These vanilla cookies are a firm favourite here and you can make them into chocolate chip cookies if you wish, simply by adding chocolate in.
Makes 10 cookies depending on the size of the cookie dough balls you create (larger will result in fewer)
170g softened unsalted butter
200g brown sugar
100g caster sugar
1 large free range egg and 1 yolk
2 tbsp vanilla extract
250g plain flour, sifted
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 pinch of cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 170°C.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar and butter together or add to an electric mixer and beat until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla extract and stir.
Next add the flour, baking powder, salt and cinammon and stir thorough. You can add chocolate chips if you like.
Create balls from the cookie dough and shape (approx 4 tbsps of mixture per cookie). Next, place each cookie onto a greased baking tray or over parchment paper approx 9 cm apart to allow space for them to spread when baking.
Bake for 15 minutes until golden.
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