Whipped Shortbread

This was a big family favourite over the holidays in our house. It almost wasn’t Christmas without a batch of mom’s / grandma’s whipped shortbread. In fact, I had no idea until I was well into adulthood that there was any other kind of shortbread. Ingredients 2 cups Earth balance, cold 3 1/2 cups flour…

Pecan Balls

This was a new recipe I decided to add to this year’s holiday baking list. They are a more savoury treat so if you prefer, you can add another 1-2 tbsp of sugar to the recipe. Ingredients 2 cups sifted flour 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup Earth balance 3 tbsp soy…

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Christmas baking has begun! This is a new holiday favourite – I found it a few years ago when trying to find a recipe to add to my cookie spread knowing I would have friends attending our annual holiday party who eat gluten free. Easily one of the favourite cookies of everyone, regardless of their…

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…