Friday, 8 November 2013

Quick of the Mark

Happy Friday to you all, and I do hope the weather is better with you than it is with me today - I'm writing this while the rain is hammering down. Which although isn't really effecting me as I'm in the dry - it's the wet dog with the wagging tail, running around that isn't what I had planned, after I'd just washed my floors!

Anyway, I'd like to share with you a couple of things today. Firstly is finally a layout - Its been ages since I actually shared any scrapping with you all.  This was a layout I did for a challenge over on UKS this week. Now I'm not a fan of Halloween - don't get me wrong, I still like the little ones knocking for sweets all dressed up, and of course, I love the decorating for it. Its just not something I really get. But saying that, I did have the cutest visitors.

The second thing I'd like to share with you is a recipe, and the reason for this, is that whenever I make them, I always have someone asking me to forward it onto them. They're so incredible easy to bake and quick too. I took these to the crop last night, and well, lets just say they went down rather well!

Its an old, Good Food magazine recipe for Vintage Chocolate Chip Cookies.

150g Salted Butter, Softened
80g light brown muscovado sugar (I have used other brown sugar before, and they've worked fine)
80g granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
225g plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp of salt
200g plain chocolate chips

  • Preheat the oven to 190C/170C fan/Gas 5. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper. 

  • Put the butter and sugars into a bowl and beat until creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract and egg. Sieve the four, bicarbonate of soda and salt over the mixture and mix in with a wooden spoon. Add the chocolate chips and stir well.

  • Using a teaspoon, place small mounds of the mixture well apart on the baking trays. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until light brown on the edges and still slightly soft in the centre.

  • Leave on the tray for a couple of minutes to firm up and then transfer to a cooling rack.

And hey presto ... you have yumminess! Trust me, these will go rather quickly.

I hope you enjoy your weekend, I'm hoping to do a little more scrapping and some project life too ... well, that's the plan.  Have fun x


  1. They do look lovely - and I mean your cute visitors and those cookies. We have just finished up the batch of pumpkin muffins we made after our pumpkin carving: these biscuits could be next on the baking agenda

  2. Those cookies were delicious and I ate far too many last night! I love that layout and you did have the cutest visitors for Halloween x

  3. Love the layout Sandra, you visitors were very cute I indeed and the perfect subject for your page. I might just try those cookie tomorrow....a little treat for me and hubby! X

  4. Matthew and Jimmy are halloween at its best Sandra and such a fab LO !! Soooo cute !! And must have a go at your scrummy looking cookies !!

    hugs Diane xx

  5. What a lovely page! I haven't done a Halloween page for several years. I really like your bold title work.

  6. I've just got my Halloween pictures back so I am looking forward to creating with them. I love that due cut title - really stunning! And now I want biscuits.... ;-) Thanks for visiting me - hope you enjoyed my part of the blog hop x

  7. We've had quite a few rainy days here lately, but it's very welcome rain after all the dry weather we've had the water restrictions due to it! Such a cute layout - I like the little details you included & they were definitely cute visitors! Those cookies look yummy! Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend.

  8. They do sound good and your visitors were very cute indeed.

  9. Those cookies look really yummy :)
    Goodness how those 2 little boys have grown x

  10. Fab LO Sandra, very cute costumes. Cookies look delicious, will try them this weekend! x

  11. Thank you for the recipe. They look delicious. I will have to try them out!

  12. Fab layout and thanks for sharing the recipe - I do love a good cookie recipe xx

  13. We're not big on Halloween either, but it is fun seeing the little kids in their costumes. Fun page and those cookies look delicious!

  14. Just love the title on that page Sandra! Thanks for the recipe - will be giving those a go :)

  15. Yummy - can't believe I missed those cookies!


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