I’m writing this on the train, a train that I’d really rather not be on right now. The sun is shining, it is definitely warm, but as usual I’m inappropriately dressed for the weather, something I’m particularly good at doing.
My point really though is that this is the first moment I’ve had entirely to myself since I moved in with said boy in previous post, and as such this is the first moment I’ve had to sit down and write this, to all of you, and tell you about these banging cookies. I’m still trying to work out how two separate lives run together as one yet retain their independence.
I handed out so many of these little dreams to friends yesterday in a bid to get them out of my home and away from my hips. They are damn addictive, light, chewy, buttery and sweet. And the flavour of rose… I have no words! That simple taste makes me so nostalgic for chunks of my childhood.
What’s really great about these cookies is that the batter can be used as a base for so many flavours. Try it with orange extract or throw in some chocolate chips. Whatever you add the result will be heavenly: thin, delicate, chewy cookies.
Chewy Rose Vanilla Cookies
Makes 25 cookies
1 tsp vanilla extract
1.5 tbsp rose water
Pinch of salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
180g all-purpose flour
50g icing sugar
Preheat the oven to 180°c / 160°c (fan). Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Using an electric beater, cream the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla and rose water and mix to combine.
Add the salt baking powder and flour and mix with a wooden spoon until just combined.
Pour the icing sugar in a bowl, then drop a heaped teaspoon of the cookie into the sugar, and gently roll into a rough ball. Place the balls about 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven and leave on the baking sheets for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool entirely.