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Cookie recipie? A fool proof one?

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MistletoeAndTomHardyPlease Tue 04-Dec-12 12:07:15

Please? DD wants to make cookies ...

MrsMangoBiscuit Tue 04-Dec-12 12:09:29

What type of cookies are you after, ones you can cut out, choc chip ones like millies cookies, or ones you can roll into balls and splat?! How old is your DD?

MistletoeAndTomHardyPlease Tue 04-Dec-12 12:10:31

Shes almost 4. She wants choc chip but also wants to use her cookie cutters smile

MrsMangoBiscuit Tue 04-Dec-12 12:30:36

Choc chip and cookie cutters aren't a good mix. You can do it, but it makes them very difficult to cut out. For cutter cookies;

170 g butter, softened
200 g white sugar
2 eggs
a couple of drops vanilla extract
300 g plain flour
pinch of salt

If you have a food processor, start with the sugar and butter, then add the eggs, then the vanilla essence, then the flour and salt. Blitz it each time, then at the end until it's all combined. If you find it's not sticking together, add a tiny bit of water, if it's too sticky and gooey, add a bit more flour. When it looks like dough wrap it in cling film, or put it in an air tight tub and chill it for 1 hour. This will make it much easier to roll out. Then roll it out, dusting with flour as needed, and go crazy with the cutters.

Grease a tray, lay the shapes on that, preheat oven to 200 (180 fan) and cook for about 8 minutes, less if you rolled them out thinly.

They are easy to decorate, which might make up for the lack of choc chips. Or you could mix in some chocolate flake sprinkle things if you have any. My DD usually likes painting them with icing and pouring all the hundreds and thousands on them!

MrsMangoBiscuit Tue 04-Dec-12 12:32:35

Sorry, should have said, if no food processor, cream the butter and sugar, then beat in eggs one at a time (add a spoon of flour if it curdles) and vanilla essence, then mix in the flour and salt.

They should look golden once they're cooked.

MistletoeAndTomHardyPlease Tue 04-Dec-12 13:10:05


Could I ask for your millies recipe too please x

MrsMangoBiscuit Tue 04-Dec-12 14:21:07

<disclaimer, this isn't actually anything to do with Millies Cookies, it's just a recipe for that style of cookie>

This makes about 48 cookies, but it's easily halved. Or you can make it all, and freeze half. If freezing I usually roll it into a sausage and wrap it well in clingfilm so it's quick to defrost.

9oz Brown sugar
9oz White sugar
10oz Margerine
2 eggs
12oz choc chips (I usually 3 bags, 1 white, 1 milk, 1 dark)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp bicab
1/2 tsp salt
18 oz plain flour

Cream marg and sugar together. Add eggs, vanilla ess and choc chips and mix well. Mix flour, bicarb and salt together, then add to wet ingredients. Mix well until it becomes a thick, sticky cookie dough. Using a couple of dessert spoons, scoop golf ball sized blobs onto a greased baking tray, making sure to leave a couple of inches between as they will spread when cooking. Flatten the blobs slightly and cook for 12 mins at 180 fan assisted, or 12-14 mins at 190/200. Let them cool a little before taking them off the trays otherwise they will fall apart, and you will burn your tongue trying to eat the pieces. grin

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