Baking, Biscuits / Cookies

Eskimo Cookies

I have no wish to cause offense with this post to any of my Canadian family, friends or readers by being insensitive to the way you feel about the use of the term "Eskimo", so please read on and bear with me. In different parts of the world, words mean or represent different things, and… Continue reading Eskimo Cookies

Baking, Biscuits / Cookies

Chocolate Choc-Chip Cookies

Ever have those moods where chocolate should just beware? Anything chocolate will do, but the "chocolatier" the better. Our treat-box stock levels were running dangerously low just prior to my fortnightly grocery shop, but my craving for chocolate wasn't going to be put off. While doing a quick glance round the pantry, I realised we… Continue reading Chocolate Choc-Chip Cookies

Biscuits / Cookies, Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Shortbread Chocolate-dipped Hearts

I'm always amazed at how much some people invest in Valentine's Day, whether financial or emotional; while others prefer to spread the love and attention out throughout the year. Whichever type of person you are, why not give a home-baked gift this year? Personally, I'm not phased if this day comes and goes because I think it's… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Shortbread Chocolate-dipped Hearts

Baking, Biscuits / Cookies

Oaty Peanut Butter and Choc Chip Cookies

Home made cookies are always the best - well at least I think so. I love peanut butter, especially crunchy peanut butter with no salt or sugar added - the real deal. And of course, you know how I feel about chocolate, so combining the two seemed like a really good idea. And I wasn't… Continue reading Oaty Peanut Butter and Choc Chip Cookies

Biscuits / Cookies, Lunch-box Ideas

Kitchen Sink Cookies

This wonderful name comes from the idiom "everything but the kitchen sink" meaning that these cookies have a very long list of ingredients, that practically everything has been thrown in that the inventor could think of. Normally I shy away from recipes with long ingredient lists, but this one excites me as with most of my… Continue reading Kitchen Sink Cookies

Biscuits / Cookies, Lunch-box Ideas

White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have to admit that these are a little unusual. Well, not the cookies themselves, but the idea of a white chocolate chip cookie. I'd certainly never had them before, but when you're desperate for chocolate chip cookies and no dark or milk chocolate in sight, white chocolate drops have to do. And as it… Continue reading White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Biscuits / Cookies, Fudge, Lunch-box Ideas, Sweet

Coconut Fudge Balls

This past week a friend and I were chatting and she told me I've become a true Soccer Mum. We laughed at the time, but I suppose she's right, and I'll wear that badge proudly. Growing up all I really wanted was to be a Mother. I used to watch all the other mothers of kids… Continue reading Coconut Fudge Balls

Biscuits / Cookies, Lunch-box Ideas

Afghan Biscuits

Yesterday we went to the Auckland Home Show. The weather was forecast to be miserable and the traffic and parking at these types of shows is always a nightmare, but my dear husband decided that it was time to go. You see, we have a few ideas for home renovations and these shows are always great to… Continue reading Afghan Biscuits

Biscuits / Cookies, Lunch-box Ideas

Caramel Chip Cookies – a tribute to Robin Williams

So very sad today to hear of the death of Robin Williams - one of life's great comedians and actors. A soul who brought so much joy and happiness to so many, but who's own demons eventually overcame him. This is definitely not the post I was planning on sharing with this scrumptious cookie recipe,… Continue reading Caramel Chip Cookies – a tribute to Robin Williams

Biscuits / Cookies, Lunch-box Ideas, Sweet

Chocolate M&M Cookies

This past week Winter finally arrived with a vengeance...we've been treated to a very mild Autumn so far, with well below the average rainfall and very moderate temperatures, but we were advised to brace ourselves for a storm with "cyclone-strength winds" which, it turns out, gusted up to 170km/hr along the peninsula where we live.… Continue reading Chocolate M&M Cookies