Earl Grey Cookies

With a hint of vanilla and a whole lot of earl grey flavour these earl grey cookies make for the perfect afternoon treat!

Earl Grey Cookies

Those that know me, know I am a tea drinker. I may or may not have a slight obsession. I probably have at least 30 different teas in my ever growing collection. The tea I gravitate to most is Earl Grey. As part of my morning ritual, I drink a big warm mug of earl grey tea. One of my favourite earl grey teas is the Cream of Earl Grey. It has a lovely creamy vanilla flavour to it. I tried to capture that flavour in these cookies. 

These cookies have a slightly different texture then my traditional sugar cookies. They are a bit of a hybird between a sugar cookie and a shortbread cookie. A traditional shortbread cookie is typically butter, sugar and flour. In this cookie I have included an egg making it more like a sugar cookie. However, I kept the ratio of butter, sugar and flour the same as shortbread cookie. These cookies have a denser crumbly texture and a richer buttery flavour then my usual sugar cookie.

Earl Grey Cookies

Earl Grey Cookies

Makes: 24-30 cookies

Earl Grey Cookies

Mimosa Cupcakes

A delicious moist orange cake brushed with an orange champagne syrup and topped with a sparkly champagne buttercream! These cupcakes were made for celebrating!  

Mimosa Cupcakes: A delicious moist orange cake brushed with an orange champagne syrup and topped with a sparkly champagne buttercream!

Its my birthday! So of course I made cupcakes. It's only natural right? Haha. I have already had two colleagues tell me that "You're not supposed to make cupcakes for your own birthday" but making cupcakes makes me happy. Every year I tell myself that I am not going to make my own cake/cupcakes for my birthday and every year I just can't help myself. I have to create something. This year, I wanted something fun, girly and celebratory! My girlfriends and I love going for brunch. We whenever we are all in the same city. It is one of my favourite traditions and by far my favourite meal. And what is brunch without a mimosa? As you can guess that was my inspiration for these cupcakes. How cute are they?

Mimosa Cupcakes: A delicious moist orange cake brushed with an orange champagne syrup and topped with a sparkly champagne buttercream!

These cupcakes are a bit unexpected and fun! Who doesn't love a boozy cupcake? A mimosa cupcake just feels like a celebration. You can't help but smile as you eat them. They are a delicious orange cake with a sparkly champagne buttercream frosting. They are the perfect combination of light and airy yet decadent.  The cupcakes are full of orange flavour which is brought out further by the orange champagne syrup brushed on after baking. The syrup keeps the cupcakes nice and moist while adding an additional punch of flavour. The buttercream frosting is a twist on my favourite classic buttercream frosting recipe. You get the perfect amount of champagne flavour coming through.   

Mimosa Cupcakes

Makes 12

Mimosa Cupcakes: A delicious moist orange cake brushed with an orange champagne syrup and topped with a sparkly champagne buttercream!

Orange Champagne Syrup

 

Champagne Buttercream

Mimosa Cupcakes: A delicious moist orange cake brushed with an orange champagne syrup and topped with a sparkly champagne buttercream!

Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe

These lemon sugar cookies have the perfect hint of citrus flavour. They hold their shape when baked making them ideal for cut out decorated cookies.

Cut out lemon sugar cookies that hold their shape when baked

I make a lot of sugar cookies. In my opinion they are the perfect treat for almost any occasion. I love how versatile they are! Need cookies to celebrate a wedding, a new baby, the arrival of spring - don't worry if you have the right cookie cutter - or a basic cookie cutter and a good imagination sugar cookies have your back. No matter the shape my favourite way to enjoy them is still warm unfrosted from the oven. I love them and all of their sweet buttery goodness! This particular recipe is perfect for spring and summer. The addition of lemon zest gives the cookies a lovely light citrusy flavour. These cookies hold their shape well when baked which makes them perfect for cut out cookies. 

Lemon Sugar Cookies that hold their shape when baked

Lemon Sugar Cookies

Makes: 2-3 dozen cookies, depending on size

Cut out lemon sugar cookies that hold their shape when baked