Monday’s Munchies; Double Choc Chip cookies

I don’t have any pictures for you today, I was so busy and it was so murky, weather wise, until I went out. I had loads of left over butter and eggs, so I thought I’d do some light baking on Sunday to use them up. I burnt the cupcakes oops! but had one egg left so made these. I think I used brazil nut instead of the usual hazelnut but both are good. I made a half measure and popped the rest in the freezer. If you are not lazy like me you can freeze spoonfuls on a sheet and then bake straight from frozen.

This recipe is my go to cookie recipe. I’m generally not a biscuit person and don’t buy them often. Cookies, especially freshly baked ones, are a different matter! This makes 24 medium sized american style cookies.

Double Choc Chip Cookes

Ingredients:

  • 115g Butter (softened plus a bit for greasing)
  • 115g Plain Flour
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 55g of Golden granulated Sugar (Regular will do)
  • 55g Light Muscavado Sugar
  • 115g White Chocolate chips
  • 55g Hazelnut (You can substitute another nut or more choc chips)
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate Soda
  • 1 beaten egg
  • half a cap of Vanilla essence

Method:

  • Preheat your oven to 180c/350f/gas mark 4 and grease 3 baking sheets (2 if you have the larger kind). Place the butter and both sugars in a bowl and beat with a hand blender till light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Gradually beat in the egg and vanilla. It may look like it’s turned at this point don’t worry!
  • Sift the flour (Unless it’s super sifted, gotta love that stuff!), cocoa and bicarb in to the mixture and stir in slowly. Don’t over mix. Once combined and the chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Drop large tablespoons full of mixture on to the baking sheets leaving a good couple of inches between each one. You should get 6-9 depending on your baking sheet size.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes. Shorter baking times produce a gooier cookie, leave in longer for a crisp cookie.
  • Let stand on the tray for a couple of minutes and then transfer with a spatula to a cooling rack.

Enjoy! They will keep for a couple of days in an air tight container but probably you’ll eat them before then :).

This afternoon I went fabric shopping and picked up some gorgeous fabric for my new bag. I’m pretty excited about getting started on it now. I had wanted to use the original fabric from the pattern as I loved it but that shade isn’t available from a UK stockist and then I found this fabric on sale!

It’s usually almost 20 pounds a metre I got it for 6, that’s more than half price! I probably wouldn’t have bought it at 20 but at 6 how could I not?

Here’s a pattern swatch:

My momma also bought me a present! More because she couldn’t believe they make them than anything!

It’s a phone… and it moos! It’s so cute!! It doesn’t have to moo, it has a normal ringer too but I think it should lol. I want to put it in my kitchen but I need to run a cord through first. So it sits in my living room instead!

Time for dinner, byes for now!

Categories: Daily Blog, How To's, Recipe
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