Eton Mess Cookies
The classic British dessert made with strawberries, meringue and whipped cream. Eton mess. The most tremendous way to end summer, considering it's leaving us at a rapid rate. We've turned the nations favourite sweet treat into a cookie. After all, we are Gookie Dough! Crunchy edges and a soft chewy centre will make you want to hold onto every last second of sunshine.
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You will need: (Makes 16 cookies)
125g of butter
200g of golden caster sugar
One teaspoon vanilla extract
200g plain flour
One teaspoon of baking powder
50g of white chocolate chunks or chips
18g of freeze-dried strawberries
25g of meringue drops
Melted white chocolate
Red sprinkles (or red velvet Gookie Dough!)
Firstly, preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Take your freeze-dried strawberries and break them up into smaller pieces by using a rolling pin. Take a mixing bowl and cream the butter and caster sugar together until fully combined and it starts to become fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix them in until fully incorporated.
Sift in the plain flour and baking powder and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon. Next, fold in the strawberries and white chocolate chunks. Spoon the mixture onto your baking tray and then add 4-5 meringue drops per cookie. Push them into the batter so they are in the middle and cover with more mixture. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
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Once the cookies are out of the oven, place onto cooling racks and allow to cool fully. Now it's the best part! Decoration. Melt your white chocolate and take a spoon and drizzle it all over the cookies or you can use a piping bag. Add the red sprinkles and take some Red Velvet Gookie Dough. Simply roll a small ball into your hand and then break off parts to sprinkle onto the Eton mess cookie. Delightful! What now? Dig in! *Recipe adapted from The Baking Explorer*
So, if you're a true Eton mess fan, you may be concerned that there isn't any whipped cream. It seemed rather impossible to add any cream into the cookie mixture so instead, I'd advise popping a big dollop on the side and some additional meringue pieces to complete the tradition and let those taste buds go to heaven.