Ginger Snaps

Ginger Snaps

A family recipe with plenty of ginger and molasses, a holiday cookie that will melt in your mouth!

How did the first almost half of December go by so quickly!? We only have two weekends left until Christmas.

Only two more weekends left to make those baking lists and get everything made!

Add these ginger cookies to your list. You’ll be happy you did.

These ginger snaps are the perfect texture. Nice and soft, with a crackled top from the sugar.

This recipe came from my Nanny, who I betcha got it from my gran-nan. My favorite recipes have been passed down from generation to generation.

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Earl Grey Sugar Cookies

Earl Grey Sugar Cookies

No-roll sugar cookies infused with Earl Grey tea with a crisp sugared edge.

Has it been raining where you are all week too? Hopefully you don’t have snow – yet!

We’ve had so much rain. And when it rains nothing is better than a big cup of tea. Actually, you can never go wrong with a big cup of tea.

I’ve made 3 5 batched of these cookies since the beginning of the month, they’re that good.

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bite sized homemade oatmeal cookies flecked with mini chocolate chips and with a hint of cinnamon. A favorite your family will love.

Have you ever had one of those days where you just need cookies but its soo hot out and turning on the oven seems like the worst choice? Today was one of those days. But here we are.. Cookies and all.

It was the hottest day of the year at a whopping 28 degrees and all I wanted was a cookie.. actually I could go for a cookie everyday.

But today is Tom’s birthday and these are his favorite cookies. So really how could I say no to making these?!

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Double Chocolate Valentines Day Cookies

Double Chocolate Valentines Day Cookies

Thick, brownie-like cookies filled with chocolate chips topped with sprinkles – the perfect Valentines Day cookie!

Happy Wednesday! That’s a thing right?! If it isn’t it really should be. I think you deserve a pat on the back for making it half way through the week and you should definitely reward yourself with one of these Double Chocolate Valentines Day Cookies.

January is almost over, diet schmiet. Right?!

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Swig Sugar Cookies

Swig Sugar Cookies

The perfect combination of a sugar cookie and shortbread, smothered with a sour cream frosting. This will become a new household favorite!

Hi! Its been almost 5 months since I’ve posted anything! Now, if you’ve been following me on Instagram you’ll know a little about whats been going on in the Usborne-Campbell house! If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you should! You’ll get to see all sorts of photos from baking to everyday life here in Victoria. Anyways, LOTS has changed in the last few months and will continue to change – eek! I hate change.. doesn’t everyone?! I’ll give you a brief update before I tell you about my new favorite sugar cookies.

Tom and I are expecting our first babe in February! Which is pretty exciting and scary all at the same time! That’s been part of the reason I haven’t gotten around to posting anything in a while – especially at the beginning. Nothing smelt good. Nothing. It was awful and all I wanted to eat was Shake n’ Bake!? I don’t think I’ll every want to eat it again.

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Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft & tender two bite mini chocolate chip cookies will be your new go-to cookie recipe! No chilling required!

Hi! I have been the worst at being on the blog these past few weeks. It has been gorgeous here. Like heat-wave for a few weeks. Which wasn’t so bad at the beginning, I mean how can you be upset at the first few weeks of summer being sunny and warm and perfect?! But since we haven’t had rain since the end of May our forest fire was set at extreme and there has been a fire ban since mid June. This rarely happens on Vancouver Island – maybe in July or August we get a fire ban. But since we haven’t had a full day of rain there have been so many forest fires all over BC. A few weeks ago there was a fire about 4 hours up island from us and it spread to about 200 hectares(!!) which meant that down here in Victoria our skies were hazey, yellow and orange. Every so often you would see ash falling from the sky! I’ve never experienced anything like it.

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