Leon cherry and almond cookies with chocolate chips...

There is nothing better than the smell of freshly baked goods wafting through the house, apart from not having to make them yourself.After a horrible few days of being ill and feeling sorry for myself, Mark decided to take decisive action and snap me out of my stupor by baking me some cookies.I love my Leon cookery books ( I also posted about the tracker bars I made) and Mark adapted this recipe from one in the Leon cakes and puddings book, which produced some wonderfully nutty cookies.  

* 200g of butter
* 235g of soft brown sugar
* 2 small eggs
* 130g of plain flour
* 1/2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
* 185g rolled oats
* 150g glacĂ© cherries
* 50g flaked almonds
* 75g chocolate chips

Before you start, put the oven on at 180C/gas mark 4 to heat as you prepare the mixture. Weight out the flour, bicarbonate of soda, oats, cherries, flaked almonds and chocolate chips and combine them in a large bowl.

In another bowl, cream together the butter and the sugar. Add the eggs into the butter mixture one-by-one and beat until light and fluffy. 

Add the flour, oats, cherries, etc into butter and egg mixture, one spoonful at a time. 

Keep mixing it all in until it looks like this:

Scoop the mix and press into balls. 

Add the balls to a greased baking tray (you will need several!) and squash them slightly to help them spread out in the oven.

Pop them in the oven for 10 mins, until golden. 

Leave them out for at least five minutes before removing from the tray or they fall apart! Resist eating them for a further 10-15 minutes whilst they cool on a wire rack.


Cherries, chocolate and almonds are guaranteed to keep me happy but I am looking forward to experimenting with the oaty base mixture....

Have you tried Leon recipes? What is your fail-safe cookie recipe?


daisychain said...

Homemade hobnobs are my fail safe, this look far more AMAZING!

Gillian said...

Yummm, these look amazing! Homemade cookies are the best, especially when they're still warm from the oven!

Gillian x

Unknown said...

These look so yummy! Glad you are feeling a bit better, and hope the cookies were nice and medicinal!

Unknown said...

Ugh YUMMY! These look delicious Maria! Must say my faves are good old fashioned choc chip, I have a penchant for blueberry muffins too!:) ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

Elle Croft said...

These look sooooooo delicious! I'll have to get the cookbook if this recipe is anything to go by!

Penny Dreadful Vintage said...

Nom nom nom, these look amazing!

Penny Dreadful Vintage

LillianZahra said...

These look so good! I love Leon, I actually have the cook book despite never actually cooking anything from it...I just look at the pictures! x

Chloe said...

These sound awesome. Utterly utterly yummy, and what a nice way to make you feel your usual wonderful sparkly self. Hope you're feeling much better.