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Jam Shortbread Cookie Bars {Gluten Free}

Buttery, melt in your mouth shortbread, smothered in sweet, fruity jam and topped with even more buttery goodness in the form of shortbread streusel. These Jam Shortbread Cookie Bars are the most delicious cookie bar you will ever eat. They are gluten free, ridiculously quick and easy to make, and so yummy you won’t believe it! Don’t need to eat gluten free? No worries, one simple substitution means you don’t have to go out of your way to buy gluten free flour! These Jam Shortbread Cookie Bars are the perfect Mother’s Day treat, and you can use your favourite flavour jam!

Jam Shortbread Cookie Bars - Buttery, melt in your mouth shortbread, smothered in sweet, fruity jam and topped with even more buttery goodness in the form of shortbread streusel. These Jam Shortbread Cookie Bars are the most delicious cookie bar you will ever eat. They are gluten free, ridiculously quick and easy to make, and so yummy you won’t believe it!

Peach vodka, fresh raspberry syrup and champagne are combined to make this gorgeous Mother’s Day Raspberry Peach Champagne Cocktail. Sweet, bubbly and full of fresh, fruity flavours, this is the perfect cocktail to serve at a Mother’s Day brunch or any special occasion. Don’t have peach vodka to hand? No problem, I have an easy substitute for you! So raise a glass and let’s call a toast the wonderful Mother figures in our lives.

Mother’s Day Champagne Cocktail

When I asked my mum what she wanted me to make for Mother’s Day, she said a cocktail and something with shortbread! I’ve already shared the amazing Champagne Cocktail that I made for her, and now it’s time for the shortbread to take the spotlight. She has given up chocolate for March (aka torture) so something sweet and fruity it was! I got the inspiration for these Jam Shortbread Cookie Bars when I was in Tesco, lusting over a packet of Jammie Dodgers – a classic British biscuit (*ahem* cookie) that is jam sandwiched between shortbread! I’ve made my own homemade version of Jammie Dodgers before, which are so good, but I took the idea to the next level with these Jam Shortbread Cookie Bars.

Jam Shortbread Cookie Bars - Buttery, melt in your mouth shortbread, smothered in sweet, fruity jam and topped with even more buttery goodness in the form of shortbread streusel. These Jam Shortbread Cookie Bars are the most delicious cookie bar you will ever eat. They are gluten free, ridiculously quick and easy to make, and so yummy you won’t believe it! Continue reading →

Sweet and Spicy Shortbread Cookies

These shortbread cookies will satisfy all of your sweet and spicy cravings. You will love the crumbly, melt in your mouth shortbread flavoured with spicy cayenne pepper and zingy lime. Then you dip the cookies in chocolate to really indulge your tastebuds. Sprinkle with lime zest for an extra tasty kick. Chocolate dipped chili and lime shortbread cookies are so quick and easy to make, you’ll love making them and you’ll love eating them even more!

Sweet and Spicy Shortbread Cookies - crumbly, melt in your mouth shortbread cookies are flavoured with spicy cayenne pepper and zesty lime, then dipped in chocolate for extra indulgence. These easy to make chocolate dipped chili lime shortbread cookies are sure to satisfy everyone!

Summer officially starts next week apparently, you wouldn’t know it in London though. The last couple of weeks have been so wet and miserable… actually, that sounds A LOT like a British summer! The worst part it is still warm out, so being outside is very unpleasant. I love going for walks around my new neighbourhood because the area I live in is so pretty. I’ve just wanted to stay inside as much as possible tately to avoid that thick, wet air! Luckily, there’s plenty to keep me busy inside, like baking these amazing shortbread cookies. Although I knew these little cookies were gonna be good (sweet and spicy is just my fave!) even I was blown away by the taste! recently started yoga which is keeping me active inside, I’m not very good at it but I hope it’s at least burning off some of the delicious shortbread calories!

Sweet and Spicy Shortbread Cookies - crumbly, melt in your mouth shortbread cookies are flavoured with spicy cayenne pepper and zesty lime, then dipped in chocolate for extra indulgence. These easy to make chocolate dipped chili lime shortbread cookies are sure to satisfy everyone!

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Espresso and Butterscotch Viennese Whirls

Melt in your mouth buttery shortbread, flavoured with freshly brewed espresso, sandwiched together with homemade butterscotch sauce and espresso buttercream. These delicate Viennese Whirls are full of flavour, quick and easy to make and taste absolutely divine. Once you try the flavours of coffee and butterscotch together, you’ll wonder where it has been all your life!

Espresso and Butterscotch Viennese Whirls - Melt in your mouth buttery shortbread, flavoured with freshly brewed espresso, sandwiched together with homemade butterscotch sauce and espresso buttercream. The delicate cookies are full of flavour, quick and easy to make and taste absolutely divine. Once you try the flavours of coffee and butterscotch together, you'll wonder why you've never tried it before!

Coffee and butterscotch might seem like a somewhat odd combination when you first see it, but just think about it – the deep, richly bitter flavour of espresso combined with the rich, buttery, caramelly goodness of butterscotch? Starting to sound irresistable now? Trust me, it is! I first tried this combination in a milkshake from Ed’s Diners (it’s an American themed diner here in the UK, they’re pretty good) and you can combine any flavours together and one day I went with coffee and butterscotch – and boy am I glad I did! You guys, it’s sooooo good! I KNEW I needed to bake that drool worthy combo together ASAP. I circled through a lot of ideas before finally landing on these amazing Espresso and Butterscotch Viennese Whirls!

Espresso and Butterscotch Viennese Whirls - Melt in your mouth buttery shortbread, flavoured with freshly brewed espresso, sandwiched together with homemade butterscotch sauce and espresso buttercream. The delicate cookies are full of flavour, quick and easy to make and taste absolutely divine. Once you try the flavours of coffee and butterscotch together, you'll wonder why you've never tried it before!

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Snickers Cookies

Crumbly, flourless peanut butter cookies with gooey, chewy caramel and peanuts, topped with chocolate. These Snickers Cookies taste like a Snickers bar, but soooo much better!

Snickers Cookies - Crumbly, flourless peanut butter cookies with gooey, chewy caramel and peanuts, topped with chocolate. They taste like a snickers bar, but better!

 

As I write this post it’s Sunday evening, it’s raining and it’s very cold! Normally that combination would make me pretty down in the dumps, not today, oh no, because today I have these Snickers Cookies! These Snickers Cookies are like the ultimate antidote to a wet and dreary Sunday evening, they’re so ridiculously yummy that you won’t care that you have to get up early tomorrow morning for work, just get lost in the sheer deliciousness of these Snickers Cookies and feel all your blues melt away!

Snickers Cookies - Crumbly, flourless peanut butter cookies with gooey, chewy caramel and peanuts, topped with chocolate. They taste like a snickers bar, but better!

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Homemade Jammie Dodgers

Soft, buttery shortbread sandwiched with homemade strawberry jam! A homemade version of the classic British snack, beloved by many – including the Eleventh Doctor! These are Britain’s answer to the Linzer Cookie

Homemade Jammie Dodgers by Giraffes Can Bake - Buttery shortbread cookies sandwiched with homemade Strawberry Jam. The classic British snack, beloved by the Eleventh Doctor. Britain's answer to the Linzer Cookie

There are a few things that Britain takes pride in, usually they are things most people might find odd – like our ability to queue for anything and everything, we take queuing etiquette very seriously. One thing we rightfully take pride in is our biscuits – nothing beats a British biscuit! From the tough cookie HobNob to the beloved Custard Cream, and everything in between – we love our biscuits! Of course, these are not to be confused with what American’s call biscuits, when a Brit says “biscuit” we mean a cookie. I’ve picked up many Americanisms over the last few years, having an American best friend will do that to a person,  and I’ll refer to lots of things as “cookies” – but the British classics? They will always be biscuits – a custard cream, a jammie dodger, a chocolate bourbon, a rich tea – always biscuits! 

Homemade Jammie Dodgers by Giraffes Can Bake - Buttery shortbread cookies sandwiched with homemade Strawberry Jam. The classic British snack, beloved by the Eleventh Doctor. Britain's answer to the Linzer Cookie

 

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