Category Cookies & Biscuits

Melomakarona (Orange & Walnut Biscuits) | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Melomakarona (Orange & Walnut Greek Biscuits)

Crunchy, cake-like orange-flavoured biscuits, dipped in a honey syrup then rolled in walnuts. A traditional Greek biscuit served at Christmastime and the perfect addition to your holiday baking spread. Let me preface this post by saying: I’m not Greek, I don’t have Greek heritage and I’ve only visited Greece once as a 14 year old, […]

Gingerbread Truffles | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Gingerbread Truffles

Soft gingerbread truffles made with gingernut biscuits and dipped in white chocolate. The perfect treat for the holidays. Hi, everybody! It’s taken me a bit of time to get around to writing this post. Before we left for Africa, I had everything set up and ready to go. Since this trip to South-East Asia was […]

Double Chocolate Oreo Bark | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Double Chocolate Oreo Bark

Ridiculously easy double chocolate Oreo bark, made with only three ingredients. A great snack that takes less than 10 minutes to throw together. Are you ready for a super easy recipe today? It’s so easy that I would barely even classify it as a recipe. This Double Chocolate Oreo Bark is perfect for weeks like this […]

Kingston Biscuits | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Kingston Biscuits (Australian Biscuit Series Part 5)

An oat, coconut and golden syrup sandwich biscuit (cookie) full of chocolate cream. Reminiscent of an Anzac biscuit, it makes a quick, easy and satisfying snack. This is a scheduled post as I’m currently off gallivanting around Morocco! I’ll be back soon, but in the meantime, enjoy these Kingston Biscuits! So I’m in Morocco! This […]

Berry & Whipped Mascarpone Anzac (Oatmeal) Tart | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Berry & Whipped Mascarpone Anzac (Oatmeal) Tart

Around this time last year, I shared a recipe for Anzac Biscuits and the history behind them with you all. As another Anzac Day approaches, I wanted to share another Anzac-themed recipe with you. Anzac Day commemorates the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who have fought and died representing their country in wars and conflicts. Every year, on 25 April, we take […]

Wagon Wheels | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Wagon Wheels (Australian Biscuit Series Part 4)

Welcome back! It’s been a while since we’ve had one of these Australian biscuit soirées. I do apologise for the hiatus. I don’t have any real excuse for it, but I brought biscuits, so you’ll forgive me, right? These aren’t just any biscuits either. These are huge, ginormous, big as your palm, Wagon Wheels. For those […]

Chocolate Biscuit Slice | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Chocolate Biscuit Slice

An easy, elegant, no bake slice consisting of a rich chocolate coating encasing layers of biscuits then topped with coconut and almonds. Perfect for those times when you want the best results for the least amount of effort! Wooot! The long weekend has arrived! This is probably my favourite weekend of the year, because we get […]