Mixed Berry and White Chocolate Cookies

These are one of my favourite cookies. Naturally dyed by the mixed fruits and with hints of extra sweetness from the white chocolate chips and on the top a light caramelisation of the fruit and white chocolate peeping through. I also just love that they are pink cookies! There seem to be a lot of…

Raspberry Oatmeal Cookies

These are really great little cookies. In my mind they are not biscuits as they aren’t crispy and crunchy, but they have a slightly crisp outer edge and a chewy center. I don’t think cookies in general can be healthy if they taste good, but these at least don’t have refined sugar so in my…

Gingerbread men

Oh my lord, this last month has been just crazy, anyone else with me on this? Between my son’s birthday, the death of a friend, relatives visiting and buying a house, I have just been out of my normal sorts and routine and only now feeling the relief of getting back to basics. My youngest…

Cranberry & seed cookies

I know I am rocking it as a mum but I do wonder at times about my parenting style. My son is nearing three years old and has had bought ice cream maybe one handful of times. I make him frozen pops for home using fresh natural ingredients and his favourite ice cream is spinach…

Little Alexander’s Boat bars

A lot has been happening in our house recently. Alexander is coming on leaps and bounds. Gone are the days when I didn’t know what he wanted or was saying within his little “eeehhh eeeehhhh’s”. Now we have full on conversations all day long. All be it that they are about planes in the sky…

Amaretti biscuits

I often forget how much I adore Amaretto. I just think it is divine. Having said that though, I only like it in small quantities. Poured over ice, in a simple dessert or just one biscuit flavoured with it. Then I’ll forget all about it again for another few years. Recently we went out for…

The perfect oat and coconut cookie!

Well what a week we have had. The weather has been simply beautiful and when it’s like this, how can one not feel all positive and energised? I have been busy in the kitchen, devising new recipes, baking for other people’s parties, planting bulbs all over the garden and thinking about future cookbook ideas. I…

Christmas cookies

An early morning rise today… The dog is the reason I got up early actually as she stole my bed. I got up and realised how quiet the dog was, went to investigate and found her all layed out and cuddled up to the pregnancy pillow…. I realised I wasn’t going to win! So in…

Gluten free cookie challenge

Recently I have been experimenting more with gluten free recipes. Mains and starters are quite easy but actually when it comes to baking it can be quite different. Until recently I never really worried about cooking gluten free but lately I have become more aware of the number of people who have a gluten intolerance….

Cookie goodness…

After a few days of feeling a bit blue, I finally have a day off. I always get my Sundays off but lately I have been working right through the rest of the week and today I got to sleep in and have the house to myself. Hurrah! And when I got up (finally) I…