Chewy brown sugar cookies

Me Want Cookies. I know how Cookie Monster feels, because me generally (always) do want cookies. Actually my favourite biscuit is probably a custard cream, but this cookie is absolutely excellent in its caramelly toffee chewiness, plus the dough is also rather wonderful chopped up and mixed into vanilla ice-cream, so it’s one that I… Continue reading Chewy brown sugar cookies

Chick cookies

As you can see from the bottom of this page, I’ve been making these almond cookies every Easter for literally half of The Teen’s life, and Easter just wouldn’t be Easter without them. They always look like a curious bunch of weirdos, tiny as they are, with their characters really emerging as they bake. Makes… Continue reading Chick cookies

Rose + pistachio macarons

It’s the return of one of my favourite flavour combinations here, rose + pistachio, this time in macaron form as a present for my wonderful Mother on Mother’s Day, because she’s really lovely (and also reading this. Hi! đź’•). If you look at the photo you’ll see that a) I can’t get the tops of… Continue reading Rose + pistachio macarons

Chewy coconut cookies

You had me at chewy. Biscuits could well be my kryptonite, especially when you add coconut into the mix and a cup of coffee. In my defence, just one of these bad boys is definitely enough to power a lovely long lockdown dog walk, or at least that’s the excuse I’m going with. And that… Continue reading Chewy coconut cookies

Chocolate cake crinkle cookies

These bite size cookies are utterly amazing. Easy to make, no fancy ingredients, they make a spectacular pre-breakfast with a cup of coffee, and they taste like mouthfuls of chocolate cake. The recipe is from the always reliable BBC Good Food website via a friend’s teenage daughter who loves to bake. Nice one Alice! Makes… Continue reading Chocolate cake crinkle cookies

Tiffin

My husband isn’t much of a drinker, and he’s never smoked, but he is most definitely a chocoholic, so when I first made tiffin he almost did the snoopy dance. I love this recipe – so long as you have the basic ingredients, you can pretty much throw anything else in there. Great for lunch… Continue reading Tiffin

Pistachio macarons

My father loved pistachios and so my sisters and I grew up munching on them seemingly all the time, battling to get some of the pesky little fellas out of their shells. I made these for him on his 80th birthday and he was delighted, although frankly just having all of his children and grandchildren… Continue reading Pistachio macarons

Cinnamon raisin cookies

Everyone loves a cinnamon raisin cookie, and these are easy-peasy. The hardest part is leaving the cookie dough to chill in the fridge for half an hour before baking. Oh and it’s worth saving any leftover dough to put into the freezer to chop up into vanilla ice-cream…. just saying. Ingredients 110g softened butter (I… Continue reading Cinnamon raisin cookies

Date Crumble Slice

I think my family possibly love this oaty date crumble slice more than they actually love me. It is indeed very good, but really? This makes about 24 delightful squares. Ingredients Dates: 300g pitted dried dates, chopped 250ml water Crumble: 300g softened butter (I use stork) 330g light brown sugar 390g plain flour 3/4 tsp… Continue reading Date Crumble Slice

Chewy Amaretti Cookies

These are wonderful – if I could live on marzipan alone I would, and these hit the mark. Chewy, almondy (yes that’s a word), light meringue cookies. I took them to a friend’s house for afternoon tea and they disappeared quickly. How many will this make I hear you ask? Well it depends on how… Continue reading Chewy Amaretti Cookies