The Cook Book

Biscuits & Cookies

Shortbread recipe

Shortbread recipe Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 300g butter, softened 140g golden caster sugar, plus 4 tbsp 300g plain flour 140g rice flour Direction Place the butter and 140g sugar in a food processor and

Almond lemon curd buttons

Almond & lemon curd buttons Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 250g butter, softened 140g golden caster sugar, plus extra 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla extract zest 2 lemons 300g plain flour 100g ground almonds a little milk, to

Blueberry pecan oaties

Blueberry & pecan oaties Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 175g plain flour, plus extra for dusting ½ tsp baking powder 85g porridge oats 175g golden caster sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon 140g butter, chopped 70g pack dried

Toffee apple cookies

Toffee apple cookies Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 175g unsalted butter, at room temperature 140g golden caster sugar 2 egg yolks 50g ground almonds 85g chewy toffees, roughly chopped 85g/3oz ready-to-eat dried apple chunks, roughly chopped

Coconut chocolate macaroons

Coconut & chocolate macaroons Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 1 egg white 200g caster sugar 4 tbsp plain flour 200g coarsely grated fresh coconut (about 1 coconut in total) 150g bar dark chocolate, chopped Tip Know-how Coconuts

All American chocolate chunk cookies

All-American chocolate chunk cookies Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 300g plain chocolate (about 55% cocoa solids) 100g bar milk chocolate 100g light muscovado sugar 85g butter, at room temperature 100g peanut butter, crunchy is best 1 medium

Fruity biscotti

Fruity biscotti Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 350g plain flour, plus extra for rolling 2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp mixed spice 250g golden caster sugar 3 eggs, beaten coarsely grated zest 1 orange 85g

Hanukkah biscuits

Hanukkah biscuits Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 450g strong white flour 1 tsp caraway seed 7g sachet fast-action yeast 100g oil-based margarine, melted 1 egg, beaten Tip Test kitchen verdict The kids will love making

Sugar dusted vanilla shortbread

Sugar-dusted vanilla shortbread Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 1 quantity vanilla shortbread dough (see below) icing sugar, for dusting Direction With your hands, roll the dough on a lightly floured surface into a sausage shape about

Bumper oat cookies

Bumper oat cookies Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 175g butter 175g demerara sugar 100g golden syrup 85g plain flour ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda 250g porridge oats 1 tsp ground cinnamon 100g each of ready-to-eat dried

Orange oat sultana cookies

Orange, oat & sultana cookies Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 100g butter at room temperature 1 egg 50g mashed ripe banana 1 tsp vanilla extract 100g light soft brown sugar ½ tsp grated orange zest 100g wholemeal flour

Pistachio cranberry cookies

Pistachio & cranberry cookies Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 175g butter, softened 85g golden caster sugar ½ tsp vanilla extract 225g plain flour 75g pistachios 75g dried cranberries Tip Make ahead Well wrapped, these dough logs will