HOT CHOCOLATE COOKIE CUPS {gluten, nut & soy free}

These hot chocolate cookie cups are easy to make and guaranteed to impress. The buttery, slightly crumbly gluten free cookie cups are complemented perfectly by the rich, decadent chocolate ganache and the sweet, fluffy marshmallow meringue. A gluten free dessert that will dazzle both with its taste and its looks!

A close-up view of the hot chocolate cookie cup on a decorative antique plate. A piece has been taken with a fork, exposing the crumbly cookie cup texture, the luscious dark chocolate ganache centre and the fluffy marshmallow-like swiss meringue frosting. Two more gluten free cookie cups are in the background.

Sometimes, it feels like I start half of my posts by telling you how much I love chocolate.

And… well… would you look at that – another chocolate dessert post! Who’s surprised?

Nobody?

Nah, me neither.

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VALENTINE’S CHOCOLATE-DIPPED HEART COOKIES – with VIDEO {gluten, nut & soy free}

 This Valentine’s day – share some (gluten free) chocolate-dipped heart cookies. Buttery, crumbly heart-shaped cookie sandwiches, filled with a pretty (and tasty) raspberry frosting and dipped into dark chocolate – what’s not to love? Easy to make and yet so ridiculously adorable – these heart cookies are the perfect Valentine’s dessert.

A Valentine's heart cookie is in the foreground – heart-shaped cookie sandwich, dipped into chocolate and decorated with pretty sprinkles. More gluten free heart cookies are in the background. A pretty pink plate is also in the background.

Sometimes, writing is hard. Writer’s block and all that jazz. And I know that a common piece of advice is to write about what you know – your life lately, that thing that happened to you recently… but let’s be real here: most of you come here for the recipes, and only few – if any – of you come for the ramblings. And do you honestly want to know about this or that experiment that did or didn’t work, that interesting bit of analysis or that frustrating reaction that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere?

Life of a Chemistry PhD student – both exciting and boring at the same time.

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1-BOWL GLUTEN FREE VEGAN SUGAR COOKIES {gluten, dairy, egg, nut & soy free, vegan}

Meet your new favourite cookies. Gluten free vegan sugar cookies. They’re crisp, crumbly, buttery and sweet, and frosted with the most delicious (and simple) vegan frosting. They’re both quick and easy to make – requiring 30 minutes tops and no fancy equipment. Even though they’re gluten, dairy and egg free, these vegan sugar cookies couldn’t be more scrumptious and decadent. Have I mentioned they’re ridiculously pretty?

Pretty frosted gluten free vegan sugar cookies arranged on a decorative white cake cooling rack. The gluten free sugar cookies have been frosted with two types of easy vegan frosting (brown and pink) and decorated with white and dark chocolate sprinkles.

Friends, you’re gonna love this one.

These adorable, delicious, easy to make sugar cookies are vegan and gluten free – but they are just as decadent and scrumptious as any other cookie out there. Actually, scratch that. They’re better.

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GLUTEN FREE CROATIAN BEAR PAW COOKIES {gluten, peanut & soy free}

These wonderful Croatian bear paw cookies are a Christmas favourite in our house – buttery, sweet, rich and so incredibly aromatic! A gluten free variation on a traditional Croatian cookie recipe, their taste will knock your socks off and leave you craving more.

A stack of three gluten free Croatian bear paw cookies, standing on a fluted cookie mould. Bunches of holly add to the festive holiday atmosphere.

Here’s a fun fact: the longer you keep these cookies in a closed container, the better they get. (Where “better” means they go from “damn delicious” to “too good to be true”.)

Another fact: they never last long enough to get to the “better” stage.

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