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Sandy’s Coconut-Oats Cookies

250g margarine

2t baking powder

1/2t bicarbonate of soda

1/2t salt

1t vanilla essence

2t sugar

2 cups coconut

2 cups oats

2 cups rice crispies

2 1/2 cups flour

2 eggs

 

Beat butter and sugar very well.  Add eggs and vanilla essence and beat.  Rub in oats.  Stir in rest of dry ingredients.  Add Krispies last by squeezing them into mixture.  Roll into spoon sized balls.  Squash on greased pan with fork.  Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit/160 degrees Celsius) until golden brown.

 

Notes: 

Rubbing  = using your fingertips to rub ingredient into mix.

Beating = using electric beater to mix ingredients.

Greasing = spreading a think layer of butter or margarine on the tray to stop the cookies from sticking/burning onto it.

Stirring works best when using a wooden spoon.

Garnish with red or green cherries which you cut into smaller pieces (quarter or eights) and place on the top centre of the balls prior to baking for that extra special look.

Perfect for Christmas time and family holidays.

Make your life simpler by using wax paper on the trays which you then spray with something like ‘spray and cook’ (instead of greasing) before placing the balls on the wax paper.

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Snickerdoodles

1 cup oil

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 1/2t salt

1t baking powder

2t cream of tartar

2 1/2 cups flour

plate with a layer of cinnamon sugar

 

1.  Beat eggs and add sugar slowly till it makes a creamy substance.

2.  Sift dry ingredients

3.  Mix everything together.

4.  Make small balls and roll them through the cinnamon sugar

5.  Bake for 18 min at 200 degrees Celsius.

 

 

Notes: 

Makes +/- 2 dozen.

These cookies rise a lot – make small balls and be sure to leave a LOT of space between the balls on the tray otherwise they will rise into each other.

Use cinnamon sugar to taste – some will prefer making their cookies sweeter whilst other will like a simpler less sweet cinnamon variety.

When done right these cookies will crack slightly on top and tastes like pudding when dunked.

Cheap and easy to make.

Cream of tartar is available at most retail outlets and is a fine white baking powder much like bicarbonate of soda and baking powder.


Scrunchers (Oats cookies)

1 cup flour

1 cup butter

1 cup coconut

1 tablespoon golden syrup

1 cup oats

1 cup sugar

1 t bicarbonate of soda

 

1.  Melt butter and syrup together in a small pot and mix the bicarbonate of soda into the mixture until it froths.

2.  Add everything together in a large bowl, add the pot mixture and stir/mix well

3.  Press mixture evenly into square/rectangular pan (rather make it slightly thicker than to disperse it too thinly – otherwise the squares will burn and break more easily – I like making mine about 1 cm thick.  It’s okay if it doesn’t fill the entire pan, the mixture isn’t runny.)

3.  Bake at 140 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes and then at 120 degrees Celsius for 45 minutes *** switch oven off for the last ten minutes (i.e. at 120 degrees Celsius for 35 minutes and switch off oven for last ten but don’t open the door!!!)

4.  Cut into squares while warm.  Let it cool and then separate them.

 

Notes:

Delicious, guaranteed not to last long.

Burns very very easily!!!! Do not overcook!


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