Hazelnut and marshmallow chocolate chip cookies

Ok, so these are basically mischief in cookie form. They were a bit of an experiment and WOW – what a success. They’re soft and chewy and slightly crispy – the perfect cookie texture. And the combination of hazelnut with dark chocolate and sweet marshmallow works beautifully. I adapted this recipe from the peanut butter marshmallow cookie recipe in the new Hummingbird Bakery book, Life … Continue reading Hazelnut and marshmallow chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

I’ve been fiddled with another recipe for chocolate chip cookies in my continuing quest for the perfect chewy cookie. These are pretty darn good, if I don’t say so myself. I’ve taken inspiration from a recipe on a cookie book, and this one is influenced by a recipe on BBC Good Food too. I think the trick to a really good cookie is to chill … Continue reading Chocolate chip cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Cookies

So I can vouch for the fact that Ashley is THE QUEEN of peanut butter cookies, but this is my little offering which I have adapted from a Magnolia Bakery recipe. Sweet, salty, chewy, crunchy, chocolatey, fudgey and melt-in-your-mouth…. Say no more… Ingredients 185g plain flour 3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1/2 tsp baking powder a generous pinch of salt 125g unsalted butter, softened 200g … Continue reading Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Big Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

My variation of classic gingerbread is nice and chewy and not too strong. Delish with a cuppa. Makes 12-20 depending on size You will need: 3/4 cup Trex vegetable shortening (looks like this, available in the butter/lard/marg section of your local large supermarket!) 1 cup white sugar 1 eggs 1/4 cup golden syrup 2 tsps baking soda pinch of salt 3 tsps ground ginger 3 … Continue reading Big Chewy Gingerbread Cookies



This was a lunchbox favourite in my house! Flapjacks are great because they’re easy peasy and inexpensive, and they’re really filling. So if you’re broke, they are a great thing to have as a snack! Also great to make with kids as they’re pretty minimal and very simple. You will need: 125g margarine or butter 125g brown sugar 100g golden syrup 250g rolled oats Preheat … Continue reading Flapjacks

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

So… I was that proud of myself for actually following a recipe through I simply had to take a photo. Usually when I cook I get bored, go off book and create something gooey, half-baked and, although I might think it tastes good, it looks highly unappetising to everyone else. The above stack of yummy looking treats are called Chewy Oatmeal Cookies and are made … Continue reading Chewy Oatmeal Cookies