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Cookies

cookieCookies, nom, nom, nom!!

 

I am a big cookie muncher, anything chewy with chocolate is always a winner in my book!

 

White Chocolate Chip Vanilla Pudding Cookies
  • Time: 30 mins
  • Complexity: very easy

White Chocolate Chip Vanilla Pudding Cookies

I hadn't actually heard of 'pudding cookies' until quite recently but the alluring placement of the word pudding in the title was enough enticement to get me inspired! This is another of my own creations and while I haven't tried a pudding cookie baked by someone else, I'm fairly comfortable that these are a good depiction - they are at least how I imagined pudding cookies to taste! 

They are quite sweet, but the white chocolate and the vanilla flavouring is a simply gorgeous match! The texture is soft and almost moist. Enjoy!

Chocolate Gooey Caramel Cookies
  • Time: 40 mins (plus 1-2 hrs refrigeration time)
  • Complexity: easy

Chocolate Gooey Caramel Cookies

Caramel is almost always best when preceded with the word gooey and these cookies do that word combo complete justice! Filled with caramel choc chunks plus the addition of a caramel candy in the centre, these are soft, chewy and oh so gooey! 

Admittedly I had a bit of a spread-o disaster when creating this recipe and didn't heed my own instructions - patience is a virtue I tend to ignore in the kitchen! So to avoid ending up with a single cookie the size of the tray, make sure you do adequate chilling time in the fridge and give your cookies some space on the tray. 

Gingerbread Men
  • Time: 20 mins (plus 30 mins chilling time and 20 mins icing)
  • Complexity: medium

Gingerbread Men

There's something so whimsical and lovely about Gingerbread Men - even if you don't like ginger! And everyone has their own recipe to whip up a batch for the littlies at Christmas time, including yours truly!

This has been a wee while coming, having made my fair share in the past, but I feel like I've reached a good place with these cookies! Icing is always my crux... but the beauty of these is that they still look adorable when the icing is quite clearly a homemade job!

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I've been experimenting with cookies for quite a while, and this recipe is one I thought worthwhile sharing! My Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies take the flavour of a classic chocolate chip cookie and give it a soft but chewy consistency - it's the perfect cookie to serve with a glass of milk. 

Jersey Caramel Cookies
  • Time: 30 mins
  • Complexity: very easy

Jersey Caramel Cookies

I must confess, caramel is one of my favourite flavours when it comes to baking and desserts. Put caramel in the description and half of myself is already consumed with lust. So as I perused the candy aisle at the supermarket when I was trying to figure out what to put into my basic chewy white cookie base, and a packet of big Jersey Caramel's caught my eye, I knew the decision had been made.

These cookies are the epitome of oozy caramel delights! Don't worry if they go a little caramel 'splat' when they come out of the oven, just leave them on a tray and the escaped caramel will cool enough for you to eat while still warm and chewy, or leave it to harden and you have crunchy caramel - the kind that gets stuck in your teeth, yum!    

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookietime Cookies
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookietime Cookies

Another chocolate chip cookie to add to the Chicks Cookbook, but this one is different yet again! Unintentionally, this one is remarkably similar to the 'Cookietime' cookies, us kiwi's should all know and love. It's quite dark, has a beautifully rich flavour and the texture is sort of hard on the outside and a coarse crumby consistency on the inside. 

A cookie that Cookie Monster would enjoy me thinks! 

Smartie Pants Cookies
  • Time: 30 mins
  • Complexity: very easy

Smartie Pants Cookies

I've always had a fondness for Smarties, even though I don't eat a lot of them, but they just seem so colourful and playful! This is probably why I felt the need to include them into a cookie, because cookies are about happiness and so when you add the two together it's a match made in... well, the oven really, but you get what I mean! 

These cookies are soft but with a slightly crispy exterior. If you eat them without the Smarties (I know... why would you?) then they might not be very sweet, but with the chocolate Smarties in each bite they balance out to be quite tasty!

Nutella Marshmellow Rice Krispie Cookies
  • Time: 1 hr 15 mins (includes 30 mins of refrigerating time!)
  • Complexity: easy

Nutella Marshmellow Rice Krispie Cookies

A gooey, sticky and delectable treat! I was inspired by the idea of combining nutella with marshmellow, and the addition of Rice Krispies seemed a natural fit!

This recipe is my first attempt, but I think pretty successful. The cookies are gooey, kind of chewy, have a slight Krispie crunch and the delish flavour of nutella.

I used wholemeal (whole wheat) flour, but I might try a batch with white flour next time.  

Afghan Cookies
  • Time: 30 mins
  • Complexity: very easy

Afghan Cookies

These hail from my home country, New Zealand, and are a bit of a kiwi classic so I haven't done my usual of changing up the recipe!

I made these quite small, almost 'mini' size, but I think the texture is much better if you do them bigger, in fact, I would say the bigger the better!

Peanut Butter Caramel Cookies
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Peanut Butter Caramel Cookies

There are only three possible words to describe these cookies: Ah..Maze..Ing! I have to say, having created this recipe in a bit of a spur of the moment and being inspired by my love of peanut butter, I was a little nervous but they turned out to be quite possibly (and this is a big call!) the best cookie I've ever made! 

Think chewy, peanut-y, caramel-y, totally delish!

Yuuuummmmmy!
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Cookies

I've played around with this recipe for a while, but I'm fairly confident I've got it pretty well sorted now! My boy certainly seems to think so and he doesn't even like sweet things, but still manages to polish off most of the batch!