Anyone can be a good cook. The secret is being brave, experimenting and being willing to put the whole thing down to experience if it doesn’t turn out.
This cookie recipe is one of the cornerstones of baking. Now you have this basic recipe, the variations are only limited by your imagination.
Cornflake cookies, jam drops, choc chip, ginger cookies; they all start with this recipe. It really is the most versatile cookie recipe ever. If you’re just finding your feed in the kitchen, I encourage you to try this basic cookie recipe and get creative with the flavour combinations you add!
the only cookie recipe you'll ever need
Yield 20 cookies
This cookie recipe is the only one you'll ever need. With so many awesome variations, it's the biscuit to build on!
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups self raising flour
Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the egg and the vanilla, beat well.
Gradually add the flour and mix into a stiff paste.
Roll into balls and place on lined trays. Bake at 180C until golden.
Before baking make a hollow in each biscuit ball and fill each hollow with a little bit of your favourite jam. Bake until golden.
Add 1/2 cup brown sugar during the creaming and 1/2 cup of cocoa with the flour.
Push smarties into the top of your biscuits for colourful lunch box treats.
For coconut cookies add 2 tablespoons of desiccated coconut to the mixture.
Choc Chip Cookies
For chocolate chip cookies add 100g of chocolate chips (or pieces of a chocolate bar) to the mix.
To make cornflake cookies add a 1/2 cup of sultanas (or any dried fruit) and 3/4 cup of crushed cornflakes to the mix.
what’s your favourite cookie flavour?