Cookies Cookies Cookies!

I love baking cookies, I don't do it as often as I used to, just every now and again for a little treat.

I thought I would share my cookie recipe, I can't remember where I found it originally as I have been using this recipe for a few years now, I know it was somewhere off the internet. I have used a few different recipes but I find that this one makes the best cookies!

I normally make quite a big batch up as I often give some to friends or take some round my boyfriends house for him and his family. The list of ingredients below is 3x the original recipe as I have found that 1 tin of condensed milk makes 3 lots. As I don't bake them often I see no point in keeping the condensed milk in the fridge that might not get used, so I make up 3 lots of the mixture.

These are the ingredients and things you will need, I forgot to take a photo of the ones that I used!

300g margarine
150g caster sugar
450g self raising flour
1 tin of condensed milk (light or normal)
100g chocolate chips (I normally put more in or split the mixture up and have different types of chocolate in)

Big bowl
Wooden spoon
Metal spoon x 2
Baking tray x 2
Oven 180 degrees centigrade
Cooling rack

Firstly you want to preheat the oven at 180. Then you want to get your baking trays and either put a light coating of margarine on them or I like to use the 1 cal spray and just spritz this all over the baking trays. Its a lot less messy!

Then you want to get your scales and weigh out the margarine. Put this in the big bowl and start to cream it together with the wooden spoon, to make the consistency a lot easier to deal with. Then weigh out the sugar and add this to the margarine and cream these together using the wooden spoon.

Next weigh out the flour and add this to the mixture and mix in with the margarine and sugar. Then open the tin of condensed milk and pour this into the mixture, it may help to use a spoon to get all of the mixture out of the tin. Mix this all together to create the cookie dough. Next you can add anything you like. Today I split the mixture into three, I put a bit of the mixture in three bowls and added white chocolate chips to one bowl, milk chocolate chips to another and orange chocolate to the third. The orange chocolate is just a bar of chocolate that I have recently discovered in Tesco, its with the rest of the chocolate bars. I just chop up the chocolate into chunks and add this to the mixture.

Once you have added what ever you fancy to your cookie dough it is now time to put the cookie dough onto the baking tray. What I do for this is I get two metal spoons, I put a bit of mixture on the one spoon and use the other to get it off the spoon and onto the tray. Depending on how many cookies I want to make I normally put about a half a table spoon to a heaped table spoon for each cookie. Today I did about half a table spoon of cookie dough for each cookie as I wanted to make quite a lot. Once you have put the cookie mixture onto the baking tray I like to use my fingers just to pat down the cookie dough to make the cookies turn out flatter.

I then pop the trays in the over for 10-15 minutes. The time depends on the size of the cookies you are making, it is best to just check on the cookies to see how they are doing. I turn the tray around about half way through so they cook evenly.

Once the cookies are a golden colour I pop them out of the oven and onto a cooling rack until they have cooled down. Or if you are like me and can't wait, they are lovely fresh out of the oven with a nice cup of tea!


Emma xo


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