Before I begin I have to hold my hands up and admit I’m rubbish at baking, in fact I can’t really cook either. I do try, but it just somehow always turns out wrong.
To make things easier, for Christmas my mam and dad got me one of those handmade giant jars, which contains everything you need to make cookies, except for an egg and some butter.
So, in celebration of my mam’s birthday this weekend I thought I’d give ‘simple’ baking a go with these oat and chocolate chip cookies.
And it was pretty simple. All I had to do was count eight tablespoons of butter, melt it and place that with an egg and the whole contents of the jar into a large bowl.
Now, for the fun part. I tried mixing everything together with a spoon, but let’s be honest it works better when you get your hands dirty.
After rolling up my sleeves and mixing everything together, I rolled the cookie dough into small ‘walnut’ sizes and placed them on a baking tray, that I greased with butter earlier.
As soon as I washed my hands, I popped my two trays filled with cookie doughs balls in the oven and waited around 13 minutes, while the sweet aroma filled the kitchen.
They came out a little browner than I expected, but they taste pretty good – even if I do say so myself. The texture is soft, but crunchy and most importantly instead of tasting like burntness, you can actually taste the nuts and chocolate – success!
I would say it’s a small improvement to my usual baking, normally when I bake whatever comes out the oven you can’t really eat. This time last year I baked my mam a Victoria sponge cake and as soon as I cut into it, the middle oozed out.
With everything, I’m going to continue to practice baking so if any of you have any good recipes please send me your links!
Sarah Jayne x