Okay, so it might a lifetime before anyone sees me on a reality TV show competing for the title of “best cook in the country” but with Amanda’s school fete on this Sunday, I thought I’d try my hand at making cookies. These cookies will be donated to her grade 2 cake and cookie stall to be located along with the other food stalls, at the bottom of their building. That’s excellent because weather pundits have us in for a shower this weekend.
I would have happily settled for a pre-mix, seeing as how well Amanda’s birthday cake turned out from one, but Janaki, my friend, convinced me to give the chocolate chip cookie recipe on www.exclusivelyfood.com.au a go instead. I like that many other people have been guinea pigs ahead of me, making it a tried and tested recipe sure to garner success.
After a late lunch, Amanda and I hopped along to our local Coles supermarket where we bought all the ingredients. www.exclusivelyfood.com.au has measurements in cups and spoons alongside grams, which makes it easy for someone who usually buys a single cookie from Subway like me, to follow the recipe. Here are the measurements of ingredients for the cookie dough:
1/2 block of 250gm butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup caster sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp of vanilla essence
1 and 1/2 cups of self raising flour
200 grams of chocolate chips
Basically, all you need to do is mix the egg, sugar, butter and vanilla essence until you have a well-incorporated pale yellow mixture. I used a fork to do this since I don’t own any fancy kitchen gadgetry and this was just fine. Then I measured the flour and dunked it in, again using my fork to get everything properly mixed. When it looked like I had a dough of some sort in the bowl, I opened a packet of Cadbury chocolate chips and threw the whole lot in there. I know it says 200 grams of chips and the packet has about 230 grams, but who’s counting? Every kid I know loves chocolate anyway so the more the merrier.
I put the balls of dough on a lined tray into pre-heated 160 C fan-forced oven for 15 minutes and they came out beautifully!