P365 – Day 298 – yeah! cookies!

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you might remember that Juniordwarf and I cook biscuits every Tuesday so that he has a treat to take to school for the rest of the week.
Usually we make ANZACs, but we’ve also made shortbread and sometimes even choc-chip cookies. Last week he said he wanted to make choc-chip cookies, but we didn’t have any choc chips, so I told him we’d have to go to the shop before we baked.
Well the thought of that didn’t appeal to his sense of routine. 

We go up the street after lunch, which we have after we’ve baked. So he wasn’t keen on that idea at all, and decided he wanted to make ‘the oat ones’ instead.
When we finally did go up the street last Tuesday (after lunch, of course), we bought a bag of choc chips so that we’d be prepared for today.
The cookies really are very yummy.

I got the recipe from an American guy called Mike, who was an exchange student at the same time I was, and who had impressed everyone with these cookies. Naturally everyone had wanted the recipe.
This is it – with my own variations as necessary.
¾ cup raw sugar
¾ cup soft brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
230 grams soft butter
2 ¼ cup plain (wholemeal) flour
Yeah! 1 bag choc chips
What you do
  • Mix sugars, salt, vanilla, eggs and butter in a large bowl until creamy.
  • Add baking powder and flour gradually and mix well.
  • Add choc chips and mix.
  • Roll into small balls and place on baking tray.
  • Bake in preheated oven (about 170 degrees C) for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

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