We all love to have baked goods and sweets, whether it is a breakfast option or a treat after a long day at work. They can be soft and crunchy, sweet and savoury, and come from various different cultures. There’re always so many options, it’s hard to choose one so we sometimes end up a big of pastries instead of just one. But what if I told you don’t have to be intimidated by this variety of goods and that you don’t even have to take off your pyjamas to have a cookie at 9am?
The answer to this is clear as day – make your own homemade versions of what you buy at a bakery. It’s easier than you think and is also much cheaper because by making a batch of cookies, the cost of one of them is quite low. Try making these 3 recipes and I bet you won’t think about buying them again!
Chocolate peanut butter cookies just sound divine. This is certainly a match made in heaven and they’re so easy to prepare. You can even freeze up the dough and make a batch of these delights at any time you want. So convenient! Experiment with different nut butter and fillings to make this recipe as versatile as possible and cater to any allergy.
Start by freezing 10 to 15 scoops of peanut butter for the filling. Mix flour, sugar, cocoa and baking powder, then add melted coconut oil, maple syrup (or another liquid sweetener) and milk. Refrigerate the dough if it’s too wet. Put a frozen dollop of peanut butter into each cookie and roll into balls. Bake for 10 minutes and let them firm up afterwards. Enjoy on any occasion but they’re best served still warm.
Some cookies are just made to impress and please the eyes. Black and White cookies are certainly one of them. The perfect cakey, crumbly base with the two different icings may seem difficult to accomplish but is actually quite easy to recreate. With a few foolproof tricks and a little bit of patience, you can make the cookies that look exactly like the bakery version. Plus the satisfaction of baking something that looks so impressive makes them taste even better.
Cream the sugar and butter in a stand-up mixer and add the eggs. In another bowl whisk the dry ingredients, then add to the mixer with the buttermilk, alternating between the two. Using a cookie or ice cream scooper, place the dough on a silicon mat. Bake for around 15 minutes. Now comes the icing. Mix the powdered sugar, corn syrup, lemon juice and water, then split the mix in two and add cocoa powder and a bit more water to one of them. Let cookies cool and first ice one half, wait until it sets and ice the other to avoid the mixing. Bring to any party and watch them disappear in seconds!
Chocolate lovers – unite! These double chocolate chip cookies will surely satisfy your cravings. They take less than 30 minutes to make and have layers upon layers of sweet delightful chocolate flavours. Their fudgy soft texture is achieved by beating up butter and two kinds of sugar together, then mixing them with eggs, melted chocolate and dry ingredients, and beating them once more until combined. You can add any type of chocolate chips and it will definitely change the flavour of the cookies. Spoon out the mixture on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Wait until they’re cooled or try eating one while they’re still hot. I wouldn’t blame you for this because their aroma alone is too irresistible!