My girls’ dad has a really really really sweet tooth, so I thought the perfect father’s day gift for him is something sweet and edible, but I kind of wanted it more personalised than just a box of chocolates (although he’d have quite loved that too!). We decided to make some giant cookies and decorate them for a delicious and unique Father’s Day present that won’t end up in a drawer or in the recycling or cluttering up already very cluttered spaces.
The good thing with this biscuit recipe is that it is very quick, it’s very tasty and it is very sweet. And the amount of sugar in it means it should keep quite well for a few days too.
If you’re making this without a Thermomix®, add the butter and sugar to a food processor and mix till light and fluffy.
Add the egg yolks, vanilla, baking powder and flour and mix till it’s all combined.
Gently mix the marshmallows and chocolate chips in.
Follow directions below from step 5.
- 200g butter
- 250g sugar (we used white)
- 2 egg yolks
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 275g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 50-75g chocolate chips
- 50g mini marshmallows
- Heat the oven to 180C
- Add the butter and sugar into the Thermomix® and mix for 2 minutes/speed 4. Add the egg yolks and vanilla extract and mix for 30 seconds.
- Add the flour and baking powder and mix for another 30 seconds till it's all combined.
- Add the chocolate chips and marshmallows and mix on reverse for 30 seconds
- If you were making regular cookies, you'd pop this batter into the fridge for about half an hour before you rolled it out, but since you're making giant cookies just spread it out into the bottom of two standard cake tins and smooth it out.
- Pop in the oven for 20 - 25 mins.
- Leave to cool, then decorate.
- HINT: Mix a teaspoon of milk or water with two tablespoons icing sugar and spread it over the cooled cookie to help the icing from the icing pens stick to the cookie.