My family doesn’t have a lot of Christmas traditions, but there are a few things I can’t imagine the holidays without: a Christmas tree (duh), my grandma’s potica, the cheesiest Christmas movies and these insanely delicious Christmas cookies. The best you’ll ever try — I swear!

Even though I always say this is our family recipe, we can’ really take credit for it. My mom brought it over from England, where she spent a few months working as an au pair back in the days. The family she lived with shared this exact recipe with her and at one point it just became a thing in our family too. I don’t remember when exactly, but for the past 15 years, not a single year has gone by without me making (and stuffing my face with) these nutty chocolate chip biscuits, as the Mawdsley’s would probably call them.


  • 350 g white flour
  • 200 g butter
  • 200 g brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (not full) tsp baking soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • 100 g coconut flour
  • 200 g plain/baking chocolate
  • 200 g walnuts
  • 200 g hazelnuts
  • 200 g almonds


Cut all nuts and chocolate into smaller pieces. For the nuts you can also use a food processor, but make sure you don’t use a high setting, as you need chunks, not “flour”. Mix all ingredients together in a big bowl, form the dough into round, cookie-like shapes (I like them pretty big), and place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake on 200°C for about 12 minutes. 

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