Cherry Cake Mix Cookies, Make It Monday

Cherry is one of my favourite flavours. Give me Cherry Coke, Cherry Sprite, cherry candy, the list goes on! It is fairly difficult to get your hands on cherry pieces for baking, though, at least here in Canada. So, I decided to go the cake mix cookie route with these. Baking from scratch can be a wonderful stress reliever, but cake mix cookies are a good way to come up with interesting flavours on a short amount of time- plus it is a good way to get into baking if you are new to it!

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Double Chocolate Fleur de Sel Cookies, Make It Monday

After treating myself to my new Bobbette and Belle  cookbook, I knew that I was going to have to make at least one recipe this week to christen it, and I was  little overwhelmed by all of the choices, to be honest. I almost went with a loaf or muffins for classic fall comfort food, but we were having dinner with some friends and I never arrive without dessert- cookies it is! I’m still trying to work on expanding my repertoire in the kitchen and I have never worked with salted sweets before, so I knew what choice I had to make- Double Chocolate Fleur de Sel cookies.

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Funfetti Sugar Cookies, Make-It-Monday

 

If there is a person out there who doesn’t like funfetti cookies, I don’t think that I want to meet them. These cookies are a lot of fun to make and a lot of fun to eat- they would be perfect for any sort of party or potluck, or quite frankly even just to eat whenever it strikes your fancy. I was in the mood for baking because it’s been incredibly grey and rainy as of late in Winnipeg and I just wanted something warm! Just a heads up, these are not made from a cake mix like most funfetti style cookies but rather completely from scratch. Now to the fun part!

Funfetti Sugar Cookies,Make-It-Monday

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Recipe Plans for the Summer

As I posted a month ago, I am planning on making one new recipe a week! I’ve been compiling recipes- thank you for the recommendations, by the way!!- and making a plan for when I will make what. The date listed will be Saturday, but I will give myself the full week (Saturday to Friday) to make the recipe. Continue reading

Trial- Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been baking a fair amount, but nothing new, so I haven’t had any trials to post. Well, I decided to try some double chocolate cookies! I probably could have spent more time deciding which recipe to go with, but I picked one from the Food Network. 
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Trials- Sugar Cookies, Banana Bread, S’More Cookies

This is a smorgasboard of my recently tried recipes! Unfortunately I don’t have pictures of the first two, but I still have thoughts/recommendations! I have tried the sugar cookie recipe from Butter Baked Goods, a banana bread recipe, and a s’more cookie recipe!

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Trial- Upcoming Recipes

I recently broke down and finally ordered Butter Baked Goods: Nostalgic Recipes from a Little Neighborhood Bakery. I’ve been looking at it for years, and I just had to. And it does not disappoint. Firstly, it is a beautiful book. The pictures are great, the font isn’t too difficult to read, and the end pages are gorgeous. As soon as I opened it, I immediately started making plans.

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Trial- Almond Raspberry Shortbread

loooove shortbread, I could eat it for every meal (I don’t, just needed to say that). I am always up for trying variations on shortbread, and I have been looking at these almond cookies for quite a while. I’m not sure why, I think that almond flavouring makes a cookie irresistible. It doesn’t even taste like almonds to me, but it is deeeelicious. I hi-jacked my regular shortbread recipe to make these!  Continue reading

Trial: Snickerdoodle FAIL

I usually don’t have insane expectations of a recipe, but if you spend at least a paragraph discussing how soft and pillowy your cookies are, I will be disappointed that my snickerdoodles went hard after an HOUR. I have not had great luck in the past with recipe’s from Sally’s Baking Addiction. The cinnamon rolls turned out, but that is pretty much it. And I cannot figure out why.  Continue reading

Trial- Old School: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

My dad seems to obsessed with oatmeal raisin cookies, and every time I make cookies, he tells me to make oatmeal raisin cookies instead. Buuuut, I don’t particularly like raisins, especially not cooked. No one wants a super hard, tiny rock raisin. So, when I was looking for a recipe to make, I thought of oatmeal cookies. Oatmeal CHOCOLATE CHIP cookies 😀 It also has the added benefit of providing me with fibre. Muahahaha, beating the system with cookies! How did it go? Continue reading