Meyer lemons are sweeter and less acidic than regular lemons, making them perfect for desserts. This bar makes a nice addition to a dessert tray, where the rule of thumb is one lemon item, one chocolate item and one nut item.
Meyer Lemon Bars
Coffee Date Squares
You need to make really strong coffee so they flavour comes through in the squares. Medjool dates and honey dates sold in the produce department are soft and easier to chop than baking dates packed in blocks, but you will have to pit them. Enjoy with a cup of coffee.
Raspberry Streusel Bars
Streusel is German for “sprinkle”. Unusually, the streusel topping for this delectable raspberry bar is the same mixture as the pastry base of the bar.
Mini Raspberry Pain au Chocolat
As flaky and rich as anything you can buy at the finest patisserie. Mini pastries give you portion control- if you can stop at just one!
For Christmas cookies, use your favourite cookie cutter shape - try stars, snowmen, angels or Christmas trees.
Melt in Your Mouth Shortbread Cookies
This fabulously tender shortbread is made in the food processor to ease preparation; be careful though as over processing dough will cause the dough to become greasy and the butter will melt out as they bake.
Mincemeat Pinwheel Cookies
Pinwheel cookies are a Christmas classic. This version uses pre-rolled puff pastry as the dough, and seasonal mincemeat as the filling. Much easier than the traditional version with two colours of home-made cookie dough stacked and rolled.
Jam Thumbprint Cookies
Thumbprint cookies are a holiday tradition, and look great on a dessert tray. Substitute another type of nut, if you prefer.
Chocolate Cherry Brownie Cookies
Melted chocolate makes this drop cookie extra delicious. Look for dried cherries in the bulk area of the grocery store.
Holiday Truffle Fudge
This cross between fudge and a chocolate truffle is pretty on a dessert tray, and makes a great gift.