Archive for ‘Biscuits / Cookies’

November 12, 2013

Double Chocolate Chip Shortbread

by therecipebank


WOW… these are pretty amazing… and there are only 3 left!!!

October 30, 2013

Hide and Seek Cookies

by therecipebank


I found this recipe on a really useful baby website;, I adjusted it a little and my girls named them ‘hide and seek’ as we hid smarties inside before cooking them!

  • 100g/4oz softened butter/margarine
  • 100g/4oz soft brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup or honey
  • 150g/6oz self raising flour
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • Smarties
  • Giant chocolate buttons

Preheat the oven to 170°C/160°C fan

Beat the butter, sugar and syrup together until soft and creamy.
Mix in the flour, cocoa and vanilla extract.
Divide the mixture into 15 pieces (we were practicing our maths and if you are a perfectionist each one weighs around 27g!) pop 2-3 smarties in each one and roll into balls using your hands.
Place well apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten slightly and pop a chocolate button on the top of each one.

Bake for about 10 mins until a pale golden colour (don’t cook any longer or they’ll go crispy!)

Leave to cool on the tray for a few minutes and then remove from the tray and finish cooling on a wire rack.

July 17, 2013

Emergency Biscuits!

by therecipebank

Pink Glitter Biscuits

Made these little vanilla biscuits for school picnic today, iced with a little icing sugar/water mix and glittery sprinkles!

2oz sugar4oz butter

6oz flour

vanilla extract

Cream the butter and sugar. Add splash of vanilla extract.Stir in the flour add splash of milk to combine if necessary.

roll out and cut out. 

Cook for 8 minutes at 180C

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March 27, 2012

No Bake Bites

by therecipebank

This evening I made these delicious balls of yumminess for a picnic tomorrow. I found the recipe on: but slightly amended the recipe as I don’t like flax seeds.

1 cup oats

1 cup coconut flakes (toasted at 180c for 4 minutes)

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup ground almonds                                                                                                                                   

1/4 cup smashed digestive biscuit / graham crackers

1/3 cup honey

1 tsp. vanilla

Mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll into golf ball sized balls. Enjoy!

March 25, 2012

Nanaimo Bars

by therecipebank

This amazing recipe was one I used to make with my Mum when I was little. Great if you like chocolate, coconut and buttercream icing!

75g unsalted butter
125g plain dark chocolate roughly chopped
75g digestive biscuits, crushed
75g desiccated coconut
50g mixed nuts

For the filling
1 medium egg
1 tbsp milk
75g unsalted butted, softened
1 tsp vanilla essence
150g icing sugar

For the topping
125g plain dark chocolate, roughly chopped
2 tsp sunflower oil

Oil and line tin with nonstick baking parchment. Place the butter and chocolate in a heat proof bowl set over a saucepan of almost boiling water until melted. Stir the crushed biscuits, coconut and nuts into the chocolate mixture and mix well. Spoon the prepared tin and press down firmly. Chill in the fridge for 20mins.

For the filling, place the egg yolk and milk in a heat proof bowl set over a saucepan of boiling water. Whisk for 2-3mins. Add the butter and vanilla essence to the bowl and continue whisking until fluffy, then gradually whisk in the icing sugar. Spread over the chilled base, smoothing with the back of a spoon and chill in the fridge for 30mins.

For the topping, place the chocolate and sunflower oil in a pan and set over boiling water. Melt, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Leave to cool slightly, then pour over the filing and tilt the tin so that the chocolate spreads evenly.

Chill for two hours and then enjoy 🙂

March 25, 2012

Self Raising Flour

by therecipebank

If like me you live in a country where it is almost impossible to buy self raising flour, then it is very very easy to make your own. I found this recipe on

450g/1lb plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
a pinch of salt

Mix together WELL and store in an airtight container.