speculoos (cookie butter) soft bake cookie recipe

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I grew up eating dutch treats and foods of all kinds. One of the most popular among us first generation Canadians, were speculaas cookies. They are sooo darn good; I will forever have an addiction to those tasty treats. I was recently introduced to Speculoos cookie spread and what do you know.. there is a plethora of recipes that use it out there. Not only can you spread it on a piece of toast, but you can use it in a variety of desserts too!

The cookies above are super delish, soft and chewy. I followed the recipe from Averie Cooks – you can find it here.

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beer + chocolate

When you’re as big of a chocolate lover as I am you too will be looking for new and interesting things to mix with and add to it. In the debut edition of Foodie Crush, the same magazine that my Baked Pear French Toast recipe came from, I found a recipe for Guinness Brownies! How amazing does that sound? I knew I had to try them. This past weekend I spent a couple days with my Mom and Grandparents. We were expecting the arrival of my Aunt Mieke and other grandparents, I call Oma and Opa for a visit. I decided that this would be a great time to try out this recipe. Mostly I need an occasion to bake something. If I make something super yummy, but definitely not something my bootcamp instructor would approve of, it needs to be “for” someone or else my finance and I will consume it all ourselves. IĀ apologizeĀ for the not so great quality photos. My phone was the nearest camera to me, and I’m still trying to make myself remember to photograph the stages. Continue reading