What’s better than delicious Christmas cookies? HOME-MADE Christmas cookies. Yes, that’s right- we baked something that tastes and looks good (‘we’ being my boyfriend and I). We decided to impress his family by whipping up a batch of festive sweets for their Christmas party, and these photographs are the result!
I don’t know about you, but baking during this season seems to make the kitchen experience 100% more exciting. Between the carols playing in the background, the reindeer oven mitts and the limitless number of deco-inspo posts floating around Pinterest, cooking is transformed into a festival of festivity. Even if the finished product doesn’t quite resemble a Betty Crocker wonder meal, that touch of home-made-ness just serves to add an extra tablespoon of sweetness.
We switched up your average choc-chip recipe by sneaking pieces of caramel Cadbury bar into the middle of the dough. To learn how to replicate our dessert, have a wander through this article, and if you enjoy it, please let me know in the comments below.
YOU WILL NEED:
125 grams of melted butter
1 cup of brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 cups of self raising flour
250 grams of choc chips
1 block of Cadbury caramel chocolate
WHAT TO DO:
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C fan-forced
2. Beat butter, brown sugar, egg
& vanilla essence in a mixing bowl
3. Lick beaters *optional, but recommended*
4. Stir in flour & choc chips
5. Roll mixture into balls & press one piece
of caramel chocolate inside
6. Flatten dough & use cookie cutters to
shape mixture into whatever your heart desires!
7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown
We experimented with a few different versions of decorating… Try to spot these styles throughout the photographs:
- Christmas trees
- Bells with holly
- Baubles with holly
- Santa’s belt & Santa’s head