Friday, 14 October 2016

Recipe Review - chocolate chip cookies!

Hi everyone, in today's post I'm going to try something a little bit different - I will be reviewing a recipe (Well, duh. I think you can guess from the title...). If you read my post about What I've been reading recently (not that recent now, though!) then you'll know that I got the Australian Women's Weekly Gluten Free Cookbook not too long ago, and I love it! I made a batch of cookies from it today, and I was delighted with the results!

Here is how you make them:
125g softened butter
110g brown sugar (It doesn't specify, dark or light. I used dark and it worked well!)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 egg
170g gluten free plain flour (I recommend "Bob's Mill" gluten free flour)
2 tablespoons white rice flour  ("Dove's Farm" do this)
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon of xanthan gum
140g chocolate chips

For the glaze:
150g milk chocolate
2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C and line 2 baking trays
  • Beat the butter & sugar together until just combined (don't cream them). Add the egg & vanilla.
  • Sift in the flours in 2 batches (So it's easier to stir in!)
  • Add the chocolate chips (You might need to do some 'quality control'on them at first....)
  • Cover the dough, and chill for an hour in the fridge.
  • Using wet hand, roll the dough into little balls, pop on the trays, and into the oven!

Just before going in!
  • Bake the cookies for 18 minutes of until they're nice & golden
  • Make the chocolate glaze by melting together the oil & chocolate. The book says to do it over a pan of simmering water, I did it in the microwave. Just melt it in whatever way.
  • Now for the fun bit: once they've cooled a bit, dip the cookies half in their glaze (look at the photos if you don't get what I mean). Leave to cool. Or don't, and eat a warm cookie with melted chocolate.....
Cookies and milk? Yes, please!

So there you have it! Do you have any baking stories or recipes? Let me know in the comments!
Kisses, Rose


  1. These look delish and have made me so hungry...
    fab post gal x

  2. OMG! My stomach is rumbling by reading this. Yum! There's no way I can make these,however, because I haven't seemed to master chocolate cookies just yet. But I WILL. I will soon!

    #sweetreats xxx

  3. Hi Rosie!
    My name is Anael, and I do scovered your blog through a comment on I searched it up and the second it came up, I was utterly impressed! The colour theme is beautiful and artistic - I love the way you used a look that seems as if it is painted and the pastel colours are lovely! The name of your blog reminds me of wonderful things! I am so loving your font choices throughout your blog too.
    The cookes you baked look absolutely scrumptious and I love the way you made chocolate chip cookies (which are normally quite dry) very moist with a generous dipping of rich chocolate! They are making my mouth literally water. I have a few baking stories and ideas. I once baked a batch of raspberry cupcakes, and if you ever do that, be sure to use frozen raspberry pieces which you can buy or make yourself. I bought a baking recipe book from The Hummingbird Bakery (lovely treats which make me inspired to bake) and it is the most useful book I've ever read! It has sections for different bakes, such as cupcakes, muffins, cakes, pies and others.
    You should really buy it, it actually gives you some really cool and unique baking recipes, such as lavender cupcakes, peaches and cream cupcakes, and Mississippi Mud Pie. It is a really cheap book which you can buy in any Of he two London Hummingbird Bakery branches (if you live in London, those are the most popular branches). It might help you come up with even more unique baking recipes such as the savoury muffins you can check out in the book.
    The book also gives you loads of safety tips and advice, and it is really nice for beginner bakers because it gives you substitutes for all the master equipment if you don't have all of it! The pages are really full of clear ingredients and equipment lists, step by step methods which are easy to follow, and professional photographs of each bake.
    I was also commenting to ask you something. I saw your comment on saying you have a pen pal in Spain. I was wondering if you would like to be my pen pal? I am looking for a creative female pen pal aged 11-16 and who lives in Britain. Do you think you would like that? I would like a pen pal who is quite creative!
    If you can't, do you know anybody who fits the description and is creative and likes creative projects?
    I am sorry that this comment is a mile long! I just love commenting!



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