Saturday, June 19, 2010

Wet and Windy & Freckley...



Wednesday, 9th June - wet, wet, wet weather...
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We haven't had good heavy showers like this since April so it was lovely to hear it bucket down.
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Granny's Garden featured some Freckle biscuits here (Granny has a lovely blog). I had a recipe for them so I whipped up a batch. Seriously, these are so goooood! Buttery, crunchy and chocolatey all at once!
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FRECKLE BISCUITS OR THUMBPRINT COOKIES
180 gms butter, softened
1 cup caster sugar
1 egg
1 tspn vanilla extract
1/2 cup SR flour
1 1/2 cups plain flour
chocolate freckles or jam to decorate
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Preheat oven to 180C. Line trays with baking paper.
In a bowl, cream butter and sugar with electric beaters until pale and creamy. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. Stir in flours and mix to form a dough. Roll large teaspoonsful into a ball and place on the tray. Either squash a freckle chocolate into each ball or poke your finger into each ball then fill hole with jam of your choice. Bake for 10-12-15 minutes until golden. Remove onto wire racks to cool.
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Another variation is to get a small bag of baking mini-M&M's - stir through dough, roll into balls, squash each one slightly and bake.
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Cheers - Joolz

4 comments:

  1. The cookies look great and I have sound effects right now for your rain. We are just getting a thunder shower that I hope will cool off the day.

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  2. Glad you got some rain and your garden will enjoy it too. Buttery, crispy and chocolaty biscuits what could be better,lol

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  3. Ahhh...the rain. We need it here.
    I clicked on the link for the cookies. That recipe looks delish. I'll have to convert grams to our unit of measurement....but that shouldn't take me long.
    I send you hugs from the Southeastern portion of the USA.
    (I live about 10 minutes from the Florida line...)
    Smiles,
    Jackie

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  4. Beautiful...both the rain AND the cookies. Thanks for the recipe, and I love the packaging in the cellophane bag!

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