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Macadamia and Craisin Biscuits – Snack

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Makes 24 biscuits, prep time 30 mins

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  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 100g Macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup dried craisins
  • Pinch salt


  1. Pre-heat an oven to 180 degrees and line a biscuit tray with baking paper.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the vanilla, salt, almond meal and flour and continue to beat on a low speed.
  3. As the mixture begins to resemble fine bread crumbs add small amounts of milk to the mixture and continue to beat until it begins to come together into a dough.
  4. Add the craisins and macadamia nuts and using a large spoon mix it together until the craisins and nuts are well incorporated and the dough comes together easily.
  5. Roll together tablespoon sized balls of the dough and press flat onto the lines biscuit tray. Leave several centimeres room between each biscuit.
  6. Place tray in the pre-heated oven for 15 – 20 minutes or until the biscuits begin to golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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