I decided I’d like to make some cookies because they are good for my health!
Whilst I have more of a salty tongue than a sweet tooth, I am partial to a cookie to slam dunk in to my afternoon coffee (let’s have extra froth for further cookie-dipping satisfaction). To put it lightly, my baking skills are not *quite* as up to scratch as I’d like them to be – so I took a basic cookie dough recipe and added my own embellishments to get a sort of Easter-ish, hot cross bun-ish taste. They made my kitchen smell as wholesome as a fluffy chick holding a basket of Cadbury’s Mini Eggs in it’s tiny lickle beak (n’awww) and they certainly served as a nostalgic snack that offers some much needed comfort during this weird time.
- 200g soft butter
- 75g soft brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 apple, grated
- ½ tsp vanilla essence
- zest of one lemon
- 300g plain flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 100g sultanas
- walnuts, to decorate
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a tray with baking paper.
- In a large bowl, simply whisk the butter, sugar and egg together till creamed - then fold in the apple, vanilla and lemon zest.
- Sift in the flour, add the cinnamon, baking powder and finally the sultanas. Give it a good stir.
- Roll the dough in to balls then use a fork to flatten. Put a walnut on top, and repeat with the rest of the mix.
- Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes, until golden. Allow to cool and enjoy with a glass of milk, a strong cup of tea or a frothy cappuccino.