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Saturday, December 26, 2009

White chocolate and ginger cookies

Adapted from my great Aunty Idas recipe.


250g butter, softened
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
200g white chocolate, roughly chopped
50g glace ginger, finely chopped
2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 cup plain flour


Cream butter and sugars until very pale. Add condensed milk and vanilla. Mix. Add flour. Mix well. Fold in chocolate and ginger.

Drop teaspoon fulls of mix onto lined baking trays. Bake at 180degC for approx 10 mins. Cookies should be nice and golden.

Cool and store in an air tight container for up to 5 days.

Makes approx 4 dozen cookies.

Kim and Micks birthday cakes 2009

Made fabulous orange and almond cupcakes for Kims birthday and decorated with marshmallow flowers.

Added some coloured smarties to the plate to give it a little bit of life too!

For Micks birthday in November I made my first of the black forest cakes...this one is such a cheaters version using a packet of Arnotts choc ripple biscuits, tin of black cherries and a heap of whipped cream!

It's an update on the old Golliwog/Scalliwag cake that we all loved so much as kids!

Christmas 2009

Baking galore at my home this past week...have made many yummy cookies, slices and cakes.

The white forest cake was a massive hit on Christmas night.It is simply an adaptation of the Black forest ripple cake on the taste.com.au website.


Today I have also made come delicious white chocolate and ginger cookies, chocolate macaroons, caramel slice and cinnamon, honey and pine nut shortbread and a country pear cake. All recipes are from www.taste.com.au

I love to give hand made yummies as gifts...they are so much nicer than something you really don't need!