On my recipe day, I was determined to make a perfect cookie with the Cinnamon chips my friend sent me. I had been eyeballing the crazy mixer on our kitchen side, nervously, since I moved in. It had several attachments and looked like I could lose a finger. I'm accident prone, this is highly likely. I decided today was the day I would take that risk in the interest of my cookie hunt.
In the interest of research (ahem), I broke open the chips and tasted a few to help me decide what they should be. They are, quite frankly, delicious. I was slightly put off by the Hershey's branding and if you grew up eating cadbury's you'd understand why. But no hints of sour chocolate here- all cinnamon goodness.
---- interruption of blog post to inform you I do not like the word cinnamon. It looks wrong. I keep retyping it. From now on I will refer to it as C. Ok?----
I decided they stood alone and wasn't sure if they'd melt so a good basic vanilla-rey dough was in order. Here's the recipe, enjoy!
Makes 12 approx
75g butter, softened (I cheat, I pop mine in the microwave for 15 secs)
50g soft brown sugar
50g caster sugar
1 large egg
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
160g plain flour (I whisked it with the magi mixer thingy, has same effect as sieving FYI)
1/2 tsp baking powder
150g C chips
1. Preheat oven to 190c and line two baking trays with paper
2. Mash together butter and sugars, getting excited that the mixer is doing a wonderful job while you prance around in the background.
3. Thoroughly whisk (MIXER) in the egg and vanilla.
4. Mix in the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt, dancing still at the joy that is your mixer and count your fingers- all there? Good.
5. Fold in C chips. Add them all, don't start eating them. Or atleast eat from the bag not the bowl you measured out.
6. Flour your hands and roll into ping pong size balls, placing haphazardly on the tray, allowing space for them to grow.
7. Cook for 12-15 minutes while you realise you still have to wash up the mixer and feel a bit sad that there isn't a setting for this.
8. Remove when still soft to touch in centre but crisper on the outer side and browned. Allow to cool.