Category Archives: Sweets and Biscuits

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes: 25-30 cookies

Ingredients

  • 150g salted butter
  • 80g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 80g granulated sugar
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 225g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 200g chocolate chips or regular chocolate chopped into chunks (white/milk/dark)

HELPFUL TIP: If you don’t have any eggs, or you want to make a half batch and can’t measure half an egg, use this helpful guide: http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/955371/baking-without-eggs

Method

  • Preheat oven to 190C/170C fan/Gas 5
  • Combine the butter and both sugars in a bowl and mix until creamy
  • Mix in the vanilla extract and egg
  • Mix in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt
  • Add the chocolate and stir well
  • Using a spoon, roll the mixture into walnut sized pieces and place on a baking tray, making sure they are at least a few centimetres apart (using a regular 30cm baking tray, I would place no more than 6 on each tray).
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges are starting to brown but still squidgy in the middle.
  • They will come out the oven a lot squidgier than you expect but will settle once they start to cool.
  • When they have cooled for 3-5mins, transfer them to a cooling rack (or a plate if you want to eat them warm!)

Flapjacks

Makes: 12-16 small squares

Ingredients

  • 150g salted butter
  • 75g light soft brown sugar or golden caster sugar
  • 3tbsp golden syrup
  • 250g porridge oats

Method

  • Preheat your oven to 180C (160C fan/Gas Mark 4)
  • Line a shallow 20cm square tin with parchment or greaseproof paper.
  • Put the butter, sugar and Golden Syrup into a medium pan and gently heat until melted.
  • Take off the heat and stir in the oats.
  • Turn into the tin, level and press the mixture evenly and firmly with the back of a spoon.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden around the edges.
  • Remove from the oven and cool completely before turning out onto a board and cutting with a sharp knife.