Monthly Archives: March 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chocolate Chip cookiesI know.  Recipes for chocolate chip cookies abound.  They are a regular feature of fairs, fetes and church bake sales.  This is my grandmother’s version of the recipe, and it is a bit different to the others that I have.  What I like about this one is that it gives light crisp cookies with the right amount of substance and body.  Don’t be frightened by the volumes – this recipe makes a lot of cookes.  My grandmother always halved the recipe (although I don’t know how she resolved the 1 egg part… perhaps just a very small one).

Recipe

  • Chocolate Chip cookies

    1 c softened butter

  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 T milk
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 1 c peanut oil (other oils will work but this gives a nice hint of nuts)
  • 3 1/2 c plain flour
  • 1 T baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 350 g dark chocolate chips
  • 1 c Sultana Bran or cornflakes
  • 1 c rolled oats
  • 1 c chopped nuts (optional)

Beat butter and sugar until fluffy, add egg, milk and vanilla and mix well. Slowly add oil and beat until well mix.  Blend in sifted flour, soda and salt. Then add chocolate chips, sultana bran and oats, and mix well with a wooden spoon.

Drop mounded teaspoons onto baking paper lined trays, 3 cm apart.  Cook at 185C for 10-12 minutes or until a light golden brown. Leave on trays for a few minutes before moving onto racks to cool.