These cookies are very moreish and you can never just stop at one. Sadly they are not vegan but they are vegetarian friendly. This recipe can make quite a few cookies depending on how big your cookie cutter is. I used the rim of a glass for mine as I couldn’t find my cutters and it did the job!
They do not take very long to make and are simple enough that they are quick and can fill your chocolate craving! I hope you enjoy making them. Let me know how your baking goes!
220g Plain flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
145g caster sugar
120g salted butter
1tsp vanilla, I used Madagascan vanilla for mine.
1 free-range egg
40g cocoa powder
Add the baking powder to the flour and the salt. Whisk it together and put this aside for a moment. Cream the butter and sugar together with either a machine whisk or a hand held whisk for 30 seconds. Pour in your vanilla and the egg, whisk.
Gently put your cocoa powder in without trying to get it everywhere and mix it all together.
Add half of the dry mix you made earlier and fold it into the wet mix. Once it has fully mixed, add in the other half.
Fold your mix into a ball, cover in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for no more than 15 mins. After that, lightly flour your surface, flatten and cut with whatever cookie cutter you desire! Be creative, don’t be boring like me and go for round *winky face*
Place on a baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes at 175C.
What are the benefits of a green smoothie once you get past the colour?
Dr Joanna McMillan is a PhD qualified nutrition scientist, accredited practicing dietitian and former fitness instructor. She said that some of the commercial ones “are glorified fruit juices, served in enormous portions with only a little spinach to make them green.” However, if you make them at home instead and “make them with at least 70 per cent veggies, a little fruit and whatever other ingredients you want to add…then you have a fabulous nutrient rich drink”. (Source: Is your go-to green smoothie doing you any good? A nutritionist explains.)
Full of fiber, which lowers cholesterol and glucose levels, keeps you feeling fuller for longer and regulates your body’s cleansing processes. It is also it’s a tasty way to get a strong dose of fruits and veggies, which provide vital nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, folate and potassium.
1 stalk of celery for your base vegetable
A big handful of spinach for your iron.
Add jucy pear in there.
A squeeze of lemon juice for sweetness and alkaline.
Then ginger for your superfoods!
2 glugs of plant based milk, I chose Oat.
Blend it all together in a blender and there ya have it! Goodness on the go!