Watch out Masterchef, here I come !

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 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. 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.

Mixing chocolate chip cookie batter.

Amanda helping out with the mixing of ingredients for the chocolate chip cookies.

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!

Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.

The finished result: gorgeous chocolate chip cookies.





4 thoughts on “Watch out Masterchef, here I come !

    • You were right ! They are awesome ! I made them slightly smaller than the recipe suggested because I thought they were small, going by the pictures. Then I ended up with 60 smallish ones instead of 36 regular sized ones. We might have to make a second batch as HRH and Amanda have been wolfing them down.

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