I quite like winding yarn by hand around a cardboard tube but it is very time consuming, so maybe I ought to buy a ball winder. They seem so expensive for a bit of plastic though. Sigh.
The oaty cookies are pretty much this recipe and I made up the recipe for the others. They’re very good so I thought you might like to make them. I’m feeling rather lazy and kind of sleepy though, so you’ll need to do any necessary conversions for yourself, sorry.
Chocolate and Hazelnut Cookies
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees c. Beat the butter or margarine, sugar and honey together until lighter and fluffy. If you’ve just taken hard butter from the fridge I find that a fork makes this easiest but an electric mixer would be even easier if you have one. Mix in all of the other ingredients except the milk. Add about a teaspoon full of milk at a time until the mixture just comes together to form a soft dough. Roll into balls roughly 1″ in diameter and place on a greased or lined baking tray with plenty of spreading room between them. Dip a fork in a cup of water and use it to squash the cookies flat, making a criss-cross pattern. Bake for 10 minutes, leave to cool on tray for a couple of minutes until hard enough to pick up and transfer to a wire rack (or, if like me you’ve never gotten around to buying such a thing, one of the shelves from the oven balanced on top of the cooker).