The 18th of April is Animal Crackers Day. It’s a day to celebrate the small, slightly-sweetened crackers baked in the shapes of animals.
Anzac Biscuits are crisp oatmeal cookies that are very good with tea. Various associations in Australia and New Zealand make them around Anzac Day to fundraise for veterans.
A baking tray (aka baking sheet, cookie sheet, sheet pan) is a flat sheet of metal designed for baking or roasting food on in an oven. A baking tray is often one of the unsung workhorses of a kitchen, taken for granted when present but sorely missed when not.
Biscuits used to be rations for soldiers and sailors. The word literally comes from the French “bis” plus “cuit”: “bis” meaning twice, and “cuit” meaning cooked. The item was cooked, sliced and then cooked again, to remove as much moisture as possible to make it more spoilage resistant. You ended up with a hard, dry…
The 4th of August is Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. Do you like yours warm out of the oven, or do you prefer to wait till they have cooled? The original recipe actually called for walnuts. How does that sound to you?
This is a great recipe to get kids to make, with your supervision.
A cookie cutter is a tool used to cut “rolled cookies” in decorative shapes out of a rolled-out cookie dough. They can be made of metal or plastic.
December 4th is Cookie Day. You can make or buy cookies, and enjoy them yourself, or gift them to a friend or co-workers. But be sure to treat yourself today!
A cookie press (aka “cookie pistol”) is a kitchen tool used to make cookies with special shapes. You pack the tube with dough, and then press either a trigger or a plunger on top to force the dough out through a nozzle at the bottom of the tube to which you have attached the desired shape.
Where North American recipes will often turn to Graham cracker crumbs to use as a base for pies and cakes, recipes in the UK, Australia and New Zealand will call instead for Digestive Biscuit Crumbs. Cooking Tips To make crumbs, whiz in food processor or place between two sheets of waxed-paper or put in freezer…
People like the flavour of a dunked cookie. They feel that the moisture a hot drink wakes up the flavour of their cookie. Some people will boldly plunge up to half their cookie all at once in their drink, other people will moisten an edge at a time. Dunking is done more in England than…
These look gorgeous and people will think you slaved for hours, but they are dead easy.
This is a butter-based icing for cakes, deriving its flavour from real maple syrup, rather than artificial maple flavouring. Very sweet, as you are adding sugar to sugar!
The 21st of September is Pecan Cookie Day. Pecan pie typically gets all the attention. Well, today it’s the turn of pecan cookies to shine!
Peek Freans was a famous Victorian brand of cookies and biscuits that were originally English but became a familiar sight in shops around the world.
This is a monumental recipe, both in the quantity of cookies it makes, and in the breathtaking fashion with which it calls for sugar, lard, and meat, of all things.
With a name like this, who is going to be able to resist trying them?
If you’re pumpkin pie-d out and still have some pumpkin to use up, try these, they are very good.
Rolling cookie cutters help to automate the production of fast, uniform shapes of cookies or cut out pieces of dough.
The 6th of January is Shortbread Day! This could be a good day to dispose of the last of the Christmas Shortbread still hanging around by unloading it on friends and neighbours, or by cramming it into the lunchboxes of your unsuspecting loved ones.
Classic English cookies.
Sugar Cookie Day is the 9th of July. When’s the last time you had a simple, plain old sugar cookie, crisp on the edges, tender in the middle?
Though not exactly actually whipped, whipped shortbread cookies are much lighter than regular shortbread, and almost melt in your mouth.