Katy has shared this recipe with many, that she got from the Simple Savings website. Thanks Katy!
Apparently this mix makes 120 biscuits, but for us it made 62, but I didn't use the full 5 cups of self-raising flour, instead 3.5 cups of SRF and 1.5 of plain... might make a difference, also my cookies are about 6-7cm diameter and about 1cm high.. you could make teensy-dinky ones if you want!
500gr butter or margarine (I used 2 sticks of fairy margarine)
1 cup sugar
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
5 cups of self-raising flour (again I used 3.5 selfraising and 1.5 of plain - worked well)
Cream softened butter/margarine with sugar with electic beater, pour in sweetened condensed milk and keep beating, then turn to low speed, and add flour, 1 cup at a time and combine. Take out of bowl and you can either:
a) Put some in glad wrap and put in the freezer for another day or b) Use the whole lot like we did and divide it up into as many variations of cookie you would like.
What we did today:
Divided into 4.
- mix 1 lot with 1 cup of sultanas (Olivia's cookies)
- mix 1 lot with 1/2 cup of 100's and 1,000's (Laura's cookies)
- mix 1 lot with 2tb ginger and 1.5 tb cinnamon (Liss' cookies)
- leave the last lot... for now.
Once each lot has been mixed, roll into balls and then squash flat-ish onto a greased tray, bake in 180deg oven for about 12 minutes.
The last lot we rolled the same, but squished down and then poked a hole in the top with your finger to make a small well. fill with a little strawberry jam - making jam drops... (Eloise's cookies)
Now for our pics:
Our little cooks:
Olivia's sultana cookies:
Eloise's Jam Drops (modelled by Olivia!) :
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