I’ve been on a bit of a cookie drive the last few weeks, but I fancied something a little different from the standard choc-chip cookie. I started off by making white chocolate cherry cookies to this recipe, a couple of times and with a few variations. I then moved onto banana oat cookies, as we had bananas that needed using. Now, I’m back on the cherry side of things.
2 tablespoons butter, softened.
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp golden syrup
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp bicarb of soda
1 tbsp cinnamon (you can use mixed spice if you prefer)
1 cup glace cherries (I used multicoloured ones, this is experimental Christmas cooking!)
Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C.
Cream the butter and the sugar together. Add the egg, vanilla extract, and golden syrup, and blend well. Add the dry ingredients, and stir with a wooden spoon. Fold in the cherries.
Bake on a greased baking tray for ten minutes.
Take cookies out, allow to cool until set on tray. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely. (Don’t do what I did and eat one off the baking tray, you’ll burn your tongue on the hot glace cherry!)
Makes 24 medium-sized cookies.