3 Cookie Recipes that You Need to Try

 

A few weeks ago, I whipped up batches of three different types of cookies; peanut butter, oatmeal & raisin and Smarties, for a fundraiser in work.

To my surprise, these cookies went down a treat, with a few people also asking for the recipes.

As these cookies are so delicious and easy to make, I’ve gathered each of them and included the methods below for you to try!

Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 200g crunchy peanut butter
  • 125g golden caster sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg

Method:

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line 2 large baking trays with baking parchment. Measure the peanut butter and sugar into a bowl. Add a pinch of salt and mix well. Add the egg and mix again until the mixture forms a dough.
  2. Break off cherry tomato sized chunks of dough and place, well spaced apart, on the trays. Press the cookies down with the back of a fork to squash them a little. Bake for roughly 12 mins, until golden around the edges and paler in the centre. Cool on the trays for 10 mins, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. Store for up to 3 days.

Recipe from BBC Good Food.

 

Oatmeal & Raisin Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 125g plain flour
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 115g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 150g old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 150g raisins

Method:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar for 1-2 minutes until well combined. Add in the egg and vanilla extract and mix until fully combined.
  3. Slowly mix in the flour mixture and continue mixing until just combined, then mix in the oats and raisins until fully combined, making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  4. Cover the cookie dough tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats and set aside.
  6. Once the dough is chilled, remove it from the refrigerator and scoop out 2 tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough and dropped onto the prepared baking sheets. Make sure to leave a little room between each ball of cookie dough as they will spread a little while they bake.
  7. Bake in separate batches at 350°F for 10-12 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are lightly golden brown and the top is set. Remove from the oven and cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Recipe from Live Well Bake Often.

 

Smarties/M&M Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 350g  plain flour
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 250g butter softened
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 X 40g boxes Smarties or M&Ms

Method:

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.
  2. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and a pinch of salt into a mixing bowl, then set aside.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then beat in the egg and vanilla.
  4. Gradually beat in the sifted dry ingredients to form a stiff dough.
  5. Roll the dough into 20 balls, then place on ungreased baking trays, spaced well apart.(WARNING: THE COOKIES WILL EXPAND LOTS, DO NOT PUT CLOSE TOGETHER!!! )
  6. Press several Smarties into each ball, flattening the ball slightly.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes until pale golden brown.
  8. Leave on trays 2 minutes and remove to cooling racks to cool completely.
  9. Will keep in an airtight tin for up to 5 days

Recipe from BBC Good Food.

 

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