Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Cookie Coils

I've had a pretty hectic day. After a rather long day at work I made the arduous journey all the way over to the 'South Side' of Dublin to meet a friend for a coffee, catch-up and snoop around the shops. Trying hard not to buy anything after my little splurge in the TK Maxx kitchenware department on Sunday, I managed minimal spending. In fact I brought 6 empty MAC containers back to the MAC counter and got a free lipstick (through the BAC2MAC scheme) so I still didn't feel my 'shopping' trip was totally futile! Getting back home later than usual, Molly and his brother had taken over the sitting room with the XBOX. After downloading the second Fifty Shades audiobook, my Ipod and I headed straight for my kitchen with a stack of cookbooks for inspiration. After lots of mindless flicking I came up with this idea, it's a mish mash of ideas from different recipes but I was really happy with the end result! I had some difficulty coming up with an appropriate name for these very 'pretty' biscuits. I was toying with the idea of 'cookie cochleas' but I felt this joke would really have only been amusing to my fellow speech and language therapists! So instead I settled on 'Cookie Coils'. Let me know what you think!

Cookie Coils

Makes 10

100g butter
50g sugar
50g cornflour
100g plain flour
1 large egg yolk
5 tbsp of milk
2 level tbsp of cocoa powder

1. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
2. Next sift in the flour and corn flour into the mixture and continue to mix until well combined. 
    Then add the egg and milk until the mixture comes together forming a stiff dough.
3. Divide the dough in half. Wrap one half in cling film and place in the freezer for 10 
    minutes. Add the cocoa powder to the other half and combine well, then also wrap in cling 
    film and place in freezer.
4. Roll out the dough balls separately into rectangles to a thickness of approx. 3mm. Then    
    carefully place the chocolate rectangle onto the plain dough, pressing together firmly. Then 
    roll up the dough lengthwise so as the plain dough is on the outside. Once rolled trip the 
    edges at the top and bottom.
5. Place in the freezer for a further 10 minutes or alternatively place in the fridge for 30minutes.
6. Finally remove from the freezer, cut into slices and place on a baking tray. Bake the cookies 
    for 15-20 minutes at 180C or until golden. Place on a wire rack to cool.

E-D's Notes:
  • After a long day, I have to say having a few of these chocolatey coils with a cold glass of milk was the perfect way to relax. They are light, crunchy and chocolatey, a perfect combination.
  • When rolling up the dough don't panic if you can see a few cracks. Once placed in the cling film you will be able to smooth these out easily.
  • Though these cookies are quite straightforward to make I think they really grab peoples attention. They have the WOW factor so to speak and don't last long around the house or in work!


  1. Also delicious with a bit more butter in the mixture (sinful i know) and spread with a cinnamon, sugar, butter mixture for Cinnamon Coils. Will make you some soon and you can take them away from me so I don't eat them all :)

  2. These look fab! As a fellow SLT, I appreciate the cochlea coils name :-) I love your blog-I only recently discovered it am am trying to catch up and read your past posts.

    1. Aw thanks so much! Hope your enjoying the posts. Will have a few nice recipes coming up this week! Thanks for the lovely comment :-)


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