Mr S made some cookies for a relative whilst I was away. She loves biscuits but is having trouble biting anything hard at the moment, and so he made her these easy cookies that are soft and chewy. He makes them for the residents in the nursing home that he chefs at, and they love them. The cookies are quite frugal as they do not have a lot of ingredients in them, and are a lot cheaper than you would find them for in the shops.
He made the easy cookies out of our home made butter made with discounted yellow sticker cream, but margarine can be used instead. In his he put sultanas, but if I was making them I would put in chocolate chunks, or replace some of the flour with cocoa and add a bit of baking powder. You could also grate orange or lemon zest into them to switch them up, or make them any flavour that you chose. This made 30 good sized cookies
500g of self raising flour
- Cream the butter and sugar until pale.
- Add the eggs slowly, whilst whisking.
- Add the flour and whisk.
- Form them into a balls, just a bit bigger than a walnut
- Place them onto a greased tray, or one with parchment paper or silicone on, and then flatten gently with a fork
- Bake at 160C for about 10 minutes, or when they are just starting to colour. They will be soft when you take them out.
- Leave them on the tray for about 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.
- Store in an air tight container.
- We have frozen the dough in balls, defrosted and cooked them when needed. This stops me eating them all at once, and I can pop some in when cooking other things later.
What do you put in your cookies ? My friend likes cherries and coconut, but it has to be chocolate for me.