It’s my two year blog anniversary today! Yay!
I can’t really believe it. So much has happened in the past year, in my private life, my personal life, and in my blog life. It’s crazy!
I didn’t even realise how much has actually changed until I started thinking about today’s little blog milestone and where I was at a year ago when I wrote this post celebrating Butter’s first birthday.
Since writing that post, I went on a holiday to Europe, where I visited family and travelled with friends.
In the new year, I moved this blog over to self hosting, gave it a little facelift, and now I make a small income from doing what I love (let’s just say it’s so small that it doesn’t even begin to cover all the props I buy. Whoops!).
Summer came and I filmed baking videos for you! There have been two so far. The quite frankly hilarious, spontaneous, first attempt and a much more organised, but still just as silly, second go. There will be more to come, even though I feel ridiculous filming them!
Summer went and I fell in love. Which has changed my life. I haven’t told you about this yet. It has been a few months now, and maybe one day I will sit down and tell you the proper story. But for now, let’s just say that it is amazing, he is wonderful, and I am so happy.
Then today, on my little blog’s second birthday, I started a new job at a favourite patisserie/cafe of mine. It feels somehow meaningful to be starting something so exciting on the anniversary of my decision to get serious about baking.
So today, for my little blog’s second birthday, I made us some cookies.
If you’re a regular around these parts, you’ll be well aware that I love (LOVE!!!) cookies.
I’m pretty much obsessed, there’s about a million different cookie recipes on the blog, I could eat them all the time, for breakfast lunch and dinner… all that.
They are forever a favourite, and here they’ve been combined with two of my other faves – chocolate and coffee.
These cookies are not just for me to celebrate with, but for me to thank you with. I could never have done any of this without you.
So! To all my readers, followers, email subscribers, occasional visitors, commenters, biggest fans (hello Julia!), and to those of you who have just stumbled on here today – thank you. Butter wouldn’t be nearly as much fun without you!
So please, have a cookie.
They’re thick. Sooo thick. They’re chewy. They’re chocolatey. Their coffee flavour is beautifully strong. They’re amazing. They are completely worth celebrating with. They’re for you. And they’re for me.
To another year of blogging!
- 165g unsalted butter (3/4 cup), softened
- ¾ cups brown sugar, packed
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 1 heaping tbsp coffee, finely ground
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 cup bread flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp sea salt (to taste)
- ¾ cup dark chocolate, finely chopped
- Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F) and line trays with baking paper.
- Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, both sugars and the coffee together until just light and fluffy.
- Add the egg and vanilla, and beat until well combined.
- Mix in both flours, baking soda and salt on a low speed until just incorporated.
- Add the chopped chocolate and mix until evenly dispersed.
- Scoop large, heaping tablespoons of dough onto the prepared trays.
- Bake for 10 - 12 minutes, until the edges are just golden. The centres may still look a little undercooked.
- Allow to cool slightly and enjoy! Makes 18 cookies.
- Happy baking!
Adapted from the gorgeous Table for Two.