On the way to school yesterday my son sent me into panic mode. "You know it's only 5 weeks until Christmas" he announced. "No way" was my immediate response but when I gave it some thought I realised he was right. I have so many things on my 'to do' list (thanks to Pinterest) so without wasting another day I decided to make a start on my neighbours gifts. Every year the kids make something to take over to them so I wanted to try these seasonal cookies. They were very easy and quick to make and will be perfect for the kids to make nearer the time. I then spent a lovely couple of hours making up some pretty boxes ready for the kids to package up their gifts.
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Prep Time : 20 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Total Time : 30 mins
Yield : 20
- 150g butter
- 150g plain flour
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 50g ground almonds
- 50g porridge oats
- 80g dried cranberries
- 50g brown sugar
- 50g caster sugar
- 100g white chocolate chunks
- 1 large egg yolk
- Preheat the oven to 180 C (356 F).
- Melt the butter, and allow to cool.
- Sift the flour and the bicarbonate of soda into a mixing bowl.
- Add the ground almonds, oats, dried fruit, soft brown sugar, caster sugar and the chocolate chunks and mix well.
- Mix the cooled melted butter with the egg yolk and pour into the dry ingredients, stirring to combine.
- With your hands, form into walnut-sized balls and arrange slightly apart from each other on 2 baking trays.
- Using a fork, flatten the biscuits slightly and place in the preheated oven for approx 10 minutes or until golden.
- The cookies will still be soft when you take them out of the oven so allow to cool a little on the trays before transferring them to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Written by : Angela Darroch