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recipe – “aysun’s Mum’s cookies”

February 3, 2012

This recipe is a must for cookie lovers and I was kindly given permission from my best Friend to post this one.Β  I made these as a back up to take to the hospital for the midwives in-case the baby didn’t arrive before the chocolate and caramel tart grew too old and well, baby still not here so the chocolate tart is for my partner and me (shame I know..) and the cookies will be for the midwives πŸ™‚

The longer the cookies are left in the sugar, the sweeter they get and I find for my tastes from day 3 onwards they really begin to take on the sugar and are from there at their best, all depends on how much of a sweet tooth you have! It’s nice and simple to make and just requires a little patience (and possibly a decent hiding place!) once made to avoid eating them before the sweetness really takes on πŸ˜‰

Recipe – makes approx 25 cookies

  • 125g melted butter, unsalted preferably
  • 275g plain sifted flour
  • 1/4 tea-spoon salt
  • 67g icing sugar (sieve with flour)
  • 1/2 tea-spoon vanilla essence (Or 1/2 fresh vanilla pod if available)
  • 90g pecan or walnuts chopped small (for this recipe I had some almonds to use instead)


  • Add all ingredients together, then form into small balls, approx 20mm in diameter. If the mix feels a little too dry, you can add some more melted butter to bring the dough together
  • Bake at 190c/375f/gas mark 5 for approx 7-8 mins
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool
  • Place in a sealable container, then completely cover in icing sugar – approx 150g or so should do it, then cover with a tight-fitting lid

Chef’s tips

  • By all means, do try a cookie each day to note the progression of the sweetness as they suck up all the sugar
  • They can be served at breakfast or mid morning coffee/tea or even as a petit 4 after lunch or dinner

Happy cooking all, thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

"herdy gurdy.. herdy gurdy..!"


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  1. I LOVE these photos. Especially the ‘action shots’ while you’re dusting over the icing sugar, what a great idea. These sound like a great treat to have around the house. I hope your other half isn’t too uncomfortable waiting for the baby to be ready. I’m sure the chocolate caramel tart will help take her mind off it!

    • Thanks Rock Salt! Was fun taking the pics and liked the idea of snow on snow so to speak with the outdoors background too.

      Thank you for the wishes for my partner, uncomfortable yes bless her, but at least the end is in sight and the chocolate tart helps for sure!

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