For as long as I’ve known my husband his family has had the Biscuit Exchange a few weeks before Christmas. Admittedly years ago I didn’t really appreciate or understand the concept. However, over the years I have developed an appreciation for the custom.
The idea is every family bakes a batch of biscuits of your choice. The biscuits get collected and resorted so at the end of the day you take home a large batch of various home made biscuits. My favourites are always the Meringues! It’s a lovely tradition that all the extended family partakes in. It’s a way of giving everyone a gift without spending hundreds and let’s face it, who doesn’t love a bikkie with their cuppa!!
I’ve yet to find my one biscuit that I make each year. Yesterday I made mine for this year. I tweaked a recipe my Mum found in an old book.
Peanut Crunchy Cookie
225 g butter
2 cups caster sugar ( it makes a lot of biscuits don’t worry!)
2 cups Sr. Flour
1 cup well crushed peanuts
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups cornflakes
1 cup choc chips
preheat oven to 180/160 fan forced
Crush or blitz your peanuts first!
In a mixer ( or I used my Thermomix) Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs while still mixing.
Add flour and mix until combined.
Stir in oats, peanut, cornflakes and choc chips. Use a large bowl for this as it makes a big batch of dough!!
Place small balls onto a tray and bake for about 10 minutes. ** my best batch were slightly golden not brown!!
I’m looking forward to tomorrow to see what everyone else makes this year!