I seem to be going through abit of a cookie phase at the moment. This isn’t such a bad thing as the other-half loves eating them so is rather happy when I return from the kitchen with a plate full of warm, fresh out of the oven cookies.
This was one of my main reasons for baking these cookies today, we are both a little hungover from a night at a local festival- the Bergkirchweig- where steins full of fest bier were flowing. We just fancied a quick little pick-me-up and these cookies are so quick – just 20 minutes from a pile of ingredients to cookies in mouth which made them a perfect option.
I had first come across this recipe from the Great British book of baking, which takes recipes from the second series of the Great British bake off. The beauty of these cookies is you can add any flavourings you wish, fruits, chocolate, marshmallows, sweets the choice is up to you.
- 125g Butter
- 100g Sugar
- 50g Light brown sugar
- 1 Egg
- 175g Plain Flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 100g flavourings- I used dark chocolate and cherries.
Pre-heat your oven to 180c. Then start by melting your butter in a pan big enough to hold all the ingredients. Next add both of your sugars and give it a good mix to combine.
Turn the heat off from the pan. Beat your egg in a small cup and add this to mixture along with your vanilla extract, stir this quickly.
Next combine your baking powder and flour, sift this and add to your pan and mix the batter until it is smooth and free of any lumps.
This is now where you add your flavourings, these can be anything of your choice from fruits, chocolate, marshmallows, sweets (mars bar is a favourite) the choice is purely yours.
I went for chocolate which I roughly chopped into chunks and halved cherries.
As the mixture is warm, you may find your chocolate starts to melt so you need to work quickly. I measured my cookies out using my ice-cream scoop method onto a prepared baking sheet, this meant I had larger, fewer cookies, just as I am a fan of a big cookie.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until just firm. Transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
I would say store them in a airtight box for freshness, but lets me honest. They wont last that long. My favourite time to eat them is when they have been out of the oven about 10 minutes when the chocolate is still warm but won’t burn the roof of your mouth.
Happy Baking! R x