Christmas baking

Shortbread Empire Cookies

Shortbread Empire cookies on a rack as the almond icing sets

Empire Cookies are usually made with Sugar Cookies. Mine use Shortbread instead. I was inspired after I attended an event with the Scottish Embassy in Toronto. I tried one of their Empire Cookies that used shortbread and was instantly hooked. This is my version of that cookie experience, much easier to make than rolling out […]

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Lemon Squares

Easy to make lemon squares add a citrus note to your Christmas or Holiday baking. A food processor makes this quick and easy lemon square even quicker.  They have a fabulous sweet, tart and lemony flavour. Base: 1 ¼ cups (310 mL) all-purpose flour 2 tbsp (30 mL) icing sugar 2/3 cup (150 mL) cold […]

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Oatmeal Shortbread – Remembering Margaret Fraser

  Margaret Fraser, a Canadian Foodie Icon and home economist passed away on October 27, 2012 in her 83rd year. She helped change the face of Canadian home cooking and I was lucky enough to meet her in 1999. I was attending a luncheon in her honour.  I’d been a fan of this iconic foodie […]

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