Friday, July 18, 2014

Mojito Cookies

If I had to choose between sitting around and drinking or sitting around and eating cookies, the cookies would win pretty much every time.


Especially Mojito Cookies. Because when you make the cookies taste like a delicious classic summer cocktail, and who can say no?


Packed with mint, lime, and topped with a hint of rum, these mojito cookies are a frontrunner for my favourite batch of the year. 

Even better? They're rolled in sugar, giving a helping hand to creating the perfect blend of chewy and crispy. On the second day the flavours are even more pronounced, and power to you if they last that long. (I had to fight off my family so I could take pictures. They're like cookie vampires).


If you don't drink alcohol, just replace the rum with some good old vanilla bean (not the extract, since it also contains alcohol), and be on your way to a hot, lazy afternoon in the sun.


I liked to eat these with a glass of cold milk, but they'd be equally tasty paired with the cocktail they're named after.

What's your favourite summer beverage?


Friday, July 4, 2014

Homemade S'mores Marshmallows

My boyfriend is an unapologetic, certified marshmallow hater.


I know -- sometimes it's hard to love him. But I persevere, and somehow he endures all the weird crap I throw out there, too. Like when I get nervous that automatic doors won't open. Or my never-ending hatred of mayonnaise.


So when I yelled at him from the kitchen (over my Drop Dead Diva and his Madden) that I was making a batch of soft, homemade marshmallows I didn't get much of a reaction.

When I coated them in chocolate and graham crackers, well, suddenly the unappealing sugar pillows of five minutes ago were something he couldn't shove in his mouth fast enough.

Turns out S'mores Marshmallows can exorcise the marshmallow hater inside us all.


You could make these with store bought marshmallows, but it really won't be the same. I recommend either following the recipe below or ordering from a marshmallow guru like my friend Kimberley over at Kimberley's Kitchen. Seriously, she makes marshmallow magic.

For extra fun, toast each marshmallow. I used one of those long barbecue lighters, but any form of fire will do.


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