Sunday, 5 February 2012
The snow at night though was beautiful, with the city lights reflecting from the white snow to create an eery glow over the city.
Today, while the snow melted outside, it felt like a good day for making cookies. I based this recipe on a classic American cookie recipe that I often used. I have added some spice to this recipe, which I love for its winter warmness, but which my boyfriend didn't like at all, preferring his cookies basic. If you also prefer a more basic cookie, leave out the spice and add half a teaspoon vanilla essence instead.
Spiced Dark Chocolate and Walnut Cookies
150g butter, cubed
1/2 packed cup soft brown sugar
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
150g dark chocolate, chopped
1 cup walnuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 180c and line an oven tray with baking paper.
Soften the butter (either lightly in a microwave, or place in a metal bowl in hot water) and add the brown and caster sugar. Beat until the butter pales in colour. Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly.
Cool on a wire rack, but eat one straight away while the chocolate is still melted.
Makes around 25 cookies.