Have not been making cookies ever since Chinese New Year. Sometimes i think baking cookies a little tedious for me the moment those cookies got into the oven partly due to the oven that i have, it's not a big oven so most of the time i cant follow exactly the temperature and duration stated on the recipes and also have to switch trays up and down to check most of the time. I have this book" 1 Dough 100 cookies" for about probably more than a year but i only started trying out a recipe now. There's one good thing about the book is that most of the recipes do not require baking powder or baking soda to make cookies..just very basic ingredients. I think i will make more cookies from this book in future and share the recipes with all.
225gm/8oz butter, softened
140gm/5oz caster sugar
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
2 tsp vanilla extract
280gm/10oz plain flour
40gm/1.5oz dessicated coconut
60gm/2 1/4 dried cranberries
a little salt
1. Preheat oven to 190C/375F and line tray with parachment paper.
2.Put the butter and sugar into a bowl, mix well and beat in egg yolk and vanilla extract.
3.Sift together the flour and pinch of salt into the mixture, add the coconut and cranberries and stir until thoroughly combined.
4.Scoop up tablespoons of the dough and place onto baking tray , spaced well apart.
5.Bake for 12-15 mins or until golden brown. Leave to cool for 5-10mins, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. ( i baked mine at 170C for around 35mins )