Recipe: Galaxy Hazelnut Cookies

Friday, 13 November 2015


 I had a new kitchen fitted last weekend (very exciting) and I of course followed the most important rule about having builders or any workmen in...

You make them lots of tea and you feed them sweet treats.

I upped my game and made them sweet treats instead of buying them! 

Builders will always be a lot more careful and a lot nicer and put in the extra time and care if you make them treats!

I decided on cookies...cookies you don't even need scales for!


What you'll need for this recipe (originated from the Londoner's) is:

Dry Ingredients
10oz flour - aka 10 heaped tbsps
1/2tsp bicarb of soda

Wet Ingredients
7oz of soft brown sugar - 7 heaped tbsp
3.5oz of caster sugar - 3.5 heaped tbsp
175g butter - use the marks on the butter package to measure
1tbsp vanilla extract
1 egg and 1 egg yolk

Chunks
2 bars of galaxy chocolate - 228g
100g hazelnuts - which is one bag from Waitrose


Start by sieving your flour and bicarb into a large mixing bowl (if you are using a free-standing mixer then use the bowl which fits in your mixer)


Melt your butter in a saucepan 


And put your sugars into a seperate bowl 



Once melted pour your butter into your sugar mix


Leave to one side to cool down for a bit - you don't want to add your egg into hot butter or it might scramble!

 Whilst its cooling chop up your nuts...


 And chocolate


Put the nuts and chocolate to one side...



Now add your vanilla, egg and egg yolk into the sugar butter mix


Looks lovely... 


Pour this into the flour mix


And either beat with your mixer until combined...


Or stir with a spoon


Mix in your nuts and chocolate...


And you should have a quite sticky dough. It should be sticky, but not so sticky that if you roll a ball it sticks to your hands...its a fine line! Add a little more flour if it is sticking to your hands, but not too much - we want these cookies to be the squishy Millie's Cookie type, not a hard digestive!


This mixture makes about 15 big cookies 

Roll the mixture into large balls , flatten a little and space apart (they will spread) on a baking tray lined with greaseproof


Bake for 10minutes... the edge will start to go golden but the middle will still be squishy


Leave them on the greaseproof until they've cooled and bake the next batch while you wait!


Then when they're cool transfer them to a tin


Ready to feed builders...or friends...or family or whoever!

I made a second batch for work...and there weren't even crumbs left by the end of the day!

These are good!



2 comments :

  1. Builders are always nicer if you feed them. I bet your kitchen is perfect now that you made them cookies!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. They did do a really nice job! I reckon because of the cookies!

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