Rum balls: the ultimate Christmas treat. Of all the baking I do for the men on my husband’s crew at work, these are the favourite, hands down. Last year I made 200 and they were devoured in hours….

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Gingerbread Cookies with Pepper

Gingerbread Cookies with Pepper…No Christmas Cookie Exchange is complete without a spicy gingerbread cookie piped with white royal icing. There’s just something about crunching into these cookies and tasting the deep molasses flavours that epitomizes the holiday for me. While you’re baking and decorating have a mug of mulled wine (or virgin eggnog for us breastfeeding moms!) with Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” on the radio and your home will truly be a winter wonderland.

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Hello Dolly (7 Layer Magic Cookie Bar) Recipe: The Chocolate Toffee Edition

Hello Dolly 7 Layer Magic Cookie Bar Recipe…When I bake, I usually want nothing short of extravagance, high praise and admiration for my extreme baking prowess (like macarons, see my tutorial simplifying them here, I promise they are easy!). But sometimes you want a dessert recipe that is fast, easy, simple, foolproof and crowd pleasing without the headache of particularly whipped egg whites or fancy baking dishes or rare ingredients. Enter the Hello Dolly, aka the Magic Bar, aka the Seven Layer Bar, aka the Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bar. These things will knock your socks off, they are ah-mazing: so sweet, so delicious, so easy, and oh so so good…