Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies

We made these cookies on the third anniversary of my mother’s death. My mom made a lot of peanut butter cookies growing up and my favourites were always when she added chocolate chips. I had recently exchanged some text messages with my niece who also had fond memories of peanut butter cookies at Gramma’s house…

three years gone

It’s been three years since we lost my mom. And it’s been one year since I started making my way through our family recipes for this blog – I’ve completed more than 100 recipes at this point (some are still scheduled to be posted). I find myself turning to baking in hard times – it’s…

Best Oatmeal Cookies

Grandma wasn’t kidding when she called these THE BEST. The soft middle, crispy outside with coconut and chocolate chips put these usually “healthy” cookies squarely into the indulgent category. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups Earth Balance 3 cups brown sugar 4 eggs, beaten 2 tsp vanilla 2 1/2 cups flour 5 cups rolled oats 1 1/2…

Cornflake Drops

This was the third cookie recipe in the family cookbook that I tried that calls for cornflakes. A sweet crispy and crunchy snack best paired with a glass of a cereal “milk”. Ingredients 3 tbsp Earth Balance 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup flour 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder 2 eggs well beaten 1…

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are soft and chewy and especially delicious leveled-up with a generous addition of chocolate chips. Ingredients 3/4 cups sifted flour 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/2 cup Earth balance 2 bananas, fully ripe 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1 cup rolled oats 1/4 cup…

Toffee Cereal Cookies

I was very intrigued by this recipe after having made grandma’s Lincoln Crisps. What would cornflakes do in a cookie alongside oats, raisins, pecans and TOFFEE?? The only trick was finding non-dairy toffee candies, but after a bit of research I learned that the Chimes brand makes a delicious coconut based version with sea salt….

Lincoln Crisps

I was very intrigued when I first saw this recipe – it calls for nuts, cornflakes and shredded coconut? And no flour? Well – they turned out a lot like a coconut macaroon and are likewise gluten free (provided you purchase gluten free corn flakes). Ingredients 3 egg whites, beaten stiffly 1 cup fine sugar…

Chocolate Drop Cookies

These cookies are very reminiscent of brownies – They would be a great after school snack with a glass of oat or other dairy alternative beverage. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups of sifted flour 1 cup coarse chopped nuts (I used walnuts) 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 2 oz unsweetened…

Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies

These were a hit when I was a teenager – reminiscent of shortbread, being dense and buttery, these are a real crowd pleaser. Ingredients 3 3/4 cups flour 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2 cups Earth balance 3 eggs, beaten 2 tsp vanilla 3…

Cookie Decorating Icing

Produces an easy-to-use, hard drying and shiny icing for cookie decorating. Ingredients 4 cups icing sugar 1/8 – 1/4 cup soy milk 1/4 cup clear corn syrup 1 tsp vanilla Yield: should be enough to decorate 2-3 dozen cookies Beat the icing sugar with 1/8 cup soy milk first. Next add the corn syrup and…