BBC navigation


Super-posh chewy cookies


Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

  2. Place the butter and the caster sugar into a bowl and beat together until light and creamy.

  3. Add the sunflower oil and brown sugar and fold through to combine.

  4. Add the egg and vanilla essence and mix well.

  5. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt and baking powder.

  6. Add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture and mix well to form a dough.

  7. Add the cherries and brandy and fold into the dough.

  8. Fold in the almonds, hazelnuts and the white and dark chocolate pieces.

  9. On a floured work surface, carefully roll out the dough to 1cm/½in thick.

  10. Using the cookie cutter of your choice, cut out 8-16 cookies (depending on the size of the cutter).

  11. Place the cookies onto a greased baking tray (not to close together as they will spread). Place into the oven to bake for 15 minutes, or until golden-brown and cooked through.

  12. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the trays for 8-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Less than 30 mins preparation time

10 to 30 mins cooking time

Makes 6-12 cookies

Quick recipe finder

Type the ingredients you want to use, then click Go. For better results you can use quotation marks around phrases (e.g. "chicken breast"). Alternatively you can search by chef, programme, cuisine, diet, or dish (e.g. Lasagne).

Advanced search options

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss