Although a Friday evening is usually reserved for a well-deserved glass of red wine and a gossip with the girls, I couldn’t help succumbing to the temptation of a little baking. Whilst I can’t decide if my Tanya Burr mega-fan status surpasses my love of triple chocolate chip cookies, I can definitely say that both together create what I can only refer to as the stuff of dreams. So, as you can only imagine, the chance to indulge myself with a little reading, baking and cookie-devouring was clearly not an opportunity to be missed.
If you haven’t already bought Tanya Burr’s book Love, Tanya, I wholeheartedly recommend that you do – even if it’s just for the baking section! If you don’t want to buy the book, however, the recipe can be found on her blog here. This recipe is extremely easy to follow, too!
The ingredients you’ll need for Tanya’s recipe are as follows:
300g caster sugar
1 large egg
275g self-raising flour
75g cocoa powder
A little dash of milk
A large bar of white, milk and dark chocolate
3 Daim bars
I don’t actually include the Daim bars, as you can see from my photos. I’ve recreated this recipe twice now, and the first time I used Dairy Milk chocolate buttons instead. The second time (as above), I used organic dark chocolate. I like both but as I have a sweeter tooth, the former is probably my favourite.
As aforementioned, the recipe is very easy to follow, however there’s a couple of tips I picked up from my attempts:
- Grease your baking trays with butter before layering on greaseproof paper
- Don’t expect the butter and caster sugar to smooth easily – leave the butter at room temperature for a few hours before beginning
- You’re more likely to find you’re left with a ‘fluffy’ mixture, as opposed to a smooth one
- Add the milk but you’ll only need half a teaspoon
I actually adore this recipe and I’m so impressed with Tanya’s baking skills – the cookies are absolutely divine and my sister and I had so much fun baking these delicious weekend treats. (I shouldn’t have cheat days twice-weekly but how can I not with cookies that taste this good?)
I hope you enjoyed looking at something a bit different on my blog today. Let me know if you’ve tried any amazing cookie recipes recently too!