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3 Christmas cookie recipes to recreate

Baking up a storm also doubles up as a crafty family project

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By Amy Saunders | December 7, 2020 | Recipes

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Oats & Honey Cookies


1 1/2 cups Jungle Oats

1/4 cup honey

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 egg

3 tbs butter (room temp)

1/2 cup wheat flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tbs water

Optional choc-chips / raisins and nuts


Preheat oven to 180°C.

Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

Beat together the butter, brown sugar, honey, egg and water thoroughly.

Sift together the dry ingredients then stir in the oats.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix.

Add any additional ingredients you’ve chosen.

Drop heaped teaspoons of cookie batter onto the cookie sheet.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Peanut Butter Cookies


250g butter

500ml sugar

2 eggs, whisked

125ml peanut butter

10ml bicarbonate of soda

25ml milk

5ml vanilla essence

500ml flour, sifted

500ml Jungle Oats

500ml coconut

500ml cornflakes

30ml berry jam


Preheat oven to 180°C.

Cream butter and sugar.

Add whisked eggs.

Add peanut butter and mix well.

Dissolve bicarbonate of soda in milk and stir in the vanilla essence. Add to butter mixture and blend well.

Add the remaining dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix well.

Form walnut-sized balls. Place on a greased baking tray and flatten slightly with a fork.

Spoon 1/4 tsp of jam onto each cookie.

Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown and done.

Turn out onto a cooling rack. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.

Holiday Cookies


1 cup Jungle Plus Original

1 cup self-raising flour

15ml ground cinnamon

1 small egg yolk, beaten

1 tbs grated ginger

1 tbs bicarbonate soda

75g light brown sugar

30ml milk

100g of syrup

80g salted butter


Preheat oven to 180°C.

In a saucepan, melt butter, sugar, ginger, syrup and leave to cool.

Mix Jungle Plus, flour and bicarbonate of soda together with cooled sugar mix.

Add egg yolk to final mix and knead to make dough.

Roll dough out on a floured surface, to about 3mm thick.

Cut into shape of choice.

Place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.

Bake for 7-10 mins or until golden brown.