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Oui Stephanie Turns One!

Yaaaay today officially marks one year since I set up Oui Stephanie! I never manage to stick to anything so it’s an understatement to say I’m proud of this as an accomplishment. I wanted to do something different to mark the occasion – everyone always does giveaways or round-up posts. I turned to Twitter and the lovely Lauren from Lauren Caris Cooks had a great suggestion!


I’m actually more of a cookie person than myself so I thought I’d share that recipe with you! This recipe was adapted from one I found online ages ago, although I copied it down and sadly can’t find the original article anymore.

Soft Cookies
Cooking time: 7 minutes at 180°C


  • 125g butter (softened)
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • chocolate chunks
  • white marshmallows


Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. Cream butter and sugars, once creamed, combine egg and vanilla
  3. Sift in flour, then add chocolate chunks and marshmallows
  4. Roll into walnut sized balls, place on baking paper
  5. Bake for 7 minutes until cookies are just setting
  6. Allow to cool before transferring to wire rack

Tips From Experience

  • I specify white marshmallows because I once tried using pink ones and ended up with a sticky mess – the food dye had run and pooled on the baking paper as a sugary disc. Not good.
  • I always use Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, chopping each piece into four. Make your mixture first then gauge how many you need! I used far too many this time around.
  • I usually turn the oven on towards the end of the process as I take absolutely ages to get it all together but most normal people can probably do it in the time it takes to preheat.
  • I’ve found that the recipe usually yields around 20 cookies – this time I got 17, but it really does depend on the size you roll the dough ball into!

Please let me know if you make these cookies, and if you come across any other helpful tips!



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