Because I flippin love you (yes I do, oh yes I do!) I thought I'd treat you all and share with you what I believe to be the best flippin' cookie recipe in the entire world. I can remember my Mum making these cookies when I was a little girl, she used to freeze them (why?) and I would sneak to the freezer and eat them secretly whilst they were still frozen. That's how much I love them!
I still make them today, in fact I made some for a friend the other day to cheer her up. I didn't realise that she had family visiting when I dropped them over and apparently my timing was perfect as she'd forgotten pudding and these went down a storm! Her Mother in Law ate three. Mother in Law pleasing cookies! I felt pretty darn proud of that....
So here's the recipe, I'm afraid I didn't photograph every stage in the process as it involves getting your hands sticky and I didn't want a sticky camera. You will need:
8oz Self Raising Flour
4oz Butter or Margarine
2oz chocolate chips, I used a good quality bar and chop it up as I like my bits chunky. You can use plain, milk or white, whatever you prefer, in this particular instance I used milk and white chips together. I know, I'm such a lush!
4oz golden syrup
This recipe is ridiculously simple! You just:
Rub the flour and butter together into fine breadcrumbs, add the sugar and chocolate chips, then add the syrup and squish all the ingredients together until you have a sticky dough which should look something a little like this:
Mmmmmm, squashy! See what I mean about not wanting to get that all over the camera? Then you roll the mixture into small dainty balls if you're feeding a lot of people, or hoofing great balls if you feel in the mood for monster cookies.
Space them out well on a baking sheet, squash them down a little bit and bake in the oven at 190 degrees for 10 - 15 minutes (depending on size you went for and the shade you prefer). They should come out looking a little something like this:
Honestly, try them, they are AMAZING. In fact, if these aren't the best darn cookies you ever tasted I'll eat my hat! Ok, maybe not my actual hat, maybe just some more cookies so I can decide that you're definitely bonkers.
Let me know if you try them!