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Chocolate Chunk Almond Cookies


Mum & I

Mum & I

This post is part of Thankful Thursday at Kate Says Stuff. One of the things in my life that I am most thankful for is my beautiful mum. I feel very fortunate to have a strong relationship with my mum. We live a distance apart but talk via email or the phone at least 4 times a week, often more. She is my best friend, a confidant, a rock. I know that no matter what my mum will always be available to help me, support me and guide me. I really hope that my children will one day say that about me.  If that happens I think that I can say I am a great mum, the best I can be.

  • Chocolate Chunk and Almond Cookies

Mum's Biscuits
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 50
  • 200 grams of butter
  • 1 cup of firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1¼ cup of self raising flour - sifted
  • ½ cup of plain flour sifted
  • 1 cup of chopped almonds with skin left on
  • ½ cup of coconut
  • 1 cup of dark chocolate bits - chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut extra
  1. Prepare an oven tray by lining it with baking paper
  2. Set the oven to 180 degrees
  3. Beat the butter, sugar and essence together until light and fluffy
  4. Add the egg
  5. Stir in the combined flours, nuts, chocolate bits and coconut and mix well. The mix will be like a dough
  6. With floured hands roll the mix into small balls (the size of walnuts)
  7. Place the rolled balls onto the oven tray and press them with a fork to flatten slightly then sprinkle with coconut
  8. Bake for approximately 15 minutes
  9. Place on a cooling tray
To reduce sugar this recipe works if you replace the sugar with ¾ cup Rice Malt Syrup. The biscuits will be flatter and spread more than the original version but still taste fabulous.
Mum's biscuits refined sugar free

Mum’s biscuits refined sugar free

I have reached this point in my life without having tried to make this recipe myself as my mum always bakes me a batch when she visits and when I go home she has a freshly baked batch waiting. I have to say that while they are delicious, my batch is lacking something still. Mum doesn’t make this to a recipe she makes it by feel – maybe it was missing the mum love in my batch.

With the delicious almonds and the egg these do not pass the new kinder/mother’s group requirements. They are a home treat and a morning tea snack for Mr Fresh’s lunch box.

Visit some of the other posts at Kate Says Stuff to see what others are thankful for on this Thursday.

Thanks for reading! These cookies are so quick to make, and so delicious I think you should go and put the jug on and set to work – they will be ready in no time.





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{ 11 comments… add one }
  • Rhianna February 16, 2012, 8:31 am

    Yum yum yum if I wasn’t meant to be getting children ready for school I would totally be making these right now

  • Laney @ Crash Test Mummy February 16, 2012, 9:20 am

    They look so gooooood. My nana used to make something very similar. Now if only I could work out how to make a fructose-free version???

    • Kyrstie February 16, 2012, 1:46 pm

      Hmmm tricky Laney. I am always up for a challenge. I will see what I can think up 🙂

  • Aroha @ Colours of Sunset February 16, 2012, 9:35 am

    Oh yummo! What would we do without our mums? I hope it’s a long long time before we have to find out!

  • Marita February 16, 2012, 9:37 am

    Oh yum, they sound delicious.

  • Luci Marcuzzo February 16, 2012, 12:18 pm

    Oh these look sooo yummy. I’ll have to give them a try!
    The picture of you & your Mum is gorgeous Kyrstie! xx

    • Kyrstie February 16, 2012, 1:45 pm

      Thanks Luci, it is one of my all time favorite pictures. Thanks for stopping by. x

  • katesaysstuff February 16, 2012, 6:28 pm

    They look so good! Cookies are my great downfall, I will be making these for sure 😉

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