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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

1 cup butter, softened
1 ¾ cups sugar

2 eggs
4 tbsp. of fresh squeezed lemon juice

2 ½ cups flour
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking soda

You may also add a few drops of red or fuchsia food colouring to colour the cookies if so desired.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light & fluffy. Add the eggs and lemon juice; mix until combined. Gradually stir in the flour, salt and baking soda until just combined.

Roll into 3/4 inch balls and flatten slightly on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. You may need to put the dough in the fridge for easier handling.

Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until edges are lightly golden brown. Let cool on cooling racks.


½ cup butter, softened
3 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
4 tbsp. super concentrated cranberry juice
2 ½ - 3 cups icing sugar

Cream the butter and lemon juice together. Add 1/2 cup of icing sugar ... add 1 tbsp. cranberry juice. Alternate the 4 tbsp of cranberry juice & icing sugar until you get a creamy texture.

Place a heaping table spoon of icing in between 2 cookies gently press together and enjoy! Store in a cool dry place or the fridge.

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I am a sucker for a fresh baked cookie and what's more fabulous than adding some ice cream to it?!

I can still remember when my brother and I were younger and if we were sick my mom would bring us ice cream sandwiches. For some reason they would make us feel better. To this day if my stomach is upset or I am seriously hungover from some crazy night of Toronto partying I will crave ice cream ...

If I could replace all meals with this and still be healthy I would!


This is a cookie recipe from my cookbook The Happy Baker-A Dater's Guide To Emotional Baking. It pretty much has a little bit of everything and is great to bake when your emotional and don't know why all you know is you have to bake something NOW! I added vanilla bean ice cream in between cookies to make a sandwich you can also use frozen yogurt...get crafty people!


½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar, packed
½ cup butter, softened

½ cup smooth peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg

¾ cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup rolled oats
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup coconut

Preheat oven to 375 F (175*C)

In a large bowl, combine sugar and butter, beat until light and fluffy. Add peanut butter, vanilla, and egg ; mix well. Blend in flour, oatmeal, baking soda, and salt. Stir in chocolate chips and coconut.
Drop by tablespoon on a lined cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Flatten with fingers.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown. Let cool completely. Remove ice cream from freezer and let soften slightly. Add a generous scoop between two cookies and gently press cookies to form a sandwich. Wrap in plastic wrap or a sandwich baggie and store in the freezer until ready to eat!

Posted By Erin Bolger
Hola Everyone, I had the pleasure of working with Mina Samuels and writing a guest blog for her website RUN LIKE A GIRL.

Mina is the author of the fabulous BOOK with the same name. You can read the blog HERE and also get my recipe for Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies ... made with healthy stuff ... seriously!!

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Hi everyone here is the rundown for my radio interviews the next couple of days. I hope you get a chance to listen. ALso check out my book Friday it's the big launch day across the USA. Woo Hoo

Thursday September 30th

9:40-9:50 Dave Malarkey WISR-AM Listen Live in Butler.Pa

10:05-10:30 Larry & Robin WOCA-AM Listen Live in Gainseville Florida

10:30-10:40 Debbie Denk WCUB-AM in Green Bay Wisconsin

12:00-12:10 Marifaith Mueller WQUB-FM Listen Live in Quincy, IL

Radio Interview for Friday September 30th

Dana Childs KWYK-FM in Albuquerque, New MexicoListen Live

Posted By Erin Bolger
Hey all I have some very exciting news! I will be baking up a storm on Steven & Chris for the 4th season of their show! Check your local listings for airtime & channel. In Canada you can watch the show 2pm weekdays on CBC.
looking forward to some fun sassy times with the boys! Steven & Chris website
Check out my first segment this Thursday October 30th we will be making some biscotti from my cookbook The Happy Baker.Chris & Steven

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Hola everyone, So I hear JC over at The One radio station in Wingham, Ontario is gearing up for the big charity car wash and bake sale this Saturday july 17th in Goderich, On ... he has his bikini ready and is baking up a storm!
For more information please check out their website. 101.7 Event Page
Ill be there from 11-3pm helping them out! The charity event is for Relay For Life and the Canadian Cancer Society.
It will be a big week-end in Goderich most of you will already be going to listen to the pipe band at The Square so why not go with a clean shiny car and a cookie in your hand! P.S we are in the Zehrs/Walmart parking lot...I'm sure you can't miss J.C. in his bikini...LOL

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Creating recipe for upcoming TV segments ... details to follow soon!Happy Trails Mix Cookie

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For Everyone who loves Gingerbread and Dark Chocolate this recipe is for you! Add some spice in your life with this yummy cookie!!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ground cloves

Pinch of Nutmeg

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

2/3 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup molasses

2 eggs

1 cup of dark chocolate chunks (at least 50% I used 70%) you can cut up a dark chocolate bar or I used Ghirardelli chocolate discs that I picked up from the Lindt outlet store.

Mix together the butter and sugar until light & fluffy. Stir in the eggs and molasses until combined. In a separate bowl sift together all of the dry ingredients. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the molasses mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chunks. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and flatten slightly on a lined cookie sheet. Place the cookies about 2 inches apart. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. Let cool on a cooling rack and enjoy! Store cookies in an airtight container. Naughty or Nice, Sugar and Spice Cookies

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This recipe was originally inspired by the "indiscretions" of Jesse James. If something like this ever happened to me I would need a recipe that called for a lot of smashing and also some alcohol. That recipe is "You Are Lucky I Didn't Rip Your Rum Balls Off" It's a little angry but a very tasty recipe and great very sharing ... So get out your hammer ladies there are some nuts that need to be crushed and by nuts I mean almonds ..............................

1 1/2 cups of almonds (smashed into very fine pieces and roasted in the oven at 325 degrees for app. 7 minutes; stirring often)

1 1/4 cups of vanilla wafer cookies (finely crushed)

1/2 cup icing sugar

3 Tbsp. cocoa

3 Tbsp. corn syrup

1/3 cup of vacation rum ( I used Honey Rum from the Canary Islands sometimes I like to think of vay-cay when I'm emotionally baking!)

Thoroughly combine the crushed almonds, crushed wafer cookies, icing sugar and cocoa. Stir in the corn syrup and rum

Put the mixture in the fridge to firm up for easier handling. Roll mixture unto small balls and then roll in icing sugar ( you will need about 1/4 cup of icing sugar to roll them in)

Let rum balls sit in the fridge for a day or two it's really important for all the ingredients to hang out and get to know each other (you know kind of like what your EX did!) But with this recipe it adds to the overall flavour

A serious Emotional Baking Recipe!




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