Thursday, September 2, 2010

Monique's Chocolate Chip Cookies... She made them...

The 3.5 year old has been offering the chocolate chip cookies to all the visitors and telling them she made them...

She did... not the dough, but she shaped them and pressed them on to the trays with a mighty fork...

She's a typical mummy's girl when it comes to cooking and she loves to "help" out, stiring the mixtures, shaping the cookies, anything...

A junior Masterchef contestant in the making?  If she keeps up the interest till hmmm 5 years later maybe?

Just some simple chocolate chip cookies for children's snacks... they are normally pretty hungry around 3:30pm to 4 ish, especially the 10 year old Luke, after school...  So some warm milk and cookies or yoghurt and fruit are just the norm for after school snacks....  Working full time sometimes means dinners are usually ready after 6pm...

I used self raising flour in the mix, so the cookies are still nice without using too much butter, a cross between butter cookies and rock cakes?  Not as many eggs.

Chocolate Chip Cookies


190g Self Raising Flour
60g dark chocolate chips (more if desired, or just use chopped dark chocolate)
1 egg – lightly whisked
100g butter
25g cocoa powder
5 tbsp castor sugar

1. Pre-heat oven to 190C, line a cookie tray.
2. Cream butter and sugar.
3. Add egg to the mixture and mix well.
4. Sift cocoa powder and flour into the bowl and mix well, add chocolate chips, mix.
5. Shape into 1.5cms in diameter small round pieces, use the back of fork, press the cookies lighly, and place evenly on cookie tray, leave enough space as they will become bigger.

6. Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden. Cool on rack.

They will keep in air tight container for some days, or disappear within a day or two if they are just laying around on the table like this:

1 comment:

  1. YUMM! That's so cute...I bet she'd like the ones I just made, check them out