Hi, I’m here to help put a smile on faces today. My Cheer Up Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect for anyone who is feeling a little unwell, down or just needs a hug.
Our family had a BBQ over the weekend. All the cousins got together with Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents. Unfortunately I was unable to go, due to still having daily seizures. Although the children went and as always, had the best of times. Everyone had to make their own kebabs, from ingredients laid out before them and then remember which kebab was theirs once on the grill! Our children came home happy, tired and full.
The next day revealed that our eldest had been bitten 30 times by Mosquitos and our other two had a fair few bites between them as well. All in all they were feeling pretty sorry for themselves. Because they were all tired and itchy and apart from administering antihistamines/cream etc. I decided to bake them these Cheer Up Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Mmm these Cookies certainly did cheer the children up and although chocolate isn’t my go-to flavour, I have to say they are delicious. Hubby snaffled one after work and also agreed they were yummy, while reaching for a second one!!
Easy to make, quick to bake, if you need cheer up food fast, these cookies are the way to go.
Recipe : Cheer Up Chocolate Chip Cookies makes approx. 24
225g/8oz Unsalted Butter – room temp.
150g/5oz Caster Sugar
1 Large Egg Yolk
1tsp Vanilla Extract – I use Nielsen-Massey
350g/10oz Plain White Flour
100g/4oz each –
Plain Chocolate Chips
Milk Chocolate Chips
White Chocolate Chips
Optional – extra chocolate chips for topping the cookies.
Method : Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan oven. gas mark 4, 350F
Making And Shaping The Cookie Dough
- First of all line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Place the butter, sugar and salt into a bowl. Whisk until creamed together.
Baking The Cookies
- Place the baking trays into the preheated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes.
- As soon as they are lightly golden remove from the oven.
- While they will still feel soft if overcooked they will be hard.
- Transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
- As soon as they were just cooled the children tucked into the cookies.
Since I only baked half of the cookie dough the rest was wrapped up in cling film to form a dough log. This can sit happily in the fridge for up to a week, or double wrap and pop in the freezer. Allow to defrost and then slice and bake your cookies as above. Finally, with the refrigerated dough log I find it’s best to leave it out of the fridge for 15 minutes before slicing.
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While watching the children munch on their cookie big smiles appeared. Although the itching didn’t disappear their focus was on eating. A distraction that did indeed cheer them up.
Do you have a way of cheering people up?