Baking- Lemon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recently I did some baking for a local rabbit rescue charity as part of their fundraiser. I decided that I was going to use a recipe which was in one of the baking books which I have and this was for mini lemon chocolate chip cookies however, I decided to make them large. Today I decided that I am going share the recipe for these lemon chocolate chip cookies they would be perfect to make this half term. For sure they went down a treat at this event.

Ingredients- Makes 40 mini cookies I got 16 large

1 Large Lemon

75g softened butter or magarine

75g caster sugar

1 medium egg

75g soft light brown sugar

175g plain flour

1/2 tea spoon baking powder

150g white chocolate chips 

Method
  1. Heat the oven to 180c or gas mark 4 and grease two baking trays. 
  2. Grate the zest from the outside of the lemon using the smallest holes of the grater. Then squeeze the juice from half of a lemon. 
  3. Put the lemon zest, butter, caster sugar and soft light brown sugar in a big bowl then beat until the mixture is smooth. 
  4. Break the medium egg in to a small bowl. Beat with a fork. Then add it to the big bowl a little at a time beating well each time. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice and mix. 
  5. Sift the flour and baking powder into the bowl. Stir in the mixture until it is smooth. Add the white chocolate chips and stir them in. 
  6. Make a ball with the dough. Enough that will be for a cookie then flatten slightly 
  7. Bake more cookies using the rest of the mixture. Bake for 10 minutes until they are golden this may take longer.I think I did mine for closer to 15.
  8. Put them on a cooling rack before you consume your lemon chocolate cookies. 

Have you ever made lemon chocolate cookies or ever purchased them? For sure there not something I think I have ever heard.  There not a flavour I think I have even see together. 

Charlotte xxx

 

Baking- Raspberry Heart Cookies

Baking is something which I love to do, I find it therapeutic. With Valentine’s Day coming up I thought I would create something which ties in with the theme. Hearts is something which is symbolic with Valentines so this is why I created the raspberry heart cookies. These are cute, easy to make and also great mix of been light and sweet.

These are super easy to make which means that you could make them with your children. In the future I can see this been something I do with Jess as she loves to bake. You do not have to make them raspberry at all you can use any flavour jam. Some of the ones which I made ended up been strawberry due to it been the only type of Jam which we had in.

Prep Time- 10 Minutes

Cook Time- 10 Minutes

Serves- 11 depending on size of your cookie cutter

Ingredients

2 TSP Almond Extract

113g Butter

135g Sugar

240g Plain Flour

Raspberry Jam

Utensils– Baking Tray, Heart Cutter, Rolling Pin

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 170
  2. Add the sugar and butter and mix together
  3. Once this is creamed add the plan flour
  4. This then should be all mixed when you add the 2 tsp almond
  5. Roll out your mixtures
  6. Use the heart cookie cutter and cut out the cookies
  7. Place them in the oven and bake for 10 minutes
  8. Leave to harder and cool.
  9. Use the same heart cookie cutter to spread the Jam over the heart biscuit
  10. Serve and enjoy

These raspberry heart cookies go really nice with a cup of coffee. These could be a great valentine’s day present for your other half. They are also great to have as a cheeky treat for sure they are something I will be making again.

What cookies do you like to make?

Charlotte xxxx