Christmas Cookies

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We are celebrating our first Christmas here at Basil and Lamb! It has been a great year documenting and sharing our dining and kitchen adventures with you. We aim to be a bit less sporadic with our posting schedule for the new year and wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. As a gift to some family and friends, we turned our kitchen into a cookie factory and made edible Christmas presents. Arnotts is now looking to buy us out as well. Not really. Now I’ve discredited my entire blog. One lie too far.

We did a little something different and combined some images with text. Really ground breaking stuff. I made them in really swirly font in the hopes that you can’t read what they say. There is some seriously poetic stuff hidden here.

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cherrychocolaterecipe These ones were my personal favourite, we actually intended to buy mint flavoured candy canes but accidentally purchased some cherry flavoured ones. Still tasted good though! Also, now that the holiday period had started we can both resume our addiction to Candy Crush – if you don’t know what Candy Crush is, consider it a blessing. I am too far behind to try to catch up, but watching Edwina slave over it is pretty amusing.

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We also made some Peanut Butter “Gingerbread” Men! Hold the ginger. Don’t they look handsome with their little hearts in their chest? We gave them jam-filled hearts so they would be ‘Peanut Butter Jelly’ flavoured. As a kid, I have always thought that Americans literally put “jelly”, the equivalent of our aeroplane jelly into their sandwiches. This thought both had me confused and envious. It was only later that I realised what we call ‘jam’, they refer to as ‘jelly’, which kinda makes sense, considering it does wobble and all that jazz.

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The wheelies on the right are Earl Grey and Lemon cookies – the recipe for those will be posted up soon, so keep your eyes peeled if you are a fan of tea infused desserts!

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These ornament cookies were fun to make, but you would be hard pressed to find me hanging them on any tree. They are lemon flavoured, like the Christmas Trees, and were shaped by using a smaller cookie cutter to cut within a larger cookie cutter.

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When I lifted the biscuit, this creepy smiley face appeared. Hold me. And on that unsettling note – Have a Merry Christmas!

P.S. Just a small note to let you know, we will be going overseas for a while – look out Asia, we are taking you one meal at a time – prepare for an onslaught of photos when we return.

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