According to my mother, my Great Nanna, Emily Turnbull nee Wickham (Mum's nanna) loved to cook. Great Nanna's cousin on her mother's side was Alice (Nellie) Stilling. Nellie married Joseph Brell in 1923, and shared one of her biscuit recipes with Great Nanna. Great Nanna passed the recipe on to my mother, and as little kids we often had Nell Brell's cookies.
Nell Brell's cookies
- 250g margarine/butter
- 1 cup caster sugar 2 eggs
- 2 cups self raising flour
- 1 cup fruit (sultanas etc)
- ½ cup dessicated coconut
- crushed cornflakes
Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, then fruit, coconut and lastly flour, stirring to combine.
Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls and then roll them in crushed cornflakes. Place balls on a baking sheet lined with baking paper, leaving space between them for spreading.
Bake at 200°C for about 12 mins or until golden. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet.