6 Mar 2015

Pear & White Chocolate // Red Berry & White Chocolate Cookies



This week was the week of cookies. 36 of them, to be precise, of two different flavours because I am monumentally indecisive  - and asking on twitter provided an even split between the two. Red Berry/ White Chocolate and Pear/White Chocolate. 

The recipe is one I found and wrote down two years ago, so I can't link back to the original source, but I can tell you that it's incredibly simple and makes millie's style, soft-in-the-centre-crunchy-round-the-edges type cookies. 

Every batch.

(As long as you don't burn them...)





Ingredients: 
Red Berry version:                                                      Pear version:

125g  butter                                                              125g  butter 
100g soft, light brown sugar                                       100g  soft, light brown sugar
125g caster sugar                                                      125g  caster sugar
1 egg                                                                       1 egg
225g self raising flour                                                 225g  self raising flour
frozen red berries/summer fruits                                5 or 6  pear halves   (adjust to taste, really)
100g white chocolate                                                100g  white chocolate



Method: 
(both versions)

- preheat oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4
- cream butter & sugars until fluffy
- combine egg
- sift in flour
- add flavouring
- make dough balls and place them on some parchment paper on a baking tray - your cookies WILL spread out, so leave space between each cookie :)
- bake for about 7 minutes, or until golden
- take out and leave to cool/set/firm



This is such a simple recipe and you can have a ridiculous, almost infinite, number of variations. I usually get about 18 mid-large sized cookies out of the batter, which is great when I have more people to share them with. If you're worried that the batter is too dry, add a splash of milk to wet it a little - and a super handy tip I picked up was to use two dessert sized spoons to fashion your cookie dough balls into almond shapes

Considering we're also on the run up to Mother's Day, this would be such a sweet gift idea if you're strapped for cash, but still want to do something special! Make her favourite flavour combination,. perhaps use a cutter to make cute shapes, and wrap them up and put them in a gift box. Perfect or what?


What are your thoughts? I'd recommend making a batch (or two) over the weekend, since it's such a simple recipe! I'd also love to see pictures if you do~~




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38 comments

  1. That looks so good! :)

    http://terramcd.blogspot.com

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    1. Awh thank you! You should try them!!! :D
      (And take photos and then show me :DDD)

      xo

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  2. You're gonna make me a batch of the red berry ones one day, right? ;)
    I can't make cookies to save my life, no matter how easy the recipe. Everything else is fine, but not cookies *sigh*

    Chantel Dione | fashion, beauty, music & life
    xo

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    1. They shall await your arrival when you make it to sheff.
      Or come with me if I trek up north. YOU SHALL GET SOME SOMEHOW.

      I'm like that with bread. Cand literally do *almost* everything else but bread. And i Love bread.

      xo

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  3. These look incredible! I'm thinking go trying blueberry ones, mmm!
    Ash x Being Ashleigh blog

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    1. Oooh blueberry would work really well I think!
      I'd love to see photos when you do :D

      xo

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  4. I'm indecisive too and both these sound amazing!! Soft and chewy centred cookies but with crunchy edges are definitely the best type!

    Kathryn
    nimblenote.blogspot.com

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    1. Learning how to make them so they emulated Millie's/Ben's cookies was the turning point in my baking life. Now any other sort of cookie (unless it's pain ol' choc-chip) is just a disappointment!

      xo

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  5. These sound so amazing!

    Andrea x
    http://andrea-herinfinitevariety.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They didn't last very long, so if that's not a testament to the flavour, I don't know what is!

      xo

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    1. They taste as good as they photograph too!

      xo

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  7. aw man!! this would just be great for my diet!! haha can't wait to try and recreate them. I'll link you if i do xx

    What Makes Mary
    Mary xx

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    1. Awh yay!! And thank you :) They're so super easy, I'd love to see photos! :D

      xo

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  8. These cookies look incredible, I would try to recreate them but unfortunately I am incapable of baking anything edible.. I mess up those cakes where you just add water and an egg!
    - Grace xx

    P.S. Would really appreciate it if you could check out my blog and maybe follow if you feel so inclined? <3

    http://voguebeach.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Awh noo! I'm sure I could... find a way to send them? Or turn up at a bake sale somewhere near you... :D

      Sure thing hun :)

      xo

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  9. MMM those red berry ones look amazing! X

    lanaalicewilman.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Oh my goodness. These look amazing! I'm going to HAVE to try these out!
    Joined your site & followed you on bloglovin'
    xo, Lauren-lee
    New Blog Post: www.laurenleegrace.blogspot.com

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    1. Awh yay if you do I'd love to see them!!
      Thank you hun :)
      xo

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  11. These look so tasty! My diet is definitely going to go downhill now after seeing these!
    Alice xo
    www.shesthunderstorms.co.uk

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    1. Whoops! Slightly sort of sorry, Alice.
      (Only sort of - they do contain fruit!!!)

      xo

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  12. I'm obsessed with pears, so I've got to try these out! They look so delicious!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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    1. It's a really nice change from regular flavours!
      :D
      xo

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  13. These look ridiculously good, I'm craving cookies now! X

    Navy and Black ootd on the blog-
    hailandharmony.blogspot.ie
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    1. Ahah sorry! Try them out for yourself, they taste amazing too ;)

      xo

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  14. these looks delicious, making me so hungry! x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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  15. You had me at soft in the centre.

    Red berry and white chocolate? Yes please! I may have to attempt making some of these soon...

    http://meg-siobhan.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's the best millie's style recipe I've found! I'm gutted I can't link back to the original base recipe creator, but I have so much fun messing with flavour combinations!
      Ahh have fun if you do!!

      xo

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  16. These look sooooo good! I can never have enough cookie recipes! :)

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    1. Me either!
      Can never have enough cookies also...
      xo

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    1. Ahh thank you! They taste great too :D
      xo

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  18. Great photography, you made the cookies look even more delicious! Will definitely have to try this recipe :)

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    1. Awh thank you!
      I hope it goes really well!!!
      xo

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