Sunday, 10 May 2015

Recipe | The Perfect Cookie

Happy Sunday everyone! 
Hope you've all had a good week! I've been wanting to cook up another recipe for a week now but have been putting it off to stop me scoffing my face, but today I just couldn't resist any longer! Before I get started on the recipe itself, I need to tell you a little secret...I completely made this recipe up, I went off looking online for an easy chocolate chip cookie recipe but they all seemed a bit, well, boring, plus I didn't have enough of the ingredients in any of them, so I decided to use what I had and to see how they turned out, I added a few random things just as a test and I can honestly say, these are THE best cookies, I have ever eaten, not trying to blow my own trumpet or anything, I'm a pretty modest person, but these overtake Millie's Cookies, and cost a lot less too ;). I didn't weigh out most of the things in this recipe, just kinda threw stuff in so the measurements below are my best guestimates! 

Here is what you will need;
(Makes 15 medium cookies)

175g Plain Flour
85g Self Raising Flour
225g Caster Sugar
1 Egg (beaten before being added)
2 tsp Lemon Extract
1 tbsp Agave Nectar
70g Milk Chocolate (I used Dairy Milk)
2 tbsp Vegetable Oil

1. Cream together your sugar & butter in a bowl
2. Add in your beaten egg and mix together
3. Now add your sifted flour until well combined
4. Now add in your chocolate, lemon extract & agave nectar
5. Mix everything together until combined well
6. The mixture won't be sticky like most cookie recipes, so add in your vegetable oil and mix together to help it stay together.
7. Roll your cookie dough into balls about 3cm apart from each other onto a lined baking tray, remember this makes 15 cookies so try and use this as your guide on how big to make them. 

Use the back of a fork to push them down evenly

8. Cook in the oven for 8 mins (check on them after 5, 6 and 7. just to avoid overcooking)

You will know they are done when the edges are slightly golden, if you press on the centre of the cookie, it will feel underdone, but won't leave an indent.

9. Cool for 5 minutes! You can either eat them now or leave them to cool completely, I personally prefer them warm! :)

Let me know if you make them too, would love to hear what you think! 
As with all recipes, you can change things slightly, if you're looking for more lemony cookies, use more extract or add more chocolate if you want more too! It's all about personal preference, but I will definitely be making these again!


5 comments so far

  1. Oh my! I am a cookie addict and now I'm sitting here craving cookies - these look amazing Jess. x

  2. These look AMAZING! I'm trying to diet at the moment but it isn't going well... Even worse now that I need to make cookies! :S

  3. These look soooooo good! Little Miss H and I love baking together. We will have to try these. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

  4. oh my! these looks {and sound} amazing!! Will be trying them out x


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