Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Cookie Exchange 2015

Baileys & Chocolate Chunk Cookies

This year I took part in my first Cookie Exchange. The lovely Made With Pink (check out her blog post to see all the recipes from those who took part) organised it and essentially I sent cookies to a fellow foodie blogger, and in return another foodie blogger sent me some.

Coming up with what cookies to make was tricky, there was just too many inspirational pins on Pinterest! In the end, after a very busy and stressful week at work, I needed something quick and easy but deliciously yummy. These did not disappoint.
Marshmallow & Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made cookies for Helen at Casa Costello, and after stalking her blog/twitter/Instagram I could see she had three lovely daughters, so two batches of cookies were made. Baileys and Chocolate for the adults, and Chocolate Chip & Marshmallow for the kids. The recipes for both can be found below.
I know they don’t look the prettiest, compared to some of the others in the exchange (time wasn’t on my side) but I’m hoping the taste of them made up for this.

I absolutely loved my cookies that I got sent from Lucy at Baking Queen, they were beautifully packaged and tasted gorgeous. You can find the recipe for hers here

Baileys & Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe
Makes 8

37g soft brown sugar
45g caster sugar
125g dark chocolate, chopped
1/2 egg, beaten
65g unsalted butter
110g self raising flour
2 tbsp Baileys Irish Cream

Chocolate Chip & Marshmallow Cookies Recipe
Makes 8 

37g brown sugar
45g caster sugar
50g chocolate chips
1/2 egg, beaten
64g unsalted butter
110g self raising flour
50g mini marshmallows


Preheat the oven to 180c and grease and line two baking trays

Beat together the sugar and butter until creamed, add the egg and beat in until thick and combined (if making the Baileys option add this in now)

Stir in the self raising flour, along with the chocolate chunks/chips and marshmallows if using until a thick cookie dough forms

Take parts of the dough and roll into a small ball, around the size of a walnut, squishing down the top slightly and place on the baking tray. Leave enough room for them to expand in the oven.

Bake for 10 minutes

Leave to cool and firm up slightly before transferring to a wire rack


  1. Those look so tasty, I am sure Helen loved receiving them! Glad to hear you enjoyed the ones I sent you too :-) Lovely photos too.

  2. Sophie, you're cookies sound and look fabulous! I love Bailey's, and will definitely be making your Baileys & Chocolate Chunk recipe. Thanks so much for taking part in the cookie swap, and I'm glad you enjoyed your crinkle cookies from Lucy. Merry Christmas :-)

  3. This is such a cute idea. Your chocolate and marshmallow cookies look amazing, I definitely need to try these!
    Hannah / Hannah Bakes Things

  4. Ooh, Bailey's in cookie form, what a fab idea. Bookmarked. The kids marshmallow ones sound rather good too :)


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