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With the school holidays approaching, my family found a recipe they wanted to make this week, adapting it to our own tastes. I have to say, these could be the tastiest biscuits I have ever baked!

Our adaptation of a couple of favourite cookie recipes, is a single recipe that could rapidly become a family treasure. I dare you to get your grandkids in on this one. It’s messy, fun and absolutely delicious! When cooked the marshmallow melts to become a toffee that smashes together with chocolate.



  • 250g butter
  • 200g white sugar
  • 130g brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 10mls vanilla
  • a teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 6g baking soda
  • 6g salt
  • 400g choc melts (break them all in half)
  • 125g marshmallows (chop them into halves/quarters or use mini marshmallows)
  • 470g plain flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa (optional)



  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar, add the eggs, and beat well.
  3. Stir in the vanilla.
  4. Combine the flour, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Stir into the creamed mixture.
  5. Using a soup spoon, take a ball of mixture, press it out until a flat round cookie shape.
  6. Have the kids press into the top of the cookie the choc pieces and marshmallows – as much as they can fit on each one.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until brown.
  8. Cool and serve.  This is the finished product.


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Rebecca Wilson

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  1. All Parents, please be very careful sending things like Easter Eggs and/or confectionery to school with your child, to share with Classmates. My Grandson spent the afternoon in hospital yesterday after eating a plain-wrapped egg shared out – he is allergic to nuts, which are often not obvious in confectionery, and though he is very aware and careful, that is how he and his Mum spent his last afternoon of the school term. Luckily, he is ok, but PLEASE be aware another child may not have been as lucky, if their allergy level was higher than his is. THANK YOU. He is nearly 10 and very aware, but cannot be expected to know what is in plain chocolate! Too many children are now allergic and Parents just cannot take the attitude of not caring – or as we overheard one Mother says years ago when he was at Child care “Why should we have to bother – surely he should know what he can and cannot eat”??? He was 3!!! People with allergies can and do DIE from this.

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    • What you haven’t tought your child that he is not allow to eat the same thing as the other kids my grandkids have food that my daughter and I bake for the kids in the class fridge which they are allowed to have when they have party’s and special things that they have choclate they are dairy and gluten free so they are not left out off the class party not a problem

    • Sorry Pat he has been taught. He had a pal bite the egg to see if there were any nuts first – so thought he was ok. Hard to put an old head on young shoulders.

  2. I have my grand daughter here at the moment. An overnight sleepover then off to an easter egg hunt and fun fair in the park tomorrow.

  3. I won’t be baking anything with the grandkids.They won’t be seeing me and I won’t be seeing them. Their parents have denied them access to us. Baking with Grandma is just an example of the many things our poor little granddaughter is missing out on.

  4. My Grandchildren are 27yr & 37yr now its the greatgrand kids… but will not be seeing them One lives in Perth and the others in Hervey Bay. 5 hrs drive from where I live… Perth 5 Hr plane trip… so just the old boy & Me… but our son is coming for Lunch on Sunday… 🙂

  5. Am i correct it assuming this is an Australian site? If so why an American recipe? Easy to pick uses Baking Soda in Australia we call that Bicarb soda

  6. Yes Diana Bakhshi it is very sad especially for the grandchildren. In fact it is absolutely ridiculous.

  7. I really feel for you. It’s only been in the past 18 months that I have had such fantastic access to my beautiful grand daughter. Prior to that I wasn’t denied access but I did have to make appointments at time that suited her mum and dad and even then things would change at the last minute.
    Now days I have as much access as I want but I am very careful with what I say as I know it can be pulled from me at any time.
    We only live five minutes from each other…..

  8. It’s sad and it’s counter productive to deprive children of a loving relationship with Grand parents. The welfare of their children should come first but with some parents, spite wins. The youngsters need their Grandies, that special relationship adds another loving dimension to their lives.

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