Here’s a holiday cookie gum craft you can make with small kids. A fun family activity for a Saturday afternoon.
No-Bake Holiday Wreaths and Trees
Meyer Lemon Bars
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.
Thumbprint cookies are a classic holiday cookie that you can enjoy year-round. Often made with almonds or walnuts, we’ve used pistachios in this easy version that uses our cookie mix as a base. Get the kids to help by making indentations in the cookie dough. Store baked cookies in an airtight container; fill with jam just before serving.
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.
Chocolate Quinoa Brownies
These flourless brownies are a snap to prepare-- just throw all the ingredients in the food processor. We cooked the quinoa in more water than usual to obtain a smoother texture.
Dulce de Leche Croquembouche
This is an incredibly impressive yet easy dessert to serve to a crowd. Make it the centrepiece of your holiday dessert table.
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!
A decadent treat that’s easier to make at home than you might think. Warning- it is messy!
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.