There is nothing like homemade baked goods *bliss*. Maybe not good for the waistline, but usually good for the hip pocket, and you always know what’s in them! I had seen this recipe floating around the internet for a while, and passed it off as too simplistic to possibly be true. The claim was that you could get up to 120 cookies for under $5. Last year we hit a rough financial patch and spent 3 months without income. I had to get clever, not only with money, but also with food. It was about this time that I came across this recipe again and decided to give it a go. I had everything in the pantry, so it wasn’t going to cost me anything. This is the first batch I ever made, and I was really impressed. Obviously the smaller you make them, the more you get from a batch. Also, I’m warning you now … do not taste the raw cookie dough … it’s like cookie crack! So, now you’ve been warned, here is the recipe:
500g Butter (or margerine or nuttelex if you prefer) … soft.
1 tin sweetened condensed milk
1 cup sugar
5 cups self raising flour
Cream the butter & sugar. Mix in condensed milk then sifted flour. You are now at the fun part … you get to add different flavours & bits to the cookies! You can split the dough into 5-6 (or more) portions and add goodies. Some ideas include choc chips, crushed cornflakes, milo, cinnamon sugar, 100s & 1000s (sprinkles), sultanas, coconut, jam (roll dough into a ball, press a dent with your finger, add jam or lemon curd), peanut butter, a choc bud or freckle or jube pressed into the centre … there’s little limit to what you can add to these! Then you bake at 180 celcius (or 160 fan forced) for 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on the first batch and then you’ll know how long to leave them for. You can store the cookies in an airtight container (if they last that long) or freeze them.
I often make dough logs and wrap them in cling wrap, then store them in my lovely long Arctic Tupperware containers. I love being able to take a couple of dough logs out of the freezer, leave them for about 15 minutes and then cut them into rounds. I lay them out on my big cookie sheets on top of the oven while it’s preheating, and add my favourite bits. I’ve also been known to give big slabs of clingwrapped raw cookie dough as a gift … my sister didn’t want chocolate for Easter, so she got cookie dough! I think she’s still using that batch LOL.
I would love to know if you’re game to give this recipe a go. Comment below if you have some cool cookie flavours & bits, or share a photo with us over on the Cake & Enemy Facebook page.