Category Archives: Biscuits/Cookies

Red Velvet Biscuits [Recipe]

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Last week I made these Red Velvet Biscuits with White Chocolate Chips for my friend’s birthday present. Recipe adapted from here

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Ingredients
1 1/2 cups plain flour
2 1/2 tbs cocoa powder
1 tsp cornflour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
125g unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 tsp white vinegar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp red food colouring
3/4 cup white chocolate chips

Method
1. Preheat oven to 190°C (375°F)
2. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, cornflour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside.
3. With an electric mixer, beat sugar, butter and vinegar until pale and fluffy. Add egg and mix well. Add in vanilla and red food colouring and mix until blended.
4. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix using a wooden spoon until just combined. Add in half the chocolate chips and mix well.
5. Divide mixture onto a baking tray, and press a few of the left over chocolate chips into the tops of the biscuits. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
6. Allow to cool slightly on the tray before moving to a rack to cool completely.

 

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Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hello! Sorry I haven’t posted anything recently, I’ve been pretty busy and haven’t been baking very much.

Anyway, last weekend I made these Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies from Chef in Training and they turned out pretty well! I changed a few things from their recipe but they still worked fine.

I used all brown sugar for my biscuits (because we had no caster sugar)
I used about 1/4 cup of fresh orange juice instead of just 2 teaspoons, and I used about 1 1/2 tablespoons of orange zest instead of just 1
and finally I used chocolate chunks instead of chocolate chips (just smashed up a 200g block of dark chocolate) because chocolate chips are twice as expensive as a block of chocolate and you get half as much… so yeah!

I didn’t take any photos, sorry. Hopefully I’ll do some more baking in the week and have something a bit more interesting to talk about!

Oatmeal Biscuits

When I was in primary school I made some oatmeal and raisin biscuits from a recipe I found in a magazine. I hadn’t made any since then, and I really like them so I decided to make some more. Obviously I don’t have the same recipe anymore so I looked for one online, and found this one which is a Jamie Oliver recipe, and it worked really well!

 

photo 1 (4)The only thing I did differently with this recipe was just use ordinary plain flour – rather than the whole wheat flour that this recipe asks for, and I used sultanas instead of raisins (just because we didn’t have any raisins, only sultanas) and I used about 3/4 of a cup instead of 1/2 a cup like it says in the recipe.

 

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I also made some Apple and Cinnamon biscuits because my sister doesn’t like sultanas (or raisins). I just used 3/4 of a cup of dried apple instead of the sultanas, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and about a tablespoon of apple sauce. They turned out pretty well, but I probably won’t add as much apple sauce next time as the mixture was very wet and they took a long time to bake.

 

(Hopefully) You can never have too much peanut butter!

I’m going to see a good friend tomorrow so I decided to bake two things, one thing I know she likes and another thing I hope she likes!

I know she likes my Peanut Butter Brownies so I’ve made those for her, and since I know she likes peanut butter I really hope she likes my Peanut Butter Biscuits (or Cookies, whatever) Just as long as she doesn’t OD on peanut butter it will all be fine haha

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For the brownies I just used a basic brownie recipe that I’ve been using for years. The recipe I have says to use walnuts in the brownies, but instead of using the nuts I used the same amount of peanut butter.

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This was my first attempt at making these biscuits (cookies) and they have turned out pretty well if I say so myself! I used a recipe that I found online and didn’t change anything except the original recipe said to add 2 tsp of vanilla extract but I only added 1, because I thought it might overpower the peanut butter flavour otherwise – and I was right. Next time I might use chunky peanut butter, or add some crushed peanuts to the mix. I would also cut the ingredients in half as this recipe makes A LOT of dough! This is a good, simple recipe that could be easily changed to make the biscuits a different flavour (such as Nutella) so I might try that next time as well.

So far my mum and my sister have both enjoyed these peanut butter creations, so hopefully my friend will like them tomorrow!!!