With everyone back in lockdown what else is there to do apart from bake cookies! Although technically, we are on the last day of lockdown today. We had a full on day of cooking last Saturday, we made stew, roast potatoes, the kiddies made their lunch and of course we baked some delicious chocolate chip shortbread cookies. These are not gluten free, but can certainly be adapted to become a gluten free treat just by swapping out regular flour for a GF version.
What you will need:-
- 200g Plain Flour
- 130g Unsalted Butter
- 35g Caster Sugar
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 Egg
- 1 Bag of Chocolate Chips
- Sprinkles for decorating
How to make the cookies:-
First things first, you will need to preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
After you have weighed out your ingredients, add the flour, butter, vanilla extract and sugar together and mix. I like to let Amelie and Charlie get really involved, weighing ingredients, chopping, mixing and working as a team.
Next, crack the egg and pour in chocolate chips, combine until the mixture becomes a dough consistency.
Sprinkle some flour onto the countertop and knead the dough. Wrap the cookie dough in clingfilm and pop it in the fridge for around 10 minutes to harden slightly.
Once the dough is a little tougher, divide it into quarters and let the kids get rolling. You will want the cookies to be between 1 -2 cm thick.
After the kids have cut their shapes out, let them sprinkle to decorate their cookies. Pop in the oven for around 15 minutes, keeping an eye on them.
They will smell absolutely scrumptious when baking!
And there you have it, a whole batch of Easy Peasy Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies all ready for scoffing. There’s something about homemade cookies/biscuits, I just love the rough edges and personal touches, each one is unique.
You could add icing and make them super festive, maybe store them in cute Christmas bags and give as gifts.
Let me know how you get on.