Rainy Day & Baking Cookies

Sometimes my little munchkins are up for posing and cheesy grins...other days they are not. It depends on their toddler moods & attitudes but when they are good they are very very good! I always end up thinking to myself "what beautiful angels I have!" then we get a day where they're more interested in tearing each other's hair out than smiling for the camera, or the very sight of mummy's phone induces shrieks for "PEPPA!!" or "ANNA/ELSA/OLAF!!!" and I promptly give up. But today they were little cherubs in their (almost) matching outfits and they even went as far as holding hands. Aww, bless :)

It was raining all day today so we put Emilia & Eduardo's new Hunter boots to good use (I'm totally lying by the way, we never left the house...but it was fun to wear them regardless!). I got Emilia the Original Kids' Gloss Wellies in the colour Lipstick. Eduardo's are the Original Kids' First Classic Wellies in the colour Mineral Blue. Emilia's entire outfit is from Zara, as are Eduardo's trousers whereas his shirt is from H&M

Because it was such a gloomy & rainy day, we did what we always do when we can't go outside...bake! We baked these delicious white & milk chocolate chip cookies which went down a treat. While I was trying to get a good shot of the plate Emilia's little head popped up from beneath the counter and I burst out laughing. I had to use this picture, it makes me smile every time I look at it! She's such a cheeky monkey :) Here's the recipe we used for these cookies, though we did cheat a bit and made them bigger as it says bakes 25 but we made about 16! 


200g butter, softened
1 egg
375g caster sugar
450g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
200g chocolate chips (we mixed milk and white)
1 tsp vanilla essence


Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius and line baking trays with greaseproof paper (you will need about three). With an electric mixer, combine the butter, egg and sugar until fluffy. Then add the flour, baking soda and vanilla until a firm dough is formed. Don't overwork the dough! Finally, stir in the chocolate chips using a wooden spoon. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 1 hour. (We totally skipped this step but we were just too impatient!)

Separate into balls and place onto the greaseproof paper - we made about 16 big ones! Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Once cooled they should be large, chewy and slightly soft in the middle - perfection! Enjoy with a tall glass of milk :) 


  1. I love your blog and YouTube, such an amazing family, always puts a smile on my face watching you's on you tube and your blog is amazing! Love this post, the cookies sound amazing! ❤️

  2. I love your blog and YouTube, such an amazing family, always puts a smile on my face watching you's on you tube and your blog is amazing! Love this post, the cookies sound amazing! ❤️

  3. I love your blog and YouTube, such an amazing family, always puts a smile on my face watching you's on you tube and your blog is amazing! Love this post, the cookies sound amazing! ❤️

  4. I adore you and your family 😍 love your blog and this post, the cookies sound amazing, I love to bake on rainy days! Your YouTube is amazing too always puts a smile on my face watching you all! ❤️

  5. Charlotte Smith (NZ)15 November 2015 at 01:34

    So cute! I love your blog posts Anna! I also love all your youtube videos and the vlogs everyday! I have recently gone back to the old vlogs when you guys lived in Ireland! You guys have come so far! <3

  6. The pic of Emilia of eyeing up the cookies is adorable! Rainy day's are perfect for movies and baking x


  7. I love you and your family Anna. You are my role model

  8. How do you not just squeeze those to all the time. They are so cute. Love the wellies. Where there are cookies there is an Emilia. LOL Surprised Eduardo wasn't there too. Love you guys. Hope you are feeling better Anna!

  9. Oh my goodness I can't get over their little Hunter boots! I think baby shoes are seriously the cutest thing because they are just like mini-adult shoes! Haha they both look so cute in their little matching outfits. Also I have been really dying to make some cookies since the weather here in the States has been just as gloomy! It really is the best thing to do on a rainy day. Wonderful post, Anna! :)

    Kendra | Stnkrbug

  10. They are both so adorable in their little wellies. Those cookies look really tasty too. The weather is miserable in Ireland at the moment so maybe I will give that recipe a go :) x


  11. Emilia and Eduardo are just the cutest💗

  12. Emilia and Eduardo and just so cute😍💗

  13. These look so yummy! I think they are going to have to be made this week :)


  14. Those cookies look amazing and I bet they taste as good as they look. Defiantly gonna bake them. Emilia and Edwardo look so cute in their hunter boot wellies. Omg. Xx

  15. I might bake these cookies :)

  16. Hey Anna, this seems like an awesome recipe, I must try. It looks delicious! I hope you're feeling better and not so sick anymore :) Also your kids are so funny, bless them! Much love from Portugal <3

  17. I've never seen baking soda, shops I've been to only sell baking powder or bicarbonate soda, which one of those is it?

  18. I didn't realize that you had a blog until just the other day (I don't know how I missed this haha), but I have been loving going through and reading all of your posts! I have always felt that I really relate to you, so it's fun to have another insight into your life and thoughts!

    Sidenote: that picture of Emilia and the cookies had me cracking up-so sweet!!


    Marnie, Currently

  19. I Love Emilia and Eduardo, I watch your vlogs and they are just the cutest! I also love the videos on your channel. Your blog is another one of my favourites. P.S your baking videos and posts are great!
    Em. Xx

  20. Hi,
    I just want to say i really enjoy reading your blogs at the moment. They are not too short and not too long. I don't like long blogs i get bored of reading them but you make them just right! I don't generally like reading but so far you are the only blogger I will read, up until a few days ago i barely read your blogs as much as i do now. I really enjoy you posting every day but I know this can't last forever and I admire you, that you are able to find the time and the inspiration to know what to write about. Hope you are feeling better. Have a good week.


  21. Hi Anna, I have saved this post as I would like to give the cookies a try, they look delicious!!
    Kads x

  22. Looks like you all have a fun day!! Cookies look awesome will have to try them although mine always never seem to turn out the way they are meant to look haha. Thank you for sharing recipe and the photos are soooo cute! Ur children always look so adorable. They are lucky to have u as their personal styler :) x

  23. Aww they're too cute! And thanks for sharing the recipe, I'll have to try it soon on the next rainy day here in New England :)

  24. Yum - nothing beats homemade cookies on a cold rainy day xx


  25. I love their smiles! They're so cute :)
    The cookies look super yummy too.

  26. Your kiddos are just precious! I love how they are holding hands :)

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  27. You have the sweetest little children I have ever seen! And they've both grown so much, it honestly blows my mind everyday when they've learnt something new or do something different and act all grown up!

    Those cookies look and sound amazing and Emilia's little head in that picture alongside your story about it had me laughing so much. I am definitely hoping to do some more baking soon and will probably do a blog post about my creations as I currently have no baking posts at the moment! This recipe is definitely one for me to add to my already long list of recipes. Thank you so much for sharing.

    If you fancy seeing some new recipes soon then you can check out my blog: http://abritishbrunetteblogs.blogspot.co.uk/

    Thank you for putting a smile on my face and brightening my day! :) xx


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