I like cookies. Especially freshly baked ones that are still warm and gooey. Alas, pre-made cookie dough is ruinously expensive in this country. So, after a few tubs of that, I felt ready to make my own and did some Googling for recipies. Alas, somewhere along the line I got it all horribly confused and found myself with something more akin to crumble than to dough. Doh! Fortunately, raiding the cupboard did turn up something to save the day.

Disaster Recovery Cookies

  • 125g butter
  • 125g soft brown sugar
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 3 large dessert spoons gooey honey

Cream the butter and sugar together, then add the flour and mix in. Panic. Discover honey and start mixing in. Give up on the spoon and get your hands in there and knead it until it looks dough-like. Roll into balls about 3-4cm in diameter (that’s an inch and a half).

The dough keeps in the fridge for a few days (at least, it hasn’t killed me yet). Take out as much as you need, and bake them for 10-11 minutes in an oven pre-heated to 180°C. Leave to cool for another 10 minutes or so, then eat!