Cookies are pretty yummy aren’t they? How do you like them; chewy on the inside, gooey, crispy all the way through? Well this recipe is for everyone, it is such a versatile base. And, of course, so easy.
A friend of mine told me that he was unable to try many of my recipes because all he has is a baking tray, so I decided it was a good time to share this recipe.
This recipe is a vanilla cookie that you can add to. Such as chocolate chips, cocoa, sprinkles, nuts, jams, fruits, anything!
So let's start with the basics, what ingredients do you need to make approximately 30 cookies that are 3cm round, or around 20 that are 5cm round …
I like to use around one cup of whatever ingredient I am mixing in, or if I am going to just top the cookies with something then I will just see how I feel on the day.
The lesson I learnt first time I made chocolate cookies was to make this decision before starting. What happened was, I made a batch of dough and then decided to add cocoa. This is definitely doable, but be prepared for a great workout trying to mix everything evenly. So the solution is to add the cocoa with the sugars.
Onto the baking now …
That is it. Can you believe it? With just four steps you have a dough base for so many types of cookies!
5. If you are using mix ins, gently fold them evenly into the dough.
6. Spoon balls of the dough the lined baking tray. The sizing is very up to you, remembering that your
balls will flatten and spread. As a rough idea, teaspoon sized balls will create cookies that are about
3cm round, half a tablespoon will create 7cm cookies.
7. For when you are making cookies with jam, you do that now. Using a lightly floured finger, push an
indentation in the middle of each dough ball and spoon a small amount of jam into each indentation.
8. Put the tray into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are golden
brown and make sure to let them rest for 2-3 minutes on the tray after taking them out of the oven.
These cookies are amazing, have I said that? Every time I make them, I find they are gone so quickly and everyone wants more. With their crispy edge and soft centre, they are a great balance between crumbly and chewy. But what if you want them less chewy? Just bake for a couple of more minutes. Want more chewy? A couple of minutes less!
So simple to make and so tasty, you will never go wrong with these.
Let me know what you think and I would love to see your photos either below or over on my Instagram @nerdylittlebaker