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Sweet Treats

10 Nov


raspberry cookies Cookies have to be my all time favourite treat to not only eat but bake as well. These White Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies are super easy to make and taste amazing. If you cannot find dried raspberries any dried fruit works well in this recipe. Next time I think I will try some goji berries or mango pieces.


2 cups of flour, sifted
4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup melted white chocolate
1 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup dried raspberries (I bought mine from a Health Store)

raspberry cookies

** WHAT TO DO **

Preheat your oven to Moderate and grease and line your baking tray/s. In a large bowl cream together your sugar and butter along with the flour. Once the mixture has lightened and the sugar has dissolved stir in your melted white chocolate and dried raspberries. Now gradually sift in you flour and knead your mixture until a soft dough has formed. Roll your dough into tablespoon sized balls, flatten and place about an inch apart on your pre-prepared baking trays. Bake for about 15 minutes or until just golden. Makes about 15 cookies.

For my cookie making tips and tricks click here.


Festive Sweets

26 Sep


These Chocolate Bark Cookies are super easy to make and the recipe can be easily altered to make an assortment of varieties. Feel free to switch the white chocolate for milk or dark, add your favourite nuts, coconut and even candy. Get creative and have some fun!


1 pack of cookies of your choice (I used a thin Shortbread variety)
250 grams of white chocolate
1 cup of fruit and nut mix

** WHAT TO DO **

Melt your chocolate over a saucepan of boiling water. Once fully melted coat your chosen cookies in the chocolate and arrange on a lined tray or board. Arrange your fruit and nuts (or candy) on top of the cookies while the chocolate still isn’t set. Allow the chocolate to fully set at room temperature and you’re presto an easy sweet snack. Enjoy!


Raspberry Linzer Cookies

9 Jan


Heart shaped cookies

With Valentine’s just around the corner I thought it was about time I shared my recipe for these adorable heart shaped Linzer cookies. These cookies are amazingly crisp and filled with a sweet raspberry jam.

What you will need:
1 1/2 cups ground hazelnuts
2 cups self raising flour
1 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons nutmeg
2 teaspoons cinnamon
250 gram stick of unsalted butter, softened
2 eggs
1 cup pip-free raspberry jam
Powdered sugar for serving
Heart shaped cookiesWhat to do:
Preheat your oven to Moderate and grease and line you cookie tray/s. In a large bowl beat together your softened butter and sugar along with the vanilla. Now beat in your eggs one at a time. Gradually sift in your flour, ground hazelnuts, nutmeg and cinnamon. Knead your mixture into a soft dough, cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for around 1 hour. Separate your dough into 2 and roll out on a floured board. You want your dough to be about 5mm thick. Now use a cookie cutter to cut out your heart shapes, removing the centre of half of of the hearts using a smaller cutter or using a cutter like this. Place each heart onto your preprepared tray/s about 3 cm apart and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until just golden. Allow your cookies to cool before sandwiching together two halves with a generous spoonful of raspberry jam. Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy! Makes about 35 cookies.

Caramel Filled Melting Moments

12 Sep


What you will need:


250 grams butter or margarine
1/3 cup sifted icing sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups plain flour
1/3 cup custard powder


3 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup icing sugar, sifted
1 cup brown sugar

What to do:

Make the biscuits…

Preheat the oven to moderate and grease and line a cookie tray.
In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar along with the vanilla.
Gradually sift in the flour and custard powder and knead into a soft dough.
Roll the dough into equal sized balls and place evenly onto the cookie tray, allowing enough space for expanding.
Press down each ball of dough with a fork and bake for around 15 minutes or until just golden.
Allow cookies to cool whilst making the filling.

Make the filling…

In a saucepan on a low heat melt together the butter and brown sugar.
Whisk continuously until the sugar begins to bubble rapidly.
Remove from the heat and continue whisking until the bubbling stops.
If the caramel hasn’t thickened and the sugar hasn’t dissolve return to the heat and continue to whisk once again until it begins to bubble rapidly. Once again remove from the heat and whisk constantly until the bubbling stops.
Repeat this until your caramel has thickened and the sugar has completely dissolved. Be careful not to burn it.
Once thickened pour the caramel into a metal bowl and on a low speed beat it using an electric mixer until it begins to cool.
Sift in your icing sugar while continuing to mix.
Once the icing sugar has been well combined spoon a large teaspoon of the filling in between 2 of the cookies and press down lightly.
Dust with icing sugar and store in a airtight container for up to a week.

Makes about 12 biscuits

Chewy Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies

10 Sep


What you will need:

120 grams butter or margarine
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter
1 cup caster sugar
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
1/4 cup chopped peanuts

Choc Dip…

100 grams dark chocolate, chopped
1 Tablespoon butter
Extra chopped peanuts from decorating

What to do:

Preheat your oven to moderate and grease and line a cookie tray
Cream together the butter and sugar using a hand mixer.
Add the peanut butter and vanilla and mix until well combined.
Sift in the flour gradually and add the chopped peanuts
Mix until a soft dough forms.
Roll the dough into small balls and place and flatten onto the lined tray.
Cook for about 12-15 minutes until golden.
Allow the cookies to cool.
Over a saucepan over boiling water place a heat proof bowl.
Add the margarine and chocolate and stir until melted using a long handled metal spoon.
Once fully melted dip each cookie into the chocolate and sprinkle with the chopped nuts.

Makes around 15 cookies.


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