Thursday, November 5, 2009

Chocolate Freckle Cookies

Zoe and I have been sick for the last few days and it has not been fun. I am over wiping her nose, blowing my nose, taking panadol, sniffing, sneezing and not getting much sleep. I am definitely looking forward to feeling 100% - oh to be able to breathe and smell again.

So you might be asking what does one bake when feeling under the weather? Why Chocolate Freckle Cookies of course. These bright and pretty cookies should be enough to make anyone feel just that little bit better.

Chocolate Freckle Cookies (from The Australian Women's Weekly - Cookies)
Makes 42

125g unsalted butter, softened
165g brown sugar
1 egg
225g plain flour
35g self-raising flour
35g cocoa powder
200g dark chocolate, melted
85g hundreds and thousands
  1. Beat butter, sugar and egg until combined. Stir in sifted dry ingredients in two batches.
  2. Knead dough on floured surface until smooth; roll dough between sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 180C and line baking trays with baking paper.
  4. Using 3cm and 5cm round cutters (I used star cutters) cut rounds from the dough. Place 3cm rounds on one tray and 5cm rounds on another.
  5. Bake small cookies for 10 minutes and larger cookies for 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
  6. Spread tops of cookies with chocolate (I ended up dipping my cookies and then tidying up the edges, it was a lot quicker), sprinkle with hundreds and thousands. Set at room temperature.


cookies and cups said...

those are so sweet!

Little Miss Cupcake said...

very very pretty! hope you are feeling better soon. we've all been sick here in Paris too.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

So sorry you've been sick. These darling, cheerful cookies should certainly help you feel better.

Gala said...

Wish you both all the best!

Chantelle {fat mum slim} said...

These are going to be my Christmas gift cookies. Thank you!

I hope you two lovely ladies are feel chipper in no time. x

Amanda said...

I can't believe you make cookies when you're sick. Cookies are such work! More power to ya :)

Paris Pastry said...

Such a prrrrrrrrrrrrrrretty cookie!!! I love the name "freckle" cookies :)

Hope you'll feel better soon!

Miss Dot said...

I love the rainbow "freckles"! Heehee :) So cute! I hope you both feel better soon :(

Elissa said...

I hope you and Zoe both feel better soon. Thanks for the recipe, these look great, and freckles are one of my fav lollies from when I was a kid, so I will definitely be trying these out.

drollgirl said...

these are so cute!! and i hope you and your little one are all better soon. hang in there!

Kate21 said...

We made these last week for a friends birthday, put them in a lovely box with a bow.

You can't not love anything with sprinkles, YUM!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Hope you get better quickly! In the meantime, these do look like the perfect cookies to lift your spirits :).

apparentlyjessy said...

Hope you and Zoe are feeling better soon, thank goodness for panadol hey!
The cookies are super cute, and look tasty too, gotta love Women's Weekly recipes!

alissa said...

they look SO pretty! definitely good for making you feel better:)

Rylan @ Art and Appetite said...

Ah, these are the best! The best of its kind! YUMMO!

Hope you feel better now.

Julia @Mélanger said...

Oh my, what a great cookie. So happy and cheery! Love the photograph, too!

Becky said...

Soooo pretty! I just ate some sprinkle cookies today -like 10 of them lol

Chantel said...

Yum, now these look nice and happy! You did a great job with them.

Being sick is crap. Hope you and Miss Z are feeling better soon x