Nutty Icebox Cookies

The holidays are all about the COOKIES! This is the busiest time of the year for many people, definitely for me too as I like to bake edible gifts. Praises from family and friends make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Every year I try to make something different, as the flavours, ingredients, and shapesRead more

Cookies for Santa – one recipe, three ways

Growing up in an Chinese family, we’ve never prepared for Santa’s big arrival every year. Not until moving to Canada that I learned about Santa, cookies, milk, gifts, and chimneys. Well, there’s a first time for everything, right? Baking can sometimes be therapeutic, just need to enjoy the process and its delicious outcome. When I feelRead more

Toasted Buckwheat and Chopped Chocolate Sablés

I remember the first cookbook I bought – I was a teenager on a summer vacation in Hong Kong. Browsing in a bookstore, I picked up a Chinese pastries cookbook. In fact, I still have that book, sometimes I’d make the steamed buns recipe. That was how my love for cookbooks started, my collection continues multiply, especiallyRead more

Lemon Lavender Butter Cookies

Happy February! After the holiday madness at work and at home, I travelled for two weeks in January to London and Paris for sightseeing, to visit a friend, and to take a pastry course. Upon returning home, I jumped right back to work. I needed a break, I would spend my days off doing nothing at home, justRead more

Sablé Breton

Holiday calls for cookie baking, of course! Besides the favourite classics like shortbread and gingerbread, I also like baking something different to add to the mix for more variety. The sablé Breton is one of my favourite cookies, it is the perfect cookie with some tea or coffee, when I am just craving something simple.Read more

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