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


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  2. Place your softened butter and caster sugar into a large bowl and combine well with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add in your egg and vanilla extract and beat together briefly to combine.
  4. 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!).
  5. Flatten out into basic circular cookie shapes using your hands and using a cutter, shape into whatever style you’d like!
  6. Bake for 15 minutes and leave to cool on a wire rack.


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