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If you are a mum, finding snacks for your kids can be a little tough, particularly when there’s a holiday and they’re at home. They seem to be constantly hungry. One snack that has been a great hit with my kids is good old fashioned cookies.
Trying my hand at baking cookies
I have tried several cookie recipes and after several failures, I began to wonder if maybe I was just not meant to make cookies. LOL. It sounds funny, I know, but it’s true. Well, I decided to try one more time and this time, I hit the mother lode!
I found this amazing cookie recipe from epicurious.com (they make it SO easy). After trying it three times and each time turned out awesome, I knew I had to share! Yeah, I’m cool like that. 🙂
You have no idea how stoked I was when the cookies turned out right. And the children really loved it, which made me feel good. But the best part of it? With my food processor, it didn’t take me more than 10 minutes to whip everything up and an additional 10 minutes to bake it.
Everything was ready in a snap.
The only part that really takes time is freezing the dough. Yeah, you need to do that because it really makes a difference to your cookies.
I tweaked mine a little. For my cookie recipe, I use less sugar and decided to add some cinamon because they make so many things taste (and smell) so much better. Other than that, I have not been too adventurous with my recipe, but I’ll definitely change that soon. Very soon, I intend to go all wild and crazy and experiment with chocolate or something. Okay, so there’s nothing wild about that.
Getting Adventurous in the Kitchen
Anyway, now that I’m a regular chef and all that (haha), I intend to dip my feet further into the water with my next baking project, which is… take a wild guess… Muffins!
I’ll definitely let you know how that goes. For now, try your hand on our easy cookie recipe. If you do, let us know how it turned out for you.
Easy Cookie Recipe
Easy Cookie Recipe
- 2 Cups All Purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Cinamon Powder
- 3/4 cup Unsalted butter Softened but not Melted
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 1 Large Egg
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl (that is, flour, salt, baking powder and cinamon).
In an electric mixer, mix the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. (This can be done manually, just keep mixing until the butter and sugar mix changes colour and becomes fluffy).
Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
Reduce the speed of the mixer and gradually add in the flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
Using plastic wrap, form dough into logs and chill for about four hours (until firm).
Cut enough 1/8- to 1/4-inch-thick slices from log with a heavy knife to fill 2 ungreased large baking sheets, arranging slices about 1 inch apart.
Bake cookies, then switch position of sheets halfway through baking, until edges are golden, 12 to 15 minutes total. Cool on sheets 3 minutes, then transfer with a metal spatula to racks to cool completely. Make more cookies with remaining dough on cooled baking sheets.