In a bid to launch myself more into the baking realm (maybe there is a such a thing), I decided to tackle the sweeter side of life.
This recipe for cookie dough is very simple and what’s great is that it can be the base for a variety of biscuits if you just take out the chocolate chips.
- 250g Irish butter (softened)
- 145g caster sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp of quality vanilla extract
- 80g high-quality chocolate chips
- Pinch of ground cinnamon
- 300g of sifted plain flour
- Preheat your oven to 180°C.
- Place your softened butter and caster sugar into a large bowl and combine well with a wooden spoon.
- Add in your egg and vanilla extract and beat together briefly to combine.
- Slowly add in your plain flour with the pinch of cinnamon and chocolate chips and mix into a dough. At this stage I like to use my hands to form the dough (You can refrigerate the dough at this stage if you don’t plan on cooking it or be a bit bold and eat it raw!).
- Flatten out into basic circular cookie shapes using your hands and using a cutter, shape into whatever style you’d like!
- Bake for 15 minutes and leave to cool on a wire rack.