Oat Fruit & Nut Cookies

Hey folks!

Whenever I bake cookies I always seem to end up raving about how much I love baking cookies… and this post is no exception! These biscuits really are great, especially because they are soooooo flexible. You can add whatever you want, and you can make the dough in advance, and just bake ’em when you’re ready! When I made these, I prepared the dough on the weekend (which really doesn’t take very long) and kept it in the fridge so on a weeknight I could quickly whip up fresh cookies to take to work the next day. So easy! Continue reading “Oat Fruit & Nut Cookies”

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Snickerdoodles

Hello all!

Introducing a biscuit with the most bizarre name… the Snickerdoodle! Before joining the baking blogging scene, I had never heard of these tasty little treats. In the last 17 months (!) I’ve seen recipes for these pop up in my WordPress reader now and again.

I knew they were biscuits, but that was about as far as it went. Despite the crazy name, my curiosity was not sufficiently peaked. Americans have all sorts of foodstuffs with weird names that are not amazing, why should these be any different? Continue reading “Snickerdoodles”

Peanut Butter Crackle Cookies

Hi guys,

I have a confession to make. I have not been keeping very calm and there has hardly been a cake in sight for weeks now! I’ve been so crazy busy that I’ve hardly had any time for baking lately, so please excuse the absence! However, I have a really easy recipe I want to share with you. I’d been eyeing up this peanut butter cookie recipe for a while, and I finally got around to making them. They’re super simple to make, VERY moreish and totally delectable. The texture is kind of a cross between a cookie and a brownie! Yum! Continue reading “Peanut Butter Crackle Cookies”

Anzac biscuits with a hint of orange

Today is Anzac day, the day when New Zealand and Australia commemorate all those who have fought and died in war and also honours returned servicemen. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign where the Anzac (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps) troops were pretty much sent to the slaughter. The campaign was a flop and many troops were lost. While the number of Anzac troops that died at Gallipoli was actually quite small compared to those lost in other battles, the event has become a really significant part of our national identity. This morning Dan and I went to one of the dawn services. It was really special to be surrounded by thousands (yes, it was absolutely packed!) of others as the sun rose, remembering and honouring those who sacrificed so much so that we could enjoy the freedom we have today. Continue reading “Anzac biscuits with a hint of orange”