These cookies are super quick to make – no whipping, or creaming, or sifting – just chuck everything into a bowl, stir, form into balls and whack them into the oven. Who could really be bothered with anything more complex when these are so easy, and SO delicious as well!!
I bought my red and green chocolate buttons from our local weigh and pay – who conveniently stock chocolate buttons in every colour of the rainbow. If you don’t have a local bulk provisions store like weigh and pay, have a look in the supermarket confectionary aisle for the Christmas m&ms. They come out in red and green, as well as a ‘mint’ variety – which i will be trying out the next time I make a batch of these as I think they would be divine!
This is a lovely recipe to get the kids helping in the kitchen, and Evelyn has already suggested we leave a few of these out for Santa on Christmas Eve. She said that these are his favourite biscuits (before she even tried them 😄), and hence I have named these biccies accordingly.
1 1/3 cup of plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup of rolled oats
1 cup red and green chocolate buttons
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup coconut
1/3 cup slivered almonds
2/3 cup butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg, lightly beaten
edible glitter for dusting (optional)
Makes approximately 30 tablespoon size biscuits.
Preheat oven to 180C and line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Set aside.
Place all dry ingredients in a bowl.
Add the vanilla, melted butter and lightly whisked egg.
Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients to form a stiff cookie dough
Take 1 tbsp scoops of mixture and form into balls. Place on baking tray allowing a little bit of space between balls to spread while cooking.
Press each ball down gently with a fork.
Place in preheated oven and cook for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
Dust with edible glitter and enjoy!
But don’t forget to leave a couple for Santa – they are his favourite, you know! 🎅