What's not to love about butterscotch? It's sweet, delightful and hits those sweet cravings in all of the right places. These butterscotch cookies have a surprising crunch up their sleeve with a special ingredient and are perfect for a bonfire-themed evening.
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You will need:
(For the cookies)
100g of unsalted butter softened (plus extra for greasing)
Firstly, for the cookies, you need to heat the oven to 160C or gas mark three. In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar and golden syrup until nice and smooth. Sift in the flour and mix together and then fold in the Rice Krispies. Roll the dough into small sized balls and place on the greased baking tray well spaced apart, so they have room to spread. Sprinkle a few chocolate chips on each ball. Bake for around 15-20 minutes or until golden-brown. Leave on the baking tray for a minute and then pop onto a wire rack to cool completely.
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Next, the hot chocolate! Simply take your favourite mug or travel cup and pop in four teaspoons of Cadbury cocoa powder. Roll some Gookie Dough into small balls and put a few on top of the powder. Boil the kettle and add the water, so it's 3/4 the way full. Mix thoroughly, and the Gookie Dough will start to melt (mmm dreamy!). Add a splash of milk to create an extra creaminess and top with whipped cream, marshmallows and go all out and add more Gookie Dough! Dunk your butterscotch cookies and watch the fireworks.
What do you think? There's nothing better than wrapping up in your puffy coat with a scarf keeping you snug and a gorgeous rich hot chocolate keeping your hands toasty.
This Monday morning, I thought I'd bring you some nostalgia and reminisce about those gone but never forgotten foods of our childhood. Looking back, some of these were sugar central, and it proves the reason why we were all hyper. But anyway, let's get stuck into it.
Remember that sickly white chocolate melt on your tongue? Everyone loved a dream bar, as simple as it was, it definitely hit the spot when it came to those chocolate cravings. Cadbury seemed to take a while to come up with this little goodie but what's even worse is that is no longer available!
Flake's are the most frustrating chocolate bar to eat, and let's be real, you don't really eat it when half of the bar ends up on the floor (I guess the clue is in the name)! The bar was closer to a Twirl seeing as the white chocolate flake centre was dipped in milk chocolate. They hit our stores in 2000 and took the UK by storm and then later on the name changed to Flake Snow (we prefer Snowflake). I'm guessing Cadbury's aren't a fan of our beloved white chocolate!
Caramac Kit Kat
The revolutionary Kit Kat with a twist! Kit Kat and Caramac are the nation's favourite, and when they collaborated, it was heaven. The classic wafer was smothered in a caramel coating and was a twist on your average break time snack. This disappeared from our shelves in 2005 and briefly came back in 2007 but not for long enough!
I can almost taste it now, the most calorific chocolate bar of all time. Mars Delight was not your average Mars bar! Milk chocolate with a rippled wafer which is surrounded by caramel and chocolate cream. The real taste of childhood.
Listerine Breath Strips
The new take on chewing gum had arrived. The strips melted on your tongue instantly and were available in a variety of flavours but definitely blew your head off and made you minty fresh! Oh, how these are missed. The only dental product that was actually cool within the playground.
You either loved it or felt sick when using it. Heinz decided to make us all feel uncomfortable in time for Halloween with their green tomato sauce. Technically called 'Heinz EZ Squirt' this bottle came with a child-friendly nozzle and made our chips look mouldy. The novelty soon wore off and came off of our shelves in 2006.
Walkers Vanilla Monster Munch
Vanilla crisps? Don't knock them until you try! The combination wasn't great when teamed with a sandwich, nor did you know what to drink with them. Were they sweet or savoury? We need them back so that we can try them again (maybe I did feel a little sick once I had a bag)!
In support of the World Cup, we took it upon ourselves to create mini football-shaped crisps which were coated with the most smokey bacon flavour ever. These corn-based snacks were the bomb and I haven't found bacon crisps that beat these delights.
Maybe we should take it upon ourselves here at Gookie Dough to make an original cookie dough styled Mars Delight! Any snacks that we've missed? What were your favourites?
Halloween has long gone which means one thing, CHRISTMAS! Whether you're keeping your eye out for the John Lewis Christmas ad or you're procrastinating about shopping, there's one thing we can agree on. Christmas coffee cups. There's the ultimate rivalry every year about who will have the best design, and I'm a real Starbucks gal at heart!
The queen of coffee has surprised us this year by providing us with our own lil' coffee cup to colour in (like we didn't need any more distraction at the office). The hand-drawn designs cover your coffee from head to toe, now this isn't art class of course, so just enjoy your Toffee Nut Latte and be done with it. The cup features a pair of hands which hold coffee cups and connects by ribbons and Christmassy goodness, very festive. Oh, and not to worry, you can get your winter sugar rush once again with the famous Eggnog Latte!
Costa announced their Christmas takeaway cup this week along with their seasonal food and drink menu. This year, it's a bit of a collectors challenge (unless you're a student and drink 20 cups of coffee a day), as there are five different designs. These include a gingerbread man, an elf, a snowman, a Santa and a soldier!
Now here comes the hype, Billionaire's Hot Chocolate. Even the name sounds rich and luxurious. Layers of caramel sauce, shortbread crumbs and whipped cream. Bliss. However, if you need that caffeine boost due to a late night, then maybe the Billionaire's Latte is for you which is Belgian chocolate sauce, caramel sauce and a mocha blend. But hey! The excitement doesn't end there because your favourite chocolate bunny is here to make an appearance (just to remind you of Easter) that's right, Costa and Lindt are your BFF's and made a gorgeous hot chocolate.
We can't seem to understand why a chocolate fudge brownie Gookie Dough hot chocolate hasn't hit the menu yet?! Maybe next year. Which festive treat will you be indulging in this Christmas?