My name is Monica and this is my website. I am not a professional cook. What I have is a passion for cooking and a lifetime’s experience in the kitchen.
I am also passionate about this website. My aim is to demystify the baking process, by explaining all those culinary terms, giving you tips and hints about the best ingredients and what equipment to use.
I hope you find this website fun and full of ideas for your next cookie baking afternoon.
I have many years cooking and baking experience. Every Christmas out would come the recipe books, searching for that special cookie recipe to fill the cookie tins over the holiday period.
In fact whenever there is a special occasion or celebration, there is the inevitable request from family and friends "Can you bake something special for us?'.
Every recipe on this website is personally tested and has my personal guarantee. Guaranteed to be delicious that is.
Are all of my baking attempts successful? Certainly not. But over the years I have learned what works and what doesn't.
I have been collecting cookie recipes for many years. I devour recipe books the same way other people read novels. In fact I have a cupboard that is groaning under the weight of all the recipe books I have collected.
Many of the cookie recipes on this website are old favourites collected from friends, cut out of magazines or newspapers. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting cookie recipes.
I love trying out new recipes. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't. My long suffering family and friends are happily used as guinea pigs giving each recipe a score between 1 and 10. Each recipe must have a score of 10 before it goes on this website.
I spent many years working full time while rearing a husband and three children. When I lost my job it was devastating. But I decided I wasn't quite ready to fade quietly into the sunset. In hindsight it was the best thing that ever happened. One chapter of life closes, but turn the page and another one begins.
Starting this website has allowed me to share my passion for baking and cooking.
Not only that, I now have the time to pursue my other interests in life, namely cake decorating and photography.
My early cake decorating efforts were pretty pathetic. But after completing several cake decorating courses my skills have improved. It is a skill that certainly comes in handy when decorating my cookies. Now I can not only bake the cookies, but decorate them as well.
Many of the photos on this website are my own. It is my intention to photograph every recipe. After all when we look through a cookbook we all want to see photos of all the recipes.
I have lots of ideas for the future so I invite you to bookmark this site and visit it often to see what new and interesting cookie recipes I have found.
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