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Basic Cookie Recipe

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Cooking time

+ 15 mins cooling time

Servings

Serves 1 - 30 Cookies

This recipe is basic and can be adapted with things like chocolate chips or spices.

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Ingredients

  • 225g (8oz) butter, softened
  • 110g (4oz) Caster sugar
  • 275g (10oz) Plain flour
  • Optional
  • Add one teaspoon of spices (cinnamon, mixed spice, ginger, etc)
  • 75g White or Milk chocolate chips

Method

    1. Preheat the oven at 170oC (375oF) or gas mark 3.
    2. Cream the butter in a large bowl or in a food mixer until it is soft. Add the sugar and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
    3. Sift the flour into the mixture and add optional ingredients. Bring the mixture together in a figure of eight until it forms a dough.
    4. Using your hands, make walnut sized balls and place them slightly apart from eachother on a tray (You don't need to grease or line a tray). Flatten the balls with the back of a fork and bake them in the oven for around 15 mins until they are golden brown and slightly firm on top.
    5. Place the cookies onto a cooling rack and leave them there for around 15 mins. Once cool serve.

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freebird89's picture

Easy and really tasty recipe! Mine came out more like a shortbread than a cookie though. I added peanut butter and dark chocolate.

pixierawh's picture

I just made these and amazing, added honey instead of spice so good, this produces ALOT of cookies

laurenmegan2011's picture

Allot of ingredients but soo worth it !!!!!

bettyfw's picture
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It was a great easy recipe, although I would agree that the mixture was a little dry, however I added coconut and white chocolate they taste fantastic!

alaine_batty's picture
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I added a lot of Cinnamon and messed it up a little - but they have turned out well..
They look more like scones now. But they smell really good!!

Word if warning make them very small... Mine are huge!!

rwidiani's picture
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I added one egg because the mixture was too dry to form into dough. It's such a simple and easy recipe.

daisymaisy123's picture

Really want to make these but I was just wondering, should the butter be salted or not? :)

mabell335's picture
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I am going to make these today and am looking forward to it but need some advice on what extra stuff to put in it such as spices, choclate that kind of thing !!!

10cwang's picture
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Used dark chocolate and ginger powder.

10cwang's picture
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Awesome!!

rosiewalshkirk's picture

made these but put some allspice in! delicious! :D

toneeh's picture
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Mine came out a bit odd, more Shortbread than Chocolate chip Cookies! But really nice anyways :)

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