The holidays are upon us and we’re craving something savory, festive and delicious.
So why not try making your own Halloween Party snacks without breaking a bank?
Here are my tips on making homemade chocolate chip cookie dough or fruit rollups without spending a fortune.
What you’ll need1.
Chocolate chip cookie Dough1 cup all purpose flour (I use a brand called Ultimate Chocolate)1 cup instant yeast2 tablespoons melted butter2 tablespoons brown sugar1 teaspoon baking soda2 teaspoons baking powder1 cup coconut oil1 cup water3/4 cup melted butter1 cup of chocolate chips or chips (I prefer graham cracker but you can use whatever you like)2 tablespoons chocolate chips1 tablespoon sugar1/2 teaspoon vanilla extractHow to make cookie dough:In a mixing bowl combine the flour, instant yeast, melted butter and brown sugar.
Add the baking soda and baking powder and mix well.
In a separate bowl combine together the melted butter, coconut oil and brown sugars.
Add this to the dry ingredients, and mix to combine.
Add baking soda to the wet ingredients.
You want the dough to be quite sticky and you want to avoid a crust.
Roll the dough out onto a floured surface.
Press it down to form a round cookie dough ball.
You can press it down with a spatula or a rolling pin.
Place the dough balls on parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and cover them with plastic wrap.
Let the dough rest for 10-15 minutes.
It will be nice and soft.
After the dough has rested, cut it into 8 equal sized pieces.
Place each piece on a parchment lined baking mat or silicone baking mats.
Sprinkle each piece with chocolate chips.
Place them in the fridge to rise for at least 30 minutes.
(I usually make the dough the day before and chill the dough for at-home making later in the day).
Once the dough is ready, roll it out and shape into cookies using a cookie cutter or pizza cutter.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until the cookies are golden brown.
You don’t need to bake for an hour, but they will get brown and crispier once they’ve been refrigerated.
If you don’t have a baking mat, cut out cookie sheets and place them in a preheated oven.
Bake them for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
Remove from the oven and let them cool in the pan for 15 minutes before eating.
I prefer to keep the cookies on the baking mat to make sure they get brown.
The cookies will look like these if they’ve finished baking:Once the cookies have cooled, cut each cookie into 8 pieces.
I like to cut them into 8-10 pieces.
If you’re using cookie sheets, you can just slice them up and use as little or as much as you want.
I find that the cookies come out nice and chewy and the edges are nice and crisp.
Serve these on a piece of cake.
I like to make these cookies in the morning, but you could also make them for a quick dessert after work.
They make great for an afternoon snack.
I usually make these at work as they’re delicious with some fruit, cream or milk and a little cinnamon or vanilla.