Saturday, 7 January 2012

Day 6

My photo for the 6th :o)
Alice and I made cookies together yesterday, she enjoyed watching everything being added to the mixer and it going round and round but I think, more than that, she enjoyed gettting to eat the mixture off the beater once I'd finished.
 I thought it might be best to strap her in to her highchair before letting her have the beater otherwise I would have been covered in cookie dough too ;o)
 First taste she had to make sure she liked it
 Yes, it's good!
 The finished cookies weren't too bad either :o)
And after showing these photos I thought you might like the recipe too.

Chocolate Chip Cookies (Mary Berry recipe)

100g (4 oz) butter, softened
75g (3 oz) caster sugar
50g (2 oz) light muscovado sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg, beaten
150g (5 oz) self-raising flour
100g (4 oz) plain chocolate chips (or milk chocolate if you prefer)

Lightly grease baking trays (or line with parchment paper).
Pre-heat oven to 190C/375F/Gas Mark 5.
Measure the butter and sugars into a medium bowl and beat thoroughly with a hand held electric mixer or wooden spoon until evenly blended.
Add the vanilla extract to the beaten egg and then add these gradually to the butter and sugar mixture in the bowl, beating well between each addition.
Next, mix in the flour and lastly stir in the chocolate chips.
Spoon large teaspoons of the mixture on to the prepared baking trays, leaving room for the cookies to spread.
Bake in the top of the oven for about 8 - 10 minutes, until the cookies are golden. (Mine took closer to 12 minutes so time will vary depending on your oven)  Watch them carefully as they can turn dark brown very quickly (which one batch did while I took Alice out of her chair - they still taste good though).
Allow the cookies to cool on the tray for a few minutes, then lift off with a palette knife and place on a wire cooling rack.
Leave to cool completely then store in an airtight tin. (They are delicious warm too ;o)  ).

Enjoy!

xx

8 comments:

  1. Lovely photos of Alice. You are so lucky to be able to be so much a part of her day-to-day life.

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  2. Very cute. She can certainly work that bed hair look!

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  3. YUM!
    Lucky Alice getting to lick the beater!

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  4. That first photo is just gorgeous,Rhona. She obviously had great fun.

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  5. What a beautiful set of photos documenting Alice having such fun.

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