1st Birthday of Emily’s Kitchen- Giant cookie!

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Happy Blogiversary to me! Exactly a year ago I made my first ever blog post. You can view it here if you realllly want to, but be warned it’s rather painful on the eyes!

It all started when I had to start a blog for a project at university but has now become so much more than that. I am so glad I had that kick start as Emily’s Kitchen is now rather special to me. I have always loved writing and baking and having a chance to combine the two is my favourite hobby!

Things have changed quite a lot  for me since that first post in 2014, both in the blogosphere and in the real world. When I began I was only halfway through uni, just beginning my second term of 2nd year it felt like my life of education would never end. A year on I am merely months away from finishing my degree and heading into the big wide world! Writing this blog has made me realise I would love to be able to do something creative as a career and hopefully my Journalism degree will allow me to do just that. Ideally I would just bake forever but that is a wild dream! (If anyone wants to give me a job I would be eternally grateful!).

Things have also changed within my blog. My photography has improved, to the extent of planning bakes around when the natural light will be better! I have found that I mainly post baking, despite having a plan to share savoury dishes too. Hopefully I will add some more savoury stuff soon but as I don’t generally follow recipes for dinner it requires a bit more planning!

I have gained just over 100 followers, which to me is a really big deal! I have also had some extremely kind comments and come across some inspirational blogs along the way!

Some of the blogs I have come across and loved have been:

heatherabrown.wordpress.com

bakedbyh.wordpress.com

emmajanebakes.wordpress.com

bluebirdandbourbon.wordpress.com

sweeterrific.com

janespatisserie.com

lejusdorangeblog.com

Check them out, I promise you will love them as much as I do!

Before I get on to the recipe I just wanted to say thank you to anyone that has ever viewed, liked or followed Emily’s kitchen. I appreciate it all. I hope the next year is even better than the last!

Now, onto the recipe. This was a bit of a gamble but turned out pretty successfully! Although I would say its less of a cookie, more of a blondie due to it’s thickness. I’m not complaining…

Ingredients:
150g butter at room temperature

150g caster sugar

2 tsp vanilla essence

1 egg

1 egg yolk

pinch of salt

200g plain flour

25g corn flour

200g of your favourite chocolate

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1.Preheat the oven to 170C (fan).

2. Beat the butter and sugar. Then beat in the egg(s) and vanilla.

3. Sieve the flours and salt into the egg/ sugar mixture and mix well.

4. Add 3/4 of the chocolate you chose and mix.

5. Press into a 8″ sandwich tin with a metal spoon. Stud with extra chocolate.

6. Bake uncovered for 10 minutes, then cover with foil and bake again for a further 15-20. This prevents the cookie browning too much.

7. Wait for the cookie to cool completely before removing from the tin and enjoying a huge slice!

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I thoroughly enjoyed both making and eating this giant cookie. I think it would make a great alternative to birthday cake. (I just used my blog’s birthday as an excuse…does that count?)

Have you ever made a giant cookie? How did it turn out?

Once again thank you so much for your support!

Until next time,

Emily

PS.
I am also on almost every social network known to man (bar Facebook) I would love your support over on:

Twitter- @emilys_kitchen1

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Bloglovin- Emily’s Kitchen

Pinterest- Emily’s Kitchen 1

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Or feel free to drop me a line at: emilyskitchen11@gmail.com

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4 thoughts on “1st Birthday of Emily’s Kitchen- Giant cookie!

  1. Happy Blogiversary! Thank you for the kind words, you’re a great blogger AND baker and I totally know what you mean about not following recipes for savoury cooking! I hope you have another great year ahead and good luck with the rest of 3rd year! X

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