• Biscuits/cookies

    Viennese Fingers

    Viennese Fingers. Or you can pipe them in swirls and call them Viennese Whirls. Either way, this is a delicate, buttery, vanilla-scented shortbread biscuit. I chose to dip mine in chocolate, but you can also sandwich these together with buttercream.…

  • Ginger Cornflake cookies and milk

    Ginger Cornflake Crispies

    These Ginger Cornflake Crispies are similar to the Cherry Cookies I made previously, mostly because the ‘crispy’ part of the biscuit comes from being rolled in crushed cornflakes before they are baked. And just goes to prove that cereal isn’t…

  • Biscuits/cookies

    Homemade Custard Creams

    Why would you want to make Custard Creams at home, I hear you ask? Well, not all of live somewhere you can buy them easily at the grocery store and also, it turns out that they are very easy to…

  • Biscuits/cookies

    Cherry Cookies

    Interestingly, I have several variations on this Cherry Cookies recipe in the pages of my retro recipe books, so I thought I’d give it a go as it has two classic traybake ingredients – cherries and cornflakes. Then, when I…

  • Biscuits/cookies

    Mint Chocolate Melting Moments

    Chocolate and mint. A classic pairing found in two of the most popular recipes on the blog (No-bake Chocolate Mint Slice and Mint Aero Traybake). And now also featuring in these Mint Chocolate Melting Moments. I decided to make a mint…

  • No-Bake Traybakes

    No-Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake Traybake

    This No-Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake Traybake goes by many different names, with subtle variations to the recipes. But the basic principle is a chocolatey mix with crushed biscuits and any additions you want. I kept it traditional, for me at…

  • Biscuits/cookies

    Flakemeal Biscuits

    Flakemeal Biscuits, Oatmeal Cookies – whatever you choose to call these – they are a simple, crunchy, tasty biscuit. While their traditional name in Northern Ireland is Flakemeal Biscuits, I ended up calling them Oatmeal Cookies when Little Miss Traybakes…

  • Biscuits/cookies

    Canadian Cookies

    These are possibly the nicest, most polite cookies you’ve ever met.  And they love ice hockey.  And maple syrup.  Or perhaps they’re called Canadian Cookies for some other reason… Probably, someone’s Aunt/Granny/neighbour got this recipe from a relative in Canada and…

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    Gipsy Creams

    After some extensive brief internet research, I discovered that McVities’ Gipsy Creams were discontinued at least 10 years ago, so I can’t do a side by side comparison to see if this recipe is supposed to be a copy or if it’s…

  • Biscuits/cookies

    Coconut Biscuits

    Coconut features heavily in traybake recipes.  Glacé cherries feature heavily in traybake recipes.  And this recipe has both! These cookies were simple and easy to make and when baked they had a nice crunch and weren’t too sweet.