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Yummy Christmas treats!

Cookie Monster pancakes


3 cups plain flour

3 tbs baking powder

2 tbs sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 1/2 cups milk

2 eggs

1 tbs vanilla extract

4 tbs butter (melted) 1 packet chocolate chip cookies

chocolate sauce

(*to serve)

whipped cream

(*to serve)


Mix the flour, baking powder and salt together in a big bowl.In a smaller bowl mix together milk, eggs and vanilla.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix gently until just combined. Chop half the packet of cookies roughly so that they are still quite large chunks and stir gently into the mixture.

Add the melted butter and mix into just incorporated.

Melt a couple of teaspoons of extra butter in a non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat.Pour about 1/4 cup of pancake batter into the pan per pancake. Cook until you see little bubbles forming in the batter then flip them and cook for 3-4 minutes.Serve stacked up with the leftover chocolate chip cookies and a drizzling of chocolate sauce, or whipped cream if you’re feeling particularly wild.

Christmas shortbread


125 g caster sugar

125 g cornflour

2 cups plain flour

250 g butter


Preheat the oven to 170˚C.

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the melted butter and stir until it's all combined.

Line a 28cm x 18cm lamington tin with baking paper and press the mixture in.

Bake at 170˚c for 30 minutes.

Remove from oven, cut into 24 squares, sprinkle evenly with caster sugar and prick each piece with a fork. Return to oven for 15 minutes. Cool in tin.

Healthy chicken nuggets


500 g chicken tenderloins

1 cup plain flour

salt and pepper

1 egg

1/2 cup light milk

3 cups cornflakes (crushed)


Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces.

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Set out a crumbing station by putting the flour and salt and pepper in the first bowl, the egg beaten with the milk in the second bowl and the crushed cornflakes in the third bowl.

A few pieces at a time, roll the chicken in the flour, dip into the milk and egg and then roll in the crushed cornflakes.

Lay these on a wire rack with a tray underneath.

Bake for 25 minutes.


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