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Basic Cookie Recipe

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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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blade80
19th Apr, 2017
5.05
These are really easy, and tasty, we added a teaspoon of mixed spice. A great recipe for the kids to follow and not fiddly or time consuming either.
AmandaK32
12th Jul, 2016
Just made these cookies but are more like biscuits. I think I didn't flatten them enough still tastes good. I added cranberries white chocolate chips and a tsp of orange extract.
Markkennedy
29th Oct, 2015
Can anyone make toffee apples
hels442
14th Nov, 2014
3.8
Great basic recipe. I replaced a little bit of the flour with cocoa powder, added a couple of good squidges of honey, chocolate chunks and crushed hazelnuts. Yummy. Easier to use your hands to bring mixture together into a dough!
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hannahcushnahan
19th Sep, 2014
I thought the recipe was a little dry and it wasn't forming into a dough so I added 1 cap full of milk and it worked a treat! Lovely cookies x
freebird89
31st Mar, 2014
Easy and really tasty recipe! Mine came out more like a shortbread than a cookie though. I added peanut butter and dark chocolate.
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pixierawh
18th Mar, 2014
I just made these and amazing, added honey instead of spice so good, this produces ALOT of cookies
laurenmegan2011
31st May, 2013
Allot of ingredients but soo worth it !!!!!
bettyfw
13th Apr, 2013
4.05
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
5th Mar, 2013
4.05
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!!

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Melswells
2nd Aug, 2013
If you have fussy kids like mine just add a 2 tea spoons of golden syrup to the basic recipe, makes it slightly chewy but yum.