Easy chocolate Christmas biscuits – perfect for school Christmas parties

29 Nov

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At this time of year I find my fridge buried beneath Christmas parties invites and the calendar bursting the seams with catch-ups. Not for me, silly – for I am but a mum. It is Misses 10 and 12 for whom the invites appear and at this time of the year it is at a rate of at least one each per day.

Between the school picnics, celebration picnics, end-of-year catch ups (usually disguised at picnics) and the inevitable sugar-fests that are the class Christmas parties it is inevitable that festive-baking will be done.

In years previous I have created all kinds of over-the-top baked Christmas goods only to find that anything with red and green M&Ms are always the hit of the classroom.

So this year it is easy chocolate Christmas biscuits / bickies / cookies for all! The obligatory festive-coloured M&Ms are here, as is a salty hit, thanks to crushed pretzels. You could probably open your pantry right now and have all you need to make these simple chocolate Christmas biscuits and if not a trip to even the most basic corner shop should see you through.

GATHER:

2 eggs

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp vanilla bean paste

1 3/4 cups plain flour, sifted together with

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 cup cocoa, sifted

½ cup broken pretzels

½ cup red and green M&Ms

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LET’S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla until well combined then stir in flour, baking powder and cocoa until combined.

Stir in pretzels and M&Ms and mix until just combined.

With wet hands roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and play om tray, leaving space in between for spreading. Press gently with a fork to slightly flatten.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, remove from oven and allow to cool on tray for for 5 minutes before transfer to a cooling rack.

 

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8 Responses to “Easy chocolate Christmas biscuits – perfect for school Christmas parties”

  1. Gary Lum November 29, 2017 at 7:51 pm #

    Mum, you’re killing me. I’m living a low carb life at the moment.

    • The Hungry Mum November 29, 2017 at 8:29 pm #

      oh gosh, that sounds like a tough gig! Hang in there 😉

      • Gary Lum November 29, 2017 at 8:41 pm #

        I will. I want to lose 10 kg 😃😃😃

  2. marcellinaincucina November 29, 2017 at 10:44 pm #

    What a clever addition by adding the pretzels! Beautiful looking cookies – perfect for Christmas!

  3. Carolyn Page November 30, 2017 at 8:41 am #

    I would never have thought to add pretzels and M&Ms together. And, I know a few bods around my way (particularly at Christmas) who would just love this combo.
    Bigggg smiles… 🙂

  4. Nessy Eater December 3, 2017 at 1:51 pm #

    Cannot believe Xmas is only 22 days away and I haven’t prepared anything. These cookies look fun to make!

  5. Healthy World Cuisine December 4, 2017 at 6:47 am #

    Loving that little kick from the pretzels and the sweet together. Sweet and salty is the new crave!

  6. Rhonda Sittig December 4, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

    Hi Hungry Mum– You’re so right– kids in the house means there’s always a need for cookies!! And these look like perfect party cookies!! Your girls are lucky! xo

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