Happy New Year!

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I hope you've all had a lovely holiday season and have some fun plans for New Year's Eve. We usually have a pretty quiet night. If you need some last minute drinks ideas, here is a round up of cocktails from the blog. Some are out of the ordinary, and the Nanna's Knickers does require that you've got some Musk Vodka all ready to drink. Just click on the picture to be taken to the recipe. As   << Continue Reading >>

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

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For Laura's last cookie recipe, she has these fantastic loooking Chocolate Christmas Pudding Ice Cream Sandwiches. Quite a mouthful hey?! I could go one now, it's still very hot in our house! Head on over to Laura's blog to see her recipe here. I hope you've enjoyed all these Cookies...leave one out for Santa!     << Continue Reading >>

Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

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Well this is my last recipe for 'A Very Cookie Christmas'. I've had lots of fun baking and testing all the different cookies and I hope you've enjoyed them too. If you've made up a batch, please leave a comment or post a message on the Facebook page and let me know. I'd love to know what you've made. I love these cookies! They're crunchy on the outside, but chewy and fudgy in the middle. The   << Continue Reading >>

Christmas Cookies with Hidden Presents

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I think Laura's cookies are getting more impressive with each post. These cookies are just too awesome! Cookies are delicious enough on their own, but putting secret candy and goodies inside just takes them to a whole new level! If you want to make your own, take a look at Laura's recipe and tutorial. I love the idea of having these instead of the traditional crackers.   << Continue Reading >>

Cookie Puzzle

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I've been so inspired by Laura's amazing decorated cookies (here and here) during this series, that I thought I would give it a go myself. I've never decorated cookies before, (I know?! I think I'm the only one) but in the middle of the night I got the idea for a Cookie Puzzle and had to give it a go! This makes a fun little gift, just make sure that if your cookies feel fragile you pack the   << Continue Reading >>

Gingerbread House Tree Ornaments

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I love Laura's idea of making mini Gingerbread houses to hang on your Christmas Tree. I think it's a great way to use up any dough scraps you have left over from making a larger house or other Gingerbread construction. The smell would be very inviting every time you walked past the tree. Laura has got the directions and templates here on her blog.   << Continue Reading >>

Savoury Seedy Snaps

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I thought you might be getting overloaded with sugar from all these cookies, so today I've got a recipe for some Savoury Crackers for you. I loved watching the latest season of The Great British Bake Off and that is where this recipe is adapted from. Hubby and I have to watch it with snacks on hand because we get very hungry watching it. The original recipe uses 3/4tsp of salt in the dough,   << Continue Reading >>

Sea Salted Double Choc Marzipan Chunk Cookies

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Laura made these amazing cookies as part of The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. I love chunky cookies and I think it's always handy to have such an adaptable recipe in your stash. If you aren't a fan of chocolate and marzipan, leave them out and simply change the ingredients to suit. Nuts, dried fruit, cocoa nibs or even m&ms. I love that you can leave out the cocoa too if you want. I would   << Continue Reading >>

Pfeffernüsse

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Hubby loves these German biscuits, but I must confess, I'm not a huge fan. A bit too much cinnamon for me! Anyway, I was looking forward to baking them to see if I liked them better if I'd made them myself.* This recipe is based on this one from London Eats. I've changed the ingredients slightly, but they're still packed with spice. The Spice Mix will make more mix than needed, so store the   << Continue Reading >>

Stollen Inspired Spiral Cookies

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Today Laura has this fantastic sounding recipe for Stollen Inspired Spiral Cookies. I'm a huge fan of dried fruits and more so marzipan, I love the super sweet almond flavour. I love it so much, I even had a pet rabbit named Marzipan! I have added some Marzipan to the shopping list so I can make up a batch of these next time I get a Marzipan craving, which can't be far off!   << Continue Reading >>