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Bake it: 80 cookies for under $7

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Grab a pen. Write this on your shopping list: one tin of condensed milk. This is one recipe that’s great for pulling out when you realise you’ve invited the whole street over and the biscuit tin is empty, or if you like to make in bulk and freeze. Make the basic biscuit mix and then let the kids get creative in making a whole host of different flavours {I’ll share my favourites below}.

500g butter
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 tin of condensed milk {around 400g}
5 cups self-raising flour

♥ Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius. Line 4 baking trays.
♥ In a HUGE bowl cream the butter, sugar and condensed milk with electric beaters.
♥ Add self-raising flour. Mix well using a wooden spoon.
♥ Either just throw in a bag of choc-chips and make choc-chip biscuits, or divide the mix up into however many flavours you’d like to make {see below for flavour ideas} and get creative.
♥ Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls and place on trays, flatten slightly.
♥ Bake for 14 minutes or until golden. Place on cake racks after cooling slightly.

It’s fun to divide the mix up into 4 or 5 batches and try a few different flavours, such as these:
♥ Jam Drops: Place a thumbprint into the rolled cookies and then drop a teaspoon of your favourite jam
♥ Lolly cookies: Top the biscuits with your favourite lolly
♥ Favourites: Top each biscuit with your favourite chocolate from the Cadbury favourites box of chocolates. Simply cut each chocolate in half and place on top.
♥ Snickerdoodles: Mix 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Roll each ball into the sugar mix to coat and then flatten slightly on the tray.
♥ Cornflake cookies: Add cornflakes and sultanas and mix!
♥ Choc-nuts: Chop some peanuts and add with some choc-chips for a yummy biscuit.

Lacey loved making these biscuits and I’m sure your kids will too. x

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