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!
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)
55g caster sugar
135g plain flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
40g walnuts, crushed
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.
Today’s post is all about these delicious cake slices. I’m trying to create recipes that are slightly healthier but still taste good. I decided to use a dark chocolate with a cocoa percentage higher than 70% because it contains less sugar and is much healthier. Dark chocolate is also a great source of antioxidants providing health benefits to the body. It is important to check the ingredients when buying dark chocolate because most products sold are not what they claim. Oats are linked to a feeling of fullness and provide digestive benefits. Oats are also nutrient dense and contain good sources of fibre, carbohydrates and manganese. These cake slices tasted so good and I would recommend eating it freshly baked and warm straight from the oven.
Recipe: Dark Chocolate Oat Cake Slices (5 slices)
50g self raising flour
2 blocks dark chocolate, grated
Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl and mix in the egg.
Next add the flour, oats and grated chocolate.
Combine everything in a bowl and place in the tin, bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until fully cooked. Leave to cool before serving.
Recently I baked these thick, soft, delicious cookies. The cocoa gives it such a rich flavour and the the white chocolate chunks are a perfect treat with every bite. These cookies are indulgent and great for dessert after dinner with ice cream or custard. They will last 3-4 days in a container.
Recipe: white chocolate chip cookies (makes 24)
180g caster sugar
210g plain flour
30g cocoa powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
Pinch of salt
100g white chocolate chunks
Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar together until smooth and add the egg.
Add the flour, cocoa powder, bicarbonate soda, salt and 80g of the chocolate chunks.
Mix everything together and use a tablespoon to scoop the mixture onto the trays. Sprinkle the extra 20g of chocolate over the top.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes and leave to cool completely before eating.
I’m posting a little late in the day but I felt like making something slightly indulgent but not too sweet and I decided on chocolate marble cupcakes. I love the combination of vanilla and chocolate together. These cupcakes are light, moist and they taste amazing. I even added a little chocolate icing on a few. Cupcakes are such a simple thing to bake and enjoyable for everyone.
Recipe: Chocolate Marble Cupcakes (makes 12)
125g caster sugar
125g self raising flour
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp cocoa powder
Preheat the oven to gar mark 5 and place 12 cupcake cakes on a tray.
Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl until smooth.
Add the eggs one at a time mixing until well combined. Then sieve in the flour and mix.
Split the mixture, pouring 1/3 into a smaller bowl and mix in the cocoa powder.
To the larger bowl add the vanilla extract and mix well. Use a tablespoon to divide this mixture evenly between the cases.
Use a teaspoon to add the chocolate mixture to the centre of the cupcakes and use a cocktail stick too gently mix both mixtures. Do this until both mixture are used up.
Put the tray in the oven for 25 minutes until cooked right through.
Leave to cool before eating (or adding any toppings)