Friday, 8 August 2014

recipe : chocolate chip cookies with lime

My favourite thing to bake is bread, and although I also enjoy baking cakes, cookies and the likes, I don't get that idea as often. Last week however, I really felt like baking some cookies. I decided to use one a recipe from one of my favourite baking books "A piece of cake," which is written by the Swedish "queen of baking", Leila Lindholm. Her recipe included lime zest and since I had a lime in the fridge that needed to be used I decided to go along with that, even though Brittany's post had made me craving cinnamon ones. But there's always a next time!

Makes aout 18-20 cookies:

125 g of butter, softened
100 ml (80 g) of brown sugar
1 egg
150 ml (90 g) of plain flour
50 ml  (15 g) of rolled oats
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
100 g dark chocolate
the zest of 1 lime

Whisk together butter and sugar until creamy and add in the egg.

Mix flour, oats, baking powder and salt and add into the butter mixture.

Roughly chop the chocolate, zest your lime and add both into the cookie batter. I decided to save a few of the chocolate pieces for later, but that's optional.

Make a roll out of your dough (about 5 cm) and roll baking parchment around it. (I put the dough onto a piece of baking parchment, made it into a rough "roll" using two spoons and then rolled it together with the help of the baking parchment.) Put the roll the fridge for an hour or longer, or into the freezer for half an hour.

Preheat the oven to 180 C.

Cut the roll into 1 cm thick disks and place on a baking sheet lined with paper. Gently press on the saved chocolate pieces onto the cookies. This will ensure that all cookies get some large, gooey pieces, plus it makes them look nicer.

Bake the cookies in the middle of the oven until golden, for about 10 minutes.

I made the mistake of adding one whole teaspoon of baking powder (the result of photographing at the same time and thus not concentrating, haha), so mine turned out a bit cake-like and soft, but they were delicious nevertheless. I think they'd be even better if I hadn't made that mistake though.

I hope you'll enjoy them if you try making them! Please tell me if you do.

Love, Mimmi