Sunday, October 2, 2011

Basic Cookie Recipe - Rachel Allen

Any home maker would know how to bake a cookie if it was easy. And i found a way that is simple and it works all the time. You can even mix and match your varieties of taste. These can be ready in 1 hr.

I have made so many types of cookies just by using 1 recipe alone. Here it is

Basic Cookie Recipe


225 grams ( 8 oz ) - Unsalted butter - softened
(remember that the better the butter, the tastier the cookie)
100 grams ( 4oz ) - Caster Sugar
275 grams ( 10 oz ) - Plain flour
pinch of ground spices / 1 tsp of grated lemon zest ( preferred )


Preheat your oven to 170 degress before you start.

Cream butter in a large bowl till soft or till pale yellow.

Add sugar and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Sift in the flour, add lemon zest and bring the mixture together to form a dough.

Using your hands, roll the dough into walnut size balls and place them slightly apart in a baking tray.

Flatten them slightly with the back of a damp fork ( this is totally optional - you can create the cookie in any shape you want but if you want to use a cookie cutter, refrigerate the dough for 15 mins first

Bake for 13 - 15 mins.

Double Chocolate Chip
Use 250 grams plain flour and add 50 grams sifter cocoa powder to the flour. Bring the dough together and mix in 125 grams of dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips.

White Chocolate and Dried cranberry Cookie
Add 50 grams of chopped cranberries to the flour. When the ccokies are baked and cooled, dip or drizzle the tops with 50 grams of melted white chocolate and allow it to set.

Cornflake Crunch
Add 50 grams of crushed cornflakes to the flour and 50 grams of chocolate chip pressed on top of the cookie dough.

I call these the Coin Chip cookies. These have mini chocolate chips inside. I made it in rounds and flattened it.

I love cornflake and with this ingredient inside, it gives the cookie and additional crunch which I love!

Cranberry Cookies. I added dried cranberry and omit white chocloate. This is my favourite!

This one had crushed cornflakes in it and I dip the cookie with chocolate rice before i bake.

This one has cornflakes and chocolate chip in it too but I shape it differently.

The variations can be endless of you just use your creativity. This is a recipe I will use all the time. And now that I share it, I hope you all like it as much as I do.

P.S: Good butter makes delicious cookies!


Bobbins and Balms said...

Hia, your cookies look great. I tried this recipe last night but the edges 'splattered' out a little and then went slightly brown....your ones look nice and rounded. Any suggestions for me? probably the oven was wrong temperature or not enough flour? thanks

Nura Noor said...

Hi, You might want to add some about 2 tablespoons more of flour as from where you are from the protein in the flour might be different.
I also realize that the temperature cannot be too high. It still depends on your oven "character". try adjusting your temperature.
So sorry if this is too late. :)

PinkSugar Goodies said...

Love this recipe! :D

pinkdiscuss said...

Your cookies look so tempting☺thks for sharing.