Friday, 20 June 2008

Marmadaisy cookies

This is the first cookie recipe I have actually made up myself, and I'm quite pleased with them. These are not refined cookies, they are chunky, clumpy and full of bits but they are sooo yummy, and take hardly any time to make.

You will need:

4oz butter
5oz soft brown sugar
6oz plain flour
large tablespoon cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
Pinch of salt
1 egg
6oz peanut M&Ms (or bits of chocolate, or minstrels, or whatever)

To make them:

Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Mix the egg and vanilla and add slowly.
Sift the dry ingredients and add, mixing slowly, a bit at a time.
Stir in the M&Ms

Put baking paper on a couple of trays and drop dessert spoon lumps onto the paper - leave room for them to spread out.

Bake in a moderately hot oven (I have an Aga, so I can't give exact temps but I would say use about Gas mark 4/5) for 12 or so minutes.

Leave to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Lesley said...

oh dear, oh dear - I may have to make some of these tomorrow....and now have a perfect excuse to buy some chocolates!

Lovely recipe - thanks for sharing :)


April said...

Yum, must try these!!

April xx

Barbara said...

Your cookies look very tasty. I love peanut m&ms so a good opportunity for me to eat some more!

Tiny House said...

Those look so good! I'll have to try them--I've been looking for a new cookie recipe!

Tracy said...

Hi! Thanks so much for visiting me! Great to meet you and find you lovely place here! These cookies look fantastic! MUST make these. Off to read more of your previous posts...I look forward to coming back! Happy Summer Days :o)

Junie Moon said...

Oh my, if I was trying to clean the whole house before we leave in the morning for vacation, I'd bake these yummy looking cookies. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe; I'll give it a go when I get back.

Junie Moon said...

Oops, I meant to say "if I wasn't cleaning the whole house" but it came out wrong. I call this a case of happy fingers trying to excitedly write what my brain wanted to say.

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

Move over Betty Crocker.

Brandy said...


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Anonymous said...

yum yum