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Holiday season is the time for sharing and Peta of Peta Eats is sharing a dozen biscuits, some classics and some of her own, from all over the world with us.

Peta said – “Your challenge is to make a celebration cookie, square or bar. I am giving you 12 recipes (or the links to them) ranging from difficult to easy.”

…and I was so sure I would do it, perhaps even making twelve different items and then wrapping them in cellophane and ribbon and giving them away as Christmas presents! As it was, I managed to make one set of biscuits – Lebkuchen from The Pink Whisk. They were easy to make, although I initially tried to fudge the part where we were instructed to chill the dough in the fridge overnight. Turns out you actually do have to chill it overnight, otherwise you end with an incredibly soft, sticky dough that refuses to comply with a biscuit cutter. Luckily my next attempt the following night (with the second half of the dough) worked a lot better.

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In an effort to excuse my poor performance, may I mention that this month I have made two kinds of jam – nectarine and apricot – and made several batches of these protein balls, which are dangerously addictive. On a tip from Lemonpi, and in an effort to make them less calorific, I have been replacing some of the nuts with oats. So good! One of them is naked because I ran out of chia seeds, but it still tasted good.

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ETA – this is the recipe I used, except I used a few more dates and swapped some of the nuts for oats. And I left out the coconut oil entirely.

Thanks to Peta for hosting this month’s challenge!

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