Recipe: Cookie Recipe Hack

COOKIE RECIPE HACK

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)

Ingredients

White Chocolate & Cherry Cookies

  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 200 g salted butter
  • 300 g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100 g white chocolate chips
  • 100 g glac√© cherries

Coffee & Almond Cookies

  • 50 g soft brown sugar
  • 50 g dark brown sugar
  • 100 g salted butter
  • 100 ml vegetable oil
  • 225 g self-raising flour
  • 75 g ground almonds
  • 1 tbsp coffee essence
  • 1 drop of vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt

Oaty Honey Cookies

  • 50 g vanilla caster sugar
  • 50 g honey
  • 200 g salted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 300 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 50 g porridge oats
  • 50 g chopped walnuts
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
1:2:3 ratio - method

Step 1

1:2:3 Ratio - Method

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.

Dry Stuff

Step 2

Dry Stuff

Add in any additional wet ingredients such as vanilla or egg. Stir in the flour(s), followed by any dry flavour ingredients.

Shape

Step 3

Shape

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

Step 4

Bake

Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees C for 12 minutes. Allow to cool and decorate as you like, then serve.

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