Handmade Winter: Hazelnut Spiral Cookies

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Since the Handmade Winter eBook came out, I have't been able to get the thought of spiral cookies out of my head! I fondly remember my Mum making them when we were kids and I really wanted to give them a go. As much as I would love some pink and covered in 100s & 1000s cookies, I thought I would make a more grown up version. I modified the recipe a bit and made it into Hazelnut Spiral   << Continue Reading >>

Cooking the Books: AWW Cakes, Biscuits and Slices

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Baking today is Narelle from Cook Clean Craft. Before blogging, Narelle was an Engineer just like I was! It sure feels like a lifetime ago for me. Last year I participated in Boy's Own Style Month on Narelle's blog. Now she's returning the favour and testing out the Australian Women's Weekly: Cakes Biscuits and Slices. Take it away Narelle! I love to bake – maybe it’s in my genes since my   << Continue Reading >>

Cooking the Books: Sweet Eats

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Joining us is Sarah from Butter with a side of Bread. If you haven't been to the blog before, then check it out. The girls do a great job of making you very hungry! Today, Sarah is testing out the recipe for Chocolate Mint Cookies from the book, Sweet Eats by Rose Dunnington. I’m so excited to actually get to open my new cook book that my Sister-in-law gave me for Christmas. It is called   << 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 >>