You probably know I'm not the biggest expert in the kitchen. The only thing I can really make is pizza (using a cheese scone recipe as a base) and cookies. So when the urge to bake overtakes me (which admittedly is rare) I tend to stick to one of these two options. It gets a bit boring though.
So when I saw Lacey's post about snickers cookies a few weeks ago, I wanted to try them out. The problem is, I don't actually LIKE snickers. But I figured I could experiment with a different chocolate bar instead.
I checked out the actual recipe last weekend and it sounded a bit complicated for my liking (too many ingredients really - I like things to be as easy as possible) so I decided to use my usual chocolate chip recipe for it instead. And instead of Snickers, I used a Dairy Milk Caramel bar. Yum...
Anyway, here's the recipe. To be honest, it's more for my own reference than anyone else's as I only have the recipe on a piece of scrap paper right now and if I lose it, I'm screwed. But feel free to try it out!!!
75g/3oz brown sugar
few drops vanilla essence
150g/6oz self raising flour
pinch of salt
1 Dairy Milk Caramel bar
(this makes approximately 12 cookies, so I tend to double the quantity of everything to make more)
- Rub margarine and sugar together
- Add egg and vanilla essence, mix in
- Stir in flour and salt gradually
- Roll dough into round balls with half a section of Caramel bar in the centre of it. Place balls on a greased baking tray.
- Put in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees for 10/15 mins
They're not the most GORGEOUS looking cookies but they are pretty damn nice taste-wise (which is the important thing, right?). My flatmates loved them and the caramel worked a treat inside them. Once I'm no longer on a diet I might try experimenting with different sort of "fillings". Peanut butter cups might be nice, for example.
I've included a close up of the middle of a cookie below, just so you can see what the finished (half-eaten) result is like.
Anyway, that's it! I never in a million years thought I would post a recipe on my blog but there you go. Proof that I occasionally have been known to use a wooden spoon for cooking purposes.
Not that there's any OTHER purpose I would use it for, of course . . .