Cookies = Happiness

Cookies

Dough Ingredients

  • 8oz plain flour
  • 7oz whole oats
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 240g butter
  • 7oz caster sugar
  • 7oz muscovado sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Version 1 – Choc Chunk

  • 175g dark chocolate

Version 2 – Amaretto

  • 7 Amaretto biscuits
  • 1 handfull chopped almonds

Version 3 – Healthy Option

  • 100g Raisins
  • 1 Handfull of sunflour seeds
  • 1 Handfull halved Brazil Nuts

Version 4 – Ginger Dream

  • 4 lumps of preserved ginger in syrup or caramelised ginger
  • 1 tsp ginger powder

If I’m tired, had a long day, ‘one of those days’ or just generally feel shit, the best thing to sort me out is a bottle of red and a large pack of biscuits. And it works. Most people turn to cigs, other people or go out; for me its sugar and wine. Of course the antidote is even more potent with homemade biscuits and these latest ones are pretty good at it.I made a batch of cookies a week or two back with 3 different versions. The best version by far was the batch which turned into one mega cookie (the tray was overloaded). So this time I repeated the process – filled a tray with dough; making thick cookies with a great gooey texture, but also crunchie on the outside.

I had a complaint last time about my cookies not being chocolate enough so this time I made sure to please all. They may seem overloaded when mixing the ingredients but it works.

Note:

  • Use soft butter or electric whisk will break
  • Don’t break amaretto biscuits too small
  • Large chunks of chocolate is a good thing

Dough:

  1. Mix the flour, oatscinnamon, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl
  2. In a separate bowl whisk the butter until creamy
  3. Continue whisking whilst adding the sugars
  4. Then eggs and vanilla essence
  5. Add the mix to the flour mix and stir
  6. At this point I separated a 1/4 back into the previous container to add one of the flavours (depends how many versions you make)
  7. Prepare the baking trays/dishes with baking parchment and pre-heat oven to 180c
  8. Add the ingredients for each version and put into separate baking dishes
  9. Put in oven for 25-30min.
  10. Cut into sections before the mega cookie cools
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