I have been baking today as a reward for spending an entire afternoon building a greenhouse. One of my favourite cookie recipes is a shortbread one which I think I may have blogged about before. Well this is a tweeked version so sharing with you now.
You will need ;
125 baking butter
55g white sugar
180g self raising flour
1 tsp orange extract
80g choc chips
3 tbsp hot chocolate powder (not cocoa)
Mix well until a dough is formed, tip out and roll into a long log the width of your desired cookies. Wrap in baking paper and put in the fridge for a good 45 mins to an hour until quite firm.
Slice off into cookie sized slices, I like to shape mine a little to make them prettier.
Place on a baking tray with a gap between each of a couple of cm as they do spread a little.
Cook at gas mark 6 near the top of your oven, until the cookies are browning on top.
Usually 15 – 20 minutes.
They stay soft while very hot so leave them to cool and harden. Eat warm and enjoy.