Macmillan Coffee Morning 30th Sept

Like most people cancer has touched my life and my family and so I am very proud to say that I am now supporting Macmillian Cancer Support. This year marks 100 years since the charity was set up and with that in mind Macmillan want to make this years ‘Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning’ the biggest yet, and I really want to encourage you all to get involved. Last years event raised an amazing £8 million and hopefully this year will be even better.

Macmillan do an amazing job in providing emotional, practical, medical and financial support to those affected by cancer but they need your help to continue there work.

I hope as many of you as possible will attend or hold a Coffee Morning to help raise money, it involves cake and is for a brilliant cause a no brainer surely. There are loads of recipes on here and in the book that you can use, why not make a batch of cookies for a coffee morning at work? They’re easy and everyone loves a cookie. Or how about the lemon yogurt and cherry cake, such an easy recipe but perfect for a coffee morning. If you cant attend or hold a coffee morning you can also support the charity by popping into M+S cafes and looking out for some special Macmillan products.

To encourage you more I have a couple of my books to giveaway. To be in with a chance to win a signed copy just leave a comment below telling me what your favourite cookie is (open to UK residents only)

Please sign up for a coffee morning at or call 08450701315

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79 Responses to Macmillan Coffee Morning 30th Sept

  1. Nickie Chapman says:

    My favourite is oatmeal butterscotch but in the 12 years I’ve lived in the UK, I’ve never found one that I didn’t make myself with butterscotch chips lugged over from the USA ;)

  2. Aaron mcarthur says:

    Has to be simple chocolate chip. Classic. Timeless and easy to make.

  3. Jess Lister says:

    White, dark and milk chocolate chips in a normal cookie dough. Chocolatey and awesome!

  4. Peanut Butter and Choc Chip Cookies :-)

  5. Sarah says:

    My favourite cookie is the old favourite chocolate chip.

    I’m hosting a coffee morning for Macmillan after my Mum beat two types of cancer last year.

    Good luck with the book x

  6. Helen says:

    I took part in the Macmillan Coffee Morning a few years ago, it was fantastic. I only raised about £60 but it was such fun and every little helps.

    My favourite cookie is probably a traditional chocolate chip, I have yet to find the perfect recipe though, it is a ongoing search…
    Shortbread would be a close second!

  7. Kirsty says:

    Hi Edd,

    My favourite cookie is a White Chocolate and Cranberry recipe that I put together myself. I love it!

  8. Annie says:

    My favourite cookie is very simply a chocolate chip cookie – but a really gooey, chocolatey one (so full of chocolate you can’t squeeze any more into the mixture) and straight from the oven. Well, maybe a minute or two after it comes out the oven so I don’t burn myself, but definitely with oozey chocolate, a properly gooey middle and a crisp outside. Delicious!

  9. Kay says:

    I love the German “Schoko-Nussecken” which are basically triangles of a dough with a layer of butter-nut-mixture on top, partially dipped into chocolate…

  10. Dawn says:

    My favourite cookies are raspberry and white chocolate.

  11. suzie birkinshaw says:

    my favourite are cardamom and white chocolate. sounds wierd and if you put too much cardamom in tastes like antiseptic but if right a really nice flavour and a melt in the mouth texture. scrummy

  12. Alex says:

    Excellent idea. My favourite cookie has got to be the Carolina cookie (I think that’s what they’re called…. plain crispy chocolate cookies, with the ultimate cookie texture!). My ma used to make them all time when we were little (about 5 years ago…), grandma’s recipe. I’ve been putting off making them myself because it’s just never the same is it… I will do soon. Anyway it’s their simple flavour that you can’t beat! All round, versatile, crowd-pleaser, addICTive. And of course …my grandma’s is the best.

  13. Farah says:

    Oats & dark chocolate chunks (with maybe a few cranberries thrown in for good measure/super powers)!

  14. Hi Edd,

    I’ve not had the best of luck making cookies so far, but I made some white chocolate and apricot ones with a cream cheese dough which were pretty good! My new goal is to perfect a homemade hobnob – any tips?!


  15. Richard says:

    Anything I’ve made myself.

  16. Jill Boorman says:

    Oat, dark chocolate chip and hazelnut cookies mmmmmmmmmm

  17. michelle atherton says:

    my Favourite a sugar cookie with Almond flavouring decorated by my kids.

  18. Sonia Mahon says:

    Love Nigellas Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies yumm!!!

  19. Chloe Hocking says:

    We have to choose just one? There is something satisfying about them all, especially when accompanied by a cup of tea.

    Buttt, if we HAVE to, then I’d choose an Oatmeal and Raisin, providing there is a good dose of cinnamon! Its chewy, sweet with that underlying sensation of warmth coming from the spice. (And its dunkable!!! The most important bit.)

    So good to hear that your supporting Macmillan! Everyone should get involved for such a wonderful cause. Good luck with everything.

  20. Thanks for having this giveaway, really hoping I will win a copy of your book!

    My favourite cookie is chocolate chip in a chocolate dough, super chocolatey. I’m pretty sure I would like most cookies, given the chance to taste them all :)

  21. Leni Morris says:

    My favourite cookies are kruidnoten (pepernoten), which are only available from September to early December as they are eaten to celebrate Sinterklaas (the feast of St. Nicolas, where presents are given, as opposed to the British Christmas). The kruidnoten are tiny half-globes, a dark golden brown in colour and flavoured with strong spices (speculaas).

    My friends in Amsterdam send them to me in the mail when they finally get restocked in bakeries and supermarkets around the cities. I carefully ration them, trying to make them last as long as possible, but they’re so crunchy and delicious that it’s almost impossible to do! Have tried about four different recipes to make my own at home (during those unbearable spring months when the taste and smell of kruidnoten are only the wispish of memories) but the spices are never quite right. My Dutch friends make them at home with the help of special pre-made speculaas spice mixes and don’t understand the problem!

    Having recently visited Amsterdam (conveniently right during that first flush of kruidnoten on the shelves), I noticed whole different varieties on display – yoghurt coated, cappuchino flavoured, chocolate coated, even caramel! The classic tiny cookie will always be my favourite though – it needs no adornments.

  22. Emma says:

    I’m partial to any kind of cookie! If I had to choose one it would probably be White chocolate and cranberry-yum

  23. Sophie Cox says:

    Got to be Speculaas biscuits, im counting them as cookies as my Mum is Dutch :)

    Both my mum and dad were diagnosed with cancers at the age of 40 years young, 5 years later and they are both cancer free and the best parents any girl could ask for.

    Im baking for work’s Macmillan coffee morning on Friday 30th…would love some recipe inspiration though…a copy of The Boy Who Bakes perhaps?? : )

  24. Kat Pollock says:

    Has to be White chocolate and macadamia nut!

  25. Muriel says:

    Milk chocolate and roasted hazelnut cookies,yum !

  26. Trevor Mackay says:

    Although I love the choc chip option it has to be homemade shortbread that’s my favourite. Run close by a good biscoti though, maybe I am just a biscuit addict :-) )

  27. Nikki Thomas says:

    Treacle cookies are the best as they have a lovely syrup flavour and they are nicely gooey!

  28. Eliza says:

    Ooh, has to be dark chocolate cookies spiced with cardamon, chilli, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Yum!

  29. Karen Torney says:

    Great cause – I just received my fundraising pack – as well as coffee & cakes I will be offering massages for a small donation too!!!
    My favourite cookie is probably cranberry, white chocolate & macadamia nut, nom nom!!

  30. Kim McBirnie says:

    My all time favorite has to be the melting moments cookie out of the Be-ro cookbook of the 1950′s. I made it all the time as a child and for me it represents home, family and love. And it is a damn fine bake too!

  31. Natalie Quantrill says:

    Hi edd,

    I’m very boring but I love a lovely oat & raisin cookie!! Perfect for elevenis!!

  32. Hayley PurtillQuin says:

    White chocolate, blueberry and macadamia cookie …yumyumyum!

  33. Carrie-Anne Molyneaux says:

    peanut butter and chocolate chip without a doubt!

  34. Mairiclare says:

    They’re not my absolute favourite but a stranger actually bowed to me after tasting your oatmeal and cinnamon raisin cookies when I baked them. Really he should have been bowing to you. My favourite cookie has to be peanut butter crisscrosses with added chocolate chunks.

  35. I like a stem Ginger and plain choc chunk cookie! I think I’ll donate all hot drink money to Macmillan on the 30th sept at my tearoom The Waymarker

  36. Lisa says:

    My favourite cookie is a simple oat and raisin – homemade and perfect with a strong cup of tea.

  37. Gill osborne says:

    Triple choc with smarties on top!
    We’re having a coffee morning at the school where I work. Last year we raised over £200 so are hoping to beat that this year!

  38. Hayley says:

    It has to be Melting Moments – there are so many different kinds, mine come from my mothers 30 years old tatty and dog eared original BeRo receipe book YUM!

  39. Laura says:

    I love any form of ginger biscuits. I like the ginger to be really hot so you have to have a glass of water on standby when you eat them!

  40. Mary says:

    My favourite cookie has to be peanut butter cookies fresh from the oven! Perfect with a cup of tea!

  41. Amy James says:

    As much as I love chocolate, I just can’t bring myself to say that I love anything more than a warm oatmeal and raisin cookie with a big glass of milk. I just don’t think you can beat the comfort factor of the chewiness of the oats mixed with all those yummy brown sugar and cinnamon flavours. With added chopped hazelnuts for an extra treat and bit of crunch. Nom nom nom!

  42. Jay says:

    Oatmeal and raisin cookies have been my favourite since I was a little kid.

  43. Zoe says:

    My favorite cookies would be white chocolate chip. Would like to get involved in a Macmillan coffee morning as my mum has recently been diagnosed with cancer, every little helps….

  44. Holly Scotland says:

    My favourite cookie has to be the good old chocolate chip cookie- soft and chewy in the middle and crunchy on the outside! I find the secret to this is using a combination of caster sugar and light brown soft- yum!

  45. Maria says:

    My favourites are peanut-butter chocolate chip. There was an American style diner where I lived before that made some fresh every morning. Amazing stuff.

    We are hosting a coffee morning at work too :)

  46. Jayne says:

    Being very, very British, I shall call them biscuits and pick the iconic Custard Cream, and they have to your recipe.

  47. Wesley says:

    Homemade Brandy snaps. Tricky to make, but so worth it!

  48. Ian James says:

    Oatmeal and raisin – I love the chewy oatiness you get, it’s a like the flavour of a flapjack with the texture and lightness of a cookie.

  49. Jane says:

    Macmillan does such a wonderful service – I will again be hosting a coffee and cake morning, and will be glad you are supporting them too!

    Favourite cookie … almost impossible … but oats and dark chocolate would be very near the top.


  50. Suzanne F says:

    I’m in! Will start organising my coffee morning for a great cause. Got to be the classic – choc chip all the way.

  51. Kay Williams says:

    My favourite is peanut butter cookies – delicious, popular and easy to make.

    So pleased you’re supporting Macmillans. We’re hosting a coffee morning at British Airways’ HQ near Heathrow. BA have donated flights to Paris for our raffle prize, Silver Spoon have sent us some ingredients and we’re encouraging everyone to get baking!

    Our friend and colleague Barbara died in June but had massive support from her local Macmillen nurses, so it’s our thank you to them.

  52. Laura says:

    I do like a good oatmeal raisin but my favourite have to be the chocolate chip ones that an american flatmate used to make. She put the dough in the fridge to firm up before baking and we used to sit in the kitchen and steal spoonfulls. Such fun times :)

  53. Jem says:

    Cranberry, oat and white chocolate for me!

  54. Vicky Forster says:

    My favourite cookie is a freshly baked white chocolate, macadamia nut and spice one. Still a bit chewy in the middle…as all good cookies should be. x

  55. Chris Cartwright says:

    I would have to say that by far the most amazing cookie I have had the delight of devouring was a White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut, Chewy, Crunchy and Velvet Smooth all in one bite, deeeelish!!!!

  56. White chocolate and cherry any day of the week!

  57. Rebecca Pick says:

    My favourite has to be oatmeal & raison. Yummy with an ice cold glass of milk!

  58. Rosana says:

    My childhood favourite is broinha – Brazilian corn cookies made with tapioca, coconut and topped with red guava jam. Delicious!

  59. Tamsin Walsh says:

    Peanut butter and choc chip cookie!

  60. Laura says:

    Ooo it’s like choosing your favorite sibling! But think it’s got to be my spiced molasses oat raisin cookies. Far too moreish!
    Macmillan do such a wonderful job, lovely to see them being supported.

  61. Risha says:

    Reading all these has made me hungry!

    My favourite are gooey chocolate chip with orange zest – so good!

  62. simple is ALWAYS the best
    Chocolate chip cookies or oatmeal and raisin..home made of course!

    Macmillan nurses nursed my dear Dad through his last few weeks of prostate cancer.
    Such a wonderful team of dedicated nurses.. they so deserve all the help in the world.
    no amount of money could ever repay my gratitude to them for all they did for Dad..
    *ps Dad always had a cookie with his cup of tea! I miss that man x

  63. Louise says:

    Got to be choc chip in a plain dough, with a hint of orange. Eaten warm when they’ve just been baked. Or I substitute the chocolate for cranberries at Christmas.

  64. Janette says:

    It has to be smartie cookies all the way, for the child in me.

  65. Ross says:

    Has to be chocolate chip shortbread. That’s all that you need. Quality dunker as well. Homemade naturally.

  66. Debbie says:

    Chocolate & peanut butter

  67. This is such a great initiative…I love that baking can be used to make a real difference.

    My favourite cookies are oatmeal and raisin with little chunks of dark chocolate and walnuts.

  68. Jacquie says:

    My favourite cookie is just a plain basic cookie but then dip half of it in melted chocolate – yummy!!

  69. Maria says:

    My favourite cookie would be one full of chocolate chips and hazelnuts… mmmm

  70. Amy says:

    My favourite is a combination white and milk chocolate cookie. Eaten far too soon after it has come out of the oven!

  71. Katherine Aitken says:

    It has to be Raspberry & white Chocolate

  72. meg says:

    Ginger with chocolate is so nice. Have just made Grantham Ginger drops for the first time this week – yummy and they stayed so crisp. I have 9 people helping me with baking for our school staff room Macmillan Coffee Morning, we also have a Christmas Cake, craft and coffee event nearer Christmas for Macmillan. It is 19 years since my mum and the rest of the family had so much help from Macmillan – check out their web site for Christmas cards too – a wonderful organisation with amazing people :)

  73. Mitko says:

    Would be the simple shortcrust pastry with sugar on top.
    My mum used to make them when I was growing up in Bulgaria… The smell of sugar pastry in the oven still brings back memories!

  74. Bronwyn says:

    … has to be my favourite biscuits I grew up with in South Africa. They are called ‘zoo biscuits’. Each pack contains a selection of candy coated, brightly coloured biscuits with an animal iced on! YUM! x

  75. Maggie says:

    It doesn’t matter what I bake or eat, I always yearn for chocolate chip cookies – not sure they can be beaten! Good Luck with the book.

  76. Karl Yee says:

    Triple chocs cookies definitely is my all time favourite!! I just can’t resist CHOCOLATE =)

  77. sarah says:

    Got to be a stem ginger cookie, just love the spicyness of the ginger & buttery crumbliness.

  78. I hope Florentines count, but if not – I make fabby Triple choc chocolate cookies which always go down well with everyone ( recipe on my blog) but if we are talking shop bought…Hob nobs can not be beaten

  79. Holly says:


    My favourite cookie would have to be the classic chocolate chip cookie!

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