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Honey Biscuits are a very quick and easy biscuit to make, you should already have all these items in your fridge or pantry.

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  • These look delish, I love a good biccie recipe. I will get my resident baker (15 year old daughter) on to it straight away!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    Could you have more honey & less sugar do you think?ReplyCancel

  • Andrea

    Are the qualities right in the recipe, or is it missing milk?
    I seem to have a bowl of what resembles bread crumbs. I have put everything the recipe asks for.ReplyCancel

  • Keera

    I’m with Andrea, a bowl of breadcrumbs. Is there an ingredient missing? ThanksReplyCancel

    • Andrea

      I ended up adding milk, but added too much and got a sticky mess but got some biscuits in the end. So maybe 3tbs?ReplyCancel

Lactation biscuits are a moist and yummy cookie that will help to boost and maintain a breastfeeding mums milk supply.

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  • Katie

    I’ve tried a couple of different recipes for lactation biscuits and they work a treat! Made it much easier to juggle going back to work with expressing to maintain my supply & breastfeeding on my days at home- well worth the effortReplyCancel

  • Saw these via twitter… i have a banana/nut/flax/chia slice that I make that is DELISH and it has lots of milk boosting properties! It’s on my blog and my kiddies LOVE it too!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh they sound really yummy too, Bek!.:)ReplyCancel

  • Carissa

    As a midwife I thoroughly recommend these cookies in boosting supply.
    A recipe I also share a lot is “Tigers milk”

    1 cup full cream milk
    1/2 cup acidophyllis yoghurt
    1 Tablespoon complan powder (or milk powder)
    1 banana
    1 tsp yeast flakes
    +/- ice cream
    Mix in a blender. Makes 3-4 cups which you should drink over the day.

    Its really really important to keep bf mums well fed and watered, something thats not always easy to rememberReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      ooh yum a drink is a clever idea!ReplyCancel

A collection of various Anzac biscuit recipes, plus slices, tarts and more based on the traditional anzac biscuit recipe.

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  • Happy ANZAC Day Kat! Thank you so much for the features – these recipes all sound so yummy!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Happy Anzac Day to you too, Lucy.:) Don’t they all sound delicious! xReplyCancel

  • Thank you lovely Kat for sharing my recipe!

    What an awesome collection. I love ANZACS! xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh me too!.:) I thought it was a delicious collection of Anzac recipes, really looking forward to doing a lot of baking xReplyCancel

  • Happy Anzac Day Kat! Thank you so much for the feature. I think I’ll need to try a few more versions now :-)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Happy Anzac Day to you too, Lisa.:) I know i’m going to be doing a lot of baking! xReplyCancel

  • Hey Kat, thanks for including my recipe. Great list!! xxReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      My pleasure Sonia.:) They all sound amazing. Can’t wait to try a few recipes. xReplyCancel

  • Anna

    What a great collection. Excellent. Great baking weather today with the kids!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Fantastic Anna! Ooh i’m lloking forward to trying a few of these delicious recipes too.:)ReplyCancel

  • What a great roundup of Anzac favourites! Thanks for linking :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      They all sound very yummy.:)ReplyCancel

  • What a great round up! Shouldn’t have opened it up before I’ve had breakfast though :)ReplyCancel

  • Ooh Nancy aren’t they just delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Hi Kat, these recipe all look so amazing and thanks for posting. When I was growing up my mum used to make anzacs with lovely choc bits. I promised my kids I would make anzacs this weekend so now I have amazing list of recipes to choose from. Thanks so much xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Isn’t this list just great! I too makde a few batches over the weekend for the kids. It was great to try a few variations.:) Hope the kiddies enjoyed them.:)ReplyCancel

Pikelets are one of those awesomely easy recipes that can be whipped up in a matter of minutes, cooked and eaten straight away, no fuss.

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  • Lisa

    Just wondering if you can freeze them?ReplyCancel

  • Such a simple and yummy recipe Kat! I love your idea of making the batter before the school run – perfect!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thanks Lucy.:)xReplyCancel

  • Tina

    ARGH!!!! Kat, are you sure the measurements are right? Mine turned out super thick… Maybe it’s me, but I’m sure I measured right…ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Oh no Tina! Yes i just double checked, maybe you could try adding a fracion more milk. I’m not sure why they didn’t work out for you.:( Please let me know how you go next time round.:)ReplyCancel

I LOVE Nigella, she is beautiful, her style of cooking is so homely and she has such a clever way with words it draws me in every time.  The family were wanting something gooey and chocolately recently and I have wanted to try Nigella’s Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie for awhile.  It’s completely naughty and […]

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A friend of mine recently told me about a recipe, Cherry Ripe Balls.   She knows me ooh to well, Cherry Ripes are my most favourite chocolate bar and funnily enough after my surgery it’s one of the only chocolate bars I can stomach, many of the others are too sweet for me now. I […]

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  • Lisa

    Wondering what are cherry ripe bars? and Nice biscuits?ReplyCancel

    • Clare

      where are you from Lisa? These are an aussie chocolate bar with cherries and coconut inside and covered in dark chocolate. Nice biscuits are just a sweet plain biscuit :)ReplyCancel

    • Aah Lisa I’m presuming you are not Aussie. Here in Australia Cherry ripe bar is the most delicious chocolate, it’s chocolate on the outside and cherry and coconut on the inside. Nice biscuits are a dry sweet biscuit with sugar on the outside.ReplyCancel

  • AMS

    Sounds awesome, what size cherry ripe bars did you use ?ReplyCancel

    • Clare

      I would assume the standard size or king size as there is a large quantity of biscuit included :)ReplyCancel

    • I used the small ones, but you could use the bigger variety would be a stronger cherry ripe flavourReplyCancel

  • Diandra

    Just wondering how many balls does this recipe make??ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    I will have to try these. I have made them like a regular Rumball with the cocoa & rum too. Have also used ‘Fry’s Turkish delight’ bars too. YUMMM !ReplyCancel

  • Leah

    Do you use standard size cherry ropes or treat size?ReplyCancel

  • Christine

    can you suggest an alternative to condensed milk?ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne

    Hi Kat. My favourite chocolate bar is also cherry ripe…I made these awhile agoand instead of the chocolate bars I added cadbury mint flavoured drinking chocolate..they were such a hit at school that they wanted them for their break up party. You could a l ways add glaced cherries, craisins, sultanas, rum,ReplyCancel

I’m really enjoying cooking a wonderful array of food for my family on weekends, it’s my way to relax and unwind.  My kids love crackers and dips and I have wanted to try making my own type of cracker of a while.  This is a cheese cracker which I served with avocado horseradish spread and […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies   Author: Katrina Serves: 30 Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 20 mins Print   Ingredients 125g butter, room temperature 1 cup crunchy peanut butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1¾ cups self raising flour ¾ cup unsalted roasted peanuts, roughly chopped Instructions Preheat oven to 180C […]

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  • Sunshine Mands

    They look delicious. I may even add some dark chocolate chips mmmmmmmReplyCancel

  • Christiana Prosser

    does the sugar go in with the flour?ReplyCancel

    • Sorry Christiana, put the sugar in with the butter, I have just updated the recipe for you.ReplyCancel

  • Tisia Sims

    Peanut butter cookies are my Favorites. I could never find a good recipe.
    Thank youReplyCancel

Coconut Cookie   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Cookies Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 30 mins Print   Ingredients 125g butter ½ cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 egg 1¼ cups self-raising flour, sifted 1 cup desiccated coconut 1½ cup Corn Flakes crushed Instructions Preheat oven to 180C Line baking […]

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  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    Oooh I love the look of these! Such a clever way to use up any leftover cornflakes too! Thanks! :-) LucyReplyCancel

  • Kathy

    Just made a batch of these and they are yummo!!ReplyCancel

  • […] Coconut Cookies – I made these for me just because I like having them with a coffee in the afternoon. […]ReplyCancel

  • Debbie

    Hello how could we make these in the thermo?ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne

    I am going to make these, I have heaps of coconut, not to much sugar as well. Yum yum….thanks KatReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      These are a real favourite of mine, Yvonne. Hope you enjoy them.:)ReplyCancel

I was searching through some of my old recipes recently and I came across this recipe handwritten by my Nan.  She was a great baker, always having beautiful fresh new treats ready for when we visited, scones, anzac biscuits and my favourite were her Jam Drops and to my delight I found this recipe.  I […]

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  • Kylie G

    Ooh, about to try this right now! Always looking for easy yummy recipes my two boys can help with!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty

    This was one of my Gran’s go-to recipes! Thanks for posting – I think I’ll make some on the weekend and think about how much I loved her <3ReplyCancel

  • Trish

    Yum-o! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • madhatter

    the recipe is not too bad. makes a few but tastes just like the ones I have made from the taste website and I like the fact that u put more jam the jam drops on after cooking for the photo. very cheeky of u…ReplyCancel

  • Shelly

    I found this a really easy recipe to make and very yummy but found they rose a bit high might want to cut the self raising flour down a bit. I am going to try that next time but other than that loved it. Still tasted yummy like my Mum’s jam drops just fatter lolReplyCancel

  • […] Kudos to the amazing the organised housewife for this recipe @ […]ReplyCancel

  • Natasha

    I made them a little bigger so only made 16 but my husband and son loved them! That batch was gone in a couple of hours so making a double batch today. Thanks for sharing this is my new favorite jam drop recipe :-) ReplyCancel

    • great idea Natasha making them bigger, ours usually go so quickly to, very yummy recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy

    Do these freeze well? I haven’t frozen jam before ..??ReplyCancel

    • Yes, they freeze really well Tammy, freeze them the same day you bake them and once reheated you won’t even know they were frozen.ReplyCancel

  • […] to search for any kind of recipe online without Kat from The Organised Housewife coming up! These Jam Drops prove why she is truly one of the most popular bloggers in Australia! And really… who […]ReplyCancel

  • I appreciate lovely people such as yourself, sharing this information, to help make us all better home cooks and the fact that so many people will do anything for $$$ – I personally thank you for the fact that you are so decent in sharing this information free of cost to us all.
    Thank you sincerely, DianeReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Thank you Diane, you are very welcome xReplyCancel

  • Josh Savage

    Great recipe, it made 24 and they all came out monstrous! ReplyCancel

  • […] So here is my version of jam drops, adapted slightly from here: The Organised Housewife. […]ReplyCancel

I love finding recipes that can be made straight from the pantry.  By that I mean no need to buy something special for the grocery store.  This simple and tasty milo and coconut cookie recipe is just that.  I quickly made a batch of these so the kids had something to snack on before an […]

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Banana Choc Chip Cookies   Author: Katrina Serves: 40 Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 12 mins Total time: 22 mins Print   Ingredients 180g butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla extract 1½ cups plain flour ½ tsp bicarb soda 1 tsp cinnamon 3 bananas, mashed 1 cup dark chocolate […]

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  • Do I add the choc chips and oats after the bananas? The batter smells absolutely divine even before adding the bananas… :)ReplyCancel

    • Ooh sorry Erin, yes, add the oats and choc chips with the banana, I’ll change the recipe now. Yes the batter was tasty too!!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Mullen

    Have some over ripe bananas on the bench right now – I’ll be giving this as go soon! Thanks Katrina

  • Shell

    they sound yummy I love your 100 batch freezable cooking dough I will be giving these a go as well :)

    • I love the 100 batch of cookies too, so delicious and love that I can make so many at once to freeze. Hope your family like these too xReplyCancel

  • my hubby and I loved these cookies but I ended up baking the second batch in mini muffin trays as found the consistency of the cookies very much like banana bread. I was hoping to use these in lunch box but they were so good that hubby finished them up for dessertReplyCancel

    • that’s a clever idea Brea, yes it was a very soft cookie, ooh so yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Julia B

    Hi Katrina,
    Just have some cookies in the oven now. Did you realise that there is a small error in the recipe? You forgot to add the rolled oats and choc chips? Also is it 1 egg or 2. You’ve said one in the list of ingredients but then used eggS in the instructions?? I ended up using two. We’ll see how they go when they come out?
    Also are they suitable for the freezer?

  • Made these yesterday and that’s how long they lasted… not even 24 hours. Mind you I donated quite a few to the pre primary teachers.ReplyCancel

  • Adele

    Hi Katrina, love ur site. Cookies look great. I would also like to know what is the recipe in the picture beside the cookiesReplyCancel