Biscuits & Cookies

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies (Chewy Soft Bake)

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies (Chewy Soft Bake)

Chocolate chip cookies were my first baking obsession. Thanks to a penchant for Pepperidge Farm Montauk cookies (discovered during a trip to Miami), they were the one thing I really wanted to get to grips with when I first became seriously interested in baking. I don’t […]

Welsh Cakes for St David’s Day (Picau ar y Maen am Dydd Gŵyl Dewi)

Welsh Cakes for St David’s Day (Picau ar y Maen am Dydd Gŵyl Dewi)

Making St David’s Day Welsh cakes with my grandmother is one of the few kitchen memories I have of her that doesn’t involve me being actually turfed out of the kitchen. I think an early love of these small, sweetly spiced discs sealed my affection […]

Soft-Bake Bounty Cookies

Soft-Bake Bounty Cookies

I’ll be frank here; I know full well that Bounty is not, ahem, everyone’s idea of ‘a taste of paradise’. But fear not; you can safely omit the chunks of chocolate-encased coconut and replace with your choice of chocolate chips, chopped nuts (hazelnuts work well) […]

South Beach Shortbread

South Beach Shortbread

There’s a little story behind these biscuits. When I was an energetic 19-year old, a group of friends and I frequently followed our favourite band around for weeks on end, mostly up and down the UK, from Aberdeen to St Austell and everywhere in between. […]

Rainy Day Cookies

Rainy Day Cookies

These are the cookies I make when I want to occupy my daughter but I don’t have many lavish ingredients lying around.  (Usually on a Sunday!) The recipe contains no melted chocolate – only cocoa powder – but the result is an excellent chocolate biscuit […]

Zesty Cranberry & White Chocolate Cookies

Zesty Cranberry & White Chocolate Cookies

These cookies are lovely. They are crunchy, but also have a melt-in-the-mouth, ultra light – almost powdery – texture. The flavours and orangey aroma are distinctly Christmassy, but as I am such a great fan of cranberry and white chocolate – a pairing made in […]

Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies

These gloriously moreish, rustic cookies are based on traditional chunky oat biscuits, but mine are jam-packed with flavours and no two batches are alike – because I keep a Cowboy Cookie Jar. You know how it is – you buy a packet of nuts for a recipe, […]

My Mum’s Honey Shortbread Hearts

My Mum’s Honey Shortbread Hearts

Traditional shortbread is a delicious, not-too-taxing treat – and the gorgeous honey flavour here is a yummy twist on this old classic. This is an absolute doddle to make and a great one to make with children – they love cutting out shapes with their […]