Since we’ve been dating, Mr Man has become quite the cookie baker (and eater).
He is constantly requesting cookies, please.
They’re probably his favourite-food-in-the-whole-wide-world.
There are times, where I will happily oblige and bake him some cookies.
There are others, when I don’t want to go near a kitchen, so I show him a recipe and send him on his way (hence his new-found cookie-baking skills!).
And there are times, when we get baking together.
These cookies were the result of one of those afternoons. Mr Man wanted cookies, bought some Mars Bars, and we got baking.
They’re chewy and crispy and gooey where there’s caramel Mars chunks. Pretty much Mr Man’s dream!
On another note, Mr Man and I are moving in together in a few weeks! (!!!!!!)
We’ve been apartment hunting and furniture shopping and everything Googling and mattress testing and wall measuring and floor plan sketching for weeks now, and it’s finally, slowly but surely, all coming together.
So soon, I’ll be blogging from a new home, and a new kitchen. My own kitchen. And I’m very excited! But for now, I leave you with cookies. X
- 250g unsalted butter, softened (2 sticks + 2 tbsp)
- 1½ cups brown sugar (300g)
- ¾ cup caster (superfine) sugar (150g)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups + 2 tbsp plain flour (310g)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 200g Mars Bars, chopped into small chunks (7 oz)
- 250g milk or dark chocolate chips (9 oz)
- Sea salt, extra, for sprinkling (optional)
- Line a few trays with baking paper and set aside.
- Cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
- Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs and vanilla in a small bowl.
- Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
- Alternately add the wet and dry ingredients to the creamed butter, beating until just incorporated.
- On a low speed, mix in the chocolate and Mars Bar chunks..
- Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop balls of dough onto the prepared trays, allowing room for spreading. Sprinkle each cookie lightly with sea salt (optional, but super delicious).
- Refrigerate or freeze the dough for at least an hour.
- When you're ready to bake, preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F).
- Bake for 12 - 15 minutes, until golden around the edges.
- Makes 30 cookies.
- Happy baking!