Thermo White Choc and Macadamia Cookies (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Thermo White Choc and Macadamia Cookies (Thermomix) 200g macadamia nuts, unsalted 200g butter, room temperature 100g raw sugar 80g brown sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs 300g plain flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 200g white chocolate buttons Place nuts in TM bowl, chop for 2...

Almond Jam Cookies

Almond Jam Cookies 185g butter, softened, chopped 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 cup caster sugar 2 egg yolks 1/2 cup almond meal 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 4 Tablespoons jam 1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees. 2. Beat butter, vanilla, sugar and egg yolks with an...

White Choc Macadamia Cookies

Photo by Sares White Choc Macadamia Cookies Makes approx 24 cookies depending on size. 125g butter 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg 1 3/4 cups self raising flour 1 cup white chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts 1. Preheat oven...

Chinese Fortune Cookies

Chinese Fortune Cookies Makes about 30. Store up to two days in an air-tight container. 3 egg whites 50g icing sugar, sifted 40g unsalted butter, melted 50g plain flour written fortunes 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Draw three 8cm circles on...

Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Photo by EmmCee Vanilla Sugar Cookies Makes around 25 – 30 medium sized cookies 200g castor sugar (OR 100g castor sugar and 100g icing sugar) 2 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 450g plain flour 200g unsalted butter, at room temperature 1. In a bowl or kitchen mixer with...

M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

Photo by EmmCee M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies Makes about 30 125g unsalted butter 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 lightly beaten egg 1 3/4 cup SR Flour 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup chocolate chips 3/4 cup M&M’s 1. Preheat oven to 180C...

Curtis Stone’s Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chunks

Photo by Julie O’Malley Curtis Stone’s Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chunks Makes about 20 cookies 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup natural chunky peanut butter (about 9 ounces / 280 grams) 1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated...

Coconut Cookies

Photo by Julie O’Malley Coconut Cookies 125g butter 1 cup sugar (can use less) 2 eggs 1 cup coconut 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 1. Melt butter. 2. Add sugar, eggs, coconut and flour; mix. 3. Roll into balls and place on a tray. Press down...

Cornflake Cookies

Cornflake Cookies 250g butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla essence 2 cups S.R flour 3 cups Cornflakes 1. Preheat oven to 180 C. 2. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 3. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until well combined. 4. Add in flour...

Choc-Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies

Choc-Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies 125g butter, softened at room temperature 200g (1 cup) firmly packed brown sugar 1 egg, lightly whisked 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 225g (1 1/2 cups) self-raising flour, sifted 1 cup roughly chopped dark chocolate 1 cup extra crunchy peanut butter 1. Preheat the oven to...

Banana Cookies

Banana Cookies 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 egg 1/2 cup sugar 2 ripe bananas, mashed 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon salt 1. Preheat oven to 350ºF/180ºC. 2. Using electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. 3. Add in...

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies 125g butter 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 1 3/4 cups self-raising flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 185g chocolate chips Cream together butter, sugars and vanilla. Add lightly beaten egg gradually, beating well after each addition. Mix in sifted...

Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies 2 1/2 cups flour of choice 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup margarine 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup mashed pumpkin mash Preheat oven to 190c. Combine flour, cinnamon,...

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies 375g jar crunchy peanut butter 1 cup caster sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped 1/2 cup milk choc bits 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. 2. Place peanut butter, sugar and egg into a mixing bowl....

Caramel Fudge Cookies

Caramel Fudge Cookies 2 cups (300g) dark chocolate Melts 60g butter 400g can sweetened condensed milk 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 cups (300g) plain flour 1/2 cup (60g) toasted hazelnuts, chopped finely 3 x 55g rolls Caramello chocolates 1/2 cup (60g) toasted hazelnuts, extra, chopped coarsely 1. Preheat the...

Hi-Iron Muesli Cookies (Age: 9 Months +)

Hi-Iron Muesli Cookies Age: 9 Months + 1 cup HEINZ Muesli and Apple Cereal 1 cup plain flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 dessertspoons (30g) margarine 1 cup HEINZ Pear Juice or milk Sift flour and baking powder, rub in margarine to resemble breadcrumbs. Add Muesli and liquids. Mix...

Noel Hazelnut Cookies

Noel Hazelnut Cookies 1 1/4 cups plain flour Pinch of salt 1/4 cup castor sugar 60g ground hazelnuts 90g unsalted butter 2 egg yolks 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, sifted 1 egg white, lightly beaten 1. Buffer several baking trays. Sift flour, salt and sugar into a bowl, then mix...

Banana and Nut Cookies

Banana and Nut Cookies Makes 12 large cookies 4 ripe bananas 150g soy flour 80g whole meal flour 2 eggs 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 25g cashew nuts 25g raisins 1. Preheat to 190°C. 2. Mash all 4 bananas in a small bowl using a fork,...

Caramel Cookies

Caramel Cookies Serves: 36 125g butter 125g sugar 1 tablespoon golden syrup 1 tablespoon milk 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 250g self-raising flour 1. Melt butter in a saucepan. 2. Add sugar, golden syrup, milk and vanilla essence. Boil gently for five minutes. Cool and then add to flour. 3....

Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies 2 1/2 cups flour of choice 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup margarine 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup mashed pumpkin mash 1. Preheat oven to 190c. Combine flour,...

Triple Choc Chip Cookies

Triple Choc Chip Cookies 1/2 cup castor sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 175g butter or margarine 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 Egg 3/4 cup plain flour 1 cup self raising flour 1/2 cup each dark choc bits, milk choc bits, white choc bits 1. Preheat oven to moderate 180°C....

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookies

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookies 1 cup caster sugar 1 cup crunchy peanut butter 1 egg 200g chopped milk chocolate 1/4 cup pure cream 1. Preheat the oven to 160°C fan-forced. Grease and line an oven tray. 2. Combine the sugar, peanut butter and egg in a medium bowl;...

Tollhouse cookies

Tollhouse cookies 125g butter 1/4 cup peanut butter 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1 egg, lightly beaten 3/4 cup plain flour 3/4 cup SR flour 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 cup choc chips 1/2 cup chopped nuts Melt butter and peanut butter on stove until just combined. Allow...

Triple Choc Chip Cookies

Triple Choc Chip Cookies 1/2 cup castor sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 175g butter or margarine 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 Egg 3/4 cup plain flour 1 cup self-raising flour 1/2 cup each dark choc bits, milk choc bits, white choc bits 1. Preheat oven to moderate 180°C. 2....

Choc Chip Cookies

Choc Chip Cookies 2 1/2 cups plain flour 250g unsalted butter, softened 1 1/4 cups caster sugar 1 egg lightly beaten 2 teaspoons vanilla essence 250g of mixed choc bits 1. Preheat oven to 180 C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper; sift flour and set aside. Cream...

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies 180g butter 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk 1 1/2 cups SR Flour 250g packet chocolate chips 1. Beat butter and sugar until creamy. 2. Beat in condensed milk. 3. Add flour, stir until combined. 4. Add choc chips, mix well. 5. Roll teaspoonfuls...

Pine Nut Butter Cookies

Pine Nut Butter Cookies 100g butter 100g caster sugar 50g Demerara sugar 1 large egg 250g self raising flour 100g pine nuts Preheat oven gas 4/180C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper, beat the butter and sugars together til creamy. Add the egg, then the flour and nuts;...

Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies 3/4 cup unsalted butter 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup orange juice concentrate slightly thawed 1/4 cup dry skim milk powder 1 cup all purpose flour 1/4 cup wheat germ 1 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 1/2 cup oatmeal...

Peanut Cookies

Peanut Cookies 125g butter 1/4 cup (65g) crunchy peanut butter 3/4 cup (150g) firmly packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 cups (225g) gluten-free plain flour 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 3/4 cup (110g) roasted unsalted peanuts, toasted 1. Preheat the oven to moderate (180 C). Lightly grease oven...

Apricot Coconut Cookies

Apricot Coconut Cookies No Bake 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 box apricots 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 2 cup coconut flakes Powdered sugar Cut apricots in small pieces. Place all ingredients in a large bowl, except powdered sugar, and mix well. Form cookie size balls and roll in powdered...

Apple Currant Cookies

Apple Currant Cookies Makes about 3 dozen 1 cup apple cider 1 cup currants 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 2 cups dark-brown...

Butter Cookies With Raisins

Butter Cookies With Raisins 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup raisins Using electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and salt in large bowl until creamy. Mix in vanilla....

Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter or margarine 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar 1 large egg 1/3 cup light molasses 1 (11 ounce)...

Candy Bar Cookies

Candy Bar Cookies 3/4 Cup butter 3/4 Cup confectioner’s sugar 2 Tbsp evaporated milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp salt 2 Cup unbleached flour Caramel filling (recipe follows) Chocolate icing (recipe follows) Cream sugar and butter. Add milk, vanilla and salt. Blend in flour and mix thoroughly. Roll...

Chewy Apricot Coconut Cookies

Chewy Apricot Coconut Cookies 2 eggs 1 1/3 cups firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup plain flour 3/4 cup SR flour 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 Tbsp maple syrup 1 cup chopped dried apricots 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup flaked...

Choc Chip Cookies

Choc Chip Cookies 150g unsalted butter 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup caster sugar 1 egg yolk 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 1/2 cup S.R Flour 1 cup of choc chips Pre heat oven to 180c. Cream together butter, egg yolk and sugars until light and creamy. Add flour...

Choc Chip Cookies

Choc Chip Cookies 2 cups of flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 1 Tbsp vanilla essence 1 egg 1 egg yolk 2 cups choc chips 1. Heat oven to 165C. Line baking tray with paper...

Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies 110g/4oz unsalted butter, softened 110g/4oz golden caster sugar 110g/4oz light muscovado sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla essence 170g/6oz plain flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 150g/5oz white chocolate, cut into small chunks 85g/3oz dried sweetened cranberries 1. Preheat the oven to 190C....

Chocolate Chip and Macadamia Nut Cookies

Chocolate Chip and Macadamia Nut Cookies 125 grams unsalted butter 1/2 cup castor sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 3/4 cups self-raising flour 150 grams chocolate chips 150 grams chopped macadamia nuts 1. Cream together butter and sugars. 2. Add lightly beaten egg, ensuring you mix it...

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies 125g butter 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 1 and 3/4 cups self raising flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 125g chocolate chips 60g walnut pieces Cream together butter and sugars and vanilla. Add lightly beaten egg gradually, beating well...

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies 100g milk chocolate, cut into chunks 50g white sugar 70g brown sugar 120g softened butter 1 tsp vanilla essence 140g flour 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) 1 egg, beaten Mix the softened butter with the sugars until pale and fluffy. Separately, mix the flour...

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies 180 g butter, softened 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 250 g packet Dark choc bits 1/2 cup White choc bits 1. Preheat oven to 180ºC. 2. Beat butter and sugar until creamy, beat in Sweetened Condensed Milk. Add...

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 1/2 cups SR flour 1/2 cup custard powder 1/2 cup butter 4 tablespoons milk 1/4 cup chocolate pieces 2 tablespoons granulated nuts 1/2 cup sugar 1. Set oven to 160C. 2. Collect all utensils and ingredients. 3. Grease oven tray. 4. Sift together flour and...

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies 125g margarine 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 tablespoon vanilla 1 egg 1 3/4 cup SR flour 125g chocolate chips 1. Preheat oven 200c. 2. Grease a scone tray. 3. Cream margarine and brown sugar. 4. Whisk egg and vanilla – slowly add to creamed mixture. 5....

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies 125g butter, softened 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 cup plain flour 1 cup self raising flour 1 cup desiccated coconut 250g (8 oz) chopped chocolate Place butter, vanilla extract and sugar in a bowl and beat until creamy. Beat egg...

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies Makes 24 cookies 1/4 cup (60g) reduced-fat margarine spread 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar 3/4 teaspoon vanilla flavouring essence 1 egg white 1 1/2 cups plain flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 cup water 1/2 cup dark chocolate bits 1. Preheat oven to 180C....

Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies 2 large egg whites 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips In large mixing bowl, beat egg whites on high speed of electric mixer until they hold stiff peaks. Beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at...

Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Chocolate Fudge Cookies 125 grams butter, chopped 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 1/4 cups brown sugar, firmly packed 1 egg 1 cup plain flour 1/4 cup self raising flour 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup raisins 3/4 cup macadamia nuts, toasted and chopped coarsely...

Christmas Tree Cookies

Christmas Tree Cookies 360 grams unsalted butter, diced and softened 2 cups plain flour 1 cup rice flour 1 cup icing sugar 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 packet silver cake decorating balls 1. Place dry ingredients in a bowl. Add diced butter and vanilla. Rub...

Chunky Chocolate Cookies

Chunky Chocolate Cookies 1/2 cup of brown sugar 1 egg 1/3 cup oil 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 1/2 cup self-raising flour 1/2 cup plain flour 1/3 cup choc bits 60g white chocolate, chopped Turn oven to 180C (350F). Lightly grease two biscuit trays. Mix together sugar, egg and oil....

Chunky White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Chunky White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies If you don’t like or don’t have macadamias, you can use shredded coconut or pistachios instead (or just about anything else you like). 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt...

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies 1 cup (250 ml) butter (or shortening) 1 cup (250 ml) white sugar 1/2 cup (125 ml) brown sugar 1 egg, well beaten 2 tbsp (25 ml) molasses 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) flour 1 tsp (5 ml) baking powder 1...

Corn Flake Cookies

Corn Flake Cookies 5 cups corn flakes 1 bag milk chocolate chips 1 or 2 tablespoons peanut butter Melt chocolate in a double boiler or microwave. Add peanut butter and stir. (The peanut butter helps the sticking process) Stir in the corn flakes being careful not to crush them...

Crisp Coconut Cookies

Crisp Coconut Cookies 125g butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg 2 cups S.R. Flour pinch salt 1 cup coconut extra sugar Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg, add sifted flour, salt and coconut; mix well. Lightly flour hands. Take teaspoonfuls of mixture and roll into balls, press flat...

Fudge Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fudge Chocolate Chip Cookies 125g unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup brown sugar, loosely packed 1/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 1/4 cups plain flour 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup chocolate chips 1/4 cup roughly chopped pecans 1. In a large...

Giant Chewy Choc Chip Cookies

Giant Chewy Choc Chip Cookies 2 cups plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup butter, melted 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 egg 1 egg yolk 2 cups chocolate chips Preheat oven to 165°C. Grease trays or line...

Giant Cookies

Giant Cookies 125g Butter, chopped 1 tsp Vanilla Essence 1 cup Brown Sugar, firmly packed 1 Egg 1 1/3 cups Flour 3/4 cup White Chocolate Bits 1/2 cup Sultanas 1/2 cup Rolled Oats Beat butter, vanilla essence, sugar and egg in a small bowl with an electric mixer until...

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies Makes 12 1 egg, whisked 1/4 cup white sugar 1/2 cup plain flour 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda 2 teaspoons of ginger ground 4 teaspoons cinnamon ground 2 teaspoons maple syrup 50g unsalted butter 1 pinch of sea salt 1. Melt the butter, put in a medium...

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup dark molasses 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 egg 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar Beat together shortening and half the flour making crumb-like mixture. Add sugar, molasses, ginger,...

Milk Chocolate and Macadamia Cookies

Milk Chocolate and Macadamia Cookies 125g butter 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 3/4 cups self raising flour 3/4 cup (100g) macadamia nuts, chopped 200g Cadbury Milk Cooking Chocolate, roughly chopped 1. Preheat oven to 190ºC conventional or...

Muesli Cookies

Muesli Cookies 1 cup muesli 1 cup coconut 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup SR flour 1/2 cup raw sugar 1 tablespoon honey 1 egg 3/4 cup butter 1/4 cup sesame seeds 1. Set oven to 180C. 2. Grease trays and collect ingredients and utensils. 3. Place butter in...

Neiman-Marcus Cookies

Neiman-Marcus Cookies 2 cups butter 24 oz. (681g) chocolate chips 4 cups flour 2 cups brown sugar 2 tsp. (Bicarb) soda 1 tsp. salt 2 cups sugar 18 oz. (511g) Hershey Bar/Cadbury Chocolate (grated) 5 cups blended oatmeal 2 tsp. vanilla 2 tsp. baking powder 4 eggs 3 cups...

No Bake Fudge Cookies

No Bake Fudge Cookies 400 g white sugar 120 ml milk 115 g butter 195 g peanut butter 245 g quick cooking oats 30 g unsweetened cocoa powder 5 ml vanilla extract 70 g raisins 1. In a large saucepan combine, 2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup...

Nutty Apple Cookies

Nutty Apple Cookies 1/2 cup shortening 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup apple juice 2-1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp. ground cloves 1/4 tsp. salt 1 medium tart apple, peeled,...

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup quick cooking oats Filling:...

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup margarine, soft 1/2 cup peanut butter 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 1 3/4 cup plain flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt sugar Heat oven to 180 degrees C (or 375 degrees F)....

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies Makes : 2 dozen 1 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky) 1 cup sugar 1 large egg 1 tsp baking soda Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease baking sheets. In a bowl with an electric mixer beat together peanut butter and sugar until combined well....

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies 515 g peanut butter 400 g white sugar 2 eggs 10 g baking soda 1 g salt 5 ml vanilla extract 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. 2. In a medium bowl, stir peanut butter and sugar together until...

Peanut Cookies

Peanut Cookies 250g margarine 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla essence Mix all this together really well. Add 2 cups plain flour. Mix again. In another bowl mix: 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 1 cup cornflakes 250g salted peanuts. Add first mixture to second mixture and...

Peanut Cookies

Peanut Cookies 4 tbsp butter 2/3 cup brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup chopped raw peanuts 1 tbsp golden syrup 1 egg 2 cups self-raising flour Cream the butter, sugar, vanilla and syrup. Add the egg and beat just till blended. Add the flour and nuts, mixing thoroughly...

Raspberry-Cream Sandwich Cookies

Raspberry-Cream Sandwich Cookies 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 sticks (10 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 cups plus 2 teaspoons sugar 1 large egg 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 vanilla bean, halved lenghwise, seeds scraped and reserved 6 ounces...

White Chocolate and Macadamia Cookies

White Chocolate and Macadamia Cookies 1/2 cup butter or margarine 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 small egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 cup self raising flour 1 cup white chocolate chips 1/2 cup roughly chopped macadamia nuts In a large mixing bowl, cream butter/margarine. Add...

White Chocolate Bliss Macadamia Cookies

White Chocolate Bliss Macadamia Cookies 1 pkg (8 squares) semisweet baking chocolate 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or regular margarine, softened 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup flour 1/4 tsp baking powder 1 pkg white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped (1 cup) 2...

White Chocolate Chunk-Macadamia Cookies

White Chocolate Chunk-Macadamia Cookies 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1/2 cup shortening 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 package (6 ounces) white baking bars (white chocolate), cut...

White-Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

White-Chocolate Macadamia Cookies 1 1/4 cups plain flour 3/4 cup sugar 125g butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 large egg 250g white chocolate bits 1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped Preheat oven to 180C. Into large bowl, measure first 7 ingredients. With...

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 (12-ounce) package or 2 cups white chocolate chips...

Almond Jam Biscuits

Photo by Julie O’Malley Almond Jam Biscuits 185g butter, chopped 1 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar 2 egg yolks 1/2 cup (60g) almond meal 1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour 1/2 tsp baking power Jam Preheat oven to 160°C. Beat butter, extract, sugar and egg yolks...

Mexican Chocolate Icebox Biscuits

Mexican Chocolate Icebox Biscuits Makes about 4 dozen 1/2 cup flour 3/4 cup quality dutch-process unsweetened cocoa 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2–3/4 tsp cayenne 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 egg 12 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut...

Peanut Butter Ice-Cream Pie

Photo by Julie O’Malley Peanut Butter Ice-Cream Pie Serves 10 250g packet chocolate chip cookies (see note) 2 Tablespoons unsalted peanuts 50g butter, melted 1 litre chocolate ice-cream, softened 2/3 cup crunchy peanut butter (Chocolate fudge sauce) 200g dark chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup pure cream 20g butter 1. Preheat...

Irish Cream Balls

Irish Cream Balls 1 package vanilla wafer cookies 1/2 cup Irish Cream liqueur 1/4 cup milk chocolate 1 cup coconut 1. Crush the vanilla wafers (can use a food processor). 2. Melt the chocolate and add to the crushed wafers, along with the liqueur. 3. Roll into small balls...

Chocolate Mousse Fridge Cake

Chocolate Mousse Fridge Cake 165g packet Maltesers, crushed 250g mascarpone cheese 200ml thickened cream, whipped 2 x 220g packets White Choc & Macadamia Cottage Cookies 2/3 cup Bailey’s Irish cream liqueur Chocolate Mousse: 300g good-quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped 2 eggs, at room temperature 1/4 cup caster sugar 3/4...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – T

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z tabasco sauce: a thin spicy sauce made of vinegar, red peppers, and salt. This sauce is commonly used with Creole food, chilli con...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – P

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z paella: a Spanish rice dish originating in the town of Valencia. There are hundreds of recipes for paella, all claiming to be authentic....

Cook’s Encyclopedia – M

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z macadamias: native to Australia, rich and buttery nut; store in refrigerator because of high oil content. macaire: a potato pancake made with seasoned...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – G

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z g: measurement unit – g (gram) = 1 kg (kilogram). gai larn: also known as kanah, gai lum, Chinese broccoli and Chinese kale....

Cook’s Encyclopedia – B

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z baba: a small cake made from enriched yeast dough, often flavoured with candied fruits, and soaked with a rum or Kirsch syrup after...

Custard Powder Biscuits

Photo by Julie O’Malley Custard Powder Biscuits 125g butter, softened 1 cup caster sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 1/2 cup custard powder 80g white chocolate, roughly chopped 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper....

Condensed Milk Biscuits

Photo by Mem Condensed Milk Biscuits 500g softened butter 4 Tbsp sugar (optional for the real sweet tooth) 1 can condensed milk 4 cups self-raising flour (sifted) Cream together butter and sugar. Add condensed milk and fold in the flour. Drop onto baking paper (a tablespoon per biscuit) and...

Passionberry Cheesecake

Passionberry Cheesecake Serves 8 200g packet low fat ginger cookies 1/4 cup apple puree 250g packet light cream cheese 400g low fat passionfruit yogurt 1/3 cup caster sugar 1 egg 3 egg whites 2 Tbsp plain flour 100g fresh or frozen berries icing sugar passionfruit pulp Preheat oven to...

Gluten-Free Kahlua Cheesecake

Gluten-Free Kahlua Cheesecake You can make this delicious cheesecake with just a hint of liqueur or lots, depending on individual taste. Base: 125g (4oz) gluten-free rice cookies OR gluten-free cornflakes, crushed 45g (1 1/2oz) butter, melted Filling: 2 teaspoons gelatine 1 1/2 tablespoons hot water 125ml (4oz) cream, whipped...

Banana Coconut Cheesecake

Banana Coconut Cheesecake 225g chocolate chip cookies 4 tablespoons butter 350g cream cheese 75g caster sugar 50g fresh coconut, grated 2 tablespoons coconut flavoured liqueur 2 ripe bananas 125g dark chocolate 2 1/2 teaspoons powdered gelatine 3 tablespoons water 150ml double cream Crush/process chocolate chip cookies. Melt the butter...

Irish Cream Cheesecake

Irish Cream Cheesecake oil for brushing 175g chocolate chip cookies 55g butter Filling 225g dark chocolate 225g milk chocolate 55g golden caster sugar (or white if can’t get golden) 350g cream cheese 425ml double cream, whipped 3 tablespoons Irish Cream liqueur Line the base of a 20cm cake tin...

Toblerone Cheesecake

Toblerone Cheesecake 1 cup plain chocolate biscuits (chocolate wafer cookies), crushed 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted 500g cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup thickened cream, or heavy cream 200g Toblerone chocolate (milk or dark chocolate), melted Garnish: Extra Toblerone chocolate (milk or dark chocolate), grated Confectioners’ sugar...

Chocolate Praline Log

Chocolate Praline Log Praline: 1/2 cup crushed peanuts 1/2 cup water 1 cup castor sugar Log: 600ml thickened cream 2 tablespoons icing sugar 2 snickers bars, finely chopped packet chocolate biscuits Praline: Spread nuts in a single layer over a greased oven tray. Dissolve sugar in water over a...

Kahlua Cheesecake

Kahlua Cheesecake Base: 125g gluten-free rice cookies OR gluten-free cornflakes, crushed 45g butter, melted Filling: 2 teaspoons gelatine 1 1/2 tablespoons hot water 125ml cream, whipped 375g cream cheese 2 tablespoons castor sugar 200g sweetened condensed skim milk 60 to 85ml Kahlua Topping: 60g dark chocolate, melted 1. Mix...

Chocolate Log

Chocolate Log 1 packet Weston’s chocolate cookies 2 cups milk sherry whipped cream grated dark chocolate glace cherries Pour the milk and sherry into a shallow bowl (use as much sherry as you like!). Soak each biscuit in this mixture to the slow count of 3. Put the biscuits...

Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake 250g butternut cookies 90g butter melted 1/4 cup water 2 Tbsp gelatine 500g light cream cheese 1/3 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 1/4 cups cream, whipped 250g frozen raspberries 2 Tbsp caster sugar, extra 1. Line the base of a 22cm round springform...

Baileys Irish Cream Cheesecake

Baileys Irish Cream Cheesecake 12 to 15 Oreo cookies 2 tablespoons butter, melted 2 1/4 cups sugar 4 teaspoons cornstarch 3 2/3 cups cream cheese, at room temperature 3 large eggs 1/2 cup half-and-half 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted...

Apricot Fudge

Apricot Fudge 185g (6oz) brown sugar 250g (8oz) butter 400g (about 13oz) condensed skim milk 2 cups dried apricots, chopped 2 packets gluten-free rice cookies, crushed Slowly heat the sugar, butter and condensed milk until it’s smooth and well blended. Add the dried apricots and crushed biscuits. Mix well...

Chocolate-Lime Cheesecake

Chocolate-Lime Cheesecake 7 oz (200g) chocolate wafer cookies 1/3 cup (75g) unsalted butter 26 oz (750g) cream cheese 1 cup sugar 4 whole eggs 2 yolks juice of 4 small limes (approx 3/4 cup) 8-inch (20-21cm) springform cake pan Aluminum foil Place a large overlapping piece of foil over...