Andrew’s Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies are a classic bake and it’s so important to have a set of staple recipes that are super reliable and dependable. And I cannot wait to add my Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies to my list of those recipes! I used this chocolate chip cookie for a summer school cooking class and the kids found…

Almond Thumbprint Cookies

As we head into the autumn months, two things are inevitable: firstly, it’s getting colder and the days are getting shorter but secondly, The Great British Bake Off is back. And what better way to make the most of both of these occasions that getting into the kitchen for a spot of baking! I think…

Peanut Butter White Chocolate Stuffed Cookies

One of the most popular recipes on my blog has been my adaptation of the Ben’s Cookies recipe. That was from nearly 5 years ago and I had an email from someone saying they tried and really loved the peanut butter and white chocolate version of the recipe and I thought it would be a…

Matcha Cookies

The Great British Bake Off is back for another year and again I am not on it! That’s not going to stop me from baking however. This series begins with Biscuit Week for the first time in Bake Off history. Why this decision, honestly who knows but I’m not complaining because it gives me a…

Strawberry and Black Sesame Cookies

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a cookie recipe despite the fact they’re some of the most popular on the blog! I’ve often talked about how I used to find that making cookies was tricky with the resulting cookies ending up bland and tough but after a lot of trial and error, I’ve grown…

Dark Chocolate and Black Sesame Biscuits

Black sesame is an ingredient commonly used in many Chinese desserts such as black sesame soup called ji ma wu (a type of tong sui, or sweet soup – I’ve got a recipe for one here!) or as a filling for mochi or tong yuen which are glutinous rice balls. In the UK however, black…

Foolproof Funfetti Icebox Sugar Cookies

I’ve said before that I find making cookies where you roll out and cut out cookie shapes not enjoyable. The cookies would usually end up tough and rather bland however after a lot of experimenting and sugar cookie baking, I’ve managed to get a recipe which produces perfect sugar cookies. These are my Foolproof Funfetti…

Valentine’s Day White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

The combination of white chocolate and cranberry is classic in a biscuit; in fact I even used as the basis of one of my 12 Days of Christmas recipes, my White Chocolate Cranberry Crunch Biscuits. Instead of doing a crunchy biscuit, I’m combining white chocolate and cranberry with my signature soft cookie recipe and as…

Crystallised Stem Ginger Cookies

Ginger is one of the building blocks of Chinese cuisine and it is well known (and increasingly backed up by science) that ginger has many health-bearing properties; Confucius said “do not take away the ginger” because ginger can reduce internal heat and fever. With all that, here’s another, less traditional, recipe that would be perfect…

Day 6 of 12: Melted Snowman Chocolate Cupcakes

Back on Day 2 of 12 Days of Christmas, I posted my recipe for Melted Snowman Chocolate Chip Cookies. The story behind those was the idea of seeing your snowman melt away slowly and needing some comfort with some warm chocolate chip cookies. I’ve since seen quite a few melted snowman themed bakes which involved…

Day 2 of 12: Melted Snowman Chocolate Chip Cookies

The saddest part of a snow day is seeing your lovingly built snowman, fit with a bright orange carrot nose, button eyes wrapped in your favourite scarf and woolly hat, start to melt away and fall into the ground. At the risk of sounding like a John Lewis advert, you can certainly forget the melancholy…

Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

The perfect chocolate chip cookie is crunchy and crisp on the outside, soft in the centre with gooey melted chocolate in every bite. I admit I do often shy away from making cookies because all recipes for them tend not to be crunchy on the outside and soft in the centre but this recipe is…

Giant Ben’s Cookies

You wouldn’t believe that I actually find making cookies, and getting that signature crisp outside and soft and chewy interior, quite daunting as all the recipes I’ve tried in the past have failed miserably with cookies that are too soft or just don’t deliver what they promise. All this changed on a trip to South…

Guest Post: Reindeer Cookies by Rebecca Herd

I’ve really loved how down to earth Rebecca’s Christmas recipes have been. They’re simple and something that you can do with little children across the festive period. You can see Rebecca’s other guest posts: Ginger and Fudge Cupcakes and Star-topped Mince Pies I love the way these turned out and how creative you can be…

All Butter Almond Cookies

There’s something about the smell of freshly baked biscuits and toasted nuts that makes these biscuits to die for. They are ridiculously simple to make and you’ll be surprised that such a small quantity of dough will make a huge batch of biscuits, so these are great for parties or giving as gifts for friends’…