Category: Cookies and Squares

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Molasses Cookies

These molasses cookies are another one of our family’s heritage recipes; this one from my Mom’s files.  I didn’t like the strong spices so much when I was little (and neither did my own kids), but once those taste buds...

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Double Chocolate Snowball Cookies

Yep, I’m totally stealing this recipe from Crazy for Crust!  Oh yeah, did I mention … this recipe comes from Crazy For Crust.  It just looks so good, I’m going to store it here until I can get around to...

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Rickety Uncle

This recipe is a real heritage recipe.  It seems to be one of those “hand-me-down” recipes that people remember their grandmothers making. My Mom made it all the time, as well as several variations of it too.  In fact, this recipe...

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Best Ever Coconut Macaroons

The sweetened condensed milk in these Coconut Macaroons makes them moist, dense, and the perfect bakery style cookie!  Who knew that the perfect macaroon would have no egg whites at all?!    Stir together flour, coconut, and salt. Stir in...

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Rhubarb Dream Bars

Rhubarb is usually a summer fruit, but it freezes so well that you can have rhubarb treats all year round.  If you are using frozen rhubarb in your baking, (like pies, crisps and bars like this one) a good rule...

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Pecan Snowball Cookies

These addictive little pecan cookies are similar to shortbread but are much more melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I love the flavour from the toasted pecans and the delicate sweetness from the double layer of powdered sugar on the cookie. These are also...

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Granny’s Oatmeal Cookies

I got a text today from my daughter-in-law asking if I had the recipe for the oatmeal coconut cookies that Granny (my Mom) always had on hand.  My son was remembering Granny’s oatmeal cookies, and she thought she would make...

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Chewy Coconut Cookies

I’ve been on a coconut kick lately, and I finally made a recipe that I’ve been wanting to try for a long time.  These coconut cookies are a simple drop cookie.  As easy as it gets.  You don’t even need...

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Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are the old-fashioned classic cookies that generation after generation makes time and again. Although it’s the current fashion to leave the nuts out, I still like to leave them in once in a while. It reminds me of the...

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Peanut Butter Cookies

These are the basic, traditional cookies you know from your childhood. Super quick and easy to make. Use chunky peanut butter for a little extra crunch.    Put butter, white and brown sugars, peanut butter and egg into a bowl....

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Chewy Granola Bars

These granola bars taste so much better than any that I’ve bought.  They are made of healthy whole ingredients combined simply and cooked just long enough for them to hold together. I love the flavour combination of honey and cinnamon,and with that little bit...

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Sugar Free Coconut Macaroons

These easy macaroons are light and airy and taste sweet, but use Splenda and Erythritol powder instead of sugar.  I also subbed ground almonds for the small amount of flour called for in my original recipe, and cut down the...

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are easy to make, and delicious.  For variations, you could substitute white chocolate and craisins,  or your favorite flavour baking chips for the semi-sweet chipits in this recipe.  Today I am making them with milk chocolate chips.  I don’t...

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Christmas Fruit Cookies

These fruit cookies have a similar taste to my Light Fruit Cake, but in a crispy cookie form. They are another of my favourites for Christmas baking. They are pretty, yummy, and make a nice addition to a plate of...

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Butterscotch Fudge

This is my favorite fudge of all time. I almost always make it at Christmas time.  You could call it butterscotch, or caramel as both would be right.  The brown sugar flavour reminds me of the pecan pralines that I...

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Chocolate Fudge

This is a good old-fashioned recipe using real chocolate and cream, and boiling until it gets to the right consistency.  I had been having trouble making fudge recently, ever since I got a candy thermometer and started using it instead...

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Best Ever Sugar Cookies

Best EverSugar Cookies Best ever!  Just be sure not to over bake.  Roll and cut into fun shapes.  The icing is what makes the cookie so good.  A traditional Christmas cookie. makes: About 3 dozen Ingredients 1/2 cup butter or...

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Toffee Cornflake Cookies

Toffee Cornflake Cookies Toffee and cornflakes go so well together. This unbaked cookie is quick and easy to make. A little sticky, but oh, so good! Makes 2 ½ – 3 dozen cookies Ingredients: 30 Caramels (9 ½ oz) (269g)...

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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Little cups of peanut butter cookie, wrapped around a mini peanut butter cup, these are so yummy.  These cookies are some of the first to disappear from the Christmas tray!    Start by creaming the margarine, peanut butter and sugars...

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Bacon Pecan Brittle

Bacon Pecan Brittle Crunchy, salty and sweet, this Bacon Pecan Brittle is addictive, and is an ideal holiday treat. Ingredients 1 package (375 g) bacon, chopped 1 Cup granulated white sugar 1 Cup dark brown sugar 1 Cup corn syrup...

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Jam Thumbprint Cookies

This cookie is everyone’s favorite. It’s both pretty and delicious. In our house, it’s a traditional Christmas cookie. I recommend making a double batch so you don’t run out before your guests get any!

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Famous Fudgy Brownies

  Famous Fudgy Brownies These brownies are rich and fudgy with a chewy texture. This is my favorite recipe for when I am having a large gathering and need something quick and easy to feed a crowd. I love that...

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Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars This is like a little bite of tangy lemon pie on a shortbread crust – heavenly! Makes a 9 x 13 pan of squares Ingredients 2 1/3 cups all purpose flour, divided 1/2 cup icing sugar 1 cup...

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Oreo Turkey Cookies

I wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of the Americans who read my blog.  So, I dug into the archives of pictures and found these photos of friends and grandkids helping to make turkey cookies and paint mini pumpkins a...

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Gooey Chocolate Puffed Wheat Squares

Chocolate Puffed Wheat Squares These are the gooiest most chocolaty puffed wheat squares I have ever had.  I didn’t used to be a big fan of puffed wheat squares- that is, until I tried these!  Now, everybody likes them.  They...

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Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies These cookies are the traditional soft drop cookie.  Moist, chewy and packed with raisins, and lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, everyone likes these.  Great for cookie exchanges, and make sure to keep some in...

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Peanut Butter Cookies – New & Improved

Peanut Butter Cookies – New & Improved These cookies are the classic peanut butter cookie. Crispy on the outside and chewy in the middle, it’s hard to eat just one.  I like using crunchy peanut butter so you have peanut...

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Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles These snickerdoodles are so delicious with the perfect texture: soft and chewy in the middle with a bit of crunch around the edges.  This is an old-fashioned recipe; tender butter cookies rolled in cinnamon sugar, that flatten and expand...

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Ginger Snaps

Ginger Snaps Spicy, dark and delicious. Add some bite by stirring in crystallized ginger. A traditional Christmas cookie. servings: Makes 30 – 40 cookies Ingredients 2 cups flour 1 Tbsp ground ginger 2 tsp baking soda 1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4...

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Peanut Butter Chip Brownie Cookies

Peanut Butter Chip Brownie Cookies Chocolate brownie cookies with peanut butter flavored chips. These were my oldest daughter’s favorite as a child, now they are her son’s favorite. Who can resist? Makes about 36 cookies Ingredients 1 cup butter or...