Salted chocolate chip crinkled cookies

Sometimes all you need is a perfectly baked chocolate chip cookie to make your day. One of my favourite places in Toronto for pastries, particularly cookies, is Mabel’s Bakery. They make the absolute best chewy chocolate chip cookies that are crispy on the edge and soft in the middle. Mr. Chuckles found this recipe which…

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Wonky festive gingerbread cookies

We are in full fledged holiday mode. Christmas tree is up (see below), gift shopping and wrapping done, Advent calendar opened, and now it’s time for holiday baking. This weekend afternoon was spent preparing homemade gingerbread. I participated by practicing my cookie decorating skills, which turned out more in line with that of a contestant…

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Rosewater meringue cookies

The first time I remember having a meringue based dessert was during a prix-fixe lunch, where the included dessert was a pavlova cake. Usually topped with whipped cream and fruit, pavlova is a popular dish in Australia and New Zealand (another place on my travel bucket list!) often served during celebratory and holiday meals. Meringue…

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