Several people have asked me for the recipe for these Cookies so here you are. If you like your Cookies large and slightly chewy then this quantity will make about 15. I like them thin and fairly crisp so I get about 30 – they go very nicely with home made Ice Cream when they are light and crisp.
5 oz / 140 g Caster Sugar
6 oz / 175 g Butter, softened
1 large Egg
½ tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
8 oz / 225 g Self Raising Flour
3 oz / 85 g Custard Powder
4 oz / 110 g Good quality white chocolate chopped into chunks
Beat the Butter and Sugar together until the mix is really light and fluffy, then add the Egg and vanilla Bean Paste and beat well.
Meanwhile sift together the Self raising flour and the Custard Powder and then gradually add to the mix, once a dough has formed add the chocolate.
Roll the dough into balls depending on how large you want your Cookies and put on a baking tray lined with Baking parchment.
Bake at 180C / 160c Fan / Gas 4 for 15- 20 mins until they are a pale golden brown. Don’t be tempted to let them get too brown as they go bitter.
Make a Pot of Tea, and allow it to brew whilst the Cookies cool. Place two (or more) Cookies on a plate, pour Tea into a cup. Sit down in a comfortable chair and enjoy.
The recipe was originally published in the BBC Good Food Magazine, I add more chocolate than the original and bake them smaller and crisper because that’s how I like them!