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They say that the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, there is no better way to do this than with Chocolate, these Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are just perfect to show how much you care, they are quick and easy to make too.

Valentines Chocolate cookies

Valentines Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

What you will need

  • 225g butter/margarine
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 225g plain flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 100g milk or dark chocolate chips

To decorate

  • Icing sugar/red food colouring
  • Ready-made icing in tubes
  • White Chocolate
  • Cake Decorations

What you need to do

  1. Mix the butter/margarine and the caster sugar in a bowl until fluffy and light in colour.
  2. Add the egg yolk and the vanilla essence and beat thoroughly.
  3. Sift the flour and cocoa into the bowl (a bit at a time) and mix, the dough will become quite firm.
  4. Stir in your chocolate chips.
  5. If the mixture is slightly soft and sticky place it in the fridge to chill for at least 20 mins this will make it easier to handle.
  6. Divide the mixture into 12 balls, roll and put onto a baking tray lined with parchment, 6 to a tray allowing room for them to spread, and squash down slightly.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 190C/Gas 5 for 10 minutes, remove and leave to cool and set for at least 15 minutes before decorating when cold.

To decorate

Hearts, crosses and patterns can be made from icing or runny white chocolate (melt in a bowl over hot water) add cake decorations when wet – sugar strands, mini marshmallows, silver/gold balls, glitter sugar, sugar hearts.

Don’t forget to reward your young helpers with a sample of their hard work.

Delicious!

Gill

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I hope that you are all having a lovely day and are being treated to breakfast in bed, some lovely flowers, a plant, maybe some gardening equipment, a day or Sunday lunch out. 

Last year I recall was a lovely day and I spent the day in the garden, after breakfast in bed of course, but this year we have a steely grey sky and a bitter cold biting wind with snow on the weather forecast.

If you are not going out why not have make some delicious Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cookies with your children to thank them, here’s the recipe:

Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cookies

Ingredients

  • 75g butter/margarine softened
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 75g soft light brown sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 175g plain flour
  • half teaspoon baking powder
  • 50g glace cherries
  • 100g chocolate drops

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas mark 6.
  2. Mix together, in a bowl, the caster and light brown sugar with the butter/margarine until smooth and creamy.
  3. Beat the egg in a dish or cup, add the vanilla essence and mix again.
  4. Add the egg mixture a little at a time to the butter mixture mixing well.
  5. Sift the flour and baking powder through a sieve into the bowl and stir in until the mixture is smooth.
  6. Cut the cherries into small pieces and add to the mixture with the chocolate drops and stir well.
  7. Put a heaped teaspoon of the mixture onto baking trays, lined with greaseproof paper, and flatten down with a fork.
  8. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Leave them for a few minutes before removing with a spatula and putting on a wire rack to cool.
  10. Makes approx. 24 cookies.

 Whatever your plans have a lovely day,

 Gill

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Would you believe it the summer holidays are nearly at an end, where have six weeks gone?

These delicious biscuits will make a nice treat in school lunchboxes when the children go back after the holidays and they are perfect for little fingers and thumbs to make.

Home made Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam Drop Cookies

  • 125g Butter or Margarine
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 190g Self Raising Flour
  • 1oog Caster Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • Strawberry Jam
  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Beat together the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy.
  3. Mix in the egg yolk and the vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually add the flour and mix in slowly to form a smooth dough.
  5. Roll generous teaspoons of dough into balls and space out on baking trays lined with greaseproof paper.
  6. Flatten each ball slightly and press your finger or thumb into the middle to make a well, take care not to press too hard.
  7. Fill the hole with approx ½ teaspoon jam.
  8. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden.
  9. Cool on wire racks.

You can of course use any flavour of jam that you like. 

Enjoy,

Gill

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