Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Tuesday Recipe Spot – Faff-Free Cook Cooking with Jackie Johnson

My motto has always been 'Never trust a skinny cook!' I do like to share recipes that I know work for me. They are not necessarily of my invention – but I will always give you the origin and maybe the story behind them! These recipes are relatively easy to make – hence the title, Faff-Free Cooking.

So, today’s treat is ….... White Chocolate & Apricot Cookies

Oh boy! These are sooo good.....


125g butter or margarine

100g caster sugar

75g soft brown sugar

1 egg, lightly beaten

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

150g plain flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

100g white chocolate

100g chopped soft dried apricots

1, Gently melt the butter or margarine in a small pan.

2, Put both sugars in a mixing bowl and pour in the melted butter or margarine and beat well with a wooden spoon.

3, Beat in the egg and vanilla.

4, Sift the flour and the baking powder into the bowl and stir in.

5, Add the white chocolate and chopped apricots. The mixture will be quite loose.

6, Dot heaped dessert-spoonfuls of the mixture on to 2 baking sheets covered with baking parchment leaving a good 4cm between them as they spread out.

7, Bake on a pre heated oven at 190C/Gas 5 for 10 mins until they are golden brown.

8, Remove from the oven and leave on the baking sheets for a couple of mins to firm up and then cool on a wire rack.


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