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Shortbread Cookies


Ive made shortbread cookies a few times before, but this recipe is slighty different to the usual suspect. 

This recipe from Chelsea Winters cookbook ‘Everyday Delicious’ uses caster sugar and high grade flour which seemed quite odd to me, so i had to give them a try.

If you’ve tried any of Chelsea Winters recipes then you’ll know they are all pretty spectacular! Well this recipe is exaclty that, melt in your mouth delicious.

You will want to make a double batch of these babies, cause they won’t last long.

 

Shortbread

150g butter, at room temperature

1 1/4 cups high grade flour

2 tbsp cornflour

1/2 cup caster sugar

 

Preheat oven to 110C, Line a baking tray.

Cream butter for 5 minutes until smooth and pale.

Sift the flour and cornflour into butter, along with the sugar. bring it all together so the dough forms a ball. If dough is quite crumbly, give it a good knead till it comes together.

Wrap the dough in cling film and put in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm.

Roll out dough onto a clean bench and use a cookie cutter to cut a nice round cookie, place on to baking tray, prick with a fork.

Bake in the oven for 1 hour, remove and let cool for 5mins

Cookies keeps for 5 days in a container.

Enjoy! with a nice hot cup a tea.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies 

If your a chewy chocolate chip cookie fan, then you’ll love this recipe. Chewy in the middle and crispy around the edges.
This recipe makes a lot of cookies, so you can bake half of the dough and freeze the rest.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

225g butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 cups of dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 180.C

Line two baking trays with baking paper.

Cream butter and both sugars until nice and fluffy.

Add both eggs and vanilla, beat for an additional 2 minutes.

Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour until cookie batter is fully incorporated.  Finally add chocolate chips until well distributed.

The cookie batter should be nice and thick.  Drop about 2 tablespoons of dough or use a medium cookie scoop and place the batter onto the baking tray.

Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are nice and golden.

Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Enjoy!

If  your more of a soft cookie fan, then you’ll love this recipe Here.


My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies


I’ve tried lots of different chocolate chip cookie recipes over the years, but this one will always be my favorite! hard on the outside and soft in the middle.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe source: Chelsea Winter



1 1/4 cups plain flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

125g butter, softened

3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 egg

1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 200C

Beat together butter, brown sugar and vanilla with a hand mixer or by hand until well combined.

Add the egg and beat well.

Add flour, baking soda and salt into the bowl, stir to combine.

Stir in the chocolate chips and mix till all mixture comes to a soft dough.

Spoon the mixture in 2 tablespoon portions about 5cm apart on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

Bake in the oven for about 8-10 minutes. The edges of the biscuits should brown. If using two trays at the same time, switch the trays around half-way through to ensure even cooking.

Cool the biscuits on the tray for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

ENJOY!