I don’t know about you but the Bank Holiday weekend here was glorious and we spent most of it with our family and friends for our annual get-together and this year, the christening of Ian’s outdoor oven. The sun came out, the oven was fired up, there was food spilling out of my fridges and there was plenty to drink, including at least 3 jugs of amazing rosé sangria (as promised)… perfect!
After such a full-on weekend it was back to work as normal on the Wednesday and the post party come-down hit. Stacks of cakes and admin work certainly took care of taking my mind off things, but I was still craving fun food.
Something quick, simple and that went well with the vat of caffeine, that I was consuming to keep me going, was definitely in order. Biscuits… well cookies! A one bowl recipe, 10 minutes in the oven, then on to my plate in under 30 minutes. Yes please.
A voilà Red Velvet Cookies!
Let me blow my own trumpet here a second, I don’t think I’ve ever made cookies as nice, soft and chewy as these before. So happy! They reminded me of the big cookies you get in supermarkets, except I knew what was going into these. I think the secret is the condensed milk. I’m certainly giving these another go, maybe next time a triple chocolate version with a nice dark chocolate cookie with milk and white chocolate chunks… Mmmmm! Right, back to these. Isn’t that red colour just fabulous? I love Red Velvet cupcakes and these are the definitive cookie version.
We ate most of these with a mug of coffee or a glass of ice-cold milk. But as we’re having something of an Indian summer now September has arrived, I decided to save a couple of the cookies and sandwich them with vanilla ice cream (sorry it’s shop brought on this occasion).
Although I mixed these up and popped them straight in the oven, there is no reason why you couldn’t split the dough and put some in the freezer. The best way would be to roll the dough into a sausage and wrap in clingfilm; then when you can just slice off as many cookies as you’d like and pop them in the oven to bake. Simple!