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December 4th, 2012
It’s Time For a Sugar Rush!

Holiday Delights

Today is National Cookie day—the perfect time to celebrate all things cookie and sprinkle in a little Christmas. Author Jessa Slade has organized a Cookie blog hop, and I’m taking part.

My favorite biscuit (since I’m in New Zealand and that’s what we call them) is shortbread. Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a piece of shortbread, but since I’ve posted a shortbread recipe before I thought I’d try out a new biscuit recipe.

So, without further ado, I give you – Midnight biscuits

Midnight Biscuits

125 grams soft butter (4 oz/half cup)

175 grams sugar (6 oz)

1 egg

1/2 vanilla extract

125 grams flour (4 oz)

35 grams cocoa (1 oz)

1/2 teaspoon baking soda


1. Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy.

2. Add the egg and vanilla and mix.

3. Sift the flour, cocoa and baking soda and mix into the butter/egg mixture.

4. Roll into teaspoon size balls (mixture will be quite soft. Using damp hands will help)

5. Place balls on baking tray. Don’t crowd.

6. Bake in a pre-heated oven 180C/350F for around 10 – 12 minutes.

7. Cool on tray for five minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.


1. My biscuits took 9 minutes to cook since I used fan-bake.

2. I think I’ll add a few dried cranberries or chocolate chips next time.

3. Great served with a glass of milk since they’re so chocolatety

4. Makes around 20 biscuits

This recipe comes from Baking Makes Things Better

Other biscuit recipes to check out on my blog

ANZAC Biscuits

Chunky Oat biscuits

Orange and Cranberry Biscuits

Melting Moments


Spice biscuits

Sesame crackers

Easter biscuits

And introducing a Christmas read ~ Christmas is Coming

Christmas is Coming

Christmas is coming. Give your lover the gift of pleasure…

Gaby Montgomery works for Fancy Free as a condom designer. Recently she’s been designing sex toys and testing her inventions with fellow designer Marc, but they’ve parted ways. The timing couldn’t be worse because she’s stuck without a willing test subject for her sexy products.

Gaby’s roommates Liam Richardson and Fletch Darcy both want a serious relationship with Gaby, and now that she’s free, it’s time to make a move. But how do they decide which one will date Gaby? Fletch finally suggests they share her. Liam is skeptical but agrees the scheme might work, which allows Fletch to move on to step two of his romance plan. Fletch doesn’t just want Gaby, he wants Liam as well.

The loving is hot, their days full of fun product testing, exquisite pleasure and laughter. Everything is perfect until the outside world intrudes, putting their budding relationship under stress. This time their love and friendship might not stand the pressure.

Publisher’s Note: Want to have more fun with the characters in this book, including finding out more about those spaceship sightings, then pick up Fancy Free along with the books in the Talking Dog series. They’re an out-of-this world experience.

Read an excerpt


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24 comments to “It’s Time For a Sugar Rush!”

  1. Cat
      · December 4th, 2012 at 8:06 am · Link

    Called a biscuit not a cookie?? does that mean if you eat more than one you’re not really seen as overdoing? But then, at Christmas is anything considered overdoing? I think not!!!

    • Shelley Munro
        · December 4th, 2012 at 10:23 am · Link

      It’s an English/Downunder thing :)

  2. Paty Jager
      · December 4th, 2012 at 8:22 am · Link

    A chocolate cookie or biscuit is always good with me.

    • Shelley Munro
        · December 4th, 2012 at 10:23 am · Link

      Paty – anything chocolate works for me.

  3. Jane Wakely
      · December 4th, 2012 at 9:29 am · Link

    Hi Shelley~
    You threw me for a min there with the measurements! Thanx for adding the conversions! ;)
    These sound yummy! I like your idea of adding cranberries to the mix, too! :)
    Happy Cookie Day!”:)

    • Shelley Munro
        · December 4th, 2012 at 10:24 am · Link

      Jane – I have a thing about cranberries. I like to add dried cranberries to everything!

  4. Laurie London
      · December 4th, 2012 at 10:01 am · Link

    Cookie, biscuit, shortbread…I eat them all! These look soooo dang good.

    • Shelley Munro
        · December 4th, 2012 at 10:25 am · Link

      They’re an all-purpose treat that go with everything :)

  5. Savannah Chase
      · December 4th, 2012 at 10:55 am · Link

    I’m on a diet and you are making me want to break it….lol

    • Shelley Munro
        · December 4th, 2012 at 7:46 pm · Link

      This time of the year is terrible for diets. I know since I’m trying to cut back too.

  6. Jessa Slade
      · December 4th, 2012 at 11:14 am · Link

    Oh man, these look decadent! And I love the midnight name :) Making me do math with the grams to cups conversion is kinda cruel, but for midnight biscuit/cookies, I will persevere!

    • Shelley Munro
        · December 4th, 2012 at 7:47 pm · Link

      I thought the name was cool too. Thanks for organising the hop, Jessa.

  7. Maggie Jaimeson
      · December 4th, 2012 at 1:34 pm · Link

    You had me at shortbread, but then to have chocolate too. Yummm. I wonderful friend in Taz has always sent me Xmas bisquits from down under. Nice to see an actual recipe.

    • Shelley Munro
        · December 4th, 2012 at 7:48 pm · Link

      I don’t think you can go wrong with shortbread. Check out my shortbread recipe. I have a chilli chocolate variation, which is delicious.

  8. Tawny Weber
      · December 4th, 2012 at 2:23 pm · Link

    Mmmmm, these look divine. I’m definitely adding them to my baking list- with a name like Midnight Biscuit, how could I not?

    • Shelley Munro
        · December 4th, 2012 at 7:49 pm · Link

      Biscuits at midnight sound very tempting :)

  9. Heather
      · December 4th, 2012 at 3:35 pm · Link

    Definitely look yummy to me!

    • Shelley Munro
        · December 4th, 2012 at 7:49 pm · Link

      Add a cup of tea and they’re perfect.

  10. Autumn Jordon
      · December 4th, 2012 at 3:48 pm · Link

    Biscuit? I love it! And chocolate. There is nothing wrong with this recipe. everything is perfect!

    Thanks for doing the conversion on the measurements.

    • Shelley Munro
        · December 4th, 2012 at 7:50 pm · Link

      You’re welcome. I always have to convert the American recipes and Google to work out the ingredients.

  11. Angela Brown
      · December 4th, 2012 at 5:58 pm · Link

    Nom Nom. Looks so tasty!

    • Shelley Munro
        · December 4th, 2012 at 7:50 pm · Link

      Thanks, Angela.

  12. Mary Kirkland
      · December 5th, 2012 at 10:45 am · Link

    That sounds so good. I love baking, I’ll give this one a try too.

  13. Mona Karel
      · December 5th, 2012 at 10:52 am · Link

    These look wicked good!!


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