Anzac Cookies

Anzac cookies are chewy traditional biscuits baked with oats, coconut and golden syrup which were first created to send to Australia and New Zealand soldiers during World War I. This version is naturally nut-free and vegetarian, perfect for the lunchbox or a mid morning sweet treat.... Read More >>

Carnival Cookies

  I have always fancied the idea of old travelling circuses. Right from when I was a child and watched Dumbo to a young girl reading Mr. Galliano's Circus by Enid Blyton under the covers at night to being fascinated by the mystery of HBO's Carnivale. The adventure and romance of the gypsy life and the lure of living in colourful caravans parked amidst a field of daisies in the countryside is very palpable to many.      ... Read More >>

Macadamia Tray Cookies

  The New Year is old already. 3 days old here in Australia and there are no lingering signs of party pops, confetti or festive lights. People are back to work, couples are booking Valentine's spa getaways and families are planning their Easter holidays. Life is on in full swing after just a week of maybe doing nothing. That is the world we live in, a tiny bit fickle, we hop on from one thing to another and nothing stays within the reach ... Read More >>

Little Brown Bread

  A few wednesdays ago, Gummi Bear announced that he was going to bake bread. He didn't seem to care whether I was on board or not. He then proceeded to the kitchen and fished for a bowl. Next, he grabbed a wooden spoon and a stool in quick succession. After hoisting himself on the stool, so his tiny three year old self could see what was on the counter, he took a pause. Very carefully he reached out for the egg carton and dragged it towa... Read More >>

My Big Fat Pecan And Sultana Cookie

  I love big cookies. The ones that you get at coffee shops and delis for $3-$4 a piece. Cookies that are meals in themselves. Cookies that make you feel really naughty because they are so big, they don't even fit in one hand while you hold your coffee cup with the other. This week I baked big fat pecan and sultana cookies and I felt like Lara Croft - Dangerous! My little boys took one look at the cookies and scampered off like skittish ... Read More >>

Crunchy Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

Ever notice how a homemade cookie kicks the crumbs of a store-bought one? I notice it all the time and despite all my efforts to have a batch of homemade cookies on hand at all times, I take the easy route and buy a packet of biscuits or a bag of cookies from the local Cookieman store. One of the reasons for turning my back on homemade cookies was a recent cookie baking disaster which I promptly fault the recipe for. Another was lack of time and... Read More >>