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VIDEO: Quickie cookies: a simple recipe for a delicious treat

Photo by Mollie Sivaram from Unsplash.

Cookies are known for being heart-warming. Who hasn’t dreamt of cookies and hot chocolate during these dark and cold winter evenings? Made for your loved ones or only for yourself, cookies are always the answer. Here is my quick cookie recipe that will be ready in exactly 35 minutes.

Photo by Héloïse Chaudot for TheCircular.org.

Ingredients for 20 cookies:

  • 125 g butter at room temperature
  • 125 g caster or white sugar
  • 150 g plain flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 30 g dark chocolate
  • Flaky sea salt

Optional:

  • ½ tsp maple syrup
  • 20 g raisins

Method

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 170˚C, fan setting.
  2. Put the butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and maple syrup in a mixing bowl and mix until you obtain a creamy mixture.
  3. Pour the flour, baking powder and salt into the bowl and fold it into the cream so you have a thick but malleable dough.
  4. Optional: add the raisins to the bowl and mix until spread evenly.
  5. Create small balls of dough and place them onto the parchment paper. Space them by 4 cm each.
  6. Put in the oven and bake for 13-15mins, or until the edges are golden brown.
  7. Let it cool down 10mins at room temperature.

The bain marie technique is a famous baking tip to avoid the chocolate from sticking to your pot. By heating the bowl with the steam, the chocolate will melt slowly and won’t stick to your bowl.

  1. Boil some water in a pot, and place a bowl on the pot.
  2. Put your chocolate in the bowl.
  3. Mix well with your spatula, making sure all the chocolate has melted.
  4. Spread on your cookies with fork to create a fun pattern.
  5. Sprinkle some flaky sea salt over it en enjoy!

In my recipe, I didn’t add baking powder as I didn’t have any. Well, my cookies ended up being very flat (despite being delicious). For a softer dough once cooked, please use baking powder!

I would also recommend using a tiny bit less butter according to your taste. They were very greasy to my taste, but I think this is a personal preference.

Melt your chocolate at the very last second! It will cool down extremely quickly if you let it sit after melting it. To avoid this, melt it when your cookies have cooled down so you can spread the chocolate instantly.

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