You’ve got to try this one: Twix cookies recipe

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My sister is getting married. Slowly, slowly my siblings are coming across to married territory. First it was me, then my little sister, now my older sister and then eventually my brother and his beautiful girlfriend will follow {I pretty much can’t wait}. For a long time Hubby was the only in-law in our family, for ten years actually, and now our family is just growing and growing.

It’s interesting to see the dynamics change, as new people enter the fold. Christmases are now huge, and thank goodness we don’t still live in our teeny apartment in Bondi because we just wouldn’t fit.

I’ll be chief bridesmaid {or bridesbabe as my sister likes to call it} for her wedding, so of course I’m organising the hen’s day. There won’t be an inflatable penis in sight. I hope. Well, not until the sun has gone down… Where does one buy one of those from anyway? When I got married we had a weekend away up the coast. I was so into fitness back then that I ran on the beach {for fun! I need to find that girl again SOON}, and we spent the rest of the days chatting, playing music, making good food, and getting pampered.

A party isn’t a party without a goodie bag to take home. I don’t want to giveaway too many details {as it’s all a secret from my sister} but I was thinking about making these cookies for everyone. I’m not completely sure though. They’re good, but is it naff to get cookies at a hens?

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I thought I’d share the recipe anyway, because they’re so freaking delicious. I made them way back when for guests at this wedding.

Ingredients

2 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
180g butter, at room temp
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups coarsely chopped Twix bars

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Method

♥ Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celcius. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
♥ Place butter, and sugars into a bowl. Beat until pale and creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla until well combined.
♥ Add in the flour and baking powder, and mix to combine. Add the chopped Twix bars and fold gently until mixed in.
♥ Roll into balls and place on your baking tray. Bake for 15-18 minutes.

Have you ever hosted a hen’s do before? Tell me what fun stuff you did?

Comments

  1. says

    Not naff at all! I would be super excited to get these cookies at a hens. I organised my bestfriend’s hens party, it was a day spent touring wineries in the Hunter Valley. It was a great day!

  2. Ella Spurling says

    Oh my yumminess! Stop it with the amazing recipes. Actually don’t! Will definitely make these soon. Love twix! Thanks Chantelle :) Not naff either.
    Haven’t hosted a hens but do own a penis cake mould! Two separate hens asked for one so I obliged in baking. Some fun things we did at my sister in laws hens were: everyone has pen + paper {numbered, decorated etc} and each guest writes their answer to the question being asked as if the hen was answering e.g what posters would have been on the hens wall as a child? if they hen wrote a book, what would the title be? etc etc. Prizes for most creative + correct answers. The peg game: each guest has a peg {again decorated} and certain words are banned {Grooms name, wedding, dress, etc} and the aim of the game is to collect as many pegs as you can. You get the peg if you catch someone out saying one of the words that are banned during a certain period of time. Another lovely thing was each guest had a card that they wrote a message to the hen, that they would read after they’d recovered from the evening. Well wishes, favourite memory with them etc.
    Have so much fun! x

  3. Amy {The Misadventurous Maker} says

    Um, cookies are NEVER naff! ;-)

    I’ve done a few hens type things. Once I got all of the guests to email me one of their favourite recipes and I made a cookbook for the bride. My Brideslave did a gorgeous book for me with lovely words of wisdom about what makes a happy marriage – she had interviewed all of the married women that were invited to my wedding. She actually gave that to us at the wedding rather than a hens do. She incorporated it in to her speech, it was lovely. I also made a photo/movie montage thing for my friend when I was her Brideslave. I used photos of her from birth til now and made sure to include some super funny and slightly embarrassing ones ;-) I can’t wait to see what you organise!xoxoxo

  4. Trishy G says

    These are so wickedly delicious! I’ve not been able to stop thinking about them since sampling one last weekend…and have today made a batch and just waiting for them to cool! Yum!!! They were a great treat to have at the hens Chantelle!

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