christmas cookies

Christmas Empire Cookies

 Adapted from my Grandma’s recipe. This is more of a buttery sugar cookie as compared to a regular sugar cookie. You will need two cookie cutters of the same shape for this one, one big and one small for the window effect. Makes about 24-28 cookies depending on the size of the cookie cutter. Cookie […]

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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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Cookie Exchanges

My best friend went to a Cookie Exchange Party last year and called me after she got home to rail at the Cookie Gods! She had laboured lovingly over her Candy Cane Cookies. She had crushed candy canes into little bits and then gently kneaded them into the shortbread dough. She had even dyed half […]

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