For years I was a stranger to baking, but since becoming a Mum I have baked considerably more (which wouldn't be difficult as I didn't bake at all prior to motherhood). I don't know really why I have decided I like to bake now when I always bought cakes previously, is it a maternal instinct thing kicking in? Or it could just be that homebaking (even if like me you are a little bit rubbish at it) always tastes fantastic. It's also a pretty cheap way to entertain your toddler for about an hour and you get to eat the fruits of your labour at the end.
So we have just baked these cookies, and they are very yummilicious, dead easy to make if you don't have all the ingredients I think you could easily substitute the brown sugar for all white, I used half butter half Stork margarine.
The recipe was adapted from this book which can be bought at amazon
The Recipe: (makes 12)
125g softened butter
75g white sugar
75g soft light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
200g self raising flour
100g sugar coated chocolates (I used Smarties)
- Preheat oven to 190C/375FGas 5. Line two baking sheets with parchment.
- Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, beat in the egg and vanilla.
- Sift in flour and beat into mix. Add Smarties.
- Drop rounded tablespoons of mixture onto baking sheet, spaced well apart as they will double in size whilst in the oven.
- Bake until golden 8-10 minutes.
- Cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes and transfer to cooling racks
|We packaged some up for Eva's granny (who she calls Ninny).|