Spices & Molasses Cookies

When I bake, chocolate is often the main ingredient.  During the winter holidays though everyone needs a fragrant spice cookie and this recipe will do the trick.  These spices and molasses cookies are soft and chewy, and the aroma of the spices wafts through the kitchen when you take the tray out of the oven. …

Matcha Tea Cookies with White Chocolate and Toasted Pine Nuts

Last spring, acclaimed novelist/former lawyer and restaurateur/cookbook auhtor Kim Thúy came to my library for the launch of the English translation of her cookbook.  To celebrate the occasion, the library director, a colleague and I baked batches of these matcha cookies from her cookbook to serve to patrons during the event.  Usually I’m not a…

Speculoos Chocolate Chip Cookies

  My friend Camille has been living in Belgium since the new year.  We made plans to catch up with a phone call in the evening, so I baked a batch of these Speculoos Chocolate Chip Cookies in the afternoon to fit the occasion.  Speculoos, also known as Biscoff or Cookie Butter, is a caramelised…

PB & Oat Chocolate Chunk Cookies

  You know how even the mention of school has me back in the kitchen, baking up a batch of something chocolaty.  In my last post, I mentioned I was applying for graduates studies.  Well here I am one month later with the results…and a new recipe of course! This morning I woke up to…

Chocolate Brownie Cookies

    Since August, I’ve been working at a municipal library as an assistant librarian.  For a Creative Writing grad, being surrounded by books at work is dreamy.  I quickly reached the limit of documents you can borrow (40 at a time…which doesn’t seem like that a high number anymore).  My bookshelves in my living…

Study Break Cookies

Whenever I really need to be studying, all I can think about is baking. I crave being in the kitchen with a whisk, mixing ingredients together. So when my workload started to get heavy the other week, I decided to take a study break (Question: does it count as a study break if you haven’t…

Nutella Pillow Cookies

3 ingredients. That’s all you need to whip up a batch of these Nutella pillow cookies. Couldn’t be any simpler, so I don’t feel too bad about taking a quick study break to bake these (who are we kidding, I hadn’t started studying today when I went to my kitchen). No need for an electric…

Orange and Chocolate Olive Oil Cookies

Three weeks ago I began the last semester of my undergraduate degree at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. As I complete my degree in Creative Writing and Women’s Studies while on a student exchange, I’m taking two English Lit courses (Literary Animals, Monsters and Machines, as well as Gothic Cultures) and…

Ménage à Trois Cookies

Back in April when I was supposed to be studying for my final exam, I was perusing other baking blogs. Natasha’s post about soft batch chocolate chip cookies over at Butter Baking caught my attention. I haven’t added a recipe to my chocolate chip cookies section in over a year. The situation must be remedied!…

Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

Pesach, or Passover, is the Jewish Feast of Freedom that takes place over seven days in early spring. The holiday commemorates the freeing of the Jews who were slaves in Egypt. Led by Moses, they fled to the Promised Land. They were in such a hurry that they had no time to allow the bread…