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Cookies & Biscuits

Digestive Biscuits

Digestive Biscuits are a simple but delicious biscuit. They are also very easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 225 wholemeal flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 90 gram icing sugar
  • 120 gram cold butter
  • 60 ml milk

Instructions

1

Combine dry ingredients, mix well.

2

Add the butter in small cubes and rub in the flour until you have something that looks like breadcrumbs.

3

Add milk and form a ball of dough.

4

If dough is soft, flatten a bit, wrap in plastic wrap and set aside in fridge to firm up for about 15-20 min.

5

In the meantime, preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius.

6

Roll out dough to about 0.5 cm. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the biscuits. I used a 6cm round cookie cutter but any shape will do.

7

Transfer the biscuits to a baking sheet (lined with baking paper) and if you want, prick a few holes with a fork or toothpick.

8

Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Cookies & Biscuits/ Kiwi Recipes

ANZAC Biscuits

ANZAC biscuits are a popular biscuit in Australia and here in New Zealand. These cookies are a simple mixture of flour, oats, golden syrup, desiccated coconut, sugar, butter and baking soda. I added some cacao, a few chocolate chips and some instant espresso powder to the mixture to turn them into chocolate ANZAC biscuits. YUM!

Ingredients

  • 150 gram all purpose flour
  • 90 gram rolled oats
  • 85 gram desiccated coconut
  • 100 gram brown sugar
  • 55 gram white sugar
  • 125 gram butter
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • -- For Chocolate Anzac biscuits add the following as well --
  • 2 tablespoons cacao
  • 2 teaspoon instant espresso powder (optional)
  • chocolate chips to taste

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

2

Combine flour, oats, sugars, coconut and, if using, cacao and espresso powder.

3

Add butter, syrup and water in a small saucepan and combine till the butter is melted.

4

Stir in baking soda and when it starts to bubble, remove from heat.

5

Add the melted butter mixture to the flour and stir until combined.

6

Add chocolate chips and mix them through the cookie dough.

7

Make about tablespoon size dough balls and transfer to a baking sheet lined with baking paper.

8

Flatten the balls till about 1 cm thick cookie.

9

Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven.

10

Let cool for about 10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cookies & Biscuits

Coconut Shortbread Biscuits

Here in New Zealand you can buy ‘Griffins Macaroon Chocolate Biscuits. A rich coconut macaroon coated in delicious creamy milk chocolate. They are really delicious so I thought to give it a try and make them myself. I found a recipe for coconut shortbread biscuits and got baking. These biscuits are not the same but it’s close. Perhaps even better!

Coconut Shortbread Biscuits

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Ingredients

  • 200 gram all-purpose flour
  • 100 gram icing powder
  • 100 gram butter
  • 2 tablespoon egg
  • 55 gram desiccated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

2

Cream butter in a bowl light and fluffy together with the icing sugar

3

Add vanilla extract and egg

4

Fold in the flour and coconut and mix it until a cookie dough forms.

5

Make a flat disc of the dough, wrap it in plastic wrap and put it in the fridge to cool for 15 minutes

6

Roll out the dough into a rectangle, you might need to flour the surface.

7

Mix some icing sugar and coconut and sprinkle that on top of the biscuits, and with the rolling pin, gently press the coconut into the dough.

8

Cut the dough in their shapes, squares, rectangles etc. whatever you want.

9

Transfer the biscuits to a baking pan lined with baking paper

10

Bake the biscuits in a preheated oven for 15 minutes

11

Let them cool on a wire rack.

Notes

Melt some chocolate and cover the biscuits. Sprinkle some coconut on top to make them even more decadent.

Cookies & Biscuits/ Kiwi Recipes

Afghan biscuits

Nobody seems to know where these Afghan biscuits got their name from but what I can tell you is that they are very yummy. These biscuits are a husband favourite.

Afghan Biscuits

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Ingredients

  • 200 gram butter, soft
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups cornflakes (crushed)
  • For the chocolate icing
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa, sifted
  • 2 tablespoon boiling water
  • about 15 walnut halves

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius

2

Cream butter and sugar until light and creamy.

3

Sift flour and cocoa together, add to the creamed mixture and stir until combined.

4

Stir through the cornflakes.

5

Roll about a tablespoon full of the mixture into balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Allow room for them to spread. Press each ball lightly with a fork.

6

Bake for 12-15 minutes.

7

Transfer to a wire rack and let them cool.

8

Make the chocolate icing by beating the butter, icing sugar and cocoa together.

9

Add enough boiling water so the icing is just spreadable.

10

Spread over cooled biscuits and decorate each with a walnut half.

Notes

I didn't have walnuts at home at the time I was baking the biscuits in the photo above. I chose to decorate with some cornflakes and chocolate chips.