So I made Tanya's Cookies, modifyed. So, here is my 'Baking Routine', if you could call it that!
- 200g Butter
- 300g Caster Sugar
- 275g Self-Raising Flour
- 75g Cocoa Powder
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 Large Bar of Chocolate (Whatever flavour you want)
Put your music on and turn it up! You have that solo dance party!
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees centigrade, weather it is a fan oven or not! I made this mistake but DON'T CHANGE IT! Leave it be.
Cream the butter and sugar together. You can use an electric mixer but when I am cooking to relax, I normally just use a wooden spoon! Put it in the bowl and MIX IT UP! Then add the egg and mix it in well.
Put all the dry ingredients in the bowl with the eggy, buttery, sugary mixture. Mix it in carefully, trying not to spill it! It needs a bit of welly in it, so it is mixed really well.
Break up all the chocolate and add it to the bowl. Mix it in with the wooden spoon, and then finish it with your hands. They should be evenly dispersed.
Line two baking trays with grease proof paper. I like to use pizza trays because I find that it cooks them better. I don't know why, but it works!
Roll five balls onto each baking tray. Don't worry about the left over mixture. Pop your trays in the oven. You will have about half left over, you will fill four trays in total. If you can do them all in one go, you do that! Cook them for exactly 11 minutes.
If you have no grease proof paper, butter your tray and then cover it in plain flour so it sticks to all the butter and then knock off the excess. It will not stick any more!
Have another dance! My album of choice today was Taylor Swift 1989. You can always have a good jam to that.
Take the cookies out of the oven and leave the two trays to cool for 2-3 minutes. Don't worry if they don't seem cooked, they harden when they cool. Prep the next batch/ten cookies and put them in the oven with the same cooking times.
Leave them to cook for about 15 minutes or until you can hold them and they don't feel too hot. Now present them however you want to.
You could put them in a jar as a present?
Or just on a plate or tub?
Put them in an air tight container to keep them.