Cookies, Fudge and Mince Pies.

I wanted to share these recipes that are a must have in our house over Christmas.   I have tried many different recipes for all three  but for the past few years I have only used these recipes, you just can’t beat them in my opinion!

Sharon’s Chocolate Chip Cookies – adapted from a handed down recipe

Ingredients

6oz Plain Flour

1 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda

3oz White Granulated sugar

30z Hard Margarine or Butter

3 slightly rounded Tblsp Golden Syrup

80z Your favourite Chocolate chopped into chunks (or chocolate chips)

Variations

At Christmas I use about 7oz white chocolate and 2oz of  dried cranberries.

For double chocolate chip cookies replace 1oz of the flour with 10z of cocoa powder.  These are also great with white chocolate.

Method

Heat the oven to 190c (180 fan oven, gas mk 5, 375F)

Sift the flour, baking powder and Bicarbonate of soda into a bowl

Add the sugar

Rub in the fat until it resembles breadcrumbs

Stir in the syrup to form a sticky dough

Mix in the chocolate chunks

Pull off lumps of the mixture about the size of a large walnut, don’t roll and space well apart on greased baking trays or silicone baking sheets and bake for 8 – 10 minutes until lightly golden.

After about 5 minutes transfer to a cooling rack to cool.

Mince Pies

Here is the link to my absolute favourite mince pie recipe.  I always use either softened butter or spreadable butter because if you use hard butter it just won’t bind together,  with soft butter you can then roll it out also.  The pastry is delicious, closer to shortbread really.

White Chocolate Fudge

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I’m not sure where this recipe originated but this soft delicious indulgence is addictive and makes great gifts…. if there is any left to give away!  We have made two batches this morning, it is so quick and easy.

Ingredients 

25 oz Golden Caster Sugar

250 ml evaporated milk

pinch of salt

2 1/2 oz butter

2 tsps Vanilla Extract

1 lb 5 oz (600g) White Chocolate

Method

Line two 7″ x 11″ baking tins with magic liner or greaseproof paper, alternatively just grease them.

Break the chocolate into a bowl and microwave for about 3 minutes, stirring every 1 minute until melted, set aside.

Gently heat the sugar, milk, butter and salt until the sugar has dissolved, stirring continuously.

Increase the heat and bring to the boil, as soon as there are the first bubbles of boiling reduce the heat and set a timer for five minutes, still stirring continuously.

Immediately the timer goes off remove from the heat and stir in the 2 tsp of vanilla extract, followed by the melted chocolate, stirring as you add it.

Pour straight into the pans and leave to set.  Cut into squares and enjoy!

Happy Cooking!!

Sharon xx

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22 thoughts on “Cookies, Fudge and Mince Pies.

  1. Oh wow we just made the cookies – they’re delicious!!! Best cookies I’ve ever made!! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. We used a mix of dark and milk chocolate chips as that’s what I had in the cupboard. Loooveee them!!

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