It is time to fill the cookie jars for Christmas!

November 14, 2012 in baked goods

Christmas CookiesYou have no idea how many people pass through our house in Hermanus during a December holiday. Friends, family, strangers and they all share in the joy of tasting Ouma Tina’s delicious cookies.

My mom an dad has a whole ritual baking and filling those cookie tins and I just love listening to their cheerful banter, but through it all, they get the job done.

You will see all the recipes are huge, they  have been doubled and tripled for my big family, You can halve or double as you please, it somehow always works.

Christmas Cookies

Peanut Butter and Cornflakes Cookies


4 x 250 ml Kellogg’s Cornflakes

2 x 250 ml oats

4 x 250 ml sugar

4 eggs

4 tsp baking powder

2 tsp vanilla extract

4 x 250 ml shredded dry coconut

4 x 250 ml cake flour

4 heaped T peanut butter

500 g butter

4 tsp bicarbonate of soda

2 ml salt


Cream butter and sugar in your mixer and add the eggs. Mix well. Add the peanut butter and mix well. Mix the bicarb with a little milk and mix in too.  Add all the other ingredients and mix well. Allow to rest, overnight the best. Roll in little balls the size of a walnut and place on a baking sheet, which has been prepared with Spray n Cook. Allow enough space between each cookie as it spreads slightly. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 180 C. Cool  and store until Christmas.

Visit My Easy Cooking for the more delicious Christmas Cookie Recipes

Romany Creams, Aniseed Biscuits and Spiced Biscuits

Hopefully now you will be ready for the silly season and your pantry will be stocked with Ouma Tina’s delicious Christmas Cookies!

10 responses to It is time to fill the cookie jars for Christmas!

  1. Lovely post Nina – die fotos is beautiful! Ek hoop jy gaan my blikke met koekies vul – ek is mos nou nie eintlik n baster nie ;-)

  2. Baie Dankie, natuurlik sal ek!

  3. It sounds delicious, but there is no mention of the oven temperature.

  4. Thanks for sharing with us, a spirit of Christmas indeed. God bless.

  5. Hi I made the peanut butter cookies and they are beyond fab, but the batch is huge, can I halve the recipe for a smaller batch?

  6. Thank you so much for posting this. I cannot wait to try these!

    One question, though, should I use sweetened or unsweetened coconut?

  7. Pictures are amazing. i found that it is too easy to make peanut butter and cornflakes cookies. I will try this at my home for my lovely daughter. thanks for sharing this recipe.

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