I realise that so far I’m not really promoting a very balanced diet on my blog. This is my second post and neither recipe is particularly nutritional (although today’s is vaguely healthy – it contains oats, almonds and dark chocolate. Yeah, I know, who am I kidding?) Admittedly I do have a bit of a sweet tooth, but I do also enjoy making and eating ‘real’ food. I will make a special effort to introduce something healthy in my next post, promise.
Today, I’m posting the recipe for my favourite cookies. This recipe originally came from my friend, Janet, but the strange thing about it is that my cookies turn out different every time and never seem to resemble the ones I’ve enjoyed at Janet’s house. Nevertheless, they are always good in their own individual way and are very straightforward to make. Here you go:
200g softened butter
200g brown sugar (sometimes I use muscovado, other times light brown)
100g white sugar
60 ml milk
1 large egg
1 teasp. vanilla extract (I prefer to use the bourbon type – yum!)
140g plain flour
1 teasp. cinnamon
½ teasp. baking soda
¼ teasp. salt
100g almonds and/or raisins and/or chocolate chips (if you’re feeling indulgent, like I usually am, make the chips yourself with a bar of good quality dark choc) or whatever you like.
Heat the oven to 350° F/180° C
Beat the butter, sugars, milk, egg and vanilla until light & fluffy
Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda & salt
Add to the butter mixture and mix well
Stir in the oats & nuts etc.
Drop dessertspoons of the mixture onto baking sheets
Bake for 12-14 mins.
Usually makes about 20+ cookies