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 responses to “Pear & White Chocolate // Red Berry & White Chocolate Cookies”

  1. T'erra McDougal says:

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

  2. Anonymous says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

  4. Kathryn says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

  6. Pumpkin Emily says:

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

  7. What Makes Mary says:

    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

  8. Grace Cottrell says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

  10. Diana says:

    It looks great!

  11. Lauren-lee Grace says:

    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

  12. Alice says:

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

  13. Seersucker Sass says:

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

  14. Emmajane. says:

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

  15. Hannah Boxall says:

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

  16. Meg Siobhan says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

  18. Jillian W says:

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

  19. Cristina says:

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

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