Saturday, 19 April 2014

Sweetie Cookies

It's such a long time since I baked any cookies, my cooker was disconnected at the end of January, and although I've had it back now for about a week and half I haven't had a chance to bake anything.  I took delivery of some Hot Cross Fudge from Wee Sweetie and in the carrier bag alongside my order were some samples of other sweets to try, what a bonus!

I found some Nutterly Buttery Fudge, Creme de Menthe Fudge and some Bacon Praline as well as some Lime and Berry boiled sweets.  They were all lovely to eat as sweets, but I thought they would also work well as a topping for a plain cookie, and I was right.  They might not be the prettiest cookies but they are very easy to make and taste delicious, you could top these cookies with nuts, chocolate or anything that takes your fancy.

Sweetie Cookies (makes 24-30)
100g margarine or butter
100g caster sugar
1 egg, beaten
225g self-raising flour
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Toppings of your choice

Heat the oven to 180C/Gas 4.  Cover two or three baking sheets with parchment paper.

Cream the margarine or butter with the sugar and then add the remaining ingredients  until they form a soft dough.  Roll the dough into a sausage and wrap in clingfilm, put this in the fridge to chill for 15 minutes.

Slice rounds from the roll and place, evenly spaced, on to the baking sheets. Add the toppings and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until pale golden brown and crisp.  Don't allow them to get too brown.

Lift off and leave to cool on a wire rack.

The dough is very soft, so the cookies are not exactly round!  The sticky looking cookies are the ones topped with bacon praline, I was a bit worried that they might be too bacony, but no, the praline sweetness totally compensated.  I had to use my grill pan rack to cool the cookies as my cooling trays are still in storage, it's amazing what you can use when you have to!

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful cookies to go with a nice cup of coffee. Blessings and have a beautiful weekend. Catherine xo

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  2. Thank you Catherine, you too.

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  3. *Droolworthy* can't help myself! I have a massive craving for something sweet right now but my mixer is broke so I have to wait until God knows when to get a new one ;)

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    1. Thanks Sylvia. This is a soft mix and you could probably mix it with a wooden spoon!

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  4. I think that the lime and berry boiled sweets idea is particularly exciting x

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  5. Such a lovely idea. I like home made cookies because they look homemade as well as the benefit of eating them fresh from the oven!

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  6. Fudge cookies. Um... Yes please!!! I remember when we got our cooker back on line I wasn't sure about using it cos it had been so long without! Enjoy yourself!

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  7. Lovely cookies :) Love fresh cookies out of the oven

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  8. What a lovely batch of cookies .I could eat a few of those.

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  9. Hooray, you have your oven back. That must mean you will be getting a proper Easter meal this weekend. I'm now feeling like I need biscuits, which is not a good idea!

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  10. These look really great I love cookies especially those straight out of the oven.

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  11. I like the fact that the cookies are oval shaped, it's rather appealing. I bet they were good and you are glad to have a cooker back again.

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  12. YIPPEE! Your oven is back and cookies have been made, cause for a DOUBLE celebration Janice, and they do look wonderful too! Karen

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  13. Hurrah! Your oven is back! What a relief and you must have a list of oven recipes as long as your arm to cook! Lovely recipe to celebrate the return of the oven!

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  14. So honoured to be included in your first recipe since renovation!! Really inventive use of sweeties too

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  15. You could have such fun with the various different topping right.

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  16. Yay, your oven is back, these cookies are perfect for kiddies and grown ups alike :-) x

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  17. These look lovely, great way to use up sweets

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I love to read your comments and try to reply when I can, please let me know if you make one of my recipes or if you have any questions I will try to answer them. Janice

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