Monday, 26 February 2018

Killer Carrot Cake Cookies!

The Betty Stamp Recipe Carrot Cake Cookies Cream Cheese Frosting

Well tickle my tummy and call me Annie. William claims these are, 'the best things I've ever baked'!

Well thank you young William! I'm chuffed :)

Close your eyes and picture the taste of Christmas, mixed with carrot cake, mixed with cookie...

That.

They're packed full of cinnamon, oats, carrot and date syrup, and with zero refined sugars the actual cookies are pretty healthy, (if you leave off the frosting!) They'd make a cracking breakfast cookie! For me, I'm just obsessed with cream cheese frosting so...give me a bucketful of that!

My Monday so far has been great! I've become addicted to selling my worldly possessions on Ebay and had four items sell this morning :) so I'll be munching some of these cookies for breakfast (oops) before heading down to the post office (in the snow!) and sprinting back to get warm again!

Anyone else in the London snow/sun/snow/sun situation right now? So bizarre.

Ah well.....COOKIES!


The Betty Stamp Recipe Carrot Cake Cookies Cream Cheese Frosting


What you'll need//

Makes 10 cookies.

95g oats
80g plain flour
3 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger or nutmeg
1 flat tsp baking powder
1 grated carrot
5 tbsp coconut oil
7 tbsp date or maple syrup (I used a combo)
couple drops vanilla extract
2 tbsp milk of choice

for the frosting//
20g soft unsalted butter
30g cream cheese
50g icing sugar

decoration//
handful of pecans or walnuts
orange and green fondant icing (I only had white so had to improvise with food colouring! Tis why my carrots look a bit anaemic!)


The Betty Stamp Recipe Carrot Cake Cookies Cream Cheese Frosting


The Betty Stamp Recipe Carrot Cake Cookies Cream Cheese Frosting


What to do//

Preheat oven to 170 degrees (fan) and line two baking trays with baking parchment.

In a large bowl, mix together all your dry cookie ingredients (except the nuts) and grated carrot.

In a separate bowl melt your coconut oil until liquid form and mix together with the syrup, vanilla and milk.

Combine the wet mixture with the dry and mix well.

Make into little balls and flatten slightly onto your baking trays.

Bake for 10-12 mins swapping the trays from top to bottom shelf halfway through.

For the frosting, make sure your butter is really soft, not melted but just starting to melt. Whisk it vigorously for a few minutes. Add in your cream cheese (making sure it's not the watery bit of the cream cheese) and whisk again for another couple of minutes. Gradually whisk in your icing sugar until you're happy with the texture of your frosting.

When your cookies have completely cooled on a wire rack, using the back of a teaspoon, smush on your frosting (technical term) and add your chopped nuts or make mini carrots with your fondant icing :)


The Betty Stamp Recipe Carrot Cake Cookies Cream Cheese Frosting




Now look at how pretty they are and smile all day long :)

Let me know if you try these out! They're absolutely glorious (if I may say so myself).

Betty x

Ps. Did you see my White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies?


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Saturday, 10 February 2018

White Chocolate & Raspberry CHEESECAKE COOKIES!

The Betty Stamp White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies Recipe


You glorious human beings of the internet!

I am BEAMING over how many of you have messaged about making my Zero Baddies Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies, what a great success! So I thought I'd treat you to a naughtier cookie this weekend!

I've given my White Choco Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies a revamp and (own trumpet about to be blown) They. Are. Banging!

This was one of the very first bakes I ever posted on my blog and as you can imagine, my photography skills back then were pretty much non existent. So I've decided to give both recipe and photos a kick up the bottom!

'Cheesecake?' I hear you say...

'Cookie?' I hear you say...

Well if you've ever tried The Hummingbird Bakery's, Black Bottom Cupcakes, then you'll know where I'm coming from when I say, I think they're possibly the best cupcakes I've ever put in my mouth! Cupcake + Cheesecake = Cupcake Heaven.

So why not do the same with a cookie?!

*WARNING* These colourful cookies are seriously moorish. SO be sure to have a pint glass of milk to hand for some serious dunking.

(And perhaps book in a gym class the following day)

(or don't!)


The Betty Stamp White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies Recipe


Makes approx 16 cookies

What You'll Need //

115g butter
60g (+ half a tbsp) granulated sugar
100g light brown sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
220g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
100g white choc chips
70g raspberries
2 heaped tbsp cream cheese


The Betty Stamp White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies Recipe


What to do //

Line two baking trays with baking parchment.

Cream together your butter and sugars (leaving half a tbsp of granulated sugar for the cream cheese later) until well mixed.

Crack in your egg and vanilla extract and combine.

Sift in flour, baking powder and salt. Mix thoroughly and then stir in your white choc chips and raspberries, leaving a few of each for decoration (and a few for accidentally falling into your mouth as you go...)!

In a small bowl, stir together your cream cheese and half tbsp of sugar.

Now for the fun part - you'll need two spoons.

Scoop out a big dollop of cookie mixture with one tablespoon and a little scoop of cream cheese mixture in t'other and swirl it around the cookie mixture dollop. Make into a rough ball on your baking tray and repeat. Leave a bit of a gap between cookies as they will spread slightly. Decorate with remaining choc chips and rasps. (Be sure to squish them into the mixture as otherwise the tops will burn slightly).


The Betty Stamp White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies Recipe


Refrigerate for 20 minutes! (IMPORTANT STEP)!

10 minutes before taking your cookies out of the fridge, turn on your oven to 180 degrees (fan).

Bake for approx 15-18 minutes

Leave to cool on a wire rack before pouring yourself that glass of milk we talked about and dunking like nobody's watching!



The Betty Stamp White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies Recipe


Happy weekends one and all! Make sure you bake a batch and treat yo-selves for being such snazzy human beings!

Let me know how they turn out in the comments below :)

Betty x

Ps, come and give me some lovin' on Insta!


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