It is Cookie Friday once again and I guess you know what this means – fresh cookies. For everyone! Well, almost ;) Today’s cookies are for those with a birthday today because they are Birthday Cookies! Well… if it is not your birthday today you might be allowed to have a cookie too. But only if you behave well. Deal? ;)
Of course, there are no restrictions. Everybody can have a cookie! Or two. Even though they are called Birthday Cookies, they can be made any time of the year for anybody that likes thick and chunky cookies like these here with some chocolate m&m’s (or smarties). I gave them that particular name because they look fun and festive and could definitely work as a birthday cake replacement – they are quite big and you can easily add one ore more little candles on top ;)
These cookies here are pretty much perfect in my opinion. Crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. Some would say “underbaked” but those people are fools. Sorry. The perfect cookie has this kind of texture ;) I mean – they should be baked of course. You don’t want to serve completely raw cookie, but that slightly chewy center when you bite into the cookie…. mmmm! If you give those cookies some time after their time in the oven, they will firm up a bit more anyways. If “almost raw” dough is absolutely not your cup of tea, you can extend the baking time for about 3-5 minutes. You will still get nice cookies (but not perfect ones). The longer you let them bake the drier they get – keep that in mind.
So if a birthday or something to celebrate is coming up – make these cookies. Much less work to do compared to a “normal” birthday cake ;) I mean… of course, you love the ones you are baking for and would normally do everything for them, but you also need time for other things in your life, am I right?! ;))
INGREDIENTS / ZUTATEN
3/4 cup (170g) butter, room temperature
3/4 cup (150g) brown sugar
1 medium egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups (260g) all-purpose flour
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
5.3 oz. (150g) sugar-coated chocolate confectionery (e.g. Smarties or m&m’s)
170g weiche Butter
1 Ei (M)
1 TL Vanille Extrakt
260g Mehl (Type 550)
2 TL Speisestärke
1 TL Natron
1 TL Salz
150g Smarties oder M&M’s
DIRECTIONS / ZUBEREITUNG
3. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Divide the dough into 10 equal portions and place five of them with enough space in between on the baking sheet – keep the rest in the fridge. Bake the first batch of cookies for about 12 minutes until lightly browned. They will look quite underbaked, but that is ok. Take out of the oven and let cool down on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool down. Repeat with the second batch of dough.
2. Den Ofen auf 180°C (350°F) vorheizen. Ein Backblech mit Backpapier auslegen. Den Teig in zehn Portionen aufteilen und dann fünf davon mit Abstand zueinander auf das Blech setzen – den restlichen Teig zurück in den Kühlschrank legen. Die Cookies für etwa 12 Minuten backen – sie sollten leicht Farbe bekommen haben. Die Cookies werden noch leicht ungebacken aussehen, aber das ist so gewollt. Aus dem Ofen holen und auf dem Blech etwa 10 Minuten abkühlen lassen, dann auf einem Kuchengitter komplett auskühlen lassen. Mit dem restlichen Teig wiederholen.
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Delicious cookies to celebrate a special occasion – these Birthday Cookies are made with Smarties… crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside! So good!
Keywords: cookies, chocolate, birthday, smarties