Cookies for now, for Christmas, for life

My boys got the munchies today, in one of is those "there's nothing to eat" kind of mood. This is because any treat foods seem to get snaffled up two days after the weekly supermarket shop! I heard that teenage boys cost about £3000 to feed for a year, and I can believe it.

So, we whipped up these quick cookies, even though it meant raiding the two chocolate Smarties penguins which were meant to be stocking fillers, just so there was something in the cookie!

100g each of butter and brown sugar
150g self raising flour
Tablespoon of golden syrup
Topping of your choice, chocolate chips, cherries, nuts etc.

1. Beat the butter and sugar together, then add the golden syrup.

2. Add in the flour. Mix with your hands if easier until it becomes a dough.

3. Preheat the oven to 160 C for a fan oven.

4. Scoop a ball of dough and shape into a ball, place onto a baking sheet and scatter with your topping. You will get roughly 15 servings.

5. Don't press the dough down. Bake for 10-15 minutes until just golden.

I used silver balls on some of the cookies to make them look festive, and because there aren't many mini Smarties to a chocolate penguin!!

I'm not keen on the way that the vibrant colour of the sweets has just blanched when they come out of the oven. 

If you are feeling generous, you could bake some and give them away as a gift. They will only last 4-5 days though.

Love Mrs Jones x

This recipe is based on a BBC Good Food recipe which I am unable to locate online, but is in 101 Cakes & Bakes.


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