EGGNOG SUGAR COOKIES


Let the Christmas baking begin! Over the weekend my mum and I made a ton of cookies! We made my favourite gingerbread ones, candy cane biscotti (recipe coming soon) and these eggnog sugar cookies! They were super easy to make and are soo yummy. I am NOT a professional cookie decorater so do not judge me on my sloppy icing job, ha!

Egg Nog Sugar Cookies

EGGNOG SUGAR COOKIES

(makes about 36 cookies)

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

  • 1/4 tsp cloves

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temp

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tbsp rum extract

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, spices and salt.

  2. In an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar until fluffy (about 3 minutes). Beat in eggs and rum extract. Gradually add flour mixture until just combined.

  3. Gather into a ball then divide in half. Shape halves into two flat discs and then wrap each one in saran wrap and put in the fridge for 1-2 hours.

  4. Preheat the oven to 375. Line cookie sheets with parchment. Dust a surface with flour and then roll out the dough until it’s 1/8 inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut out some fun shapes and then arrange cookies on the cookie sheets.

  5. Bake until cookies start to brown at the edges (about 7-8 minutes). Let cookies cool on cookie sheets for about 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.

  6. Decorate with Royal Icing.

Enjoy!!!

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I recently took a poll on Instagram Stories (ps. here’s the link to my instagram if we’re not friends on there yet!) and asked you all what you wanted to see on the blog. Most of you requested RECIPES!

I have soooo many recipes I’d love to share with you but I first need to take pretty pictures, ha. But in the meantime here are four mouth watering Pumpkin recipes! I wish I could eat each of these RIGHT NOW (and I also wish the calories would NOT count, ha) I may just have to do some late night baking….

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CLICK THROUGH FOR AN AMAZINGLY EASY + DELICIOUS + HEALTHY MUFFIN RECIPE!

Did you know that muffins can be lifesavers? Seriously, one of the greatest gifts you can drop off to a new mama is a dozen of freshly baked muffins! In those early days of nursing around the clock (aka hungry 24/7), I remember being so thankful for the muffins that friends had baked for me.  

I alwaaays have muffins in the fridge or freezer as they make a great breakfast or snack on the go. Luca loves them and so does London girl! 


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Can you believe we only have a month left of summer! To be honest, I'm a little over this hot weather (31 weeks pregnant doesn't mix well with crazy hot weather, ha!) BUT I'm trying to enjoy what we have left of the season!

 When I'm not craving sweets (which is ALL the time BTW) I'm craving a good ol summer salad! \

Here are 5 that I want to make ASAP:

1. Moroccan Quinoa Salad

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We make this Moroccan Quinoa Salad all the time. It's very tasty and also super quick and easy  to make! 

2. BLT Chopped Salad

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This is on my list to make this week! I'm a huge fan of chopped salads and bacon always makes everything better.

3. Grilled Peach Salad

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This Grilled Peach Salad is AMAZING...especially when you get to use fresh, local peaches! And don't even get me started on the honey goat cheese dressing with this one. It's always a hit.

4. Summer Grain Bowls

Summer salads

How good does this summer grain bowl look? I need to make this ASAP.

5. Caprese Orzo Salad

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Caprese + orzo = a match made in heaven! This is such an easy and delicious salad to make!

Hope you're enjoying this last month of Summer!!

XO,
laura

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The tricky thing for me is finding healthy recipes that are easy and not soo expensive and this soup hits both of those...oh and it's also delicious! I've made this soup multiple times in the past few months and it's always a hit.

The prep takes less than 15 minutes and your slow cooker does the rest of the work. When it's done cooking, all you need to do is blend and then you're good to go!

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