Spooky, delicious cookies, and a bit of a change from the sticky sweet candy. To be clear, I don’t think it is better–I do not buy into the whole wellness nonsense, and this holiday is all about the candy, after all!–but it’s nice to have variety. These are roasty with black sesame and, if you […]
A smaller batch of eyes for all your spoopy decorating needs. They don’t taste too bad, either–I’m not the greatest fan of plain royal icing, so just a bit of vanilla extract makes these rather nicer to eat. Mainly I made these because I couldn’t be bothered to order candy eyeballs. It’s puzzling how that works out […]
Brownie cookies. Forget any vaguely brown, sticky-sweet double chocolate cookies you might have had: these go full-on with plenty of melted chocolate, cocoa powder, and chocolate chunks. I have to say one of my favourite textures in baking is melted chocolate and butter. It’s just so glossy and is the perfect colour. And when you […]
I love how these look like snowballs. That, plus the fact they’re made of pulverised roast chestnuts, is the reason I made them a couple of years ago and why I made them again this year. Couldn’t remember how they were supposed to taste like, but I after several bakings, I can confirm these cookies […]
These are heart-shaped custard creams made festive: more generous and well-defined spice amounts, a little rum extract in the filling, and the suggestion you make them star-shaped. Twee? Yes. And they’re delicious.