Five easy recipes for an ample supply of holiday treats

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Photos Francois Oberholster

Vanilla biscuits

This crispy biscuit is everyone’s favourite and if you don’t feel like rolling out the dough and making shapes, simply roll it into walnut-sized balls, flatten with a fork.

Peanut butter biscuits with three ingredients

This easy recipe from Errieda du Toit’s book Tuistafel seems at first glance to be a mistake because how can only three ingredients make biscuits? Seeing is believing! I simply had to share…

Coconut ice with lemon, glacé cherries and rose syrup

These squares may seem a bit over-indulgent as they are very sweet – just keep them small!

Chocolate chip toffee cookies

I baked giant cookies; feel free to make smaller biscuits if you need to feed more people.

Spice biscuits

I use mixed spices in the dough because it makes the process easy. Alternatively, season the dough with whatever takes your fancy: ground cinnamon, ginger, cloves...

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