Delicious Simple Cookie Recipe!

Delicious Simple Cookie Recipe

Feeling peckish?

This post was written in connection with White Lily Green’s Handmade Thursday Link up thingumawatsit.  I’m not sure if it really fits into the theme, but Tracey assures me it does (Tracey…..erm….Sausage mixed some of this with his elbow, so it’s elbow made really?)  Why not bob over there and have a look at some of the other posts that have been submitted.  Great ideas for handmade projects!

Inspire Me Beautiful

Yesterday Sausage and I felt the need to cook something.  I’m not a natural cook, and when there’s a 3 year old involved in the cooking process I like to keep thing simple.  The less stress the better, and if it tastes nice too, that’s an added bonus!

This is the recipe I found and this is what we baked.  (Well we baked most of them, some of them became floor decorations and had to be put in the bin, but you can’t win ’em all I suppose!)

This recipe originates from the Good Food Channel Website and is featured here.


  • 225 g butter, at room temperature
  • 110 g caster sugar
  • 275 g plain flour
  • ground spices, or finely grated zest (optional


1. Preheat the oven to 170C/gas 3.

2. Cream the butter in a large bowl or in a food mixer until soft and creamy. Add the sugar and beat until the mixture is pale and fluffy.

3. Sift in the flour and spices or grated zest (if using) and bring the mixture together to form a firm dough.

4. Using your hands, roll the dough into walnut-sized balls and place them slightly apart on a baking tray (no need to grease or line). Flatten them slightly with the back of a damp fork and bake in the oven for 13–15 minutes, or until they are light golden brown and slightly firm on top.

5. Carefully transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.


We creamed the butter, beat in the sugar and sieved the flour in. Sausage’s elbow wasn’t on the ingredients list but was added to the bowl anyway.
I tried to teach Sausage how to roll cookie dough into balls. He needed a teeny bit of help
Neatly rolled into walnut sized balls ready for the oven – were nearly eaten before they were cooked (by me as well as Sausage) I love raw biscuit mixture!
Half of them were accidentally flipped off the side, were peeled off the lino and put in the bin. Sausage had one very sticky shoe.
15 minutes later! Cooked, delicious and eaten shortly afterwards. Nom-nom-nom!

5 responses to “Delicious Simple Cookie Recipe!

  1. ‘Elbow biccys’ has a bit of a ring to it! I have a habit of dropping things when theyve just come out of the oven, I’ve lost several Lasagnes that way eek!

  2. They look scrummy.

    Interesting use of elbow technique :0) It might catch on.

  3. Mmmm they do look yummy!! Thank you for linking up!!! I do love a bit of home baking!! Nom nom!

  4. Elaine Livingstone

    sound yummy….wondering if they work with soya margarine and gluten free flour, ……hmmmm may just have to experiment on tuesday when grandkids are here


    well we had a baking session this afternoon and we made dairy/gluten free coconut biscuit that grandson could eat and dairy free chocolate flavour ones for granddaughter and easy to see whos is whos once they were cold.
    Kids had a ball, kitchen floor didn’t, and I must admit grandson not very delicate and ended up with more of the mixture stuck to him than actually got on the tray for baking.
    verdict – they work fine with soya marge and gluten free flour for anybody else who may need to adapt this recipe.

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