Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Hello Everyone, I hope your day has been well.

We all have lazy days which is why I don’t mind using a cookie mix every once in a while. When I made these I was craving something a little sweet, whenever you are short for time or feeling lazy it’s the perfect option. These cookies were super simple to make, as you can imagine and only took 12 minutes to bake in the oven. I did leave them in for a few minutes longer to give the cookies that extra crunch, but they were still very delicious. They are definitely a treat and great for that pick me up work snack!

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Cocoa Walnut Cookies

Hello Everyone, I hope that your day has been well.

Today I’m sharing these are cute little cookies I made recently. They are a great snack to have throughout the day and they taste delicious when slightly warm from the oven. The center is nice and soft and they are not too sweet either. I packed a few of these for my work lunch and had them in the afternoon which was perfect. This recipe is super quick to make and can be kept for up to 3 day in an airtight container.

Recipe: Cocoa walnut cookies (makes 15)

Ingredients

110g butter

55g caster sugar

135g plain flour

1 tbsp cocoa powder

40g walnuts, crushed

Method

  • Heat the oven to gas mark 5 and line 2 trays with parchment paper.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until light and creamy.
  • Sift in the flour and cocoa powder, add the walnuts and mix until it forms a soft dough.
  • Use a tsp to equally distribute the dough, form into a ball using your hands and flatten onto the tray.
  • Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes and leave to cool before serving.

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World Baking Day!

Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog and happy World Baking Day to all of my fellow bakers.

I’ve been trying to stick to a strict posting schedule but I think it’s time to switch things up a little and get back to how I used to post, which was a little more spontaneous but still with structure!

Baking is one of my favourite hobbies, and has been for so many years. It’s one of those activities I do that is so relaxing and therapeutic regardless of what it is that I am baking. Years back, I used to love baking sweet things because I had a bit of a sweet tooth (which I probably still do) but as I’m getting older I’m trying to bake things that are slightly healthier and I’m also trying to experiment with a range of different ingredients. I think the food world has become quite innovative depending on what your interests are but it’s great because there’s something for everyone, regardless of your health, diet or lifestyle.

I don’t plan to bake anything today so I thought I’d share a few of my favourite bakes over the years. Enjoy!

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Coconut Cookies

Hello everyone, I hope your day has been well.

This recipe is definitely for the coconut lovers. A quick recipe that is easy to prepare and only takes 10-15 minutes in the oven depending on how golden you would like them to be. I also thought these would make a really nice homemade gift for friends or family members. Whilst we are still in somewhat of a lockdown and we can’t see people as freely as we would like, why not bake some cookies and post them to loved ones. The recipe makes quite a lot depending on how big/small you want them to be and they will keep for a few days in an air tight container.

These cookies are great to make with kids because the recipe is simple and a perfect treat with a cup of tea! Also, the desiccated coconut is a great source of fibre.

Recipe: Coconut cookies (makes 28)

Ingredients

110g butter

130g caster sugar

1 egg

100g desiccated coconut

170g self-raising flour

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and line two trays with baking paper.
  • Cream the butter and the sugar together until pale and fluffy.
  • Add the egg, mixing well. Then stir in the desiccated coconut and flour.
  • Mix well to combine everything together.
  • The mixture will be quite soft so use a tablespoon to scoop out small balls and place on the tray.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes until lightly golden.
  • Leave to cool on a wire rack before eating.

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Mini Oat Raisin Biscuits

Hello everyone, I hope your day has been well.

I have previously mentioned about reducing sugar in the things I bake and these biscuits only contain maple syrup and raisins for sweetness. They are quite plain but this make me realise how much added sugar is in processed products. These biscuits are quite dry so they would be perfect for dipping into your tea!!

Recipe: Mini Oat raisin Biscuits (makes 12)

Ingredients

50g oats

50g plain flour

1/2 baking powder

Pinch of cinnamon

20g raisins

20g butter

1 tbsp maple syrup

3 tbsp milk or milk alternative

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Combine all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Melt the butter, syrup and 3 tablespoons of milk together, pour into the bowl and mix together until a dough forms.
  • The dough might be a little stiff so you could add a little more milk, otherwise roll out onto a lightly floured surface and use a cutter to cut out the biscuit shapes.
  • Place on the baking tray and bake in the oven for 10 minutes and leave to cool on a wire rack before eating.

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