Friday, May 14, 2010

Cookies!

Last weekend Saturday night footy with the Golden Child (otherwise known as my Bro) called for dinner as well as dessert. Deservedly so given he had to work all weekend. I wanted something easy that used the ingredients in my cupboard. Thanks again Jamie. His Ministry of Food cookbook came through with the simple biscuit goods.

You'll need a food processor and 30mins to rest the dough before baking.

Ingredients
• 125g butter slightly soft • 100g caster sugar • 1 large egg (free range of course!) • 100g plain flour • 25g oats • 1/4 tsp baking powder • 1/2 tsp salt.

Additions
• lemon/lime/orange peel OR • 100g chocolate chopped OR • 50g nuts chopped/50g sultanas
Use your imagination or what's in the pantry.

Directions
Add basic ingredients to processor and whiz until smooth.
Alternatively achieve the same results with a wooden spoon, mixing bowl and a little more time.
Flavour with your choice of additions. I used a combo of walnuts, pecans and almonds. I'd like to try cranberry & white chocolate next.
Spoon onto cling film and roll into a sausage shape. Freeze the dough for 30 mins.
Heat the oven to 190C/375F.
Cut the dough into slices (Jamie recommends 1cm - mine were thinner).
Place onto tray lined with baking paper and bake for 8-10mins.
Let them cool down slightly before transferring to a wire rack.

You definitely want the edges to go a golden brown. The middle will still be chewy.

1 comment:

mum/toddler/babe said...

Ooo they look yummy and I have all those ingredients too. If the weather is still rainy I might have to bake!