Cranberry, Oat and White Chocolate Cookies

Cranberry, Oat and White Chocolate Cookies

It’s cold rainy and we have had a general strike going for a week now here in Paris. And they are saying it will most definitely last until Christmas and maybe even more. I’m really looking forward to Argentina, summertime and family time. A little sun and blue sky to shorten our very harsh and long winter sounds perfect right now.
In the meantime, all one can really do with all this rain and cold is bake! And in my quest for the perfect edible gift I remembered these cookies. They are to die for. Really. I am a little partial when it comes to white chocolate, but even so I think probably one of the best cookies I’ve had lately. A great gift to offer during this holiday season! They are so pretty!
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Orange & Pecan Brownies

Orange & Pecan Brownies

Are you addicted to chocolate as I am? I don’t bake as much chocolate things as I’d love for a very simple reason: I eat everything so fast I don’t even have time for a photo 😊 But I can’t stay away from chocolate all the time, specially at this time of the year.
Christmas month was meant to be spent around chocolate. I’m sure about it. I decided to bake some brownies, that taste heavenly and look like a cute little cookie. I baked the brownies in a bigger baking tray than I would normally do so that they would come out a lot thinner allowing me to use a cookie cutter to shape these babies. All in the name of Christmas.
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French Spice Cake (Pain d'épices)

French Spice Cake (Pain d'épices)

December is here, which means that my Christmas decorations are already out of their boxes, our tree has been up for a week now, and my kitchen is full of dried nuts, raisins and a lot of spices. Baking holiday treats and offering them as gifts to my neighbors, the teachers at my son’s nursery and some friends is a great idea.
It feels like minus 2 degrees in Paris today, which is ideal weather for baking!! I’ll be sharing sweet recipes all along December for some typical sweets we eat in France for Christmas as well as other delicious things from around the world I like to have around this time of year, and I thought you would appreciate too.
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