Basic cookies recipe

Basic cookies recipe from Lorelei

dairy free nut free kids can help can make in advance vegetarian low fat
Category Cakes and biscuits recipes
ServesNot stated
Prep time10-15 mins
Cook time12-15 mins

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450g self-raising flour
255g margarine
255g brown sugar (soft brown is best but I have used demerara)
135g white sugar
3 eggs
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
Vanilla essence (or flavouring)

Handy Hint

I use soya margarine but butter would be fine too


1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/Gas mark 6/
2. Mix ingredients in a bowl and then place onto a baking tray covered with greaseproof paper - you can make your cookies any size you fancy but as a guide a heaped tablespoon makes a good sized cookie. Be sure to leave a reasonable gap between each cookie to allow for them to expand during cooking.
3. Cook for 12-15 minutes until light golden brown. When cooked place onto a cooling rack. Decorate if required.

The great thing about this basic recipe is you can add anything else you fancy - chocolate or chocolate chips, dried fruit (currants, raisins, sultanas), nuts (chopped or sliced), mixed spice cinnamon or nutmeg - you could use almond essence if preferred over vanilla

gransnetter Reviews

From: Lorelei on Thu 31-May-12 17:17:03 Overall rating: 0.0
I have loved every batch I've made including all those listed and some I've added chopped fresh fruit, oats and/or cereals to - making them more like cookie-flapjacks. They are also great for dipping in tea, coffee or hot chocolate.