Cookies are my favourite food gifts, wrapped in a paper bag and tied with a ribbon, they will surely make someone’s special day better. Meet my mini-cake cookies, thin & crispy on the outside, filled with tasty bits of dark chocolate and most importantly, extremely easy-to-make. If chocolate is not your thing, you can experiment with a whole world of different flavours. Roasted nuts and dried fruit will definitely make a nice twist.
Makes about 25-30 cookies
We would need:
- 250 g of butter, diced
- 1 cup of golden caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 and ½ cups of flour
- 1 tsp. of baking powder
- a pinch of fine sea salt
- 150 g of quality chocolate (milk or dark)
- Beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and creamy.
- Add in the eggs one at a time and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Sift in the flour, add a baking powder and a pinch of salt. Stir well.
- Lastly, roughly chop and stir in the chocolate.
- Ready mixture place onto a food film and roll it into a cylinder shape. Put the dough into a freezer for about 15 min.
- Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4/ 350°F/ 180°C.
- Cut the frozen mixture in 1 cm wide bits and place them onto tray covered with non-stick baking paper. Allow considerate space between cookies.
- Bake for 12-15 min, or until golden brown.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool and be ready for superb treat!