Category Archives: Cookies

Mini Gingerbread House for Xmas

Yes, it’s February, but better now than never, right?

I made these Gingerbread houses for my nieces and my piano students as their Xmas present, although there’s some improvement required, it’s my first time attempting this, and wished I had thought about what the house would look like before decorating them. I shouldn’t have bought so much candy as I think the royal icing made it look so much cuter than loaded with candy – ah well, there’s always next time!

Our nieces raved about them and were very excited to get one, so mission accomplished, yes?

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Coconut Macaroons

People ask what the diff is between coconut macaroons and French macarons (pardon the spelling, it seems everyone’s got a different philosophy behind macaroon and/or macaron, and this is MY way of differenciating the 2), but really a better question should be “What do they have in common?”

Well, they both only contain egg whites and no yolks, there!

Also I personally like the coconut version better coz it’s not sickly sweet like the ever-so-popular French macarons, and please don’t come at me with a stick coz I really don’t see what’s so amazing about the French macarons.

The coconut one is so much more flavourful, doesn’t taste like wet sugar with a crusty layer of sugar and a sugar filling.

And I like the way I’ve made them this time! I don’t know why, maybe the eggs were smaller, so the dough turned out a bit harder than I last made them, so I could actually roll them in my hands to form cute ping-pong balls, and they came out of the oven even prettier than my usual batches!

 


Cookie-pops


I’ve had the idea of making cookie-pops for AGES, but never got around to doing it.

Finally, here they are! Decorated with royal icing, although next time I won’t even bother dyeing the cookies in all sorts of colours when I’m going to ice over them anyway…

Apologies, the last photo is a bit yellow (it was no longer sunlight)

 

They can be yours at the Frank Kitt Underground Market at Wellington on Saturdays between 10am-4pm if you’re quick! 1/3 of them have already been snatched up!


Frank Kitt Underground Market

YES!! I have finally got a stall! I am now selling cakes and cookies at the Frank Kitt Underground Market every Saturday from 10am-4pm, come  check me out!

Here’s my stall!

And here’s my cabinet full of goodies

Here are some of the cakes and cookies on sale

Vanilla Cake

Chocolate Cake with Teddy

Chocolate cake with Heart

Doggie Cookies

Smiley Crackers

 

Come check out the Frank Kitt Underground Market!


2008 Gingerbread house

Gingerbread House

– Cabnolen’s English Cottage

Here’s this year’s gingerbread house! The 2nd time I’ve tried it, 2 makers and 7 days plus self-made lights. I have not attempted making one for sale yet, as I have no idea how much they’re worth, but if you’re interested in having a small one made let me know, we can probably arrange something 🙂

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Detail of the roof

Roof detailing

In the dark! With lights!

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Yo-yo

Yo-yo is just a name I use for 2 pieces of cookies combined with a filling in between. The filling in between is a combination of butter, sugar and natural flavouring.

Picture coming soon!


Buttons

Button cookies are also called thumb-print cookies. Made round and dented with a press of finger in the middle, and later filled with special sauces. These lemon tea button cookies are especially popular, they have been requested on many occasions!

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Macaroons

Macaroons are traditionally made with egg whites and almond powder, to give it a soft, chewy and puffy texture. I like to make them chocolatey, but otherwise comes in coconut flavour too. Doesn’t contain egg yolks, which means it’s low fat and low cholestrol!

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Choco-chip cookies

Who hasn’t had a craving for a choco-chip cookie sometime in their life? Well so did I, and I have the perfect recipe that I make again and again, crunchy and full of choco-goodness, mmmmm!

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Farmhouse Cookies

Farmhouse cookies are so wholesome, I always bake big cookies like these with all the healthy ingredients, and just have these with milk for breakfast! What a bonus that they taste so good!

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