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Simple chocolate cornflake biscuits / cookies (Afghan biscuits)

2 Jan

Easy chocolate cornflake cookies - The HUngry Mum

Baking and reading are two of my favourite hobbies so you can imagine how happy I am when perusing the cookbook section of my local library. I love meandering through, taking my time to flick through the baking books to find the right ones to borrow. Continue reading

Donna Hay easy shortbread

24 Dec

shortbread recipe - the hungry mum

I can’t believe I haven’t blogged this recipe yet! I have made this shortbread for every Christmas for years and years and have always had perfect results. Continue reading

Cinnamon star Christmas cookies (Zimtsterne)

19 Dec

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If, like me, you associate Christmas with baking, stars and cinnamon, you are going to love his recipe. Continue reading

Cheat’s salted caramel pecan pie cookies

23 Nov

salted caramel pecan pie cookies

These salted caramel pecan pie cookies are so easy and so delicious! I made them on the weekend for a dear family member’s birthday party. Tom, the birthday boy, thought they were one of the yummiest things he has ever eaten and as this man has a sweet tooth I take that as high praise.

They have the taste and look of pecan pies but in cookie form – how great is that?

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Choc chip chai cookies

2 Nov

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Up until a year ago I could take or leave chai. As a coffee lover I often don’t have time for tea. But after discovering some amazing chai tea leaves, rather than the awful powdery stuff favoured by some cafes, I am a chai convert.

Another reason for my love of chai: it melds so well with butter, sugar and flour. It is the perfect pairing for many baked goods, as it adds a lovely depth and flavour. Need proof / inspiration?

Here’s my chai tea sultana cake: https://thehungrymum.com/2015/10/07/chai-tea-sultana-cake/

And my chai tea bundt cake recipe: https://thehungrymum.com/2015/08/30/chai-bundt-cake-from-scratch/

I recently had the idea of mixing chai with chocolate and my recipe for chocolate chip chai cookies was born. The tea leaves and the dark chocolate are just made for one another, and the ginger creates a warmth that you will love.

Miss9 took over the making of these bickies! They are large and rustic – next time I would probably make them a bit smaller. Either way, these choc chip chai cookies taste amazing.

I was inspired by a recipe from the Australian Women’s Weekly called basic vanilla biscuits.

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GATHER:

200 grams unsalted butter, diced, at room temperature

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup icing sugar, sifted

1 egg

½ cup dark chocolate chips

1 ¾ cups plain flour

½ teaspoon bicarb soda

2 teaspoons chai tea leaves

½ teaspoon ground ginger

½ teaspoon cinnamon

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LET’S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 170C and grease and line a baking sheet with non-stick paper.

In bowl of electric mixer beat the sugar, butter, egg and vanilla together until creamy and smooth.

Stir in flour, bicarb, cinnamon, ginger and chai leaves and mix until combined. Using a silver spoon mix in the chocolate chips until just combined.

Roll into balls, place on tray and gently flatten.

Bake for 11-14 minutes, depending on size of your bickie. Cool on trays for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

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Chocolate peanut butter cookies (no chill, no roll dough)

25 Sep

Chocolate peanut butter cookies

I am the whitest girl you will ever meet but I feel that the addition of the brackets to this blog post sound like something Snoop Dog would rap. Or not – see previous comments RE white girl.

The reason I added these key words is when I’m on a mission to find a new baking recipe I am often hobbled by the little words that are usually hidden two-thirds of the way through the recipe ‘allow dough to chill in fridge for 2 hours.’ Ain’t no-one got time for that when school pick-up is looming. Continue reading

Fudgy chocolate dessert cookies – an easy baking recipe

12 Sep

Chocolate fudge dessert cookies

I was looking for an important note on the fridge the other day and was confronted with a rainforest worth of paper. Photos. Drawings. Receipts. Notices from school / Brownie Guides/ dancing. And a recipe torn from a magazine for chocolate dessert cookies.

Naturally I abandoned the search for said note and immediately set to work making these bickies. Continue reading

The best brown sugar cookie recipe to bake

21 May

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So, exciting news sports fans: Miss9’s soccer team will be playing at half-time of tonight’s Matilda’s game! For those that aren’t into soccer, the Matildas are the Australian national soccer team and they are playing Vietnam tonight at a stadium half an hour away. Miss9’s team will take to the field at half-time to play a short game. Yippee!

To keep energy levels up I have made these brown sugar cookies for the team (Miss9’s, not the Matildas!). I have made brown sugar bickies many times but they have never been as good as these. Continue reading

Chocolate chunk cookies

22 Mar

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As far as I am concerned a cookie, or bickie to put in the local vernacular, must be chunky and full of chunks of flavour. None of these delicate little wafers for me – I want a biscuit with bite. Something substantial where I can see the bits and pieces before I taste them. Ladies and gentlemen, friends of miss9 who read my blog and Pin my recipes (hi Macy, Ella and Alana) allow me to present a cookie made even better thanks to the addition of brown butter. Continue reading

Paul Hollywood’s chocolate chip shortbread petticoat tails

13 Feb

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Have you seen the Great British Bake Off? I love it! An Australian version was short-lived but to be honest the British version really appealed to me. I love learning about the history of cakes and tarts – as a history and all-things-British nerd I find the back-story of the bakes fascinating. Continue reading