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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   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 20 mins   Author: Katrina Serves: 30 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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  • 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   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Cookies 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

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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  • Amy Rea

    Thanks so much for sharing my Milo and Coconut Cookie recipe! I think I am going to have to make some today xReplyCancel

  • […] Baking – Milo and Coconut Cookies […]ReplyCancel

  • Claire Lenton-Cater

    they sound really good, it says they are freezer friendly, would that be before they are cooked or after? :)ReplyCancel

    • I’d put them in the freezer after they are cooked, they were delicious, my kids LOVED them!ReplyCancel

  • Rachael

    These cookies were delicious and a big hit with kids, was hard to stop at just one. Great as an after school snack.
    Great recipe.ReplyCancel

    • So pleased your family enjoyed it Rachael, and your right it’s a perfect after school snack, my kids LOVED them too.ReplyCancel

Banana Choc Chip Cookies   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 12 mins Total time 22 mins   Author: Katrina Serves: 40 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

Pecan Coconut Biscuits   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 40 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Cookies Serves: 30 Ingredients 125g butter ⅔ cup white sugar 2 tlb golden syrup 1 egg 1 cup coconut 1½ cups wholemeal SR Flour 1 cup pecans, chopped Instructions Preheat oven to 150C […]

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Chewy raisin and oat biscuits   Print Cook time 14 mins Total time 14 mins   Ingredients 1 cup raisins (I used sultanas) 1 cup cornflakes ¾ cup rolled oats ½ cup SR Flour ½ cup wholemeal SR Flour ¼ cup brown sugar ¼ cup olive oil 1 egg Instructions Preheat oven to 180C, line […]

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You can find the recipe for this apricot & Coconut biscuit recipe at

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    Hi there,
    I am interested in the Donna Hay Apricot and Coconut biscuit recipe, but it has been removed from The Donna Hay website. Do you have the recipe by any chance?
    Many thanks, Mel.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Mel, no sorry the only recipe i have is the this one on my blog.ReplyCancel