Which kid doesn’t love cookies? If it were up to them, they would have cookies for breakfast, lunch and dinner!!! But sometimes, being a busy mom or dad, you just might not have enough time to bake cookies as much as you would like to. But here are some great recipes that will only take less than an hour to make. Try them out.
Easy peasy choco chip cookies
- 150g of salted and softened butter
- 80g light brown sugar
- 80g of granulated sugar
- 2tsp extract of vanilla
- 1 large egg
- 225g plain flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 200g plain chocolate chips or chunks
- Heat the oven to 190C/fan170C/gas 5 and line it.
- Put 150g softened salted butter, 80g light brown muscovado sugar and 80g granulated sugar and beat till creamy.
- Beat in 2 tsp vanilla extract and 1 large egg.
- Sift 225g plain flour, ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda and ¼ tsp salt into the bowl and mix it in with a wooden spoon.
- Add 200g plain chocolate chips or chunks and stir well.
- Use a teaspoon to make small scoops of the mixture, spacing them well apart on the baking trays. This mixture should make about 30 cookies.
- Bake for 8–10 mins until they are light brown on the edges and still slightly soft in the centre if you press them.
- Leave on the tray for a couple of mins to set and let cool.
Crunchy Mango Cookies
- 140g butter at room temperature
- 50g sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- 1tbsp maple syrup
- 100g dried mango, chopped
- 175g plain flour and some extra for dusting
- Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Place the butter and sugar in a food processor and mix until smooth and creamy. Add the egg yolk, vanilla, maple syrup and mango. Whizz to blend in and chop the mango a little more finely. Add the flour and briefly mix to form a soft dough. Turn out onto a floured surface and shape into a ball. Chill for 20 mins.
- Using a rolling pin, roll the cookie dough to the thickness of a £1 coin on a lightly floured surface, then cut out biscuit shapes with a 10cm cutter for large, or a 5cm cutter for smaller cookies.
- Transfer to a baking tray lined with baking parchment, and cook for 12-15 mins or until lightly golden and firm. Remove and leave to cool on a wire rack.