These cookies are a perfect alternative for traditional gingerbread ones, if you’re bored with those. They are also great to use with cookie cutters – they hold their shapes perfectly, better than the best of sugar cookie recipes I’ve tried. Extremely delicate and soft, they just dissolve in your mouth. And the taste is simply divine! It will surely please all walnut lovers, I can guarantee that. 🙂
I have to admit, this discovery was a side effect of a failed experiment. A rather happy failure after all, though, as I’m absolutely delighted with this! Here, I will show you, step-by-step, how to make chocolate dust in any colour. It’s a perfect sprinkle for cakes and cookies – it looks amazing and tastes even better (chocolate!).
This cake is the epitome of Christmas. The raisins, candied orange peel, the rum and marzipan… Could we possibly get any more Christmassy than this?
Although I’m not German, this cake is always present in our house at Christmas. We first discovered it in German chain stores (namely Lidl, I believe). My dad fell in love with it, and I made a resolution to find a good recipe and bake the cake at home (which is always better than store-bought cakes with who-knows-what inside).
A few years have passed, I’ve been baking this cake once a year, for Christmas, and I believe I now have a recipe good enough to share, with all adjustments made over the past years.
These cookies are what Christmas tastes like, for me. Although they’re incredibly simple to make, we only have them once a year – for Christmas. And that might be the reason why I love them so much and never get bored with them. I always have to wait a whole year to have them again. But they’re certainly worth the wait! Any almond lovers out there? I guarantee you’re going to love these too!
Always give credit when it’s due – and this time, it goes to the great Tesco themselves. I found this recipe on their website (here’s the original recipe – warning, it’s in Polish 😉 ) and decided I had to give it a go with only a few adjustments. The cookies turned out even better than expected! It’s not the taste of my Christmas yet – I made them for the first time this year – but I have a feeling they will return to my house next Christmas. I’m sure you could replace tangerines with oranges in this recipe – that’s what I plan to try out next time. Lemons should work as well, provided that you sprinkle them with a truly generous amount of sugar, to break the sourness!
Although seemingly simple, working with chocolate can be an unforgiving task. One mistake, one drop of water, and you’re left with a bowl of dry, lumpy, somewhat chocolatey blob. Not the worst in taste, perhaps, but visually unattractive and useless for any form of cookie decor. That’s why it’s crucial to follow a few rules while working with chocolate. In this article, I will show you how to properly melt chocolate. I will also show you how you can colour it with powdered food colouring. I will also share some ideas for chocolate cookie decor and how to prepare your chocolate decorations in advance. So, without further ado, let’s get started!
Christmas is coming and I’ve just completed my Christmas gingerbread cookie baking. And that means it’s time to share my trusted recipe, in case some of you are still looking for a recipe to try out this year. My mum has been using this recipe for years – probably over 20 years now, so I believe we’ve tested it enough to swear by it.