Farmersgirl Kitchen

Sweetie Cookies

Uncategorized | April 19, 2014 | By

It’s such a long time since I baked any cookies, my cooker was disconnected at the end of January, and although I’ve had it back now for about a week and half I haven’t had a chance to bake anything.  I took delivery of some Hot Cross Fudge from Wee Sweetie and in the carrier bag alongside my order were some samples of other sweets to try, what a bonus!

I found some Nutterly Buttery Fudge, Creme de Menthe Fudge and some Bacon Praline as well as some Lime and Berry boiled sweets.  They were all lovely to eat as sweets, but I thought they would also work well as a topping for a plain cookie, and I was right.  They might not be the prettiest cookies but they are very easy to make and taste delicious, you could top these cookies with nuts, chocolate or anything that takes your fancy.

Sweetie Cookies (makes 24-30)
100g margarine or butter
100g caster sugar
1 egg, beaten
225g self-raising flour
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Toppings of your choice

Heat the oven to 180C/Gas 4.  Cover two or three baking sheets with parchment paper.

Cream the margarine or butter with the sugar and then add the remaining ingredients  until they form a soft dough.  Roll the dough into a sausage and wrap in clingfilm, put this in the fridge to chill for 15 minutes.

Slice rounds from the roll and place, evenly spaced, on to the baking sheets. Add the toppings and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until pale golden brown and crisp.  Don’t allow them to get too brown.

Lift off and leave to cool on a wire rack.

The dough is very soft, so the cookies are not exactly round!  The sticky looking cookies are the ones topped with bacon praline, I was a bit worried that they might be too bacony, but no, the praline sweetness totally compensated.  I had to use my grill pan rack to cool the cookies as my cooling trays are still in storage, it’s amazing what you can use when you have to!


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    April 19, 2014

    Beautiful cookies to go with a nice cup of coffee. Blessings and have a beautiful weekend. Catherine xo

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    Sylvia F.
    April 19, 2014

    *Droolworthy* can't help myself! I have a massive craving for something sweet right now but my mixer is broke so I have to wait until God knows when to get a new one 😉

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      April 19, 2014

      Thanks Sylvia. This is a soft mix and you could probably mix it with a wooden spoon!

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    Nazima Pathan
    April 19, 2014

    Such a lovely idea. I like home made cookies because they look homemade as well as the benefit of eating them fresh from the oven!

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    belleau kitchen
    April 20, 2014

    Fudge cookies. Um… Yes please!!! I remember when we got our cooker back on line I wasn't sure about using it cos it had been so long without! Enjoy yourself!

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    April 20, 2014

    Hooray, you have your oven back. That must mean you will be getting a proper Easter meal this weekend. I'm now feeling like I need biscuits, which is not a good idea!

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    Jacqueline Meldrum
    April 20, 2014

    I like the fact that the cookies are oval shaped, it's rather appealing. I bet they were good and you are glad to have a cooker back again.

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    Karen S Booth
    April 21, 2014

    YIPPEE! Your oven is back and cookies have been made, cause for a DOUBLE celebration Janice, and they do look wonderful too! Karen

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    April 21, 2014

    Hurrah! Your oven is back! What a relief and you must have a list of oven recipes as long as your arm to cook! Lovely recipe to celebrate the return of the oven!

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    Wee Sweetie
    April 22, 2014

    So honoured to be included in your first recipe since renovation!! Really inventive use of sweeties too

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    Charlene F
    April 23, 2014

    Yay, your oven is back, these cookies are perfect for kiddies and grown ups alike 🙂 x

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