Christmas Count Down…5 – Ugly Cookies and Fluffy muffins
I made the ugliest cookies ever. They are probably the tastiest I´ve ever made …but I din´t have good quality time when making them…stressed about 100 other things I should be rather doing aaaand I am not a good cookie baking the first place.
THANKFULLY I have a 3 year old and I can tell everyone that she helped me make them… she really did for the first hour but when it came to decorating it was all me.. yes I have photos and yes I will post the recipe very soon…BECAUSE they are really good.
This was a winning recipe for an Icelandic Food Magazine for a Christmas baking recipe and I know the girl who won, that´s why I wanted to try them. They are really good cookies but all I can say, make sure you have time to make them because it takes at least 3 hours to do this recipe properly.
BUT, I like to bake muffins because it´s no fuzz when it comes to mixing the ingredients, you just put everything in a bowl and whisk it together with a fork or a wooden spoon for few strokes, the less you mix the better I´ve heard.
I´ve been doing the same recipe (with blueberries) for a while, but decided to try a new one, a chocolate one. I saw a tasty photo of a muffin with a recipe to try. I changed it a bit by using butter instead of oil and a little bit less sugar. It was a good one. Very fluffy and not too sweet.
- 1 3/4 c flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 tablespoons cocoa (a good one)
- 3/4 c sugar (I used a liiiittle bit less)
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 c butter (or 1/3 oil)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tablespoons espresso coffee
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Handful of good chopped chocolate
Put dry ingredients in a bowl, mix. Add the rest and mix well with a wooden spoon or a fork or something.
Enjoy with a cup of tea or glass of milk…or red wine