Basic cookies on a wire rack

Basic cookies

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 12 mins

Easy

Makes 25

Bake a batch of these easy cookies with just five ingredients – or fewer. A perfect partner to a cup of tea, you can whip them up in no time

Nutrition and extra info

  • Cookie dough only

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal125
  • fat8g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre0.4g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.2g
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Ingredients

  • 225g butter, softened
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 110g caster sugar
  • 275g plain flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon or other spices (optional)
    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon

    sin-ah-mun

    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 75g white or milk chocolate chips (optional)

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Cream the butter in a large bowl with a wooden spoon or in a food mixer until it is soft. Add the sugar and keep beating until the mixture is light and fluffy. Sift in the flour and add the optional ingredients, if you’re using them. Bring the mixture together with your hands in a figure-of-eight motion until it forms a dough. You can freeze the dough at this point.

  2. Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls and place them slightly apart from each other on a baking sheet (you don’t need to butter or line it). Flatten the balls a little with the palm of your hand and bake them in the oven for around 10-12 mins until they are golden brown and slightly firm on top. Leave the cookies on a cooling rack for around 15 mins before serving.

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Justine Adams's picture
Justine Adams
7th Aug, 2019
4.05
Cookies were great! Simple as anything. Only thing I'd noticed (I made 3 different batches) is it's quite dry so, I added a teaspoon of (semi) milk to help it come together a bit better. My daughter loves it and you get a lot out of the dough. I've saved a batch for freezing so we can do it again some other time.
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