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Re: Cranberry Hootycreeks
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2013, 07:46:37 am »
Glad it worked out for you.  As soon as I get off the forum I'm off to make 3 for Xmas gifts, hope they look as good as yours!
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Re: Cranberry Hootycreeks
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2013, 01:15:56 pm »
Great presentation Cookie 8)
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Re: Cranberry Hootycreeks
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2013, 09:44:30 pm »
Looks lovely cookie :)
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Re: Cranberry Hootycreeks
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2013, 10:11:22 pm »
Cookie,  this looks lovely.  Have made 7 jars now,  don't looks as nice as yours but still happy with them.  Made 2 with 11 year old GD.  Had to buy these jars.  $2.50 .  She loved making them for her friends.  Thanks again Marina,  a novel and practical gift.

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Re: Cranberry Hootycreeks
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2013, 01:20:47 am »
Thanks for your acknowledgement of these cookies.  Whilst  I am happy to accept your thanks for finding and posting this recipe, it is really kimmyh that should get everyone's thanks because it was her lovely 'lucky dip' gift at your "CC afternoon tea", Chookie, that inspired me and got me started on these in the first place!

It may be a bit late now, but one tip I read somewhere in the net-sphere, if you add your layers, one by one, through a funnel of some sort that goes a the way to either the bottom of the jar or the top of the previous layer (I used some baking paper) you can control them more easily and thus make a sharper and cleaner differentiation between the layers.  Hope that makes sense.
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Re: Cranberry Hootycreeks
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2013, 01:36:50 am »
It makes perfect sense Marina.  I take it your book is full of gifts in a jar?
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Re: Cranberry Hootycreeks
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2013, 01:38:44 am »
... well, now that you mention it ... I have downloaded one book of these recipes onto my kindle, but I like this recipe so much I haven't tried any others yet.
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Re: Cranberry Hootycreeks
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2013, 01:53:22 am »
Marina I use a jam funnel.  There are some with smarties in them called Cowgirl Cookies.  These look fun,  but the recipe Marina has provided seems the most popular.
Yes,  I checked out Kim's recipe,  and remember her generous Lucky dip. Jars.  Everyone wanted them. 

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« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2013, 09:41:41 am »
Such kind words Marina, thank you but totally not necessary. I found my ideas from the internet just like you too. There is loads of ideas out there, but yours sound the best. I just love the name.  I used a jam funnel too and place jar on scales so I can weigh in the ingredients. Very quick way to do it.

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Re: Cranberry Hootycreeks
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2013, 01:22:38 am »
The recipient of my jar of cookies loved them. She did say she wouldn't make them until it cools down a little. Thanks everyone.
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« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2013, 05:10:51 am »
Great idea for gifts!

Cookie, yours look so good. What container did you use?

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Re: Cranberry Hootycreeks
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2013, 08:00:47 am »
DH had just thrown out all the Moccona jars and the recycling had gone. I bought a square canister in Woolworths. I was pleased with how it looked.
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Re: Cranberry Hootycreeks
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2013, 08:35:41 am »
What a terrific idea. They look great Jo.
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Re: Cranberry Hootycreeks
« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2013, 10:46:46 pm »
I just made up a trial batch of these to see what they were like.  I thought the mixture was very dry and crumbly, and it was difficult to form them into balls.  And when I baked them, they stayed in balls and didn't flatten out at all.  The biscuits were quite dry to eat too.

I looked up the recipe on the website, and the original recipe says to use 1/2 cup soft butter.  When I weighed out 1/2 cup butter it was 110 grams, not 60 grams.

So I am making a second batch with the increased amount of butter to see how it goes.

The second batch is out of the oven and have taste-tested both:  this is a really lovely biscuit, but IMHO it does need the extra butter.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2013, 11:20:54 pm by KarenH »
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Re: Cranberry Hootycreeks
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2013, 12:06:21 am »
Karen, thanks very much for that.  When I did the conversions I used a web based conversion table ... I will know better next time! 

When I made these the first time it worked OK with just 60 gm, but I have now updated my recipe on the one I am giving away today and will also update the recipe on this thread.  I do so hope that no one has a disaster with these, I will be so embarrassed!
Marina from Melbourne and Guildford
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