To Make: Many Biscuits

by Kate on December 7, 2010

These guys are definitely a Christmas tradition in my family.

My Nan bakes up a batch every year and gives a jar to each grandchild, she even posted them to me when I lived in London.

Merry Christmas..

This Christmas, I am baking up a batch for some special people in my life and thought I would share the biscuit love with you guys.

To make my Nan’s ‘many biscuits’ you will need:
500g butter – softened
1/4 cup condensed milk
4 teaspoons of baking powder
Splash of vanilla essence
1.5 cups caster sugar
4 cups of plain flour
Makes roughly 4 – 5 dozen biscuits

Chopped glace cherries
chopped uncrystallised ginger
choc chips
chopped nuts


 (Note: all measurements are in metric)


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (fan forced)
  2. Cream together butter, sugar, vanilla and condensed milk
  3. Gradually blend in flour and baking powder
  4. Once all ingredients are combined, roll teaspoon shape balls and place onto a baking tray
  5. Flatten a little with a fork and add your desired toppings*
  6. Bake in oven for around 15 minutes until nice and golden
Many Biscuits..

I hope you enjoy them as much as us!

*My Nan usually splits the biscuit batter into 4 equal parts and mixes choc chips into one, chopped. nuts into the other then balls and tops the other two parts with the cherries and ginger. I just rolled and topped.

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1 1/4 of an inch December 7, 2010 at 7:23 am

So I know what I'll be baking today…

It's about as handmade as the Christmas gifts will get this year…perfect for the teachers I'm thinking…

I'll let you know how they turn out!

Thanks Kate, xxt

ps. sorry for being a blog-lurky-person, just know I'm still around and loving your work. xx


2 izzy inspired December 7, 2010 at 7:28 am

looks and sounds delicious. I love the way they look in the jars. they are going onto my list of things to do for christmas…


3 Jo December 7, 2010 at 7:31 am

They sound very yummy! We're having a change from preserves this year (our usual Christmas gifts) and making confectionary – boiled sweets, marshmallows and fudge! Can't wait to start the practice runs…


4 Evelyn Jackson December 7, 2010 at 8:00 am

Oooh, they look YUM! I'm going to take this idea and run with it. Thanks Kate and Nan :) x


5 Kirsty December 7, 2010 at 8:07 am


I love traditions like this. My uncle makes the Christmas pud every year.

I might be de-grinching a little. x


6 Mel December 7, 2010 at 1:34 pm

4-5 DOZEN! That is MANY biscuits! On ya Nan (and Kate) these look delish. My mouth is watering!


7 Kate December 7, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Condensed milk im biscuits – I will be trying these!!


8 gret December 7, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Aww, nothing quite like biscuits made by a Grandmother. Lovely.


9 Quilts on Bastings December 7, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Kate – they look delicious – you truly are the most organised person I know!


10 Kristi December 8, 2010 at 7:30 am

love the story.

ps. i also noticed your ikea tags…love um. i heading there this weekend, hope they still have some left.


11 karlyn Jackson December 8, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Yum. I've had condensed milk in the back of the fridge for months ( of course with that amount of sugar content it just never goes off). I'll be making these for sure. Good on you for making your last Christmas pressie, I am still to make my first….arrrh!


12 Nova December 9, 2010 at 10:40 am

yum! Yay for Nan biscuits. Printing this one off as we speak… thanks Kate x


13 Melissa@Vidastyle January 18, 2011 at 11:04 am

Just tried your recipe, the kids wanted to make biscuits, they are in the oven as I type. Smell devine!


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