Cakes Cookies Goodies

Butterfly Jam Jam Cookies

*Recipe “JamJams” from Company’s Coming: Most Loved Cookies

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Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Recipe from LITTLE SWEET BAKER: http://www.littlesweetbaker.com/2014/10/03/bakery-style-chocolate-chip-muffins-2/

 

Smarties Cookies! WHAT!?! 

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These are so delicious, you need to try them. A couple of tips and tricks:

  • Pat down your cookie balls before baking and add a couple of smarties to the tops of each one
  • Don’t put too many on a tray, they spread out quite a bit!
  1. Cream together 3/4 Cup of White Sugar, 3/4 Cup of Brown Sugar and 1/2 Cup of Margarine or Butter.
  2. Add 1 Whole Egg, 2 Egg Yokes and some Vanilla Extract and mix
  3. Add 1 1/2 Cups of Flour, 1 Tsp Baking Power, 1/4 Tsp Baking Soda and a pinch of Salt and mix until just combined
  4. Add 1 Cup or more of SMARTIES and mix gently
  5. Chill for half an hour
  6. Bake on parchment covered baking sheets in 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes
  7. Enjoy!

 

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Cinnamon Coffee Cake

I love having something to offer friends when they come for coffee. This coffee cake is an easy treat that is not too sweet and cools quickly to make and serve in the same morning. I modified the original recipe a bit:

  • I used 1 Cup of sugar instead 1 1/2 Cups
  • I blended the eggs in all at the same time
  • I added the sour cream right after the eggs and then the flour mixture in one addition after blending in the sour cream
  • I used 1/4 Cup of chopped pecans instead of walnuts
  • Mine took 50 minutes in a 350 degree oven and I skipped the 400 degree oven at the beginning that was part of the original recipe
  • http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cinnamon-swirl-bundt-coffee-cake/

 

Saskatoon Berry Crumble

I tried this recipe shared from Safeway’s blog, it was good. Next time I would change up the topping ingredients. A little less brown sugar and flour and a little more oats – I like a good crunch and this crumble topping fell a bit short in my opinion. I also added raspberries to mine.

http://tabletalk.safeway.ca/saskatoon-berry-crisp/?cid=social_20140817_29878786

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Happy 30th To Me……Since I almost always make homemade cakes for the birthdays in our house, this year I decided to make one of MY choosing for my birthday as I have found over the years my birthday is usually the only one without a cake. This cake has all sorts of wonderfulness combined into one piece of cake. There are walnuts, raisins, cream cheese icing and of course the flavours of the season ginger and nutmeg. MMMMMMmmmmm

Top with cream cheese icing and crystallized ginger for decoration

chocolate shortbread

Chocolate Shortbread

This is one of my holiday favorites and I make it every Christmas season. I find brightly colored sprinkles work the best especially if they have some white in them. This time I used a combination of green/red sprinkles with some chopped up candy canes. A word of advice for these is to not roll them too thin or they will break when you try to take them off the baking sheet. I also find it helpful sometimes to roll out the dough between two sheets of wax paper so the dough doesn’t get too dry.

Best Big, Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Because everyone has to have a great Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/best-big-fat-chewy-chocolate-chip-cookie/

Jam Jams

Easy fun and pretty cookies! The dough for this recipe is easy to roll and with a light dusting of icing sugar they are sure to impress your friends.

http://www.companyscoming.com/recipes/jam-jams/2005/11/188/

  • What you’ll need: Brown Sugar, White Sugar, Butter/Marg, 2 eggs, Golden Corn Syrup, Flour, Baking Powder, Jam for filling, Icing Sugar for dusting.

Maple Fudge

Maple Fudge

 Walking through the farmers market last week led me to making this wonderfulness. The high price for prepackaged fudge never ceases to amaze me when with a good candy thermometer you can make your own at home. I am relatively choosy when it comes to fudge recipes and avoid any with marshmallow cream or artificial maple flavouring. The recipe for this is courtesy of this website I found:

http://www.thibeaultstable.com/2009/04/maple-cream-fudge.html

  • What you’ll need: White Sugar, Brown sugar, Whipping Cream, butter/marg, maple syrup, walnuts (optional)

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