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  1. L-Izzle

    Daaaaamn. This entry makes me want to be your father almost as much as it makes me want to be his daughter.

    … that was a very confusing sentence.

    Point is: I love dads. And Cherry Ripes. And cookies. And not drowning (my dad saved me from that many a time. What was wrong with us!?). And omg-dolls-house-so-much-jealous. Do you still have it!??! I want to see!

  2. chanel11

    Aw – what a gorgeous treat to dedicate to your daddy 🙂 It’s funny fathers have their ways of showing that they love us, I have a 85% completed bathroom that has reminded me of my dad’s love for the last three years…

  3. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    A doll’s house with lighting? No way! Can I have your dad too? And that’s about the cutest almost drowning story ever.

    1. Louise

      Not Quite Nigella seems to have stolen my reply before I got to making it. I wish 1) I wasn’t on a low GI diet and 2) I liked cherry ripes. Although my devious mind just leaped straight to Maltesers…..

  4. Fiona

    aww that’s a great entry

  5. Johanna GGG

    cherry ripes are my mum’s favourites – and I think the love of them is genetic as I seem to have inherited it – which is strange as I don’t like glace cherries but the coconut and chocolate with a hint of fruit is so good – so I must try these cookies

  6. Ladybird

    What a lovely post, you’re getting me al misty-eyed! Those cookies look incredible too – nom nom nom 🙂

  7. Camille

    Awww. My favorite of the Sideways Stories from Wayside School was the one about the ice cream. I know you know the one.

  8. Simply Life

    oh what a sweet post!

  9. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    oh my – what perfect cookies to celebrate a great dad!!!!

  10. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    OH MY JEEZ! I LOVED Sideways Stories! My little sister and I always used to play Mack & Nancy! She still holds it against me that I always made her be Nancy…

    What wonderful stories about your dad. He clearly loves you to pieces.

    Lovely Cherry Mash cookies, too 🙂

  11. Kath Lockett

    Oh strap my face to Tony Abbott and smoosh me against a bicycle – they’re utterly gorgeous!

  12. Tammy

    I adore this story about your dad and I adore chocolate cherry mash! Honestly, it is just sickly sweet but for some reason, it really hits the spot for me. Great post Hannah.

  13. theresa

    Those cookies are so pretty-ful!

  14. Anna Johnston

    Awwhhh, what a Dad huh, feeling a bit neglected right now, my dolls house …., well…. we won’t go there – but I’m seriously impressed with yours.
    Great chokky bikkies too BTW, bet they tasted a treat.

  15. L-Engineer

    I think you’ll have to make your dad finish it off for his grand-daughter one of these days!!

  16. natalie

    holy shit i want that in my mouth right now

  17. hungryandfrozen

    1: Cherry Ripe bars are bloody good and I love the idea of them being showcased in a cookie (especially with the pretty red insides showing)

    2: That doll’s house sounds epic. Thanks for sharing the toasty glow of your love for your family 🙂

  18. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    I think your Dad had an ulterior motive all along – all that drowning rescuing and dollhouse gluing was in the hope that one day you would grow up to make these cookies. I’m so annoyed that he thought of it before me. Why isn’t there a Faraway Friend Day? I’m really good at rescue sidestroke!

    Clearly, your Dad also had hopes for you to get interested in the range of Construction Barbies, complete with diamonte hard hats, and then you and the dolls could finish the house together.

  19. Emma @CakeMistress

    What a beautiful tribute to your Dad! I’m sure those cookies went down a treat 🙂

  20. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Your dad sounds so so sweet and super cool. The dolls house sounds awesome – lighting! And salvaging your work – hero. Always good to save you from drowning too, so hero again! These look delicious 🙂
    Heidi xo

  21. Iron Chef Shellie

    They look sooooooo good!

  22. Lauren

    My brother and I think showing affection towards each other is, like, totally gross and stuff, so I sometimes make him cookies or sandwiches. But recently, I taught him to cook something for himself: Bacon and banana pancakes. Best present I ever gave him.

    (Just regular batter, cook some bacon, slice some bananas, and then wait to sprinkle bits of bacon and banana into soft top of the pancakes once they’re ladeled onto the griddle. Easy stuff, but my brother can barely scramble eggs.)

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