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Chewy apricot oatmeal cookies with toasted almonds (and sea salt on top)

I’m trying to figure out a way to tell y’all that salt on the top of these cookies is a very good idea and will change your world.

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But as I write this I keep taking breaks to put an ice pack on my forearm that I burnt on the kettle while making a cup of tea (which I was making instead of having another glass of wine)… so I’m not really sure you should believe me.

Chewy Apricot Oatmeal Cookies with Toasted Almonds and Sea Salt

HERE is why you should believe me. Because I recently went on a tour of Theo Chocolate in Seattle, and I learnt things. Important things. OK, maybe I mainly remember loving chocolate and the guy on the tour who cracked me up by asking the world’s most obvious questions.

But, what I did learn was when you make these cookies, which I might add have a lovely combination of chewy and crunchy going on, you can say this to your friends:

“The salt on top really adds something, try having a bite with the salt facing the top of your mouth and then for more of a hit, take the next bite with the salt facing your tongue.” (more…)

Sweetened condensed milk chocolate chip cookies

Sweetened condensed milk chocolate chip cookies

I am a liar. I have a recipe on this blog called ‘best chocolate chip cookies in the world’. They’re not. These are.

The old cookies are good, don’t get me wrong. But they’re a bit like reflecting on boys you dated in high school. They were nice and all, but not the real deal. Is that appropriate? Meh.

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Christmas thumbprint cookies

Christmas thumprint cookies

Christmas huh. How did that happen? If you, like me, have found it’s suddenly the latter half of December and you haven’t done a thing…read on friend. I’m here to help.

Over the next week I’m throwing together baking with love some gifts for friends and family. Um, if you think you are one of those friends or family who will be getting these gifts maybe you should stop reading. Otherwise, here are some easy, cheap and super tasty gifts. (more…)

Mocha double chocolate cookies

Mocha double chocolate cookies in a tin

I need to talk to you about putting coffee in double chocolate, chocolate-chip cookies.

And, well, this is important.

Single mocha double chocolate cookie

no kitty, I’m not sharing

Did you know that adding coffee to chocolate baked goods actually intensifies the chocolate flavour?

And, did you know that coffee releases adrenaline and bumps up your dopamine levels?

And that chocolate contains a unique natural substance that creates a sense of euphoria?

I’m trying to figure out why I can’t stop eating them. (more…)

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