Mars Bar melt cookies

I have a massive love of the type of biscuit where you can melt stuff in a pan and add it to dry ingredients. It makes baking things so quick and simple. Last week I had to provide baked goods to a cake stall at work (is bringing biscuits to a cake stall possibly not following instructions) and I made these Mars Bar cookies and some oat biscuits (recipe to be posted at a later date). These cookies are wonderfully sticky and sweet, a real crowd pleaser.

To make these cookies you will need:

125g butter (margarine tastes terrible in biscuits so always use butter if you can)

175g brown sugar (soft brown sugar is best but I ran out and used Demerara sugar and it was fine)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg

150g plain flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

200g Mars Bars (about 4)

 

Preheat the oven to 180°C or 160°C if you have a fan oven. Line your baking trays with baking paper or silicone liners.
Slice your Mars Bars.

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Look at the glorious caramel!

Melt the butter and sugar in a saucepan until it starts to bubble. Immediately take off the heat and stir to get rid of the excess heat.

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Once the sugar and butter mixture has cooled transfer into a mixing bowl and quickly beat in your egg and vanilla extract.

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Add the flour and baking powder. Beat until everything is smooth.

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Once everything is well combined stir in the chocolate.

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Don’t forget to lick the bowl!

Use a teaspoon to put the mixture onto the baking trays. Allow plenty of space as the cookies tend to spread slightly. Cook the cookies in batches if you need to.

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Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes. Some of the caramel might have spread out of the cookies. If this happens, don’t despair. Just use a spatula to push the caramel back toward the cookies.

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Messy but delicious

It took a great deal of restraint to take these to work without having a nibble. The kitchen smelt lovely and sweet all night. These cookies can be stored for several days in an airtight container if you can resist them for that long!

 

 

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