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Hi Everyone

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!

 Smartie cookies

225g butter
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.

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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

125g butter

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.

 

Happy baking!

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