‘Coookieees!’, as cookie monster would say!!! I love this Sesame Street character and I enjoy watching him stuff his face with cookies. Personally I think nothing beats a homemade biscuit/cookie and a cup of tea. Biscuits have and probably always will be my favourite snack. As I child I loved a custard cream. I used to like to take the biscuit apart and eat the custard part first.
Nowadays since removing a lot of processed foods and sugars from my diet, then discovering I had a gluten allergy, I can no longer eat this type of biscuit. Instead I have started making my own and at Christmas I really like to give these as gifts to friends and family. I think they make a fantastic present and I’m sure if your friends and family are cookie monsters they will love them too.
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Christmas will soon be here and if you are like me, you are probably searching the for gift inspiration. Well look no further for sweet treats to help you with your internet shopping. These biscuits are sweet and crunchy and great to give as a gift to a family member or friend. We all need a sweet treat occasionally and what better way to say Merry Christmas than with homemade biscuits.
Cookies are a must have in our house. There is normally always a lot of cookies in our jar in the kitchen. We don’t buy biscuits/cookies from the supermarket anymore. Most biscuits sold in the UK are made with refined sugar and contain ingredients that I’m not sure I want myself or my family to eat. Therefore I love to bake my own.
It was a rainy day in the UK and I was stood at the fridge thinking about flavours for a new cookies. Then I noticed the mint and that was it. I had chocolate chips in the cupboard so I decided to put the two together in a biscuit. Chocolate and mint are a brilliant combination and they really worked well in this cookie.
My son Ted, who is 7, always proclaims that he hates vegetables and he doesn’t eat them. Therefore as his mother I’m always trying to play hide the veg in his food. I have found a number of ways to hide lots of different vegetables. I have never hidden veggies in cookies/biscuits before.For me, putting carrots into a cookie mixture was a first. Ted didn’t even know they were in there. I watched as he ate them quite happily. On Saturday night he was allowed two with his milk after dinner and he sneaked in a third when he thought my husband Howard and I weren’t looking.
Howard and I knew however, when he was in the kitchen for a lot longer than he is normally. Ted is very cheeky at times. I did tell him after a few days that there are carrots in his beloved biscuits. Ted informed me that he wouldn’t be eating them but he is still munching on the biscuits. It’s probably not the healthiest way to feed your kids vegetables but we promise the cookies are delicious. A sweet treat with a little veg in every so often is not the worst food to feed your children. We love these cookies and we hope you do too.
For me, biscuits (or cookies as they are known in other parts of the world), are my guilty pleasure. Since giving up processed foods and sugars almost six years ago I have had so much fun inventing my own flavours of biscuits. Most I have loved, but there have been a few failures along the way too.
Chocolate ones are my absolute favourite. I could eat them all day long, so I’m always trying to think of a new flavour to go with the chocolate. As the festive season is nearly upon us, I felt it was time to start bringing in the orange flavouring. The taste and smell of oranges always reminds me of Christmas. I felt I should flavour these biscuits with orange and pecans and I’m so pleased I did. It gave a plain old chocolate biscuit a whole new dynamic which was mouth-watering. Well worth a try.
My husband Howard and son Ted love, love, LOVE their sweet treats. They definitely have a sweet tooth so biscuits/cookies are always gobbled up in this house. For this recipe I used a packet of allergy free choc chips. I’m not a fan of buying factory produced choc chips. If it means Ted will eat the biscuits I bake then every so often I will buy them.
For me it’s about using good quality ingredients that won’t harm the body or the planet. I would not normally buy packet food but Ted will more likely enjoy them if they are slightly unhealthy. We live in a world where we are surrounded by packets and sugar. As a mum I just think occasionally I just have to roll with it. These make a great treat but an even better present too.
5 Biscuit/Cookie Recipe Gift Ideas are always a huge hit with friends and family. As I mentioned earlier Howard and Ted both enjoy all of the biscuits above and more. I’m sure they would love to receive the biscuits as a present. My in-laws really liked receiving a jar of biscuits at Christmas and my parents also enjoy a jar or two of biccies. When I have given them as gifts to others they too have always complimented me on the present. Either I have a lot of cookie monster friends and family or these are a great gift to give at any time of the year but especially at Christmas. Whoever you decide to share these biscuit with, as always, please enjoy.