White chocolate and cranberry oatmeal cookies

Cranberry and white chocolate oatmeal cookies

These cranberry and white chocolate oatmeal cookies are absolutely heavenly morsels that you can fool yourself into thinking are healthy (thanks, oaty goodness). I made them recently for my colleague Cat’s birthday (hence the candles) and they went down a treat! These are ideal sweet treats when you need a boost to get you through an afternoon at work :) You need 120g unsalted butter (soft) … Continue reading Cranberry and white chocolate oatmeal cookies

Pecan raisin cookies

Soft and chewy pecan raisin cookies

So last week I made cashew butter and honey chocolate chip cookies and they were so yummy that I made another batch three days later. It was the night before I was due to visit my dad, and, knowing how much he likes raisins, I had an idea for another cookie recipe using Pip & Nut’s honey and cinnamon cashew butter. Again, let me promise you I’m not being paid … Continue reading Soft and chewy pecan raisin cookies

Cashew butter and honey chocolate chip cookies

Cashew butter and honey chocolate chip cookies

I have a real thing for homemade cookies – you know, the chewy, slightly crisp, deliciously moreish kind that you just can’t get in shops. Nothing comes close to a warm cookie straight from the oven, where the chocolate is still a bit melty. And my favourite thing about cookies is that they’s SO easy and SO quick to make. No faffing about with cake … Continue reading Cashew butter and honey chocolate chip cookies

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

Banana chocolate chip cookies

I absolutely love banana and chocolate together – as evidenced by my recipes for banana chocolate loaf cake, banana chocolate chip muffins, and banana chocolate chip mini loaves. It’s a delicious combination and it works beautifully and these cookies. This recipe is adapted from a couple of different ones that I’ve been tweaking. The cookies have a delightful crisp but soft texture – cakier than … Continue reading Banana chocolate chip cookies

Hazelnut butter biscuits

I’m a bit obsessed with nut butter at the moment – I’ve been bulk buying jars in order to make scrummy fillings for macarons! I had some leftover hazelnut butter the other day so I thought it would be fun to experiment and make some hazelnut butter biscuits. The result was great – a crumbly yet soft biscuit with a lovely delicate hazelnut flavour. If … Continue reading Hazelnut butter biscuits

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

Anzac Biscuits (a day late, sorry!)

ANZAC (Australia/New Zealand Army Corps) day is 25 Apr and each year Aussies and Kiwis remember those killed in the service of their countries. On 25 April 1915 Australian and NZ troops landed on the beaches of Gallipoli in Turkey and fought for 9 months before having to withdraw from the beach after suffering heavy casualties and being unable to capture the peninsular. Each year thousands of … Continue reading Anzac Biscuits (a day late, sorry!)

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

Chocolate Smarties Cookies

Subway cookies are delicious, aren’t they? So soft and moist and chewy and moreish and generally yum. I could eat them forever. I can’t decide whether my favourite flavour is the double chocolate or the Smarties, though. So, I did the only sensible thing — I combined the two and made a moist, chewy chocolate cookie with Smarties dotted through it. Yum. Ingredients 115g softened unsalted … Continue reading Chocolate Smarties 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

Peg’s Ginger Cookies

To make this fabulous Christmassy cookies: In a mixer place: 1 1/2 cups shortening 2 cups white sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup molasses …and mix all well. Add: 4 cups flour 4 tsps baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 4 heaping tsps ground ginger 2 heaping tsps ground cinnamon 2 tsps ground cloves …. and combine all together until well mixed. Use a small ice-cream scoop … Continue reading Peg’s Ginger Cookies