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Mary Contini recipe: DIY cookies

Mary Contini of Valvona & Crolla enjoys the trials and tribulations of being a nonna as she gives us this fun recipe for DIY cookies.


Easy
Makes 8-12
25
Published: June 27, 2016
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DIY Cookies

1 Pre heat the oven to 190C/Gas Mark 5.

2 Put the butter and sugar into a bowl and beat them together until the mixture is soft and creamy. Beat the egg, add it to the bowl and mix it all together.

3 Add the flour, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda and beat again until it’s a sticky dough. Add the fillings – three tablespoons worth in all (the kids can choose how they want to make their own recipe).

4 Add a little flour to your hands and take about half a teaspoon of the mixture and roll it into a round ball. Lay these shapes onto 2 greased baking trays, making sure they’re spaced well apart as the cookies will spread out about 3 times their size.

5 Bake for 12 minutes, then remove from oven and leave to cool. Store them in a cookie tin and they should last up to 3 weeks.

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Ingredients

  • 125g soft butter
  • 150g soft brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 100g plain flour, sieved
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • selection of chocolate chips, Smarties, peanuts, raisins etc.
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