Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Cookie Inception

These past few weeks have been hectic. What with the loss of two years worth of geography work and my homework diary, along with the overload of work, it's safe to say that these haven't been the most fun or relaxing weeks. However, just when I was beginning to lose all hope and the holidays seemed ever far away, a light appeared at the end of the tunnel in the form of my friends and a crazy amount of cookie.

My friends, Sophie, Phillipa, Nicola and Lucille are some of the craziest bunch of people I know, and I can always count on them to lift my spirits. So you can imagine, when I suggested to them that we cook some food on the weekend, they leapt at the idea with suggestions of what to cook and kind offerings to chip in on the ingredients.

We had to choose a recipe that required limited utensils, as the kitchen in our boarding house, it's fair to say, isn't the most equipped kitchen in the world (it doesn't even have weighing scales!). Eventually, we found the perfect recipe that would lift our spirits on a Saturday afternoon when we were all stuck in at school-Cookie Inception. This recipe, I can safely say, is fool-proof, and even though we did many stupid things, (like melting the butter by accident when we just wanted to soften it, and putting the oven at the wrong temperature) we still managed to make some delicious cookies.

I would recommend this recipe to ANYONE (unless they didn't like cookies), as it is SO simple and quick to make and they taste sooo good!
Cookie inception

Bare Necessities
1cup Salted Butter
3/4cup Brown Sugar
1cup Granulated Sugar
2 Large Eggs
1tbsp Vanilla Extract
3 1/2cups Self Raising Flour
2cups Chocolate Chips
2packets Oreos (in the recipe, you may only use 1 packet, or maybe just over, but you will probably eat some throughout)

1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C/392F
2. Cream the butter and sugar together. When we did it, the butter was solid, so we put the pan on the radiator, and then the butter melted completely, which wasn't supposed to happen, but it worked out fine anyway.
3. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs and vanilla together.
4. Slowly add this to the butter and sugar whilst stirring constantly.
5. Mix the flour and chocolate chips together and then combine with the rest of the mixture.
7. Get a ball of the cookie dough and flatten it in your hands. Then place an Oreo into the centre and then fold the dough around it.
8. Grease two trays.
9. Place the cookie inception on the tray and continue this until all the dough is gone.
10. Put them in the oven and leave for 10 mins, or until golden on top.