First off, sorry there hasn’t been a post for a while, it has been the usual story of too much work and not enough time to bake (or blog about it!) In the last couple of weeks there are two things which I have been baking regularly, just to cheer myself up from the boredom of essays. The first of these is cinnamon buns, which you can find the recipe for in my last blog post (https://elliespinkcakes.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/cinnamon-buns/), and they are still the yummiest things on earth!
The second things I have been baking lots are these wonderful chocolate chip cookies. These are soft baked, so when you take them out of the oven they will not look cooked, but don’t worry! Leave them to cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes, and when you come back to them they will be perfect.
I have also made a few other cakes, some of which were eaten before I got time to take a picture!
Most excitingly, it is now December, so watch out for lots of Christmassy bakes coming up in the next few weeks!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction (http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/03/01/salted-caramel-dark-chocolate-cookies/)
- 130g butter, softened
- 100g caster sugar
- 100g light brown sugar
- 1 large egg, room temperature preferred
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 130g plain flour
- 85g cocoa powder
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- 150g chocolate chips (mixture of milk and dark)
2 large baking trays, lined with greasproof paper
- Beat together the butter, sugars and vanilla until light and creamy, then add the egg and beat again.
- Add the flour and cocoa powder, and stir in gently with the milk.
- Add the chocolate chips and work in, using your hands, then leave the dough in the fridge for 2 hours to firm up.
- After 2 hours, pre-heat your oven to 190°C, and take the dough out of the fridge.
- Take 2 spoonfuls of chilled dough roll into a ball with your hands. Place onto the baking tray before repeating with the rest of the mixture.
- Bake the cookies for 12-13 minutes, and don’t woprry about them still looking soft!
- Leave them to cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack and enjoying!