One of my absolute favourite things is getting post from home. Living so far away, texts, emails and Skype chats are great, but there is something different about post. Seeing the handwriting of my Mum, or my Grandmas or my best friends makes me feel so much closer to home. There’s just something about holding something so tangible that’s crossed all those miles and come all the way from home.
Recently I came home to a wonderful parcel from my Mum. She’d filled it with all kinds of treats from home. One of my favourite things was this cookie stamp make by Suck UK.
Isn’t it so cute? It’s a really fun way to make cookies. It’s really easy to use and stamping down the stamp onto balls of cookie dough is really quite satisfying! I’m impressed by how well the writing actually shows up in the cooked cookie, and I love the texture it adds. There are three designs available. This ‘eat me’ design, a ‘i love you’ stamp and one that reads ‘Home made’. I think I want them all! Luckily Suck UK delivers worldwide. I’ve also got my eye on this fantastic 3D dinosaur cookie cutters!
These cookies taste a bit like biting into a bounty bar. They’re soft and coconutty, with a bite of dark chocolate countering the sweetness. The chocolate is chopped very finely, with a knife, almost to a grated texture. It keeps the lovely speckled appearance yet gives you an even taste of chocolate with every bite.
Coconut and Dark Chocolate Cookies
70g caster sugar
pinch of salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
150g plain flour
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
80g dessicated coconut
100g dark chocolate
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
Add in the butter and mix together until you have a crumbly texture.
Add in the egg yolk, and vanilla extract.
Stir in the coconut.
On a chopping board, very finely chop your dark chocolate into thin shreds. Mix it into the dough.
Form the dough into a ball, wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for an hour.
Heat the oven to 190 degrees C.
Form the dough into golf ball sized balls. If you are using the cookie stamp, flatten the dough slightly with your hands, then press down with the cookie stamp. If you don’t have a stamp, you can flatten and shape the cookies with your hands.
Bake for about 10 minutes, until starting to colour but still a little soft.