Ok so we definitely wouldn’t consider ourselves the greatest of cooks but myself and Hannah thought we would try our hand at baking cookies. We were feeling festive so even brought some Christmas cookie cutters to really make our cookies extra special. So the above picture is a collaboration between myself, Hannah, Sean and Sam. The icing definitely didn’t work as well as we thought it would. It was a very runny consistently so most of our snowmen looked as if they were melting but hey ho, the fun of baking the cookies was the best part!
I thought that I’d share with you guys the recipe I used and you will probably see a video of the whole process on my channel soon.
For this recipe you will need,
- 100g butter, softened/room temperature
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 175g plain flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- AS MANY CHOCOLATE CHIPS AS YOU WANT!
1. Firstly, you’ll want to prep the cooker to 200º(Gas 6). This is something we definitely forgot to do at the beginning! Next you’ll want to cream the caster sugar and butter together, either using an electric whisk or if the old fashioned way – a wooden spoon. You want to mix it in until it’s light and fluffy and both ingredients are well combined.
2. Next you want to add the chocolate chips, this will help create an even consistency throughout every cookie, making sure that parts of the cookie have the melted chocolate and chocolate chips running through the cookie and on top.
3. Next sift the flour into a bowl and add a pinch of baking powder before you add it to the current pictures. This is a MUST when it comes to using flour as you may find lumps of flour in your cookies. Not nice.
4. Once you’ve briefly mixed in the baking powder and the flour, add this bit by bit, stirring it slowly into the mixture.
5. Once all the flour is added, you want the mixture to be slightly sticky but not too wet as you need to be able to work with it to cut out the shapes.
6. Using a rolling pin, roll out the mixture until you have a thin edge no more than a couple of cm’s thick. After this is done, use your selected cutters and cut out your cookies!
7. Either using a baking sheet (we forgot about this) or butter (this is what we used instead), place on rub if you are using butter onto a baking tray. This stops the cookies from sticking to the baking tray. Place your cut out cookies onto the tray when your ready.
8. Place your cookies in the oven. They need only be in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Be prepared for the smell of cookies to waft through your whole flat/house. AHHHHHHHH. Once they are ready, take them out of the oven and leave to cool.
For decoration! (Optional)
Finally, if you’d like to decorate your cookies, we used some silver balls and a selection of coloured glitter pens. The result was…interesting but we had loads of fun.
Hope you enjoyed this festive food blog and try this recipe yourself!
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