Sunday, December 18, 2011

STOP - Cookietime!

This weekend was all about cookies! And it even began to snow! It was perfect... My kitchen filled with all kinds of spicy smells, snowflakes outside and some good music.

Because of Matthias, though, I ended up baking with MC Hammer's U Can't Touch This as a soundtrack, but that's another story... Thanks Matthias, I can't get the tune out of my head anymore :-) Not even Wham's Last Christmas helps :-)

I have some fabulous cookie recipes for you... so stay tuned next week!

Chocolate and Almond Cookies with Maple Syrup
(Adapted from: Trish Deseine - I love Cake)

150g brown sugar
170g butter, soft
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 egg, lightly beaten
280g flour
40g almonds, coarsly chopped
60g milk chocolate, chopped

In a bowl, combine sugar, butter and maple syrup with an electric hand mixer and beat until foamy. Keep beating and add the egg. Then, add flour, almonds and the chocolate chips with a wooden spoon. Form the dough into a roll and wrap in clingfilm. Put in the refridgerator for about 5-6 hours.

Preheat the oven to 190°C. Take the dough out of the refridgerator and cut the roll into slices of about 0.5cm thick. But them onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 10 minutes, until the cookies are golden brown. Let cool an a rack.


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