Cookie Dough Truffles

Bite-sized morsels of egg-free cookie dough,  stuffed with chocolate chips and dunked in chocolate! These are the perfect holiday treat, especially if you have a cookie monster or dough stealer around! They’re kid friendly (and nut free) but grownups love them too. Looking for a last minute sweet treat for your holiday party? Make cookie dough truffles today!

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Christmas Tree Slice and Bake Cookies

December is all about Christmas cookies here at the Bluenose Baker! I’ve got 3 very festive and special recipes to share with you over the next few weeks, along with the stories and memories that go with them. Cookies are a year-round favourite treat here, but there are a few special recipes that only come out around the holidays.


If you’re looking for an adorable, yet simple holiday cookie, look no further! These Christmas Tree cookies aren’t complicated at all, but look so professional no one will believe that they’re homemade. They’re tasty too! These cookies would be perfect for a tree decorating party. They’re great for school parties as well – no icing means less mess!

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Apple Muffins

These moist tender muffins are packed with apples and cinnamon. The perfect treat after a day of raking leaves!

Fall flavour at this house is all about apples. I love walking into our local apple stand (Stirlings), smelling the sweet aroma and seeing the bushels and bushels of apples. I always haul home a big basket and find all sorts of ways to use them up. Apple pie, apple crisp, applesauce, apple cider, apple donuts…and apple muffins!


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Pumpkin Loaf

Pumpkin Loaf by the Bluenose Baker

I may have mentioned it previously, but I’ll confess it again – I’m not really a big pumpkin fan. I don’t mind the occasional baked good, and I’ve had really good pumpkin cheesecake, but I don’t quite get why people are adding it to everything under the sun. Plus my husband maintains that vegetables don’t belong in baked goods, and won’t touch squash in any form, so there’s not much point in me making pumpkin treats.

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S’Mores Granola Bars

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I’m wrapping up S’Mores week with one final chocolate/marshmallow/graham cracker treat. These S’Mores granola bars are perfect for picnics or summer day trips. Though I don’t want to think about it, the school year is right around the corner (I know many American schools are already back in session!) and these bars are great in lunch boxes too.

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S’Mores Bars


I have another theme week for you here at the Bluenose Baker! As you may have guessed from my social media sneak peeks, we are celebrating the delicious trinity of marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers…aka S’MORES! Today is National S’More Day so this seemed like the perfect week to share my favourite s’mores treats with you.

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Strawberry Muffins

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Welcome to the Bluenose Baker’s very first theme week! You’ll see three new recipes over the next few days, all featuring succulent summer STRAWBERRIES!

Strawberries are quite possibly my favourite fruit. I love them by themselves, in healthy snacks and in decadent desserts. I buy them whenever they’re on sale throughout the year, but I live for the few weeks in the summer when they are fresh and local. Nothing compares to the scent and taste of a perfect ripe berry that was on the plant mere hours ago. This year my mom and I picked 27 boxes at our local U-Pick and I have been happily finding ways to use strawberries all week.

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