Monday, 19 April 2010

White Chocolate Cookies

Sometimes in life, it is the simple things which are the best. A decent book, a sunny day, a single flower, a cosy hoodie. Its the same with food: a perfectly boiled egg, crunchy toast, a simple bowl of yoghurt and honey, a warm cookie. A warm white chocolate cookie, to be specific.DSCF6737And often, what seems so simple turns out so much more. I figured these would be a decent white chocolate cookie – sweet, satisfying and moreish. My friend P and I gave up chocolate for Lent, and decided to bake these after Lent as a celebration of the chocolate return. Along with Chocolate Honeycomb cupcakes, we had a marvellous day baking.DSCF6735The golden syrup in these cookies gives them a caramel flavour, as well as making these fudgy and chewy inside – when warm the larger ones verge into blondie territory! I was worried that once cool they would harden up and become all crunch no fudge, but happily the fudginess was there to stay :) The perfect sweet treat, much more than just a plain cookie and yet have that vital cookie characteristic – dangerously addictive. Enjoy!

White Chocolate Cookies
4oz (120g)  Butter
4oz (120g) Sugar
2oz (60g) Golden Syrup
8oz(240g) Self Raising Flour
4oz (120g) White Chocolate Chips
A few drops of Vanilla Essence
1 egg, lightly beaten 

1. Preheat the oven to 350F/Gas Mark 4/180’C  and butter baking sheets - or line with baking parchment.
2. Cream together the butter, sugar and golden syrup.
3. Add the vanilla essence, chocolate chips and the beaten egg.
4. Mix in the flour until all the ingredients are combined to form a firm dough.
5. Form small balls of mixture (about a rounded teaspoonful) onto the prepared baking sheets, allowing a little room for the biscuit to spread out, and press it down.
6. Bake in or near the centre of your pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
7. Leave to cool on the trays. 


skaptain said...

i think yogurht and cosy are spelled wrong but that just might be where you live? i live in the usa so, yeah...did these stay chewy when they cooled or did they turn crunchy? also, are you thinking of going to culinary college? bye!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Ooooohhhh, can I have one? I bet they taste heavenly!



elra said...

Such a perfect and crunchy looking cookies. I think it is nice to variety if you get bored with the regular dark chocolate cookies.

La Table De Nana said...

Lucy..I love white chocolate cookies..never really had a great recipe..until now..Your photos are scrumptious!

Faith said...

I love fudgy and moist cookies and these sound perfect. After reading your description of the larger cookies being so close to blondies, I think I'd make them all larger! :) Lovely cookies, Lucy.

Bob said...

Those look wicked good, makes me wish my girlfriend liked white chocolate. Heh.

iadorearts said...

They were amazing Lu!! And thanks for the link to my blog! Oh and by the way, yoghurt and cosy were both spelt right lol xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

fee said...

your cookies look great - definetly one to try. I think they would be good with raspberries added, the combination of raspberries with white chocolate is just yummy.
Will you also be posting the recipe for the chocolate honeycomb cupcakes ?

Anonymous said...

These came out super-addictive. Made about 45 cookies.
I used Molasses (black treacle for the Brits), and added 2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt to make regular flour into self-raising.
They come out quite cakey, so next time I'm going to try to make them into a blondie type cake.

Ash said...

These... I wouldn't be able to resist!

Steph said...

I`m not a huge fan of white chocolate, but when it`s in cookies, I love it. Kinda weird, isn`t it?

Anonymous said...

hi I baked up sum of your cookies today for my bf for valentines, I cut them out in heart shapes n iced them they was a big hit, thanks heaps will make them again

Anonymous said...


over and out.