Thursday, March 2, 2017
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Thursday, January 5, 2017
French MadeleinesThis month's Fill the Cookie Jar theme is healthy or a cookie that makes you think of a new start. I am not sure that these cookies fit either theme but they are delicious and worth making.
I had found a madeleine pan a while back for $3... yes $3 and it now I think it is one of my best purchases. I made this recipes three times over the holidays and each time I have changed the flavour so I feel that I have a new cookie each time I make them. These yummy cookies or cakes work wonderfully as a light dessert with some whipped cream and fruit.
I found this recipe on Discover - A Blog by World Market. The Honey Vanilla recipe I think is just perfect.. not to sweet and you can add different spices to make them your own. The first batch I made I added cardamom and then I decided to add anise (my favorite flavor) ~ I thought these spices were perfect for the holidays.
1/2 cup butter melted and cooled
1/4 sugar (I use zulka morena pure cane sugar)
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla (I used anise extract when I used anise)
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 tsp anise or cardamom
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Butter Madeleine pan (I used PAM)
Melt butter and set aside to cool.
Once butter is cool, add sugar and mix well.
Add honey, vanilla and eggs. Mix well.
In another bowl mix flour, baking powder and either anise or cardamom.
Mix dry and wet ingredients just until they are well incorporated.Spoon batter into mold, tap pan against counter to remove bubbles.
Let sit for 5 minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Cool on wire rack.
Dust with powdered sugar.
Note: For one batch I used orange sweet finishing sugar and cardamom. I think you could use some orange zest and orange flavouring. I also mixed this recipe by hand... no mixer needed.
The original recipe said to mix the dry and wet ingredients and let stand for 5 minutes. I found that it was easier to spoon the batter into the mold and let stand for 5 minutes.
I can't wait to try a few different flavours, I am thinking the next one will use lemon.. What spices or flavours would you use?
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Thursday, July 7, 2016
This month's fill the cookie jar was to make patriotic cookies ~ well I didn't do that. I also left my cookies for the last minute and as the weather was hot and muggy, there was no way that I was going to turn on the oven... So I made some no bake cookies, with coconuts and peanuts.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
A chewy oatmeal cookie that can be dipped in chocolate.
It's that time of month again.... Fill the Cookie Jar. This month's theme is cookies that your Father would enjoy for Father's Day. I am not sure if my dad would enjoy these cookies but I sure do...
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Thursday, February 4, 2016
An irresistible cookie that tastes like a brownie... slightly crunchy on the outside with a soft and gooey center that melts in your mouth.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Too cold to go outside to make snowmen, you can still make them in your cozy warm kitchen. Make them with gingerbread and chocolate... and enjoy as many you want with a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate ~ your choice!
Friday, October 23, 2015
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Today is National Homemade Cookie day, so it is perfect that it is also the day that we Fill the Cookie Jar.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
I can't believe that it is already August and soon it is time to go back to school. Do you have kids that are going back to school... or maybe you are going to school this fall? With school coming it is time to get cookies made and Back to School is our theme for this month's Fill the Cookie Jar.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
I love the first Thursday of the month because that means it is time to Fill the Cookie Jar. This month I found something something so exciting to show you…. Cookie Sticks.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
As I was trying to figure out what type of cookie I should make this month to Fill the Cookie Jar with I had found a cookie that was in a shape of a cup. It was made with premade cookie dough and used chocolate as the latte and a pretzel as the handle. And that is how this cookie began......
Sunday, November 9, 2014
We have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you the best and most fun virtual party you will attend this season!
Over the next 13 days we want you to share your absolute Best Cookie and Goodie recipes with us! We also want you to share your Free Printable Holiday invitations, party décor and anything; Thanksgiving and Christmas themed which you have Free Printables for! No Round Ups, please.
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Thursday, October 2, 2014
I can't believe that it has been a month ago since I was writing up my post for Fill the Cookie Jar. These months are passing by so quickly. October is one of my favorite months.. I love all the autumn colours and the crispness in the air. It is also the month of Halloween. I am not so much a Halloween person but I love all the Halloween candy that have been floating around. My favorite being Candy Corn.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
It is time to Fill the Cookie Jar and I think mine was empty for a long time... as when I asked hubby what I make his comment was ~~ "You make cookies". His only suggestion was to make something that wasn't too sweet and I think I fulfilled his request.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
It is Thursday and that means...
Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party
This week we are having a Cookie Party!
So excited to see what you will bring to the party this week..
Last week's Host Favorites:
|The recipes are featured at the Daily Dish Magazine|
on Monday after the party.
Maybe next week your recipe will be here.
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Last Week's Party Winners:
Voted Top Three
|Toddler Friendly Meal ~ Naptime Review|
Spinach Wraps ~ From Calculus to Cupcakes
Cafe Du Monde Beignets ~ Your Home Based Mom
|Toddler Friendly Meal ~ Naptime Review|
Bilby's Baubles ~ What's on the List
Garlic Balls ~ Rediscovering Lost Art from Our Mothers
This week my host favorite goes to Your HomeBased Mom for her Cafe Du Monde Beignets. I love Beignets and have had them at Cafe Du Monde. My husband was in New Orleans about a month ago and the only thing I wanted from there was their Cafe Du Monde Beignets. I knew he wouldn't be able to buy them and bring them to me fresh when it is a 24 hour drive so I told him to bring me a package of the mix so that I can make them myself. He went there on the first day they were there and thought he would be returning but didn't, so I didn't get any.. But now I have the recipe, so I can make them any time I want. So excited. Thanks Leigh Anne for sharing these, you made my day.
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Friday, February 8, 2013
Ideas for Valentines
Valentine's is coming fast ~ Less then a week.
I am off this year, so I am sure that I will make something special for Dinner and maybe for Breakfast
I wrote an article over at the Daily Dish Magazine with meal ideas that could be used.
If you need some ideas head over there.
I also made some Valentine Chocolate Caramels and Cream Cheese Stuffed Strawberries.
|Cream Cheese Stuffed Strawberries.|
Cream Cheese Stuffed Strawberries
1 lb strawberries, washed, hulled and bottom of strawberries trimmed so they will stand
1/2 lb cream cheese
1/4 cup powdered sugar
chocolate for melting
toffee bits for garnish
Wash, hull, (taking a little more of the strawberry out to leave a hole) and cut the bottoms of the strawberries slightly so that they will stand. Set aside. Once the strawberries are dry, melt chocolate and dip the bottom half of the strawberry in the chocolate. Let chocolate harden. Whip Cream Cheese and powdered sugar together, place in decorator bag. Pipe cream cheese mixture in the hulled part of the strawberry. Sprinkle toffee bits over the top of the cream cheese. Serve and enjoy.
I had a Valentine's Party on my Facebook page, a couple of weeks ago and got many great ideas to share that could be made for this occasion. Or any occasion for that matter.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful array of goodies to make.
|Photo credit goes to the owner of the blog from which the recipe is from ~ see descriptions below|
Black Bean Brownie Cupcakes from Nom Eat Nom ~ I have always wanted to try baking with black beans and these sound so good. Maybe these will get me started on my Wheat Free Diet.
Princess Cupcakes from My Foodie Universe ~ These cupcakes are vegan and use beet puree or raspberry puree for the colouring instead of food dye. Perfect for those that don't want their children to be hyper.
Truffles from Sandi's Allergy Free Recipes ~ Truffles that are gluten free and milk free using coconut milk and dairy free dark chocolate. I am going to have to try these.
Brown Butter Snickerdoodles from Couponing & Cooking ~ Snickerdoodles with a Valentine twist.. I am going to have to go out and find some Heart Dove chocolate.
Madeline's Paris Apple Cake from Cozycakes Cottages ~ Anything with Paris in must be for Valentines... as isn't Paris the city of Love.
Candy Heart Chocolate Cupcakes from Just Dip It in Chocolate ~ I love anything chocolate and the stained glass appearance of the candy hearts makes them beautiful.
Cheesecake Balls from Real Housemoms ~ Another one of my favorite things cheesecakes and decorating them with valentine sprinkles make them oh so special.
Truffle Tart from The Baking Fairy ~ This tart is describe as a buttery short crisp shortbread filled with a chocolate filling that tastes like a Lindt truffle. Heavenly.
Chocolate Cake Hearts with Cream Cheese Frosting from Who Needs A Cape ~ No one will be able to resist these cute heart cupcakes.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Sandi's Allergy Free Recipes ~ I don't think Valentine's can be complete without chocolate covered Strawberries and they are even more perfect if you make them yourself.
Old Fashion Fudge from Yesteryears ~ I know that I would be putty in your hands if you gave me a piece of this melt- in - you mouth fudge..
Black Forest Brownies from Bibi's Culinary Journey ~Black Forest in a brownie shaped as a Valentine, now this would be perfect.
Almond Toffee Bites from Sandi's Allergy Free Recipes ~This would be perfect in our house as it is made with Almond Butter instead of Peanut Butter.
Mini Chocolate Cups with Strawberries from I Like to Bake and Cook ~ An easy dessert made of chocolate and strawberries
Red Velvet Cupcakes from Feeding Big ~Red velvet a perfect Valentine's treat
Chocolate Raspberry Shortbread from The Rowdy Baker ~ I am a big shortbread fan and combine it with chocolate... YUM!
So many ideas, so little time. They are all so perfect, I am going to have a hard time to pick out something for my Valentine as I would like to make them all.
What have you made for Valentine's Dinner? I would love to know.
`*.¸.*✻✿*.¸.*✻ Enjoy your day....`*.¸.*✻✿*.¸.*✻
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A while back I had found some Dare Maple Leaf Creme Cookies in the local store
They brought memories of my childhood.
As I was eating them, my mind went to making my own.
First I had to find a recipes... so onto the web to search.
I found a recipe from Food shed that looked good as they said that they were imported to New England,
I knew that the author knew how they tasted...
Great a recipe, now onto finding maple leaf cookie cutters...
I searched high and low in our area but couldn't find any, found every other kind of leaf but not maple leaf.
Maple Leaf Cream Cookies
adapted from Food Shed
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla
In bowl mix flour, salt, baking powder and nutmeg. Set aside. In separate bowl mix butter and brown sugar until fluffy, scraping sides down. Mix in maple syrup, once mixed well add egg and vanilla and continue to mix, scraping sides. Mix in dry ingredients on low until everything just comes together. Form into a ball and chill in fridge for at least 2 hours or over night.
Once chilled, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick and using cookie cutter, cut out shapes. Place parchment paper or liner on cookie sheet and place cut out cookies on the cookie sheet, 1 inch apart. Bake in 375 degree oven for 7-9 minutes, or until golden brown colour. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to cooling rack. Once cooled arrange cookies according to size and frost the bottom cookie, lying the other cookie on top.
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 cups icing (powdered) sugar
1/4 cup milk
Whip butter until soft, add about 1/2 cup icing sugar and continue to whip. Add maple syrup and milk. Add icing sugar until the frosting becomes stiff but spreadable. You may have to add more icing sugar or milk to make it spreadable without being watery.