S’Mores Cookies

This treat was inspired by Grandma Donna’s recipe for Marshmallow Cookies. The first thing I thought was that the cookies shouldn’t have dates, instead, they needed chocolate! These non-cookies have home-roasted almonds and homemade caramel to give them bit of the smoky taste of a s’more along with the marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate. They…

PB & Fudge Chocolate Chip Bars

This is an all-out decadent, indulgent, FEED-YOUR-FEELINGS kind of treat. Craving peanut butter? Check. Craving chocolate? Check. Craving even more chocolate? Check, check, check. Fudge Ingredients 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or fine dark chocolate) 3/4 cup coconut cream (the cream only from a can of premium full-fat coconut milk) 2 tbsp Earth balance Dough…

Swedish Pastry Balls

I’ve been really into trying out surprise recipes and this one didn’t disappoint. After making them, I realized that they wouldn’t have been so much of a surprise if I had known that they are also commonly known as “Thumbprint Cookies” or Hallongrotta in Sweden (which translates to “raspberry cave”). My wife wasn’t as much…

Oatmeal Crisps

Admittedly, before making this recipe, my only experience of “Oatmeal Crisp” was in a bowl with milk. I was very curious what these would produce with the fat/flour ratio and quick baking time. They could as easily be called “Caramel Crisps” because the brown sugar and butter at this high temperature essentially caramelizes – the…

Rolled Oatmeal Cookies

This was another of those recipes where I didn’t know quite what I was making until I was done. Growing up I used to LOVE the “Dad’s Oatmeal Cookies” – crunchy, salty, sweet. I could nosh on a half dozen without noticing. These remind me of those. Ingredients 3 cups rolled oats 2 cups flour…

Tiny Tea Cakes

I didn’t know what to expect when I decided to try this recipe – they are mix between traditional shortcake and a jam-filled thumbprint cookie. I love the crispy sugary outside and the soft buttery inside. I definitely want to make these again for a gift, entertaining or a bake sale. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups…

Marshmallow Cookies

This was another of my Grandma’s recipes that was a complete surprise until the very end. On the recipe card with Grandma’s handwriting she called them “Elephant Tusks” and I realized that this is in reference to what the “dough” sort of looks like before you slice the cookies. Being a plant-based eating home with…

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…