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Since I know so many lovely, amazing food bloggers, I thought I would do a round-up of some of the best of what I have seen them baking up this Christmas season. All pictures belong to the food bloggers listed, this is about as little effort on my part as possible. Go comment on their sites to say hi and check out some truly great people.

I’m also lazy. Go look at their sites for inspiration. Shoo. Let me sit here, drink my wine and read about other people baking. I say this as I type out my Christmas menu, input the ingredients I need to buy into my IPhone shopping list and mutter about some curries for take-out on Christmas Day instead.

Speaking of curries, go and visit Michelle at Food,Football and a Baby. Her Chocolate Orange Canada Cornstarch Shortbread Cookies  – pictured above- look easy and amazing. But then go to her front page where she has a butter chicken recipe. She is totally making this for me one day. She just doesn’t know it yet.

Valerie from A Canadian Foodie has an amazing round-up of all her fabulous cookies. Go. Drool.  And make me some rum balls, they are hands-down my favorite. And the beautiful Florentines pictured above.

Jeanne from Hey Nana Bread made these coconut shortbread. I’m trying to figure out how she can ship them from the Deep South of the United States to little ol’ me up here in Alberta…. chocolate and coconut and shortbread? Uh, yes please?

I really enjoy Gluten Free Goes Vintage, it’s such a cool site and her recipes are for, of course, the gluten-free eaters. These gluten-free sugar cookies look so decadent, I am sorely tempted to give them a try!

If I wasn’t so lazy.

But I am so lazy.

I don’t want to bake another cookie until 2012.

Only cookies though, so not to include the 3 pies I have planned for my Christmas Pie table. Yessss. Pies. I am on a pie kick. Everyone is going to hate pies by the time I am done. I’m ok with this.

Who needs turkey when you can have pie, I say.

Oooh. Turkey pot pie as a leftover! You can put anything in a pie.

Enjoy the cookies, go visit those sites and share the love.


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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian Prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. A Canadian Foodie says

    Hilarious! Hope you get some butter chicken fairly soon out of the deal! Invite me over for that one! The two you chose of mine that are your favs are only favs because you haven’t tasted them. I will make it my personal mission to get each one, and the new ones to you, as samples next year. Promise.
    Thanks for your admiration. Definitely appreciated and it is ABSOLUTELY mutual. XO
    Now, as you haven’t commented on the cookie post I put up, I am assuming you didn’t think this year’s poetry was worthy of a guff-aw! But, I tried. (hehe)
    And I forgot to say I took none of the photos, come to think of it. I had better do that!

  2. NanaBread (Jeanne) says

    I made your not-your-cookie list? I’m so honored! The coconut & almond shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate are spectacular. Can’t claim the recipe as my own, though. This one was adapted from the Cookies for Kids Cancer: Best Bake Sale Cookbook for our cookie week benefiting pediatric cancer. I didn’t photography them for the blog post, but my second batch was coated in white chocolate and sprinkled with chunky white crystal sugar – to make snowballs. Dark or white chocolate (or even plain), these cookies are mighty tasty. And if they could ship without falling apart, I would surely send you a batch.

    PS – “Who needs turkey when you can have pie, I say.” Couldn’t have said it better myself!

    • Karlynn says

      Ooh. I am totally officially naming it the Not My Cookie List LOL! Awesome. Next up: The Not My Cookie List Valentines Edition!

  3. Princess Polkadot says

    Thanks for the mention! I hear ya about getting cookie’d out. I have a few more to do. Then I may hang up the cookie sheet till Valentine’s Day…. 😉
    Merry Christmas and best wishes!

  4. Michelle says

    Haha, thanks for the shoutout Karlynn 🙂 You may have heard rumours, but I am planning a South Indian live blogging day soon… and you are formally invited, if you should so please, your ma(gpi)esty.

    And anytime you want to invite me over to that beautiful kitchen of yours I am available!

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