This is the first time I've tried this recipe. They are supposed to be rock cakes but as soon as Donald saw them he said they looked like little scones and they taste a little like them too. So that is what I've christened them as they are far from rock cakes. The recipe is taken from another Australian Womens Weekly cook book: babies and toddlers good food. I changed the recipe a little again as I preferred my method of mixing. You can also adjust the amount of baking powder so they don't get that baking powder spiciness in them, you know how it makes your teeth squeek, so just add a little less if you want. I made half of the batch with sultanas and the other half with chocolate chips as one of my boys doesn't like sultanas, I try to please every one.
3 cups plain flour
5 tspns baking powder
1/2 tspn cinnamon
135g butter, chopped and softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup sultanas/or 1 cup choc chips
3/4 cup milk approx
sugar extra for sprinkling on top
Turn oven on 190°C/375°F. Sift flour, baking powder and cinnamon into bowl. Mix butter and sugar together then stir in flour mixture and a alternate with a little milk and add the eggs. Mix in sultanas or choc chips. Drop tablespoons of the mixture on a lined baking tray a few cm's apart. I rolled them in my hand to round them off before putting on the tray, it got a little sticky though.
Sprinkle extra sugar over top of each cookie and bake in a moderately hot oven for 11-12 minutes or until browned lightly. Makes about 45 cookies.