After a few weeks of cake I thought that this weekend I would mix it up a bit and try my hand at some of my mummy's signature Kitchen Sink Cookies...oats, chocolate chips, raisins, coconut, walnuts...all mixed together into a yummy scrummy cookie (or 4 dozen).
This is one of those cookie recipes that you can change up depending on what you have in the cupboard, or can find in the supermarket...or just fancy really. I know it looks like a load of ingredients, but the recipe makes around 4 dozen decent sized cookies...so it is totally worth the time and effort!
At the Edinburgh Cake Ladies event this week some of us were chatting about cookies and using American recipes and the conversation turned to butter...the quality of the butter...the consistency of the butter...the cost...keeping all this in mind, today I used President's Unsalted French Butter and I couldn't be happier with how the cookies turned out, not greasy at all!
I've just copied my mum's emailed recipe, so everything is in North American...conversions required!!!
KITCHEN SINK COOKIES
preheat oven to 350F
1) with a wooden spoon cream the following in a very large bowl:
1 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
then add 2 eggs (one at a time)
and 1 tsp vanilla
2) in another bowl blend and add to bowl #1
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3) in separate bowl mix the following and then add to bowl #1 :
2 cups oats
2 cups mini choc chips
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup raisins or cranberries
1 cup chopped walnuts
* spoon walnut sized pieces of dough onto trays and push down slightly using either your hands or the floured bottom of a glass
* Bake at 350F for 11- 13 mins until just golden.