Chunky Smartie Cookies

Hello everyone, I hope you’ve had a good day.

At the beginning of lockdown I brought a few baking supplies thinking I would be baking loads but it turns out I’ve been cooking a lot more meals. Anyway, I’ve had this box of Smarties in the cupboard for a couple of months and I thought it was finally time to use them. Here goes my Chunky Smartie Cookies….

Recipe: Chunky Smartie Cookies (makes 18)

Ingredients

150g butter

100g caster sugar

100g soft dark brown sugar

1 egg

300g plain flour

1/3 tsp bicarbonate soda

Large handful of Smarties

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and line 2 trays with baking paper.
  • Melt the butter in a pan or microwave and leave to cool slightly before adding to a large bowl. Then add both sugars.
  • Crack the egg and whisk in a separate bowl, before slowly pouring into the butter mixture.
  • Next add the flour and bicarbonate soda slowly making sure the mixture is well combined then add the Smarties.
  • Use a tablespoon to evenly place 6 portions onto the oven trays and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Leave to cool down completely on a wire rack before eating.

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Peanut Butter & Oat Cookies

Hello everyone I hope you are all well. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today’s recipe is probably one of the best cookies you’ll ever make (in my opinion). They are soft, sweet and chewy…. just perfect. I really liked these cookies because they contain peanut butter, which I love and also there is no flour in the recipe which makes a change. I’ve had this recipe written in my book for many years and I don’t actually remember where I got it from but finally I’ve made them. The recipe only makes 9 cookies so you may want to double it, however they are quite indulgent.

Peanut Butter and Oat Cookies (makes 9)

Ingredients

100g smooth/crunch peanut butter

100g soft brown sugar

1 egg

100g porridge oats

1 pinch of salt

1 tsp baking powder

30g chocolate chips

1 tsp vanilla extract

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and line 2 trays with baking paper.
  • Put the peanut butter, sugar and egg into a bowl and mix together with a spoon.
  • Next, add all the other ingredients and mix well with a spoon until everything is combined (you might want to use your hands for this).
  • Then roll the mixture into 9 even balls and flatten down on the tray.
  • Bake them in the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden but still soft and leave to cool on the tray.

What are your favourite type of cookies?

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Easy Nutella Cookies

This is the perfect recipe for when you need a quick sweet treat. Posting a little later than usual today as I’ve been busy working. 

Makes 20

Ingredients 

70g plain flour
1 egg
230g Nutella
*you could add 50g of chocolate chips, nuts or raisins for extra flavour*

Method

– preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and line 2 trays with parchment paper.

– mix everything together in a small bowl.

– use a teaspoon and place 10 balls on each tray.

– bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

I loved baking these because it was so quick and they tasted amazing πŸ˜‹

Sugar Cookies

I get regular emails from Emerald Street and I’ve noticed recently they sometimes have a recipe in them. Anyway this week I made The Log Ladies Sugar Cookies sounds amazing right?? Basically they are vanilla flavoured cookies inspired by the tv show Twin Peaks. They are described as the perfect winter snack and I would definitely agree with that πŸ™‚

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Makes 18

Ingredients
250g plain flour
150g butter, cubed at room temp
125g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

Method

1. Set the oven to gas mark 4 and line two trays with parchment paper.

2. Place the flour in a large bowl and add the butter, rub together with your finger tips until it resembles breadcrumbs.
3. Next still using your hands work in the sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Slowly bring the mixture together until it forms a dough.

4. At this stage the ‘dough’ may seem quite dry or not together but you just have to keep kneading the ingredients together, once your hands warm up the butter it will melt better into the flour which will release the gluten and help form the dough.

5. Now you can roll out the dough onto a floured surface and cut the cookies using a large scalloped edge cutter.

6. Carefully place onto the baking trays and bake for 15 minutes. Leave to cool down fully on a wire rack.

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Daim Cookies-Daimkakor

Hey so this recipe I actually found in the newspaper and was I pretty excited to bake these cookies because I hadn’t tried the Daim Chocolate Bar before. They were different but not my first choice because I didn’t really like the  crunchy caramel centre (a bit too sweet for me). A little background on the chocolate bar is that they are very popular in Sweden, originating in Scandinavia during the 1950’s and were bought by Kraft foods and renamed to Dime. Now it’s back to Daim!!

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Ingredients
150g butter
300g plain flour
Β½ tsp bicarbonate soda
Β½ vanilla extract
ΒΌ tsp sea salt
150g brown sugar
100g caster sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 tbsp milk
5 Daim bars (roughly chopped)

Method
1. Melt the butter then leave to cool down. Combine the flour, bicarbonate soda, vanilla extract and salt in a bowl and set aside.

2. Combine both sugars with the melted butter and stir until there are no lumps. Add the egg, egg yolk and milk combining well.

3. Add the flour a little at a time and mix really well, next mix in the chopped Daim pieces and wrap in cling film and leave in the fridge for 2 hours.

4. After a couple of hours take out from the fridge and the preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and line 2 trays with parchment paper. 

5. Split the dough in half and form each piece into 12 balls and place on the baking trays. Flatten down the balls into biscuits then bake in the oven for 10 minutes until just golden. 

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Once baked remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool down. They will still be slightly soft when they are warm and nice and chewy on the inside πŸ™‚