Hello everyone, so for my first post I thought I would do it on something I love.. Baking. I haven’t been baking for too long, just over a year. I love baking because it helps me relax, especially on weekends after work.
This cookie recipe is one of my favourites, and I loved turning cookies into a full dessert.
To make 15 cookies, you will need:
200g baking butter (I used Stork baking butter)
275g self raising flour
300g caster sugar
75g of cocoa powder
200g of white chocolate
150g of milk chocolate
1 large egg
Before you measure any of your ingredients, switch on the oven to preheat. Preheat the oven at 200 ºC. Also have your baking trays ready with a sheet of grease proof paper. (I had three baking trays)
Firstly in a large bowl mix your butter and the caster sugar. Now you can do this the traditional way with a wooden spoon (especially if you want an arm workout session) or you can use an electrical whisk (which I used as the easy option).
After whisking, or mixing with a wooden spoon, you should get something like this.
Then add your egg to the mixture (you can mix your egg in a separate little bowl before hand with a whisk or a fork).
After the egg has mixed in well with the mixture, it should be a little fluffier like the picture above.
Then add your dry ingredients, starting of with self raising flour. Now, add this a little at a time. I added half in, whisked then added the rest.
After you add in the cocoa butter, the mixture should be much thicker. My whisk struggled to mix in the cocoa powder so I reverted to my trusty wooden spoon.
Below is what your mixture should look like.
Then its the really fun part you have been waiting for.. adding in the chocolate. Above I have put that you need 200g of white chocolate and 150g of milk chocolate, but it is entirely up to your individual preferences. I like to add more white chocolate than the milk chocolate.
Place six balls of cookie dough on your baking and they’re ready for the oven. I had two baking trays with 6 cookies on them and third one had 3.
Leave in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
Once they are ready, leave them in the baking tray for 10 minutes to cool, then place them on a cooling rack to cool for another 10 minutes. After they have cooled down they are ready.
If you would like to make them into desserts like I have done, then carry on reading…
In your small jars (I bought mine from Wilkinsons 12 for £4) crush in the cookies, quarters will do. Then add your favourite vanilla ice cream (I had Carte D’or). Lastly for a touch of colour add little mint leaves on top. Then the dessert is ready to be served.
I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know in the comments below if you attempt the cookies or the dessert.
Have a good day.