And because the thematics this month must all revolve around Christmas, I bring you yet another recipe for cookies that is both easy and delicious. Called them Rudolph's cookies because, well, it's rather obvious, innit? After all it is the season!!
We've been baking so many cookies, trying out so many different combinations, I even considered starting out a home business of baking and selling cookies for this season - and all others! - but I wouldn't even know where to start, and the investment would probably be way out of our possibilities. Anyway, I share the cookies recipes here because I feel they're really so good, you cannot stop at just one!
I bring you two different flavours this time, although the basis is the same for both. One is a simple vanilla cookie, the other a chocolate chip one. I'm rather particular to chocolate chip cookies, I must confess, anytime I ever bought cookies for me, they were always chocolate chip ones. Or oatmeal. The digestive kind. We love those cookies in Summertime, perfect treat for the beach along with some fresh fruit!!
As for this, in order to make them you will need:
- 350 gr flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 100 gr butter
- 175 gr sugar
- 1 egg
- 50 ml milk
- 1 vanilla pod
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Mix the flour with the baking powder on a smooth surface and make a hole in the middle. Place the rest of the ingredients on that hole, and slowly add the flour, kneading the dough gently until it's smooth and silky. Divide the dough into two, and to one add the chocolate chips and the other the vanilla. Wrap it up in cling film and take it to the fridge for 30 minutes. Once it's chilled for that amount of time, roll the dough into about 3mm thick and cut the shapes you want. Bake in a pre heated oven at 170º c for about 13 minutes - and keep a very close eye on them, as they really bake fast, and if you overdo the cooking, they will be rather hard, instead f slightly soft in the middle.
So you see, this is easy as easy can be, and what a treat when your stomach rumbles and you crave just that tiny little amount of sweetness. They go well with a tall glass of milk, a cup of piping hot tea, a coffee just freshly brewed, or by themselves. Go, on, enjoy, after all, 'tis the season!!