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    Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating Ideas

    Valentine’s Day is next week, so in preparation, I’ve been decorating some Valentine’s Day cookies with various types of icing. I’m no expert cookie decorator, but I enjoy trying.  I watch people who are amazingly talented on YouTube ice cookies, but my experience attempting to recreate those is limited. Here are the results of my baking for Valentine’s Day this year.  I think when you look at them with a sweeping glance they look quite cute!  If you look closely, you’ll see my shaky piping (LOL).  So ignore that! Here are the iced Valentine’s Day cookies: Now my intention when sharing this blog post is not to portray myself as…

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    Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Bites Recipe

    I had some leftover shortening left over from another recipe that I needed to use up, so I changed up some ingredients in another recipe to create these yummy cookie bites.  The cinnamon flavour mixes so well with the apples and oats.  These ingredients combine to form a collection of crumbly but delicious cookie bites!  I hope that you enjoy these as much as my husband and I do. Yields: approximately 4 dozen cookies. Ingredients 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 1 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 1 cup quick…

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    Candy Cane Cookies and Chocolate Snow-Top Cookies

    One of my favourite aspects of Christmas time is partaking in holiday cookies. I love to bake cookies for my friends and coworkers. This year I’m participating in a virtual cookie exchange with a few other craft bloggers, and for the exchange, I’ll be sharing not one, but two cookie recipes! These cookies are both delicious and pretty to present on a plate to your cookie exchange recipients. One recipe is for Candy Cane Cookies, and the other is for Chocolate Snow-Top Cookies. The candy cane cookies are more labour intensive but are very fun to make.  The snowy cookies require some resting time for your dough, the perfect amount of…

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    Simple Peanut Butter Cookies

    With September halfway through and fall slowly creeping up on us, I tend to find myself craving warm home cooked meals and treats baked by scratch. Now not all of us can find the time or the ingredients on hand when that craving hits but here is a great classic recipe using what most of us should have on hand in the kitchen. Here is my simple version of those classic peanut butter cookies.     Ingredients: 1/2 cup Butter 1/2 cup Sugar 1/2 cup Brown sugar 1 Egg 1 tsp Vanilla 1/2 cup Peanut butter 1 1/2 cups Flour 1 tsp Baking soda 1/4 tsp Salt *Makes 2 dozen…

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    Stamp-Shaped Thank You Tags

    For a housewarming party, my friend wanted to create a special dessert as a thank you favour for each guest. She asked me to create little tags for each dessert. This tutorial will show you how to create your own thank you tags from scratch using Photoshop. This tutorial assumes that you have basic knowledge of Photoshop. What you will need: Computer with Photoshop or equivalent software Printer and ink Plain cardstock paper, white or light-coloured (8.5×11 or 12×12, depending on what size your printer prints). Paper cutter or scissors Fiskars Square-A-Licious squeeze punch, 1.5″ size Creating a Printable Sheet of Your Tag’s Design using Photoshop Open Photoshop and create…

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    White Chocolate and Butterscotch Chip Hemp Seed Cookies

    Lately, I’ve been trying to add more protein to my diet. To do that, I’ve been sprinkling hemp hearts (shelled hemp seeds from the health food store) into my salads, cereals, and even…dessert?! This is my delicious white chocolate and butterscotch chip hemp seed cookie recipe. Try saying that three times fast! Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup white sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup white chocolate chips 1/2 cup butterscotch chips 1/2 cup hemp hearts Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Mix the butter, white…