Biscuits and cookies are great recipes to make alone or with the kids and give hours of snacking pleasure. Favourites include Anzac biscuits, chocolate bicuits and shortbread.
This recipe has been in my family for a long time. It was always a welcome treat while we did our homework after school. Mum used to press them down with a fork but I have pressed half a peanut into each before baking.
This is the only recipe I have ever used for gingerbread. It has never let me down and gets dragged out every year again for Christmas.
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.
This is a nice basic construction but you can make your house more elaborate as you get more familiar with the process. Use your imagination and lollies and icing to make doors, windows, pathways and a garden. The gingerbread needs to sit overnight after cooking and after assembly - the fun is in the decorating!
Simple coconut macaroons; no separating eggs or whisking whites!! I've tried lots of recipes but find this gives the most moist and flavoursome result! Use your choice of decorations.
I call these the ultimate chocolate chip cookies, because they are super easy to make and bake. They make the perfect pick me up, put a smile on your dial gift. They also happen to be dangerously moreish. Tip. to get super light airy cookies every time, cream butter and caster sugar until it looks similar to texture to whipped cream. Bake these strictly to the 8 minutes baking time.
Great biscuits for Christmas. They can be iced any way to make fun treats for your family and friends.
This recipe makes amazing soft, chewy chocolate chip cookies! I usually double the recipe and my flatmates eat the lot in a few days!
Our family makes this shortbread recipe every year at Christmas time to give to family and friends. Use exact measurements. I used mostly small metal star biscuit cutters, with some large biscuit cutters such as the Christmas tree and Christmas bell. This recipe can be made two weeks ahead. Suitable to freeze. Not suitable to microwave. Store in an airtight container.
These all-butter shortbread biscuits are simple yet luxurious. Use a biscuit cutter to make festive shapes for Christmas or any occasion!