Probably my favourite flavour combination of all time - raspberry and white chocolate, and it just works so well in cookies!
Jill Stewart (@jillbakes_)
County Antrim Foodie and Instagrammer
Makes 10-12 large cookies
125g unsalted butter
100g caster sugar
140g soft light brown sugar
1 large egg and 1 large egg yolk, at room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
280g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
150g white chocolate chips
12g freeze dried raspberries
100g frozen raspberries
• Melt the unsalted butter in a small microwaveable bowl for about 30 seconds until fully melted.
• Add the sugars, egg and egg yolk and vanilla into a large bowl. Add the melted butter and mix together with a spoon until fully combined.
• Sieve in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and fold gently to form a cookie dough. Don’t over-mix.
• Fold in the white chocolate chips, freeze-dried and frozen raspberries. Cover with clingfilm and chill overnight in the fridge, or for at least 4-5 hours.
• When you’re ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 160 degrees fan and line two baking trays with baking paper.
• Use a tablespoon to measure out evenly sized dough balls and roll into balls with your hands. Place on the baking tray and repeat. Leave a good space between each ball as they will spread - I put a maximum of 4 on each tray.
• Bake for 14-17 minutes until golden on the outside but the pale and squidgy in the middle. Leave on the baking tray for 10-15 minutes to cool down and firm up. The cookies will carry on baking as they cool down.
• Top tip: You can freeze the cookie dough balls wrapped in cling film to bake whenever you need a sweet fix! Just cook for an extra couple of minutes.
MEET JILL STEWART…
Jill Stewart, from Portglenone, is a true Foodie who brings her passions together to create a unique balance of both healthy dishes and sweet treats on her Instagram social media blog, Jill Bakes.
Jill is passionate about creating and sharing recipes on her Instagram platform (@jillbakes_) which are easy to follow, quick to make and not using hundreds of ingredients! And with over 16,000 followers, a lot of people are enjoying Jill’s food journey.
Jill demoing her chocolate cupcakes recipe at Camp Dalfest this weekend at the Glenarm Castle estate.
The County Antrim lady has been a keen baker from a very young age, learning many skills from her late Grandma who was a fantastic baker.
Jill is a regular recipe contributor for Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine.
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