Sarah has been back in the kitchen again today (which is usual for a weekend!), whipping up some treats for the lunchboxes this week.We have decided to start a regular post on her weekend baking, as she is always experimenting with new recipes. She often puts her own twist on recipes.
First up this week are the Chewy Spice Cookies. These are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside, and smell divine when they are baking.
125 g butter, at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar, plus 1/4 cup additional for rolling
1/2 cup golden syrup
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Heat oven to 160 degrees C. Put butter, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup sugar in bowl of electric mixer. Mix on medium speed until smooth (approx 2-3 minutes). Mix in eggs one at a time, and then add golden syrup and oil. Gradually mix in flour, bicarb, salt and spices. Cover dough with wrap and place in freezer for 10-15 minutes. Roll dough into balls, and then roll balls into sugar to coat. Place on trays lined with baking paper, and bake for approximately 15 minutes. Place cookies on wire rack to cool. (makes 24 cookies).
Next Sarah made up a batch of Chocolate Chip Muffins.This recipe is one of our favourites and is often used. They are satisfying muffins but aren’t too sweet.