FOOD : TANYA BURR'S COOKIES WITH A TWIST

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Hellooo everyone :)
I hope you're all starting to feel festive and ready for Christmas - only two weeks to go !

This year my mum and I are baking and cooking as much as we can so that when the big day comes we can stuff ourselves senseless. I saw these cookies on Tanya Burr's blog and I was immediately drooling. I am trying to portion myself before christmas food however I could not resist making these.





This is the recipe Tanya uses :
200g butter
300g caster sugar 
1 large egg
275g self-raising flour
75g cocoa powder
A little dash of milk 
A large bar of white, milk and dark chocolate
3 Daim bars 

I made two varieties of cookie, so my alterations are as below :

200g butter
180g Brown Sugar + 120g Vanilla Caster Sugar
1 large egg
275g self-raising flour
30g cocoa powder
A lot of milk around half a cup (I would use less however even if it's tough to mix)
For the chocolate cookies I used:
 50g 72% Dark Chocolate and 50g White Chocolate Chips.
For my Naughty Winter Spice Cookies:
1tsp of Cinnamon, a very light sprinkle of Nutmeg, a teaspoon of brandy-soaked Cranberries and Sultanas, a handful of normal raisins and a few cranberries.

It is also key, as Tanya says, that you bake for 11-12 minutes. They will look under-cooked but leave them on the tray for 30 minutes. Slide off as carefully as you can, but if they break it's okay. I also recommend you either store so they don't touch or you eat asap as they do stick together (which I discovered myself )



Bottom - Winter Cookies, Top - Chocolate Chip Cookies

When Tanya says these cookie turn out big, she is not joking. These babies are huuuge. Overlapping them to cool was a mistake as I couldn't unstick them and had to cut them into chunks to store.
Currently I'm having to restrain myself from eating loads of them and have tried to pawn them off to others but these cookies do freeze so you can successfully portion yourself to enjoy these all year round - or in one go.






These are so gooey and scrummy, and I love the recipe. I would maybe use less milk so they're not as flat when baked, and these don't need loads of chocolate as they are very rich. I would love to try and make a healthy alternative, I will need a day alone to make those !

Keep looking soon for another foody post, and have a loverly day :)
Lots of Love,
Lauren x

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