It is still fricking freezing outside isn’t it! Where on earth is spring? Its funny, because all the signs are there- we’ve got daffodils in the garden, buds on the trees and even lambs in the field… But then I step outside and want to head straight back indoors to hibernate! However, I am not going to be defeated. If Spring isn’t turning up outside, then I’m still going to make it happen indoors. First step, cookies!
These zingy, chewy, crispy cookies are literally the best thing I have eaten in a good while.With a vase of daffs on he table, and some bright napkins, I can almost pretend the sun is shining outside. Make these. You’ll thank me!
Recipe adapted from here
352 g plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
226g of softened butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
zest of 1 large lemon
Juice of 1 large lemon
65 grams sugar for rolling in
50g of dark chocolate
Preheat oven to 350F/ 180C/ Gas mark 5. Line baking trays with greasproof paper.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
In a larger bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla, lemon zest and juice.
Add in dry ingredients, beating until just combined. Roll rounded spoonfuls of dough into balls and then roll in sugar. Place on lined baking trays, about 1 or 2 inches apart.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, depending on whether you like them crispy or more gooey. Remove from oven and let stand on thei baking trays for 2 minutes before removing to cool on the work surface, keeping them on the greaseproof paper.
Melt your 50g of dark chocolate, and using a spoon or small whisk, drizzle the chocolate over the tops of your cookies. Leave the chocolate to set, and then make yourself a nice cup of tea and get stuck in 🙂
This recipe makes a ton of cookies, like 30 or so, but they keep for a good few days in a biscuit tin