I know it has been a while. It’s just been one of those weeks. For Fathers’ Day this year I decided to make little gift baskets with filled with cookies for my Dad and Dad-in-law. I thought I would share both recipes with you as they were a big hit! 🙂
Be warned, the smartie/m&m cookies are for very occasional consumption only as they are very sweet and unhealthy!
340g sugar, caster sugar
85g brown sugar
1 t vanilla
1 large egg and 1 egg yolk
425g self-raising flour
200g white choc
4 tubes of smarties
Preheat oven to 190.
Cream butter and sugars, add vanilla, add egg and yolk. Add the flour, a tablespoon at a time. Keep mixing till you have a soft dough. Break the bar of chocolate into squares and cut each square in half. Take a heaped tablespoon of the mix and push n a couple of pieces of chocolate, making sure the pices are covered by dough. P,ace on bakin sheet, flatten and press in 5 or 6 smarties. Bake about 10 mins.
These were for my Dad who loves anything sweet!
My Dad-in-law however, loves oatmeal cookies, or anzac biscuits are they are known here in New Zealand. So that’s what I made him. Here is the recipe I used.
1 Cup rolled oats
1 Cup plain flour
1 Cup brown sugar
1/2 Cup desiccated coconut
2 T golden syrup
1 T water
1/2 bicarbonate of soda
Preheat oven to 160 C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Combine oats, sifted flour, sugar and coconut in a large bowl. Stir butter, syrup, and the water in a small saucepan over low heat until smooth; stir in soda. Stir syrup mixture into dry ingredients.
Roll level teastpoons of mixture into balls; place them about 5cm apart on trays, flatten slightly. Bake biscuits about 20 minutes. Cool on trays.