I took the recipe for the cookies from “The Children’s Book of Baking” by Sara Lewis, page 54.
Instead of butter I always use Flora, because it’s healthier. When I don’t have caster sugar to hand I just whizz down some normal granulated sugar in a hand blender. Otherwise the recipe is unmodified!
You will need:
100g flora/butter at room temperature
50g caster sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder (I used Cadbury’s hot chocoate powder, and my tablespoons were generous 🙂 )
150g self raising flour
What I did:
I simply preheated the oven to 180 degree Celsius, tossed all the ingredients in a bowl and worked the butter into the dry mixture with the back of the spoon against the side of the bowl. The I took little chunks of the mixture and spread them onto a sheet covered with greaseproof paper. I pressed some of them with the back of a spoon and others with the back of a fork. You can see the difference below. I popped them in the oven for ten minutes or so, until they were nice and crunchy and browned all over. Then I let them cool on the trays and felt amazed that I had achieved yet another goal: bake cookies from scratch. They tasted incredible 😀