Nanna Loy’s Kansas Cockle Biscuits

This recipe is very near and dear to my heart and I’m sure near and dear to a lot of other family members hearts. My beautiful, late Nanna Loy shared this recipe with me quite some time ago, 18 years to be exact. I was thinking of Nanna Loy’s Kansas Cockle biscuits just the other day and I knew I had a recipe for them somewhere in my recipe cupboard that she had personally hand written for me. That thought was enough to set me into a mission of ‘Find that recipe’ and I did just that. On a piece of pretty pink paper I found the recipe she gave me all those years ago.
Nanna Loy you will forever have a special sweet place in my heart.
I look forward to sharing more of Nanna Loy’s recipes with you but today it’s her Kansas Cockles.

You will need:
125g butter
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 cup cornflour

Cream butter and sugar well. Add egg, beat well then add vanilla.
Add sifted flours, stir until smooth.
Make into small balls (I used heaped teaspoons for my sizing).
Press down with a fork.

Cook in a moderate oven about 15 minutes (just keep an eye on them).
When cool ice together.
Traditionally you ice Kansas Cockles together with a Jam icing but this time around I decided to use a dark chocolate ganache.
I melted 200g dark chocolate with 80ml cream over a pan of simmering water, stirring every now and then until smooth. I then placed melted mixture in fridge to firm up until it is of a spreadable consistency.

The result a delicious little biscuit.
I feel very fortunate to have had 2 amazing Grandmothers that shared their passion for baking and crafting with me. I will be forever grateful.


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