New Zealand Tararua Biscuits

“A Kiwi recipe for our Zaar World Tour. Please understand that 'biscuit' in New Zealand = 'cookie' in the U.S. These biscuits are wholesome, simple to make and they pack and keep well. To keep them fresh for camping trips it pays to pack them in day lots and label accordingly. Be warned: Tararua biscuits can be jaw breakers as they are designed to have little moisture left by the end of cooking!”
READY IN:
30mins
YIELD:
50 biscuits
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Melt butter, sugar and condensed milk together in large pot.
  2. Add flour, rolled oats, baking powder and coconut.
  3. Divide mixture in half.
  4. Spread each half onto a greased tray - spread with a knife until it forms a 30cm x30cm (12" x 12") square, keeping edges neat and straight.
  5. Repeat with other half of mixture.
  6. Cook at 150C/300F for 10-15 minutes till light to golden brown.
  7. Cut each tray into 25 biscuits - 5 x 5.
  8. To harden biscuits a little more return to oven which has been turned off - leave for another 5 - 10 minutes.
  9. When completely cold, pack biscuits in plastic bags. Seal and label.

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