Everyone loves a Cookie, yes? There’s nothing better than sitting down with a cup of tea and one OR two freshly baked cookies.
I was given this Cookie recipe a while ago and make these quite often as they’re so easy to do and they’re made with ingredients can found Readily, in most kitchens.
I will often make a batch of these up ready to cook, while waiting for a cake / bundt to bake.
I do a few variations on the basic chocolate Cookie. As above with mint and Aero bubble, or with a Peanut butter centre. The basic recipe is the same, then you can experiment with additional flavours/ingredients.
- 250g Unsalted butter, softened
- 150g Caster Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 300g Plain Flour
- 50g Cocoa Powder
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- ½ tsp Bicarbonate of soda
- 12 Aero bubbles (crushed) for mint Cookies Or
- ½tsp Peanut Butter for centre of peanut butter cookies
- Chocolate for topping / decoration.
If you prefer Plain chocolate cookies, just omit the mint / peanut butter
- Preheat the oven to 180°C /160°C fan, Gas Mk 4. Line 2 large baking trays with baking parchment. In a bowl, beat the butter, caster sugar and vanilla extract together until creamy.
- Sift in the flour, cocoa powder and Bicarbonate of soda. Mix well to form dough.
- I then weigh and divide the dough into two balls so i can make 15 of each cookie (Mint & Peanut butter). You can if you like, just do all chocolate cookies. Into one ball of dough, I crush 12 Aero bubbles and mix along with the dough.
- Divide the ball of dough into 15 balls (again, I weigh the dough and divide by 15 to make each cookie the same) Roll into balls and place onto the baking tray (4cm apart) flatten slightly.
- Bake in the centre of the oven for 12-15 minutes, until firm. Once cooked, Ease the cookies off the baking tray onto a cooling rack, taking care not the break them. While they cool melt a little chocolate in a bowl, over a pan of simmering water. Cut 8 Aero bubbles in half to decorate the cookies. Add a little of the melted chocolate to the centre of the cookies to stick the half Aero bubbles on.
- Divide the 2nd batch of dough into another 15 balls. Flatten the balls slightly, then add a ½tsp of peanut butter to the centre of each cookie. Roll the dough up around the peanut butter and form into a ball.
- Follow step 5 and bake for 12-15 minutes. Once out of the oven, melt a little white chocolate to decorate the Cookies with. The answer to many people’s question, is Yes – the Peanut butter stays soft in the middle of the baked cookies.
Now all you need is a cup of tea to enjoy these easily made cookies with. I hope this inspires you to try making a batch of these Cookies for yourself.