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Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Filling

Sandwich Cookies close up

I was asked to make a dainty tray for church and so I am thinking “What to do?” First I thought Whoopie Pies because that was on my mind for a while. But I also wanted to make a mix of things, not just one. Besides, I had some things left over.

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Instagram Cookies


Last year a friend asked me to make some snacks for her. She opened her own photography studio with some friends of hers. It was a Grand Opening and she wanted me to make some sweet snacks for the party. I made Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes, Raspberry Cake Pops as well as these Instagram Cookies.

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Book Review: “Lidia’s Favorite Recipes” and Basic Potato Gnocchi


There is a stack of books on my kitchen counter that I wanted to review. Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali’s “Lidia’s Favorite Recipes – 100 Foolproof Italian Dishes, from Basic Sauces to Irresistible Entrées” was one of them. I quickly skipped through the book to find a recipe I could make and ended up with Basic Potato Gnocchi. Who doesn’t like gnocchi?

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Weckman – A St.Martin’s Tradition

On November the 11th we celebrate St.Martin’s Day in some parts of Germany. It’s a celebration about sharing and being a role model to other people, showing kindness even though one doesn’t have much him-/herself. As most celebrations, this days also has it’s culinary specialties and the Weckmänner are one of it.

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Autumn Giveaway

So after I posted the Pumpkin Spice Autumn Sandwich Cookies a friend “complained” that she didn’t have those cookie cutters. So, I thought I could do a quick little Autumn Giveaway. It’s not big, it’s not overly exciting as some others, but you can never have too many cookie cutters. Especially since you can use them for many other things.

The prize will be this set of 5 Autumn Cookie cutters with: a pumpkin, an apple, an acorn, a maple leave and another leave (I probably know the name but can’t remember right now).

How to enter? Simply leave a comment on this page and let me know what your favourite Autumn recipe is. Also, go over to Facebook and like Baking in Saskatoon and let me know here that you do. That will give you two entries.

Make sure to leave your email otherwise I will not be able to contact you, thus picking another winner.

Good luck!



– The giveaway will run from October 2nd, 2012, 8 a.m. Saskatchewan Time to October 9th, 2012, 8 a.m. Saskatchewan Time.

– Must be 18 years or older.
– The contest is open internationally and is not restricted to any country.
– You must leave ONE comment underneath this post, telling me what you favourite Autumn recipe is, baking or cooking.
– You have a second chance of winning if you “like” my Facebook page and leave a separate comment here that you do.
– The winner will be drawn at random by
– The winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 after 8 a.m. Saskatchewan time.
– The winner has 48 hours to contact me, if s/he fails to do so, another winner will be picked by
– This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Baking in Saskatoon, not Facebook.
– Baking in Saskatoon is not responsible for lost email.

Disclaimer: The cookie cutter set was purchased by me and not provided. I was not paid  for advertising this set.

Pumpkin Spice Autumn Sandwich Cookies


The other day I thought about what to make for Autumn. My mind wandered around my kitchen and what type of tools and things I have there. I know there a bunch of things for Halloween, but I am not there yet. However, I wanted to make something, something that’s not pie for that matter. Finally, I remember that I have leave cookie cutters, as well as a pumpkin and acorn. They are originally for pie but great for cookies too. Now all that I had to decide for was a recipe.

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Banana Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies

Browsing Facebook or Pinterest can lead to some interesting discoveries. One of those was this particular recipe form Two Peas & Their Pod. Bananas, pudding, and chocolate chips in one recipes? Yes please!!! Especially since my husband is a fan of “banana everything” (his words).

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Chocolate Chip Cookies – Take Two

It’s my nephews 2nd birthday this weekend and his mother asked me to make Chocolate Chip Cookies for his party because they will do a Sesame Street party. Clearly the Cookie monster will show up and demand some cookies. 😉 So here I am, making cookies.

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Peanut Butter Cookies

When most people think about North America/USA/Canada and cookies they think Chocolate Chip Cookies. I love them myself but I also love variety, so Peanut Butter Cookies seem to be a good way to switch it up. Unless you are allergic to peanuts, in that case you should stay away from them. Fortunately, neither am I not my husband allergic and so I baked some last night. My husband is a little cookie monster, having cookies in the cookie jar is a must. I promised for ages to make some more but never had the time.

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Dora the Explorer and Diego Cookies

I was asked the other day to make some Dora and Diego cookies, the main characters of the “Dora the Explorer” TV cartoon. Sugar cookies and Royal icing here I come! This was something new for me because I mostly do regular cookies, desserts and cakes, not so much decorated cookies. But I took on the challenge and I think it turned out pretty good. Sure, there are those cookie magicians who can do crazy things with Royal Icing and they would have done a better job. Yet, I think I did the best I can and the characters are recognizable.

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