Sultana and Peanut Biscuits

    25 minutes

    The sultanas and peanuts are ground together in these oat based biscuits which makes them a little bit different to other versions I have seen.

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    Serves: 60 

    • 1 1/2 cups sultanas
    • 1 cup salted peanuts
    • 6 cups (750ml) plain flour
    • 3 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 1/2 cups butter
    • 3 cups (660g) white sugar
    • 2 cups oats
    • 3 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 cup (250g) buttermilk
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) dark molasses
    • 4 eggs

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Grind sultanas and peanuts through food grinder then set aside.
    2. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon into a very large bowl.
    3. Blend in butter until mixture forms fine crumbs.
    4. Add ground sultana mixture, sugar and oats; mix well.
    5. In a small bowl dissolve bicarbonate of soda in buttermilk.
    6. Add molasses and 3 of the eggs. Beat with rotary beater until blended.
    7. Add to flour mixture, mix well with spoon.
    8. Drop heaped tablespoons about 6cm apart on greased baking trays. Flatten each with floured bottom of a drinking glass.
    9. Beat 1 egg in a bowl until blended then brush tops of biscuits with egg.
    10. Bake at 180 degrees C for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.

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    I like to add more of the fruit and nuts as well as extra oats for a slightly chewier cookie. But thanks Mary, I liked them.  -  22 Mar 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These are very good cookies. I used cranraisins instead of raisins and did not grind them. To make life easier instead of using a pastry blender to cut in the shortening I put 4 cups of the flour into the food processor and gave it a couple of flicks and it was all cut in perfectly and quickly. I did not use the egg wash either. Cookies were good and will use the recipe again simply because it makes a big batch of good cookies.  -  24 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Kids LOVED these! I made almost exactly (I didn't have peanuts so substitued almonds instead). The only problem I encountered was that it took 12 minutes to bake as opposed to 8-10 as indicated. Minor issue as my oven could just be a bit "slow". My kids told me that they taste just like Christmas cookies. A very good cookie indeed!  -  23 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)