Monday, August 5, 2013

Home Made Cookies

Who doesn't love home made cookies? To emphasize they're home made I thought it would be cool to get these cookie stamps. I bought three in total, the stamps say the following: "Home Made", "Eat Me" and "I Love You". All nice and sweet cookie messages, don't you think?! 

The cookies I made today aren't that difficult to bake, the only issue is making sure you see the stamps clearly on the cookie. I used the recipe that came with the cookie stamps, how brilliant is that? I added one minor adjustment at the end, because if I did all the steps according to the recipe my dough would be too soft. On to the ingredients: you only need....

  • 250g butter
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 300g plain flour + some extra flour for later use
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2tsp vanilla extract

So, are you ready? It's time to get started with the cookie dough (hmm, yummy). Get all your ingredients together, make sure you have a kitchen scale so you add the exact amount of grams. Ok, time to grab a bowl, too, to add all your ingredients into.. obviously!

haha, the last picture looks like a sad emoticon!!

  • Add plain flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a bowl. It's best to sift these ingredients, but I still need to get a sifter.. so for now, I'm living - my baking life - on the edge! 
  • Bit by bit add the butter until the dough is smooth, then add stirred egg yolk and vanilla essence. Mix it together with your hand; yes, it's time to get dirty! Now, if you followed all the steps you'll notice that the dough is more sticky than smooth.. so add more plain flour until it becomes smooth! See picture #5 to see what I mean with smooth. After you're finished let the dough cool for an hour in the fridge. 
  • Do something fun in the mean time.. or if you're me.. clean up the mess you've made in the kitchen! Oh, dear

  • Before the hour has passed turn on the oven and preheat it to 190ºC (gas mark 5)! Sprinkle plain flour on your work surface. Make sure there's plenty, you know what.. add some to your hands! This makes it easier to work with cookie dough. 
  • Take some cookie dough and roll it up to a small ping pong (golf) sized ball, you know really small! Slightly flatten the chunks of cookie dough one by one and stamp it with your cookie stamp! 
  • Place this completely squashed cookie dough on a greased baking sheet and the recipe says you should let it bake for about 10 minutes on 190 ºC. Now ovens are tricky, because each oven is and works differently. My oven took almost 15 minutes. So, first-timers should carefully pay attention to when their cookies become golden brown and then take it out for a test-bite. If they're good, write down the amount of minutes it took you!
  • When the cookies are good and you've taken them all out of the oven, let them cool off for a couple of minutes so they harden. Then transfer your home made cookies to a cooling rack or onto a different and cold baking sheet. 

Now, we can finally enjoy them, so enjoy! If you try this at home I hope they taste well and please let me know how they were. Take pictures! Mail/tweet me! If you have a variation to these stamped cookies, let me know as well. I'm always eager to learn new things :-)

I bought the cookie stamps here, they were €12,50 per piece.



  1. Wat zien je koekjes er leuk uit! Jummy :-)

  2. You forgot to mention if they taste as good as they look :o

  3. Ohhh leeeeuk! Hier ben ik gek op, van die leuke "gadgets" voor het bakken en koken!

    1. Jaa, zo leuk om mee te proberen en spelen!

  4. Oeh super lekker! Heb nu ook zin in om koekjes te bakken haha!!!


  5. Hmmm, de koekjes zien er lekker uit! :-)

  6. Haha, wat cool die teksten erin! 'Eat me!' Doet me denken aan dat Gingerbread poppetje uit Shrek;-);-)

  7. Yumyum! Dat ziet er lekker uit, en wat een fantastische cookie-stamps :D

  8. they look so yummy!!
    check out my latest look:

  9. Ohh die zijn vet cute. Leuk met zo'n stempel! Brengt me op ideeen haha. XX

  10. Coool!! I want chocolate cookies with lots of chocolate! Where can I get caster sugar because I've never seen it in any supermarket here.

    1. Hm, where is here? Where are you from? Well, caster sugar is (a british term for) superfine sugar, but if you can't find it in your supermarket then regular granulated sugar will do the trick just fine! Good luck :-)

  11. Oh wat zijn deze leuk! Ziet er heerlijk uit.

  12. Ziet er goed uit eh! :-) Voor mij had er nog een laagje chocolade opgemogen. Maar bon, als het aan mij lag dan deed ik op ALLES een laagje chocolade...

    1. Hahah, jaa ik snap het helemaal! Mijn volgende experiment met koekjes wordt.. chocolate chip cookies :P Mijn vriend vroeg er al om!

  13. oh my god die zijn echt geweldig !!

  14. Dat zijn leuke cookies geworden


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