Sugar Cookie Bars

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Sugar Cookie Bars What does one do when they fancy cookies but fancy something a little more indulgent than actual cookies? Then bake a big slab of cookie bars and completely smother it with girly pink, creamy and delicious buttercream frosting, of course! What else would I do when the end result was super thick fluffy sugar cookie bars topped with deliciously creamy frosting? :) Sugar cookies are delicious. But sometimes you just want that sugar cookie taste without all the faff of chilling, rolling, cutting out shapes, baking and repeating. These sugar cookie bars are so quick you'll … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Cookies and Cream Magic Bars

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Red Velvet Cookies and Cream Magic Bars It's got to the stage in my relationship where I don't even notice other men anymore. That means I've also lost that 'single sense' when you realise other men are noticing me. Maybe I should be pronounced legally dead?! Picture me doing a mahoosive food shop, I somehow manage to pick out the worlds wonkiest shopping trolley and to top it off I'm wearing a knitted hat and a duck down filled jacket because It was cold outside but suddenly pushing what equates to 11 elephants, I'm not so cold anymore! My face must've been beet red from sweating and … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge Don't you just love it when you find a no-fail recipe for fudge? Not just any kind of fudge but chocolate chip cookie dough fudge? What's not to love? No sugar thermometers; no wondering whether your sugar thermometer is inaccurate because the probe touches the bottom of the pan which is obviously hotter, so you stand there holding the darn thing 'just' above. Or is that just me? ;) And then there's the times that you just can't be bothered to bust out the sugar thermometer. I mean, why bother when you discover no-fail recipes that don't call for … [Read more...]

New York Crumb Cake

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New York Crumb Cake It has taken me exactly 11549 days of my life to finally try a crumb cake! Yes, that's right, little ol' me has spent 31 years and 227 days without ye wonderfulness of crumb cake. I know, I know… sad. Please don't hurt me. But my days of drooling over your crumb cakes and wondering what they taste like are over. I now live in crumb cake land, and I'm happy to be here. It even has its own zip code. I love anything with a crumb, streusel or crumble coating, so I knew I'd love this cake. And I was right too, like little pillows of soft cake for the crumbs to rest on. … [Read more...]

Reindeer Poop – Peanut Butter Balls

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Reindeer Poop Peanut Butter Balls It's that time of the year when you find yourself knee deep in wrapping paper, sticky tape, gift tags and Christmas cards. You whine that your hand aches after writing up what seems like 1,836,793,375 cards. Or the fact that there isn't even an inch of hiding space left in your home. The mood you're in after finding yourself lost at sea from the hysterical masses of people squeezed into the stores all in so much of a rush, you'd think there were a race! The panic buying peeps clearing shelves. Even the apocalyptic queue at the petrol station. But in … [Read more...]

Candy Cane Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Truffles

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Candy Cane Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Truffles Heard of AA meetings? Well, I think there should be a new one… OO. Oreo Obsession. I know I'd have to go to those meetings and I'm hoping I won't be alone! ;) Who's going to accompany me? Ever since that magical day when Oreos finally hit the shelves in the UK (more about that here), I've been a member of OO. Who wouldn't be? Those sandwiched chocolate crisp cookies and the sweet vanilla cream are like a party in your mouth. It was a no brainer that I wanted to use Oreos in my truffles. And peanut butter! I wanted that festive touch too. … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Fudge

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Easy Gingerbread Fudge In my last post I confessed my sins that I didn't like mint on its own. I have another confession to make too. You're all going to think I'mma crazy but I haven't even started Christmas shopping yet. I know, I know. Like I said… crazy! The main reason is cash-flow issues. I'm sure a lot of you can relate to that in this economic crappiness. The story starts and ends in happiness. Very Disney-esq, but no singing I promise. :D Boy meets girl that he's known all along. Girl likes boy, boy likes girl. They fall in love and move in together. Girl has an evil witch that … [Read more...]

Candy Cane Chocolate Peppermint Creams

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Candy Cane Chocolate Peppermint Creams I'm one of those weirdo peeps that dislikes mint. I won't eat any mint confectionary. No to candy canes, no to mint rock. Although if it's fruit flavoured rock, then rot on teeth! But, if it's mint and chocolate then game on! Any flavour smothered in delicious, delightful chocolate is a good one in my book. Mint and chocolate just seem to compliment each other so perfectly! And wow, it's getting close to Christmas, right? It must be because the giant man-baby is getting all festive on me [don't faint now]. He asked for peppermint creams. His wish was … [Read more...]