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Making cookies

Making cookies

I’m sick but I’ve been bitten by the cooking bug. The smell of fresh bread is wafting through my house and now I’m planning to make some cookies from a recipe I’ve used hundreds of times based on one from The Nursing Mothers’ Association of Australia Cookbook (circa 1978).

They call it fruit slab but I make it into individual cookies and I’ve changed the recipe substantially over the years so it’s barely recognisable but I like to give credit where credit is due. I don’t think the book is available anymore. Anyway here is my version of the recipe:


40g butter

35g olive oil (who says you can’t subsitute oil for butter?)

1 cup white SR flour

.5 cup wholemal plain flour

1.5 cups sultanas

1 cup shredded coconut

1 cup raw sugar

.5 tsp cinnamon

.25 tsp cardamom

.25 tsp ground ginger

2 eggs


Melt butter in the olive oil. Put all the flours, sugar, spices and eggs into a bowl and mix. Add the melted butter/oil, mix and then add the coconut and sultanas. I like to mix with my hands you get a better homogeneity.

Grease a silicone baking sheet and spoon little piles on the sheet. Cook in a fan-forced oven at 180C for 10 minutes. Switch the oven off and leave the cookies in there for another 5 minutes. Cool and EAT!!!

Here’s the result…

Bread and cookies- yum!

Bread and cookies- yum!