100+ Cookies from 1 mix

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Make 100 cookies from the one recipe, made with only four ingredients for the dough. This freezable big batch cookie recipe is great for lunch boxes and baking in advance to freeze.

These 100+ cookies from 1 mix is one of my absolute favourite recipes for so many different reasons. To make the basic batter it only requires 4 ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry and it is super budget friendly.

These are the reasons why I love this 100+ cookies from 1 mix recipe:

  • They are so soft and buttery, I probably tend to undercook them so they are soft
  • This recipe is really easy to make
  • It makes so many cookies!
  • You can create so many varieties of flavours from the one mix
  • They are freezer friendly

I do say 100+ cookies from 1 mix, however, it does really depend on how big you roll your balls of batter. I tend to make around 60-100 cookies, if I make jam drops I usually roll bigger dough balls which results in less cookies.

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100+ cookies from 1 mix

  • Author: Katrina Springer
  • Prep Time: 10min
  • Cook Time: 10min
  • Total Time: 20min
  • Yield: 100 1x

Ingredients

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  • 500g butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 5 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • Flavourings of your choice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C, fan forced.
  2. Line several baking trays with baking paper or use a silicone mat.
  3. With an electric mixer cream sugar, butter and condensed milk.
  4. Add flour, slowly mix to combine.
  5. Divide mixture into desired portions for different flavour variations.
  6. Add desired flavourings to each portion.
  7. Roll rounded tablespoons of mixture into balls, flatten slightly.
  8. Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden.
  9. Rest on the pan for 5 minutes, turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

I usually make a couple dozen cookies then freeze the left over mix in two logs. That way I can have fresh baked cookies in no time next time I need them.
You can add chocolate chips, M&Ms, jam etc. to the mix.
Increase sugar amount to taste.

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100+ cookies from 1 mix flavour ideas

Really there are endless possibilities of the different flavour variations you could make, I’d love to hear what your favourite to make is! Below are some of my favourite 100+ cookies from 1 mix variations, I typically quarter my batter and create 4 different flavours.

SULTANAS – To a quarter of the mix add 3/4 cup sultanas.


PASSIONFRUIT
 – To a quarter of the mix add the pulp of two passionfruit.

HONEY AND OATS – To a quarter of the mix add 2-3 tablespoons of honey and 1/2 rolled oats.

100’S AND 1000’S – To a quarter of the mix add 2-3 tablespoons of 100’s and 1000’s.

100’S AND 1000’S – To a quarter of the mix add 2-3 tablespoons of 100’s and 1000’s.

JAM – flatten cookies slightly, with your index finger push a hole in the dough just slightly, add a dollop of jam into the hole.

MILO – To a quarter of the mix add 1/4 cup of milo, or more if desired.

And more 100+ cookies from 1 mix ideas

  • Chocolate chips
  • White chocolate and macadamia
  • Cornflakes
  • Cornflakes and sultanas
  • Peanut butter
  • Nutella
  • Jam drops
  • Diced dried apricots
  • Nuts
  • Grated citrus zest
  • M&M’s
  • Sultana and Oats
  • Salted caramel
  • Ginger or Mixed Spice
  • Sultanas and Sunflower Seeds
  • Coconut

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237 comments

Michelle January 19, 2012 - 9:42 PM

does this need plain or self raising flour??

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Elizabeth September 6, 2014 - 11:25 AM

SR flour =self raising flour

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mark December 6, 2015 - 1:32 PM

Flour is mentioned in recipe

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Linda January 16, 2017 - 9:13 PM

Can you freeze the mixture , without putting in flavours or do I need to put in the nuts, ect first before freezing .

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Kathleen January 26, 2017 - 8:15 AM

You can freeze before flavours.

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Ange January 15, 2022 - 8:28 PM

I add an egg to this and 1/2 SRF and 1/2 plain flour to reduce the floury mouth feel.

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Anonymous January 23, 2012 - 7:20 AM

what size is the can of condensed milk?

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Sonya July 9, 2012 - 11:48 PM

I would like to know this too please!!

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Katrina July 12, 2012 - 8:25 PM

I buy the nestle brand of condensed milk, there is only one size. I hope you enjoy.

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Kathy Matthew April 14, 2013 - 4:46 PM

395g

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Anne August 31, 2015 - 12:58 PM

Usually this means a 425g tin of condensed milk in Australia.

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Maureen December 2, 2016 - 2:54 PM

Think we only have 395g in Australia

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Andy March 11, 2017 - 8:34 AM

Yep, only one size tin in Aust 🙂

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Bridget Boyne April 10, 2019 - 3:20 PM

IF I’m using plain flour how much baking powder will I use please

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 15, 2019 - 11:15 AM

2 teaspoons of baking powder for each cup of plain flour 🙂

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Bekky January 24, 2012 - 11:23 AM

Also wondering what sort of flour? You can tell I don’t bake very often!!

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Elizabeth September 6, 2014 - 11:28 AM

SR flour =self raising flour

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Jade January 25, 2012 - 2:01 PM

I have them in the oven – I made choc chip, sprinkles, hershey kisses, and cornflake ones. Fingers crossed.

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Emily Maher February 6, 2018 - 6:57 AM

How did the cornflake ones go?

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Mandy Seeger February 1, 2012 - 2:26 PM

I made these today..wasn’t sure which flour so used SR just to be safe, we made 4 lots, cinnamon chip for now and froze 3 lots, cherry ripe, crunchy nut cornflake and Strawberry Nesquick flavour because my 6 year old wanted pink ones and we had some left in the pantry to use up. What a great simple recipe!

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Kathy Matthew April 14, 2013 - 4:02 PM

Yes the recipe at the top says SR Flour (Self Raising)

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Maria January 21, 2018 - 9:07 PM

Hi can I have the recipe for the strawberry nesquick once please xx

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kiki rex February 4, 2012 - 7:09 PM

I’m thinking plain flour?

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Katrina February 4, 2012 - 8:28 PM

Sorry I’m not sure the reader that shared it just mentioned flour, however I made these last week and used SR Flour and they turned out devine!! Absolutely recommend these cookies!

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Andrea February 5, 2012 - 9:50 AM

I have a similar recipe and it definitely uses SR flour.

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Emma February 5, 2012 - 9:41 AM

The recipe states SR (self raising flour).

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Andrea February 5, 2012 - 9:53 AM

I have a similar recipe and have made chocolate chip; sultana; chocolate chip & chopped dried apricots; chocolate chip, dried cranberries & almond.

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Fordy05 February 5, 2012 - 12:41 PM

MMM….Just made these for the kids lunch box. I used Peppermint Crisp in one lot, Vanilla Mars bar, White choc and macadamia and Cinnamon and Vanilla. Irresistible straight out of the oven. Have also frozen a couple of logs as suggested for later use. Thanks for the recipe.

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KM February 5, 2012 - 12:49 PM

The first time I made these I used 5 cups of plain flour! And made them the small size it said to. Didn’t quite make 120 it claimed to (prob 60?). The next time I got the recipe out I noticed it said SR Flour, but I didn’t like the texture of them. So I now just use 2 cups SR and 3 Plain flour. And I make them big, so that one big cookie fills them up, rather than giving them 2 little ones etc. Makes just over 30. I freeze them cooked and they taste great in the lunchbox. I used to freeze the mixture in the roll, and was handy to cut and cook.

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Tania January 13, 2016 - 10:38 AM

I add half a cup of custard powder to the 5 cups of SR flour. Gives it a much nicer texture.

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Tania January 13, 2016 - 10:38 AM

I add half a cup of custard powder to the 5 cups of SR flour. Gives it a much nicer texture.

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Jess Daniels January 16, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Will the biscuits stick together if frozen together?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 16, 2017 - 4:17 PM

Hi Jess, no they won’t, I put them in a container after they are cooked all ontop of each other and they are still seperate just frozen when I take them out for lunchboxes.

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Deb February 5, 2012 - 2:22 PM

Do you think this would work with gluten free flour?

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kelly June 27, 2017 - 6:24 PM

I make them with gluten free self raising flour and just increase the flour quantity by 1/2 or a full cup depending on the brand used.

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Wilma May 7, 2018 - 10:06 AM

Thanks for that i would love to make these for my daughter she is gf most gf biscuits are not very nice

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 10, 2018 - 9:22 AM

Let me know how they turn out Wilma 🙂

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Keely February 6, 2012 - 6:07 PM

How big is the condensed milk can?

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Janet February 6, 2012 - 8:34 PM

Deb, im going to try them with gluten free flour. Dont see why it wouldnt – i use a lot of ‘normal’ recupes and just substitute the flour with orgran flours and it usually works everytime. Will let you know how it goes.

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Jessica November 8, 2015 - 3:53 PM

Hi,
How did the GF ones go? I’m yet to find a GF flour that works as a cup to cup substitute so curious as to what you use 🙂

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Lee Stockdale March 5, 2012 - 5:11 PM

OMG I just made this recipe yesterday, just love it, so quick easy and a bit too delicious. The kids thought it was great today to have fresh baked cookies after school ! You didn’t have an oven temp on recipe so I just guessed 175 degrees for around 9 mins seemed perfect for my oven. I will definitely be using this cookie recipe for many years to come, thanks for sharing it 🙂

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Lisa April 29, 2012 - 5:03 PM

Have been making these a lot. Rolled in 100s and 1000s is always popular. Have made Mocha (with cocoa and coffee essence) Orange (squeeze of juice) Cherry ripe ( cocoa, coconut and a half a glace cherry on top) Lemon and Coconut, Choc Chip and some with Muesli added. YUM!

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Luisa July 16, 2012 - 8:23 PM

Hi, I just made these cookies today, and they are so easy to make! I made 2 batches of choc chip, one with macadamia nuts and one with coconut (last 2 batches have been frozen).  The kids absolutely loved them!
I too used self raising flour and baked at 170C (fan forced) for 9 mins.
Thanks again for the recipe!

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Katrina July 17, 2012 - 9:53 PM

Ooh Macadamia nuts would be a nice option, so pleased you loved the recipe!

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Renae July 29, 2012 - 7:30 PM

If you guys read the recipe it says SR flour!!

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Elizabeth July 29, 2012 - 8:03 PM

 Thankyou so much for your wonderful hints and recipes :))

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Kate O'Brien July 29, 2012 - 8:14 PM

I’m planning on making these this week, just one question about the M&M ones…the only time I’ve used M&Ms in cookies the colour ran from them and they looked awful, any tips on getting them to look like your picture? Thanks!

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CassD January 29, 2013 - 2:57 PM

I make m&m cookies (not this mix though) and haven’t had an issue with the colour running, but I don’t put the lollies “in” the mix, I only place them on top. I make them fairly often and the colour has never run this way. Hope that helps x

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Clair Williams January 30, 2015 - 11:37 PM

just to clarify with the m&m’s do you put them on before baking or wwhen they come out the oven? I’ve tried something similar and put them on before and they melted in to a mess! any tips would be greatly accepted.

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Anne August 31, 2015 - 1:01 PM

You put the M&M’s on the top before they go into the oven.

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Rasa July 29, 2012 - 11:33 PM

What is the size of the condensed milk can?

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Elizabeth September 6, 2014 - 11:35 AM

390 g

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nicol February 8, 2015 - 2:51 PM

Do i have to use condensed milk

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 9, 2015 - 9:09 AM

Nicol, I haven’t not used anything else as it is what binds it together. If you have another option i would love to hear it.:)

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Melissa August 8, 2017 - 10:51 PM

Condensed milk can also be substituted with Caramel Top n Fill.

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Ezagami July 30, 2012 - 6:37 AM

We do this but without the sugar, works just as good, condensed milk is sweet enough.

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Carolyn O'Neill August 1, 2012 - 10:36 AM

Thank for this great recipe.  I added peanut butter to one batch and had a jar of dried out Nutella which I zapped for 30 seconds to soften it and added a few tablespoons.  Delicious!

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Trina Bassula August 28, 2012 - 6:19 PM

I just made these for the kids today…and they loved them! We used some variations from the Simple Savings website:

Sticky date (3 tbs golden syrup, 1/2 cup dates, chopped),
Peppermint choc (1tsp peppermint essence, 3 tbs cocoa),
Orange and Lemon( 3 tbs {nans!} marmalade) and
Banana Coconut Choc (1 mashed banana, 1/2 cup shredded coconut, 3 tbs cocoa).

I also replaced one of the cups of SR flour with wholemeal SR. Great recipe, so versatile 🙂

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Tania Henderson October 12, 2012 - 11:05 AM

Any hints on a substitute for condensed milk for this recipe? Do you mean condensed or sweetened condensed? Thinking coconut milk or maybe just a milk substitute……I only bake from scratch as I have a child with food allergies, particularly dairy.

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jane May 16, 2013 - 9:03 PM

do u have soy based condensed milk where you are? in australia we have a soy based one that i use as a replacement. 🙂

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Joy Wilcox Taylor January 25, 2014 - 3:24 AM

Is your ‘condensed milk’ what we in USA call ‘evaporated milk’?

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Cate Hardy October 18, 2015 - 10:14 AM

No they are different. Evaporated milk is milk with some water removed. Condensed milk has lots of sugar added and much more water removed to create a thick treacle like consistency

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Lis July 21, 2014 - 10:41 PM

I use a similar receipe, we are gluten and dairy free, so I use my mix of gluten free flour 5 cups, half cup brown sugar, 1 cup of rice milk and nutterlex, instead of the butter. It turns out well.

I sometimes adjust the sugar depending on the flavours I choose.

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Jessica January 26, 2015 - 9:03 AM

Hi Lis, interested to hear what flavours you make to keep them gf and diary free for a child’s party

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Michelle April 3, 2015 - 8:56 PM

Try sultanas, macadamia, apricot, chocolate (gf cocoa ) coconut, gf and dairy free chocolate chip, gf hundreds and thousands, sticky date, orange, lemon, peppermint

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Amanda Smith February 7, 2017 - 8:56 AM

Have you tried a can of the sweetened condensed coconut milk I found in Woolworths yesterday. I am keen to use that and taste the result

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Elyse April 9, 2017 - 9:08 AM

I haven’t baked with that but I have used it to make vegan ice cream and I was amazing. I haven’t found it where I now live in the Hawkesbury thought to try baking it…

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KatiaRihan Klobocista October 28, 2012 - 12:11 AM

do you melt the butter? or room temp?

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Katrina October 28, 2012 - 4:57 PM

The butter is used at room temp.

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Lynn December 6, 2012 - 9:39 AM

I made these today. I did 4 variations, and they all came out dry and tasted “floury” except for the Sticky Date ones. I think maybe there was too much flour/not enough condensed milk. 🙁 Must be my measuring. Sigh.

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KMW March 1, 2015 - 3:56 PM

Mine came out dry as well.
I don’t do biscuits well.
..sigh…

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Cathy December 12, 2012 - 11:33 AM

I have 6 kids…this is THE only recipe I use, works every time!

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Dani belle January 26, 2013 - 7:19 PM

What kind of sugar? Do u need a mixer to ‘cream’ in the first step?

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Katrina January 27, 2013 - 9:02 PM

I use caster sugar, and yes I also use my kitchenaid to mix all ingredients

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Jess Powell January 28, 2013 - 6:58 PM

Thank-you soooooo much Kat for sharing this recipe. I made these this afternoon in preperation for my baby starting his first year at school! I dived the batches into 3, froze 2 batches and made up the remaining batch. I then divided that batch into 3 and did a choc chip, a 100s & 1000s and a m&m batches. One very happy little fella 🙂 Highly reccomend this recipe.
I put the oven onto 180 and used SR Flour 🙂

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melissa January 31, 2013 - 10:55 AM

just wondering what the consistency of the dough is? have made but is really soft, more like a mix you would just spoon on the tray not roll ball? shoudl the dough be firmer? i want to add more flour but not want to affect the outcome

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Kathy Matthew April 14, 2013 - 4:00 PM

Sometimes it depends on the butter & the heat/cold of your kitchen. Maybe put in the fridge for a time?

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Emma February 4, 2013 - 9:36 AM

I just made these for about the 5oth time and accidentally forgot to put the sugar in. They still tasted great though so I’ll leave it out from now on!

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Katrina February 8, 2013 - 5:40 AM

I love accidental mishaps, I might try that next time too, perhaps the sweet condensed milk is enough, especially if adding choc chips to the mix too.

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Amber - Aussie Bubs May 16, 2013 - 3:13 PM

Love this idea!! I need to be more organised and have a few in the freezer – will certainly save money thats for sure

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Katrina May 16, 2013 - 4:27 PM

It really will Amber, that’s why I’m making some, kids need something for school morning teas!

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Katrina May 16, 2013 - 9:11 PM

it really does save money, I just quickly made a batch tonight before I started dinner, now have a freezer full of cookies.

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Amy May 16, 2013 - 9:31 PM

Hi, sorry, what is SR flour?

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awyles May 16, 2013 - 10:00 PM

self-rising

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Katrina May 17, 2013 - 8:36 AM

Hi Amy, it’s Self Raising Flour

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Madelaine Wolff May 23, 2013 - 4:31 PM

OMG! Just made these and they are bloody fabulous! I made them with white choc chips and crushed macadamia nuts! Thanks for an awesome recipe! 🙂

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Katrina May 23, 2013 - 5:02 PM

So glad you liked them Madelaine, they are delicious, you should try honey and oats next time, that tastes really good!

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Madelaine Wolff June 3, 2013 - 11:44 AM

Ok, I might make another batch today! 🙂

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Melanie December 2, 2013 - 12:00 PM

What quantity of honey and oats do you use Katrina?

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Michelle June 8, 2013 - 1:01 PM

I put bits of ginger in mine the kids love them

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Katrina June 17, 2013 - 12:03 PM

never thought of that Michelle, that’s a great idea!

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Kylie June 18, 2013 - 8:24 PM

Are these cookies crunchy? My hubby loves them like that!

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Katrina June 20, 2013 - 8:45 AM

If you cook them a little longer yes they are 🙂

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Shyfig June 23, 2013 - 6:22 PM

There’s 5 ideas…where’s the other 95?

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Joanne October 4, 2013 - 12:23 AM

it actually means you can make 100 + cookies from the mixture. not a 100 different flavours. but i’m sure with a bit of imagination you could come up with that many flavours.

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Shannon Dale Astill June 25, 2013 - 12:51 PM

LOVE!!!!!!!! I own a cake business from home and I was looking for something really simple for the kids to do! BINGO! Great recipe and so yummy! We made dark choc and apricot biscuits last night – delish! Thanks so much!

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Renee Nugent August 13, 2013 - 1:19 PM

LOVE anything that can be frozen for kindy & family care. THANKS!

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Kel September 18, 2013 - 8:22 AM

i have made these and kids love them, made cranberry ones, white choc chip and apricot, lime and coconut,
love the fact that anything can be added …. I make a batch, divide into 4 and do 4 different flavours, cook a few and freeze the rest of the mix in batches

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Maranda October 3, 2013 - 11:07 PM

They look fantastic – but how much condensed milk do you use – over here in the uk we have small and large cans! lol

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Melanie December 2, 2013 - 11:54 AM

I have used a 395gram tin of condensed milk and they cook great 🙂

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Julie October 4, 2013 - 4:06 PM

What temp should the oven be on?

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a October 7, 2013 - 5:06 PM

Hi, what quantity of the extras (e.g. passionfruit/milo/choc chips) should be added?

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San October 8, 2013 - 10:07 PM

Hi I saw your cookies recipe,on your note, you divide 4 portions,used to logs & freeze the left over the other 2 logs mix. So would good next time if you want to cook the next 2 logs defrost out from the freeze?

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Sharon December 14, 2013 - 1:07 PM

Can you freeze the baked cookies too?

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Katrina December 14, 2013 - 5:34 PM

absolutely, you can freeze cookie dough, but I prefer to freeze the cooked cookie, I find them still just as fresh as the day you made them (if you freeze them on the day you made them!!)

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Rae January 4, 2014 - 3:25 PM

My 4 year old daughter asked for cookies today, so we made these together. They are awesome!! My whole family enjoyed them! We used Dutch chocolate sprinkles (De Ruijter, Milchschokoladen Streusel) Thanks for such an quick, easy, delicious recipe!!

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Katrina January 6, 2014 - 5:29 PM

ooh they would of been really yummy, we love this recipe too and the bonus is they taste just as yummy despite being frozen after cooked (if you can’t eat them all!).

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Shannon Gallaway January 7, 2014 - 3:14 PM

Just made a full batch, froze half then cooked the other half with choc chips, ready for a camping trip. I use this recipe ALL. THE. TIME. – never fails!

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Renae Storer January 20, 2014 - 3:09 PM

just in the process of doing these. did about 6 diff types already to freeze for when the kids go back to school.

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Linh January 23, 2014 - 9:20 PM

Hi I would like to attempt making these cookies tomorrow. I happen to have fresh passionfruit pulp in my freezer to add to this recipe. Would the dough be too runny if I add the passionfruit to these cookie? Thank you!

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Pippa Tallulah Wood January 24, 2014 - 3:09 AM

Reminiscing how this cookie recipe was contributed to a Kindy Cookbook when my eldest son was four and attending a C&K in the Gap Brisbane. He is nearly eighteen now and we have lived in Hanoi, Vietnam for many years,and shared this recipe with friends from many other countries. Thanks for the new ideas for adding to an old favourite !

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Arlene Barnes January 24, 2014 - 5:05 AM

How much butter?? and what is 180 for the oven

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Cherie January 24, 2014 - 6:16 AM

Google it!!

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Jason LovesJesus Garland January 24, 2014 - 8:48 PM

for America 180 is approximately 360 and 500g is about 2 sticks

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Heidi January 26, 2015 - 8:13 AM

500g Butter is approx 17 1/2 oz if that helps the Americans

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laydee hawke December 14, 2015 - 1:38 PM

thank you, JasonLovesJesusGarland….finally got an answer for the baking temp!! 🙂

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Ashlee Marie January 24, 2014 - 1:33 PM

How long does this freeze for?

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Belinda McDonald January 24, 2014 - 5:43 PM

I have just made these biscuits, I made a Pecan & Maple syrup variation…..it is amazing.

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Katrina January 25, 2014 - 8:07 AM

Pecan and Maple sound amazing, yum, I will have to try this one!

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Andrea January 29, 2014 - 7:08 AM

Hi, my daughter is anaphylactic to dairy, egg and nuts and so far I have not found an alternative to condensed milk. Has anyone else had any joy with a replacement and if so, can you please share? My mum used to make biscuits like these when I was a kid and I would love to be able to do them for my daughter too.

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Amy Moller January 29, 2014 - 7:28 AM

I was wondering the same thing….has anyone tried coconut milk in place of the condensed milk?

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Urban March 12, 2014 - 9:23 AM

Hi Andrea and Amy. Check this out: http://www.quirkycooking.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/dairy-free-condensed-milk-dulce-de-leche.html I’ve been meaning to try it for a while now – let me know how you go if you do!

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Amy Moller March 12, 2014 - 3:28 PM

Thanks for the link, Urban!

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Aj December 23, 2016 - 11:42 PM

You can buy coconut condensed milk from woolies that’s dairy free and just like regular

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Hayley Rose March 12, 2014 - 12:23 PM

You can purchase SOY condensed milk, if that helps 🙂

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Priscilla Butler January 31, 2014 - 2:17 AM

My mum doesn’t eat dairy and I have been researching online and have found a number of different recipes to make a dairy free alternative to condensed milk from coconut milk. Here is a simple one that I am going to try tommorrow
1 can of FULL fat coconut milk (where to buy BPA and additive free coconut milk)
1/4 cup RAW honey (like this) OR REAL maple syrup (like this)
Directions:
In a small sauce pan, bring coconut milk to a gentle boil. Whisk in honey (or sweetener of choice.)
Allow to actively simmer on medium heat for 25-30 minutes, stirring OFTEN. Mixture will thicken slightly, reduce by about a 1/3, and darken just a titch.
Allow to cool completely then store in glass container for up to 5-7 days.

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Amy Moller March 13, 2014 - 3:15 AM

I like this! Thanks for sharing!

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Bronwyn February 2, 2014 - 4:34 PM

These cookies are AMAZING and sooo easy to make. Made a half batch and cooked half and put the other half of dough in the fridge for a few days then cooked it up again. Added M&M’s on top of some and also rolled some in 100’s &1000’s. Yummmmo thanks for sharing this recipe.

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Dee February 3, 2014 - 8:52 AM

just made these yesterday and can I say for a non baker and terrible cook these came out delicious and fault free LOL thank you so much

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Gail February 23, 2014 - 1:55 PM

Can you use wholemeal SR flour?

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Katrina February 24, 2014 - 4:28 PM

absolutely Gail, a great healthier option!

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Lizzy March 3, 2014 - 1:39 PM

Hi, would this dough still work if I used gluten free flour?

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Amy Moller March 13, 2014 - 3:14 AM

I want to hear what people say about this!

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Melissa D May 28, 2015 - 8:31 AM

I have purchased GF SR flour by accident before and used it so it works fine. Cookies had a slightly drier texture which is the nature of this flour but still tasty and the teen boys didn’t complain so that was good.

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Hayley Rose March 12, 2014 - 12:23 PM

Recipe is great but they are SO sweet, blow your head off kind of sweet. I think next time I will leave out the 1/2 cup of sugar because there is enough in the condensed milk – Until then, we’ll all just be bouncing off the walls this week. haha

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Renee Simpson April 11, 2014 - 9:08 PM

OMG I made these cookies tonight and they are delicious. They are also so easy to make. I just know my kids are going to love them.

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Karin Swanepoel May 2, 2014 - 10:53 AM

Have to share…

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debbie May 17, 2014 - 11:52 AM

Make entire batch to cook now, 1/4 mix with sugar sprinkled on outside for a sweet effect, 1/4 mix with cinnamon mixed through mix, 1/4 mix grated mint biscuits mixed through, 1/4 mix with mini m&ms. 🙂

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Katrina May 19, 2014 - 1:02 PM

wow grated mint biscuits sounds delicious!!!

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Lisa Bigham May 19, 2014 - 9:54 AM

So going to try this once we have moved

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Leigh May 21, 2014 - 7:56 AM

I have made these cookies many times – and they are always a favourite!! For a healthier version (only slightly though!), half the butter and add an egg. You can also replace 1/2 cup of flour with custard powder – this is great if you are making melting moments 🙂

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Sharon Grives June 6, 2014 - 10:01 PM

Great idea. A simple egg free biscuit for those of us with allergic children … can’t wait to try it with the boys

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sam July 7, 2014 - 7:18 PM

How long will they last in a container?? Thanks

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Lisa Paris January 22, 2022 - 4:57 PM

Depends where you hide it 😉

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April July 22, 2014 - 5:08 PM

What size can of condensed milk does this recipe need?

Thank you!!
April

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The Hungry Mum August 11, 2014 - 5:15 PM

what a terrific idea! I bake all the time [like, seriously, I need to step away from the KitchenAid] but this is great for those unexpected playdates or picnics where you want a sweet hit.

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Katrina August 11, 2014 - 8:08 PM

Absolutely especially with the 100 and 1000’s the kids love the colour!!

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Maureen Vernon August 21, 2014 - 12:48 AM

I had a similar recipe ( which I lost! ) and found it great. Grandchildren loved making their signature ingredient. Highly recommend this type of recipe to all young mum’s.

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Allyce August 21, 2014 - 5:52 PM

When taking the mix from the freezer, defrost and then bake?

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Katrina August 22, 2014 - 12:49 PM

Absolutely Allyce.:)

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Ennatrad September 6, 2014 - 11:38 AM

No, evaporated milk is different.
Condensed milk is thick and very sweet.

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Fiona September 21, 2014 - 5:26 PM

Just writing to share my family’s favorite flavouring…. rum & sultana. I divide the dough into three portions, and one of the portions gets 1 teaspoon of rum essence and a couple of handfuls of sultanas mixed into it. Yummo!

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lisa September 28, 2014 - 7:47 PM

Hi is it normal suger or caster suger

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Whitney October 29, 2014 - 2:29 PM

Hi Katrina,
Can these be made in Thermomix!? If yes, can you give some details for me please!?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 29, 2014 - 2:54 PM

Hi Whitney, I’m sure you could but in saying that i never have. Only reason is because it is such a large amount of dough that i like to do it in my mixer.

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Whitney October 29, 2014 - 4:00 PM

I’ll halve it and give it a go!!!! Can’t hurt. Next on my spot list of to gets = kitchen aid!! Then I’ll have the complete kitchen, I’m quite sure!

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Stacey November 3, 2014 - 3:39 PM

Making these today. I like them but I think next time I will use a dairy blend. We are used to olive spreads and margarine, so the butter flavour was a little too strong for my littlies.
other than that, it is the best dough recipe.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife November 6, 2014 - 9:13 AM

Yes great idea Stacey! It is a great dough recipe.:)

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Di November 4, 2014 - 7:42 AM

Just wondering, is it carnation evaporated milk or sweetened condensed milk

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sz November 19, 2014 - 8:17 PM

I would like to know if i can cut out the dough in different shapes…my daughter loves to do that…if these rn’t suitable to b cut out how can i make them that way??

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife November 21, 2014 - 10:10 AM

Hi SZ, yes absolutely you can cut the dough out. Just roll it onto a chopping board using a little flour so the dough doesn’t stick. Roll to the thickness you would like and then cut away with cookie cutters.

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tash November 24, 2014 - 9:37 PM

Does the mix spread when placed on the baking tray?
Or are you able to cut shapes with the
mix/dough and it holds its shape?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife November 25, 2014 - 8:06 AM

Yes they do spread Tash, I haven’t tried cutting shapes from the dough, but I don’t think it’s the right dough for it, you need a sugar cookie recipe which I haven’t published on the blog yet, sorry.

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Brooke December 8, 2014 - 5:36 PM

Great recipe!! It was so easy to make the dough mine was a very pale dough and fairly soft (maybe needed to add a touch more flour to make it stiffer!) but put two lots of dough away in the freezer (I’m stocking up my freezer with some sweet treats for the school holidays!) and cooked up a batch of 40 biscuits which are so yummy love the buttery flavour the 12 year old approves too!! 🙂

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Jessica January 11, 2015 - 9:14 PM

Just wondering if a drop of jam added to the top would work? I was thinking if I created a little ‘well’ for it to sit in it may?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 13, 2015 - 9:36 AM

Absolutely Jessica! A great idea and sounds delicious too.:)

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Jessica McLardie January 13, 2015 - 6:06 PM

Thank you so much for your reply Katrina. Will try it out on the weekend

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KC January 27, 2015 - 5:33 PM

when you freeze batches, do you add the flavourings and freeze or freeze plain and then add flavourings when you defrost to cook? Don’t think I should eat 100 biscuits in one sitting!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 29, 2015 - 11:43 AM

Hi KC, yes i freeze them with the flavours. So when i need to defrost them they are ready to cook.No i wouldn’t eat 100 biscuits either! LOL.:)

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jess January 27, 2015 - 6:45 PM

Just gave these a try, combos were white choc, raspberry and coconut. Peanutbutter, oats n honey. and a triple choc. i also swapped the sugar to brown. pretty deliscious!

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yasmin January 30, 2015 - 3:13 PM

Hi
Can I replace the milk with thickened cream, I bought it by mistake.

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Chelsea February 14, 2015 - 12:43 PM

Can I make this recipe without a food processor? Can I combine ingredients by hand or with electric cake beater?

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Fleur February 14, 2015 - 12:58 PM

Can you freeze these after they have been cooked?

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Diane March 7, 2015 - 6:26 PM

Is there any substitute for butter?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 9, 2015 - 8:53 AM

Hi Diane, to be honest i’m not 100% sure. I have only ever used butter whhen making these cookies.

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Megan April 2, 2015 - 9:44 AM

hi, would this recipe work with brown sugar instead of white? Thanks

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 2, 2015 - 10:10 AM

Hi Megan, yes you can, it maybe a little sweet so reduce the sugar quantity a little, it would give the cookies a lovely caramel flavour too!

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Melody March 14, 2015 - 1:38 PM

Thanks for a great simple recipe with minimal ingredients! As a family of 5 I loved that it made so many And could be frozen prior to cooking! My 6 year old helped me make them and she loved it!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 16, 2015 - 8:55 AM

That is wonderful, Melody! They are so easy and super yummy.:)

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Deb May 25, 2015 - 4:26 PM

Hi Katrina. At any stage do you have to remove the flour for other dry ingredients? Eg. adding 1tbsp cocoa and removing same amount of flour. Coconut also. Love the recipe. Have had some biscuits using the same recipe but with 1 cup of sugar and cooking at 150 degrees for 12-15 minutes. They were yummy. Wanting to make some cranberry and pistachio ones asap. Thanks

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 27, 2015 - 8:33 AM

Hi Deb, I would leave the flour as is and just add the extra ingredients. I like the sound of Cranberry and pistachio ones, they sound delicious!.;)

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Megan May 27, 2015 - 9:21 AM

I made these with my daughter yesterday, and filled little bowls with various ingredients to decorate (smarties, saltanas, toasted muesli and coconut). Kept her busy for about an hour, decorating and making various shapes. Was a great raining day activity.

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Felicity July 15, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Thank you for this great recipe ???? have been looking for a easy cookie recipe and I thought the organised housewife should have one. And be hold you did????
Myself and my miss 4 made them today. We had a couple of mishaps with my electric mixer blowing up!!!!!!
Lucky for my friend, the same thing happened to her one time and her hubby went out and grabbed his drill. Attached the mixer bit to the drill and started to mix. It worked!!!!!!!
So that’s what we did.
They have turned out great with the help of my hubby’s drill.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 17, 2015 - 11:38 AM

LOL i am so pleased it worked for you (hubby’s drill!) Great idea!

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Daisy July 24, 2015 - 4:59 PM

Hi katrina
just wanted to say thank you! this receipe is a firm favourite in our house! Made them for miss 5s birthday and they were a huge hit! Both with kids and parents!
I made some with choc chips and some sprinkles and melted chocolate over the top they were lush!
I’ve tried freezing the mix and making them after and freezing the biscuits after baking and they always taste amazing! (Not that there’s many to freeze with my lot around).

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 27, 2015 - 10:02 AM

Oohthat is wonderful to hear, thank you Daisy. So pleased they are a hit in your house. I have to agree, they are yummy and great that you can add so many different variations.

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Gen September 4, 2015 - 5:04 PM

I put self raising flour in the recipe like it said and what a pity! The biscuits taste like baking powder no matter how much flavour I put in them. I’ll definitely do the recipe again because how fun to make your own flavours but I’ll do them with plain flour. Why use self raising flour when they don’t need to rise?

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Beryl October 24, 2015 - 4:40 PM

could you make these and use a cookie cutter in different shapes thanks

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife December 6, 2015 - 10:31 PM

Hi Beryl, no I find with all the butter they do spread and you may lose your shape.

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Lou January 25, 2016 - 11:29 PM

I love this recipe! We do peanut butter, custard & white choc chip, cornflake & choc chip, chopped cookies & cream chocs stirred thru. Sensational. Shaped into logs for the freezer ready to slice & bake. Perfect!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 28, 2016 - 10:31 AM

they sound like delicious combinations 🙂

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Amanda Palmer February 14, 2016 - 4:24 PM

I made these yesterday as a gift to someone & put half as uncooked mixes in freezer the half I made, made 60 cookies & mine were more like tablespoon ball of dough each…. I made plain dark choc chip, dried cherry & coconut, White choc & craisins, sultana oat & honey!
The oat & honey were my favourite bout half a cup of oats & cup of sultanas to one quarter dough with a big squeeze of honey for flavour & moisture lost from oats! So good!
Thanks Kat

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Lana February 15, 2016 - 9:59 PM

Made these tonight. Followed the recipe but halves the quantities (didn’t want to make that many). They taste delicious but have spread during cooking and are very flat, not like those on the pics. Where did I go wrong?? Not enough flour?…

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 16, 2016 - 7:45 AM

Ooh no, yes mine are always small pillow like biscuits, I wonder if your butter may have been too soft, or could sound like not enough flour?

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Rebecca February 21, 2016 - 7:25 AM

This is my standby recipe, it never fails. This weekend I used dulce de leche (caramel) instead of sweetened condensed milk, and added white choc buttons. Heaven!!!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 22, 2016 - 2:23 PM

ooh my goodness Rebecca, that sounds amazing, I am loving salted caramel right now, I’ll have to try this 🙂

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angela March 20, 2016 - 7:35 PM

Hi, sorry if this has already been discussed but can you freeze the cookies once they are cooked?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 21, 2016 - 11:12 AM

absolutely, I freeze everything I bake, it is a HUGE time saver – here are some more details https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/lunchbox-ideas/freezer-friendly-lunch-box-food-ideas/

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Kelly April 14, 2016 - 9:51 PM

Hello,
I made these and they were amazing! Just wondering could you substitute the butter with something or halve it and use an oil?
Any tips would be appreciative. Thanks

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 15, 2016 - 12:39 PM

I wouldn’t only because I like buttery biscuits, it may also change the consistency of the biscuit if you use oil.

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Raelene July 2, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Hi Katrina, can these biscuits be made with gluten free Self raising flour? Thank you.

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Nicole August 19, 2016 - 10:56 AM

Thank you for sharing this recipe. When adding things like milo or cinnamon (dry ingredients) how much do need to add? and same question when adding dry fruits etc

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 20, 2016 - 3:10 PM

it really depends Nicole, I have just made some now and split the mix into 3 and added about 1/2 cup rolled oats and 2 tablespoons golden syrup to one. Rolled another in 100s & 1000s and the last added 1/2 cup sultanas. Start with 1/4 cup and you’ll see after mixing it in if it may need more.

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Christine October 3, 2016 - 2:19 PM

I just made these & they were a huge hit with the kids. Mr 6 gave them 5000% lol! I made walnut, choc chip, sprinkles & Cocoa with choc chips & sprinkles on top. I must’ve made them a little bigger as they made around 60 or so. I also left out the sugar & they were def sweet enough.

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Liz October 9, 2016 - 7:38 PM

Hi Katrina – is there a Thermomix version of this great cookie recipe? Many thanks, Liz

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isobelle December 4, 2016 - 12:12 PM

hi…i just made these cookies with my daughter and we couldent decide with using the white choc buttons or the milk choc buttens so we got them bothe and later mixed them into the batch together

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Beck December 12, 2016 - 1:47 PM

What sort of shelf life do these have in glass jars?
I’m wanting to make some for xmas gifts and am rather busy next week!
Thanks

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Anabelle January 26, 2017 - 2:37 PM

When you make these do you have to freeze the dough itself or can you freeze it when it is actually a cookie?

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Danielle March 6, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Great recipe! So easy to make and fun to add your own flavours to, which was a hit with my kids. We had three flavours choc chip, white choc with cranberry and currants. Can’t wait to make them again.

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Toni July 6, 2017 - 4:58 PM

Hi, wanting to try the recipe just wondering how much of the flavouring goes into a batch? Wanting to make strawberry nesquick and chocolate chip..

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Teachah July 11, 2017 - 12:40 PM

Hi Katrina, Just made you cookies and OMG everyone loved them. I made a batch with glazed cherries coconut and choc chips they are so yummy I wished I had more cherries hidden in my cupboard I am so glad i found your recipe.

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Tammy January 17, 2018 - 2:33 PM

Made these today and was impressed how many I did make even if I did make the cookie balls bigger than I should have. I worked out the batch only cost $7.64 to make and I could have easily stretched it to 50+ cookies. Well done on this recipe

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 18, 2018 - 9:43 AM

Thank you Tammy. I love that you have worked out the cost. It’s amazing how home baking has such a positive affect on families in many different ways.

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Chantelle January 27, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Anyone try to replace the butter with something else?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 29, 2018 - 10:28 AM

You could replace it with something like Nuttelex

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Katherine February 3, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Do you freeze the cooked biscuit or the mixture??

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 5, 2018 - 9:13 AM

I freeze the cooked biscuits, although you could freeze the mixture also and just cut off the amount you want to bake at the time

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Yvonne Jaunay May 8, 2018 - 10:20 AM

Could you not use the sugar or use evaporated milk in the biscuits? Trying to watch the sugar. My husband is diabetic.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 10, 2018 - 9:12 AM

I haven’t tried them as alternatives, however, if you do I’d love to hear how you go 🙂

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Carolyn June 6, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Anyone converted this to a Thermomix recipe?

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Hannah Marks June 16, 2018 - 9:54 PM

I’ve just made these…absolutely AMAZING! Definitely my new go-to biscuit recipe

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife June 20, 2018 - 8:59 AM

aren’t they just so quick and easy? 🙂

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Karen Suttie October 8, 2018 - 7:19 PM

I’m thinking of giving these cookies a go using Nesle coffee and milk just for a change.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 10, 2018 - 8:53 AM

ooh let me know how you go!

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jo February 25, 2019 - 9:56 PM

this is probably silly but do you freeze the cookie dough or the biscuits once cooked?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 26, 2019 - 10:37 AM

you can freeze both! cooking the biscuits then freezing them is great for pacing lunches, but cooking however many you like then freezing the rest of the dough is a great time saver for future baking 🙂

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Irene March 17, 2019 - 8:09 PM

Hey Katrina

Brilliant receipe, I help fundraiser here for a hospital and every bake sale my kitchen is full with trays of these cookies! The hospital sells my
Cookies for $2 each and I make about 60/70 so it’s a big winner!!! Cookies are yum will post pics – actually can’t figure out how to do pics but they sell well!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 20, 2019 - 9:04 AM

thats great to hear Irene, what a great cause!!

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Emma July 6, 2019 - 7:58 AM

Do you thinl the liquid flavourings would work with this dough? I have a strawberries and cream one I really want to try! ?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 8, 2019 - 11:15 AM

I haven’t tried the liquid flavourings, but please let me know how it goes 🙂

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Christine September 25, 2019 - 9:33 PM

Can I make the cookie dough and leave in the fridge overnight before I cook them.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 1, 2019 - 3:49 PM

Christine this should be fine! I haven’t done it myself, but I can’t see why it wouldn’t work 🙂 Kat x

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Nerrisa Giddings August 11, 2020 - 11:57 AM

Fantastic recipe, I use the COCONUT condensed milk as my husband and daughter are lactose intolerant and it works a treat. The rest of the family and friends don’t know the difference

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 11, 2020 - 3:58 PM

What a great tip! Thank you for sharing this with us lovely. Kat x

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Chris Harward December 9, 2021 - 9:24 AM

I just made a batch for a dairy intolerant child. I dues nutelex and sweetened plant based scm alternative, Found in same place as SCM in grocery store. I would like to try the Coconut version too. They worked out great.

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Christine. January 14, 2022 - 8:19 PM

Did anyone else noticed there are two reason 1’s and no reason 2 for why these cookies are great? ?

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