Sugarpaste Experiment

I’m not at all familiar with using Sugarpaste (also known as Regal icing) so I decided to have a little play around and use my cake decorating tools to make some cupcake toppers. I invited a few friends round and we got stuck in, using glitter, shimmer dusts, food colouring, embossers, stencils, cutters and probably a million other things which I can’t remember. I’ve posted a few snaps below of the outcome…

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Ultimate Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Having not posted in a while I knew that this one had to extra damn special. So what better than a chewy, soft baked cookie that isn’t lacking on the chocolate hit.
For years I have been trying to achieve the flavour and texture of the incredible ‘Millies Cookies’ and I think, nope I’m pretty certain, I must of just cracked it with this recipe!!!

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Ingredients (makes 12 large cookies)

125g unsalted butter (at room temp)
75g light brown sugar
50g caster sugar
150g self-raising flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 medium egg (cold from the fridge)
200g chocolate chopped into small chunks (milk, dark or white – or a combination of all of them!)

Method

Preheat oven to 180Β°C.Β Grease/line a baking tray (may have to use two depending on the size of your trays)

In a bowl cream the butter and two sugars together until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and crack in the egg and mix.

Add the flour and chocolate chunks and fold until the mixture is combined and has formed a dough. Cover the bowl with clingfilm and place in the fridge for at least an hour (you can leave it over night if you wish).

Once your cookie dough has chilled, take approx. a tablespoon of the cookie dough, roll into a ball and place it onto the baking tray, do not flatten it out as it will expand in the oven. Repeat this for all 12 cookies leaving roughly 2 inches between each one.

Bake in the oven for between 12-14 minutes until the edges are a pale brown but the middle still looks slightly uncooked. Remove from the oven and leave to completely cool (the cookies will continue to cook and harden a little as they cool).