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. T'erra McDougal
    March 6, 2015 / 5:20 pm

    That looks so good! :)http://terramcd.blogspot.com

    • Fii Cridland
      March 6, 2015 / 5:51 pm

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

  2. Anonymous
    March 6, 2015 / 5:39 pm

    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 & lifexo

    • Fii Cridland
      March 6, 2015 / 5:51 pm

      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

  3. Ashleigh - www.beingashleigh.com
    March 6, 2015 / 9:01 pm

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

    • Fii Cridland
      March 6, 2015 / 10:31 pm

      Oooh blueberry would work really well I think! I'd love to see photos when you do 😀 xo

  4. Kathryn
    March 6, 2015 / 9:17 pm

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

    • Fii Cridland
      March 6, 2015 / 10:32 pm

      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

  5. Andrea Bremner
    March 6, 2015 / 9:46 pm

    These sound so amazing! Andrea xhttp://andrea-herinfinitevariety.blogspot.co.uk

    • Fii Cridland
      March 6, 2015 / 10:36 pm

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

  6. Pumpkin Emily
    March 6, 2015 / 9:53 pm

    These cookies look really good! :)pumpkinemilysmiles.blogspot.com

    • Fii Cridland
      March 6, 2015 / 10:41 pm

      They taste as good as they photograph too! xo

  7. What Makes Mary
    March 7, 2015 / 7:42 am

    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 xxWhat Makes MaryMary xx

    • Fii Cridland
      March 7, 2015 / 12:39 pm

      Awh yay!! And thank you 🙂 They're so super easy, I'd love to see photos! :Dxo

  8. Grace Cottrell
    March 7, 2015 / 7:55 am

    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 xxP.S. Would really appreciate it if you could check out my blog and maybe follow if you feel so inclined? <3http://voguebeach.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Fii Cridland
      March 7, 2015 / 1:03 pm

      Awh noo! I'm sure I could… find a way to send them? Or turn up at a bake sale somewhere near you… :DSure thing hun 🙂 xo

  9. Lana Wilman
    March 7, 2015 / 10:15 am

    MMM those red berry ones look amazing! Xlanaalicewilman.blogspot.co.uk

    • Fii Cridland
      March 7, 2015 / 1:03 pm

      They're divine ;)xo

  10. Diana
    March 7, 2015 / 10:25 am

    It looks great!

    • Fii Cridland
      March 7, 2015 / 3:24 pm

      Ah thank you!xo

  11. Lauren-lee Grace
    March 7, 2015 / 6:06 pm

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

    • Fii Cridland
      March 7, 2015 / 6:20 pm

      Awh yay if you do I'd love to see them!!Thank you hun 🙂 xo

  12. Alice
    March 7, 2015 / 8:34 pm

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

    • Fii Cridland
      March 8, 2015 / 1:02 am

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

  13. Seersucker Sass
    March 8, 2015 / 12:19 am

    I'm obsessed with pears, so I've got to try these out! They look so delicious!XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

    • Fii Cridland
      March 8, 2015 / 1:43 am

      It's a really nice change from regular flavours!:Dxo

  14. Emmajane.
    March 8, 2015 / 11:27 am

    These look ridiculously good, I'm craving cookies now! XNavy and Black ootd on the blog-hailandharmony.blogspot.ie// BLOGLOVIN

    • Fii Cridland
      March 8, 2015 / 1:17 pm

      Ahah sorry! Try them out for yourself, they taste amazing too ;)xo

  15. Hannah Boxall
    March 8, 2015 / 1:07 pm

    these looks delicious, making me so hungry! xHannah | Heyitshannaah

    • Fii Cridland
      March 8, 2015 / 1:26 pm

      Ahhh I'm sorry aha! xo

  16. Meg Siobhan
    March 8, 2015 / 6:42 pm

    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/

    • Fii Cridland
      March 8, 2015 / 9:33 pm

      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

  17. Victoria Talia
    March 9, 2015 / 4:51 am

    These look sooooo good! I can never have enough cookie recipes! 🙂

    • Fii Cridland
      March 9, 2015 / 6:07 pm

      Me either!Can never have enough cookies also… xo

  18. Jillian W
    March 11, 2015 / 2:36 pm

    Wow those sound so unique and look delicious!Just Gigi // Fashion + Life vote for me here so I can win a fashion internship!

    • Fii Cridland
      March 11, 2015 / 7:02 pm

      Ahh thank you! They taste great too :Dxo

  19. Cristina
    March 12, 2015 / 3:34 pm

    Great photography, you made the cookies look even more delicious! Will definitely have to try this recipe 🙂

    • Fii Cridland
      March 13, 2015 / 3:21 am

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

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