English Cookies I Recipe - Authentic Taste of England

English Cookies I

English Cookies I Recipe - Authentic Taste of England
Region / culture: England | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes | Servings: 24 cookies


English Cookies I
English Cookies I

English Cookies I are a delicious treat that are perfect for any occasion. These cookies are packed with flavor and are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.


The recipe for English Cookies I has been passed down through generations in many English families. These cookies are a classic dessert that have been enjoyed for years.


How to prepare

  1. Blend the first nine ingredients together, then add the last four.
  2. Drop the mixture onto a cookie sheet using a spoon.
  3. Bake at 350°F (177°C) until no imprint can be seen, approximately 8 to 10 minutes.


  • Add chocolate chips or dried fruit for a different flavor.
  • Substitute the nuts with seeds for a nut-free option.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to blend the ingredients together thoroughly to ensure a smooth and even mixture.

- Be careful not to overmix the dough, as this can result in tough cookies.

- For a chewier cookie, bake for a shorter amount of time. For a crispier cookie, bake for a longer amount of time.

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy English Cookies I with a glass of milk or a cup of tea for a delightful snack.

Cooking Techniques

Use a spoon to drop the cookie dough onto the baking sheet for evenly sized cookies.

- Rotate the baking sheet halfway through baking to ensure even cooking.

Ingredient Substitutions

Substitute butter for crisco for a different flavor.

- Use white sugar instead of brown sugar for a lighter cookie.

Make Ahead Tips

Prepare the cookie dough ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before baking.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the cookies on a decorative plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Enjoy English Cookies I with a cup of hot cocoa or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious dessert.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store English Cookies I in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week. To reheat, place in a 350°F (177°C) oven for a few minutes until warm.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of English Cookies I contains approximately 200 calories.


Each serving of English Cookies I contains approximately 25 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of English Cookies I contains approximately 10 grams of fat.


Each serving of English Cookies I contains approximately 3 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

English Cookies I are a good source of iron and calcium.


English Cookies I contain eggs, nuts, and wheat.


English Cookies I are a delicious treat that are relatively high in carbohydrates and fats. They are a good source of protein and contain important vitamins and minerals.


English Cookies I are a classic dessert that are perfect for any occasion. With a rich history and delicious flavor, these cookies are sure to become a favorite in your household.

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is etched in my memory forever. It was a crisp autumn day, the leaves were turning vibrant shades of red and orange, and there was a slight chill in the air. I had just finished my morning chores and decided to take a walk to the local market to pick up some fresh ingredients for dinner.

As I wandered through the bustling market stalls, my eyes were drawn to a small, elderly woman selling an array of baked goods. The aroma of freshly baked bread and pastries wafted through the air, making my mouth water. I couldn't resist stopping at her stall to peruse the delicious treats on display.

One particular item caught my eye - a plate of golden-brown cookies that looked absolutely divine. I struck up a conversation with the woman, who introduced herself as Mrs. Jenkins. She told me that the cookies were her famous English Cookies I, a recipe that had been passed down through her family for generations.

Intrigued, I asked Mrs. Jenkins if she would be willing to share the recipe with me. To my surprise, she agreed and even offered to teach me how to make them. I was overjoyed at the opportunity to learn a new recipe from such a seasoned baker.

We arranged to meet at her home the following day, where she guided me through the process of making the cookies. The ingredients were simple - butter, sugar, flour, and a hint of vanilla extract. Mrs. Jenkins explained that the key to perfecting the recipe was to cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, then gradually add in the flour and vanilla to form a smooth dough.

As we worked together in her cozy kitchen, Mrs. Jenkins shared stories of her own grandmother, who had taught her the recipe as a young girl. She reminisced about baking these cookies for special occasions and family gatherings, and how they had always been a hit with everyone who tried them.

After shaping the dough into small rounds and gently pressing them with a fork to create a crisscross pattern, we popped the cookies into the oven to bake. The sweet scent of butter and sugar filled the air as they turned a beautiful golden brown hue.

When the cookies were finally ready, Mrs. Jenkins pulled them out of the oven and allowed them to cool on a wire rack. I couldn't resist sneaking a taste of one while they were still warm - they were absolute perfection. Crisp on the outside, yet soft and chewy on the inside, with a delicate hint of vanilla that lingered on my tongue.

Mrs. Jenkins smiled at my obvious delight and told me that I had done a wonderful job with the recipe. She handed me a handwritten copy of the recipe on a yellowed piece of paper, a precious gift that I would treasure for years to come.

From that day forward, English Cookies I became a staple in my own baking repertoire. I would often whip up a batch to share with friends and family, who never failed to compliment me on how delicious they were. The recipe had truly become a part of my culinary heritage, a link to the past that brought me joy and comfort with each bite.

As I sit here now, reminiscing about that fateful day at the market, I can't help but feel grateful for the serendipitous encounter that led me to Mrs. Jenkins and her beloved recipe. It's moments like these that remind me of the magic of cooking and the power of sharing recipes with others. And so, I will continue to pass on the tradition of English Cookies I to future generations, ensuring that the legacy of this timeless recipe lives on for years to come.


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