Easy Chocolate Orange Cookies

I love baking all year round but there is something even nicer about doing it during the festive season. Everything just feels so much cosier and exciting plus there are lots of family occasions that can require baked goods. Last week, I needed something to take to my best friends Christmas housewarming and decided to bake something that included Terry’s Chocolate Orange. Not only do they sing Christmas for me (despite being available all year round…), my best friend adores them. I’ve made a Chocolate Orange cheesecake before but I wanted something our friends could easily grab in between catching up with each other so settled on cookies.

This easy recipe produces soft, squidgy cookies with literally the perfect amount of chocolate and orange. As with most of my recipes, these are quick to make and I can promise you they won’t last long so make plenty!

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Emily x

BAKING: Salted Caramel Cupcakes

I can’t quite believe it but my last baking post was actually back in March! Truth to be told, Slimming World doesn’t allow for much indulgent baking – especially because you then want to eat the lot! But I was in London a couple of weeks ago and craving a cupcake. I couldn’t believe the price to buy a single one and knew I could whip up a batch at home for not much more money.

These salted caramel babies are seriously sweet but good god each mouthful is simply heavenly. Nestled in the centre of the cupcake is a pocket of gooey salted caramel with creamy caramel piped on top, finished with a drizzle of a salted caramel sauce and a sprinkling of edible confetti. So bloody delicious!  These bad boys will look fab as a centrepiece at a party or even as a gift for friends and family. And the best part? They will take you no time at all to make either.
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Emily x

Easter Rocky Road

rocky roaq

I have an immense love of chocolate so you can imagine how excited I get when it comes to Easter! With so many delicious ingredients to play with, it’s one of my favourite times of the year to bake and this years creation is pretty much lots of my favourite things combined in an incredibly easy fridge cake! The great thing about Rocky Road is it can literally be anything you want it to. I potentially went a bit overboard with my recipe as mine contains biscuit, peanuts, marshmallows, Cadbury Mini Eggs and Galaxy Caramel Eggs. I know, I know – but trust me, it just worked! My favourite part is definitely the caramel eggs as I love the gooeyness amongst the crunch of the biscuits and peanuts. If your attending any Easter get togethers these will look great stacked up on the plate or even if you’re not, they won’t last long in your house!
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Emily x

Celebrating easter with Biscuiteers

If chocolate isn’t one of the first things you think about when it comes to Easter, you’re completely fibbing! That said, not everyone is as big a fan of chocolate as I (the horror!), so when the Biscuiteers got in touch and asked if they could send me something from their Easter range, I was intrigued to find out if they could give me the same satisfaction as a good old hunk of chocolate does. View Post

Emily x

Triple Chocolate M&M Cookies

Triple Chocolate Smartie Cookie

Considering they one of my favourite things to bake, I can’t quite believe that I’ve never included a cookie recipie on Musings & More. When in New York, I had an incredible M&M cookie (see here) that I loved so much that I desperately wanted to recreate. So here’s my attempt for your enjoyment! I’d actually go as far as saying it’s even better than the original as there’s 3x the amount of chocolate (it is me after all)! These babies are so quick to make that you could easily whip up a batch the night before work or when you just fancy something (very) sweet. I went with M&Ms but there are so many different combinations you could make these cookies you’re own: salted caramel, peanut butter cups, smarties…the list is endless. Enjoy!

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Emily x