I took a break from my usual lichen filled life to bake some delicious cookies and they were so good I am going to share them here. I got adapted a recipe from a blog called Sugar loco.
Ingredients you will need:
2 large eggs
350 g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
225 g salted butter
225 g caster sugar
85 g dark brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
150 g chocolate chips
12 peanut butter cups/ Oreos
muffin/ cupcake tray
grease proof paper
large mixing bowl
Preheat oven to 150 ºC (I use a fan assisted oven.)
Use softened butter or alternatively soften butter in the microwave (do this in 10 second intervals). Beat the butter and sugar together until you get a pale creamy mixture. Add in the eggs one at a time and beat until combined. Add vanilla and mix until combined. It is important here not to over mix!
To this mixture add in the flour, baking powder, mix until combined, again do not over mix. Finally fold in the chocolate chips.
The cookie dough is quite wet but don’t be afraid it will all work out.
Grease the tray, I used butter (you can use spray if you prefer). Then cut strips of grease proof paper to just help the cookies out if they got stuck. This step may not be necessary if you have a good non-stick cupcake tray, I just did not trust mine.
Roll the dough into roughly a ball shape, about 5 cm diameter, then press that into the tray and push the sides up. Next press the oreo or peanut butter cup in. Then roll another ball and place on as a lid.
Place the tray into a preheated oven for 35-40 mins, check at 30 mins. When the cookies are done the wet appearance of the dough will disappear.
Take them out of the oven and place on the side. Leave in tray for at least 15 mins or longer if you can (it’ll be worth the wait I promise).
I had some cookie dough left over and of course you can just eat this but I decided to make some normal cookies as well. To do this:
Place the dough on cling film and then roll it into a sausage. Leave to cool in the fridge for 30 mins (You can just pop it in the freezer for 10 mins). Next cut it up into thin slices and bake at the same temperature for 10-20 mins (The time varies depending on how you want your cookies, I went for 20 mins and got crispy cookies… Actually they were more like biscuits)