This is a fabulously economical cookie recipe, they can be left as vanilla biscuits or you can add any flavourings of your choice - its variations are only limited by your imagination. I have included some variation suggestions for this recipe, including a freezer variation, in the notes.
Add any of these variations before mixing in the flour. - 1 cup dark chocolate chips - 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, milo or drinking chocolate - 3/4 cup chopped nuts of your choice - 3/4 cup finely chopped dried fruit of your choice - 2 teaspoons ground spice such as cinnamon, ginger or mixed spice - 1/2 cup rolled oats or coconut Once I have added the different ingredients I often freeze some of the dough in a long roll with greaseproof paper around it. Dough can be stored in freezer for about a month. Thaw for 10 to 15 minutes, slice into cookie size pieces and bake.
I tried it with milo and it was really delicious, looking forward to trying it with some of the other variations. - 25 Sep 2009
Altered ingredient amounts. I just made some with 1 table spoon Cranraisens and 1 tablespoon white chocolate. I love this recipe there are so many possibities - 18 Sep 2009
I love this recipe and it has quickly became a household favouriteWith half the dough i freeze and the other half make biscuits for our lunches for a week. Then pull out the other frozen half and theres our biscuits for another week! Just have to add what i want. Time saving, Money saving, Tasty, and Easy!! Thanks for an awesome recipe. - 08 Jul 2011