I first made these cookies with my mum when i was around 3/4 and I've loved them ever since. I hadn't made any in a while and my friends were coming up to see us from Brighton so I decided to crack out the recipe and make them again. They loved them, from 40 cookies to 4 left in an hour, it's safe to say I think they enjoyed them!
- 280g Plain flour
- half a teaspoon of baking powder
- half a teaspoon of salt
- 220g butter
- 2 egg yolks
- 3 tablespoons of milk
- 2 teaspoons of lemon extract
- 30g cocoa powder
- Cream together the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy
- Add the milk and egg yolk
- beat together and then sift in the flour, salt and baking powder.
- Combine into a soft dough
- Half the dough and place into separate bowls then to one add the lemon extract (add a tad more flour to this if the dough is still rather soft) and to the other the cocoa powder.
- Chill each dough ball for 10/20 minutes
- Once chilled, roll each ball into a square so you have 2 squares of equal size (one of chocolate and one of lemon)(this is a really bad explanation but my pone ran out of charge so i didn't get any pictures!)
- Place one square on a piece of clingfilm or greaseproof paper and place the other square on top.
- Roll together like a swiss roll using the clingfilm or greaseproof paper to help.
- Once rolled together cut in half and chill whilst the oven is preheating to 200c/gas mark 6
- Cut into slices around 1cm thick, larger if you'd like and place on a baking tray (lined or greased)
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, Until slightly soft to the touch.
- Remove from the oven and place on a rack to cool
Just a quick(ish) little recipe to try over the Christmas holiday,
I love them,