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Anzac biscuits by Blissfully Domestic-041

Anzac Biscuits

We have our Aussie and Kiwi friends to thank for these absolutely scrumptious biscuits! Let me explain why. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance which is celebrated every year on 25 April – the anniversary of the Anzac’s landing at Gallipoli, in Turkey during World War I.

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Hot Cross Cookies by Blissfully Domestic-004

Hot Cross Cookies

Warming spices and a touch of citrus, then a burst of fruitiness – nothing says “Easter” like freshly baked Hot Cross Buns. Let’s be honest though, they take a fair bit of time to make. These Hot Cross Cookies have all the spicy, fruity flavour of a hot cross bun, but can be made in a fraction of the time. Read More

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Snowy Gingerbread Trees

Snow may be reminiscent of a European Christmas, but even in the 30°C South African summer heat I couldn’t resist making these snowy gingerbread trees. They just look so Christmassy!

With just a little extra effort, you can turn your Gingerbread Biscuits into stunning edible gifts or a beautiful centrepiece for your Christmas table. Not only do they look absolutely magical, but they taste simply divine too. This is a great recipe to get the kids involved in – they just love building the trees!

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Gingerbread Biscuits

When I was growing up, it was always a tradition in my house to bake cookies in the weeks leading up to Christmas. My mom isn’t much of a baker but my sister and I would spend many hours making dough and then cutting out and decorating cookies. Usually we would make plain old sugar cookies and decorate them with green, red and white icing. It was only in my twenties that I discovered this absolutely delicious gingerbread recipe, and it has been the preferred Christmas cookie ever since! Read More

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Chocolate Crackle Cookies

When I got married 18 months ago, my mother-in-law gave me a very special gift. A collection of family recipes, including many of my hubby’s favourite dinners and treats. Lucky for me, it also includes one of my favourite recipes, and you’re looking at it! The first time I sank my teeth into one of these cookies, I thought I had died and gone to heaven.  The best way I can describe it, is that it’s the cookie version of a brownie. But better! They are deeply chocolatey and chewy, but with a crispy shell. And to top it all off, they look absolutely stunning, and would make for a beautiful gift. Read More