Lime Shortbread

Lime shortbread are tangy and sweet. They’re great for a mid morning snack or on a holiday dessert tray. Enjoy with your favourite tea or coffee.


2 cups flour

1 tsp salt

3/4 cup softened butter

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup sugar

4 tbsp  lime juice


Combine mixture and roll into a log on parchment. 

Refrigerate until butter hardens. 

Cut log into slices and put on a greased cookie sheet.

Bake in a 300 degree Fahrenheit oven for 30 – 35 minutes or until the cookie bottoms are golden brown.

Try Mae’s Shortbread.

Molasses Cupcakes

Molasses cupcakes are rich and sweet. They’re great for a mid morning snack or for a snack attack at night. Make an extra batch and freeze them for when you need a sweet treat.


1/3 cup butter

Molasses Cupcka

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1/3 cup molasses

1/2 cup almond milk

1 1/4 cup flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ginger


Mix butter, sugar, eggs, molasses and milk together until well incorporated. 

Mix dry ingredients and fold in to wet just until blended. 

Spoon into greased cupcake tins.

Bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in a cupcake comes out clean.

Try Nana’s Molasses Ginger Snaps for another molasses treat.

Gumdrop Cake

Gumdrop cake is another of my grandmother’s recipes. The light and fluffy cake mixed with the chewy gumdrops creates a unique sweet treat. Try substituting regular gum drops for holiday versions for a festive treat on your celebration platter.


1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 cup applesauce

2 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

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Vanilla Cookie Cups

Vanilla cookie cups are a fun way to serve guests candy on the holidays. They’re a vanilla cookie you can fill with whatever candy you like best. Colour to your favourite shade to make them extra special.



3 cups flour

vanilla cookie cups

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2/3 cup butter

1/2 cup sugar

3 tsp vanilla

2 tbsp cream

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