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CyberCookies 2011

I’m freaking exhausted from a day of Christmas baking, so today’s posting on my Christmas-baking-while-chatting-online-with-my-family-who-was-also-baking is going to be mostly photos and short on words. I’m too tired for typing words.

Meringue snowflake

Meringue Snowflake

Chocolate mice

Chocolate Mice

For the record, here’s what everyone baked:


  • shortbread cookies
  • meringue snowflakes
  • chocolate mice (white and dark chocolate)


  • cranberry nut clusters
  • chocolate lollipops
  • reindeer cupcakes with Madeline
  • butter tarts
  • Muskoka tarts
  • whipped shortbread


  • peanut butter fudge
  • rocky road drops
  • pecan pumpkin cookies
  • pumpkins pie squares
  • oat butter brittle
  • key lime cheesecake squares
  • blue cheese walnut crackers


  • lemon squares
  • graham cracker cupcakes
  • thumbprint cookies
  • banana chocolate loaf


  1. Nancy’s friend Daniel; not to be mistaken for Dr. Dan []


Cyber Cookies 2011 – The ReCookie-ing

After a year’s hiatus1, the Snow family Cyber Cookies is back!

For the uninitiated, Cyber Cookies is where I bake “with” my family with a little assistance from our webcams! That’s right – I bake in my kitchen in BC and my family bakes in my sister’s kitchen in Ontario and then it’s kind of like we are baking together except that we don’t get to try each other’s baked goods. So, not quite as good as baking in person, but it’s the best I can do!

I still have to decide on what I want to bake, but so far I thinking making some of the following items:

  • shortbread – this is for sure, because I bake the world’s best shortbread
  • gingerbread
  • sugar cookies
  • peanut butter chocolate unsurprise cookies2
  • coconut squares
  • fudge
  • meringue snowflakes
  • chocolate mice
Any suggestions?

Cyber Cookies ’11.
Friday, December 23, 2011.
Toronto & Surrey.

You know you are jealous

Except for the Surrey part. No one is jealous of that.

  1. The hiatus was because I was actually in Ontario last Christmas, so I could bake with my family in person. []
  2. I call them “unsurprise” cookies because the name of the recipe was originally “peanut butter chocolate surprise cookies,” but the surprise was supposed to be that there is peanut butter surprise but (a) it’s not very surprising, since peanut butter is in the name of the cookie and (b) if someone has a peanut allergy, there’s going to be one hell of a terrible surprise. []