We're concerned about giving you this one... it's the crown jewels of cookie recipes! Once you have this one, you may never need a cookie recipe again. It's based around a very simple ratio - 1:2:3. 1 part sugar : 2 parts fat : 3 parts flour (then by all means add in a few flavours that you like that don't affect those ingredients)
The ingredients are added in the same order as the ratio... Beat the sugar(s) and fat(s) until light and fluffy and the sugar has been well incorporated.
Add in any additional wet ingredients such as vanilla or egg. Stir in the flour(s), followed by any dry flavour ingredients.
Shape immediately onto lined baking trays or chill to roll the dough out... - the white choc cookies we did as 60-70g discs 1cm thick, - the coffee cookies as golf-ball sized blobs dropped and - the oat cookies as 60-70g discs 1 cm thick.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees C for 12 minutes. Allow to cool and decorate as you like, then serve.