Hey everyone, can you believe that February is nearly over? It seems to have flown by!
It is coming up to Comic Relief day, and I was asked by the people at Sainsbury’s to come up with a cookie design to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Red Nose Day. Well, I could not resist, as I love baking cookies.
The Sainsbury’s site has loads of recipes for bake sales (to raise money) but I adapted a recipe from an old book called “Cookies Galore”, as I wanted to make jam sandwich style cookies. Mine were peanut butter and jam sandwich cookies.
It will make around 8 large cookies, but of course it depends on the size of your cookie cutter.
50g caster sugar
200g plain flour
6 tbs cornflour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
Peanut butter and raspberry jam, to fill. Writing icing to decorate.
First up, preheat the oven to 180C, and line baking sheets.
Cream together the butter and sugar, then beat in the egg and vanilla. Sift in the flour, cornflour and baking powder, and mix gently to form a dough.
Roll it out gently, and then cut out the shapes. For each cookie you need a circle for the bottom, and then the same size circle for the top, with a hole cut out for the nose. I used a little cookie cutter for the centre, but you could use an apple corer for a smaller hole.
Place them on the baking sheet, and bake for around 15 mins, until the edges have started to brown. Then leave to cool.
To prepare, thinly spread the bottom with peanut butter, then cover with raspberry jam. Put the top on, and then use writing icing to draw on the eyes and mouth.
I think they look quite cute (and very home-made- some worked out better than others!)- they emphasise the red nose I suppose.
They also taste lovely- they reminded me of a cross between a shortbread and a scone, if you can imagine that? Plus the pb and j combination is always a winner in my book.
Are you doing anything for Comic Relief? Do you have a good cookie design?