Crazy Good Chocolate Chip Cookies


This is an old time classic recipe my mum makes all the time. You can easily use this as a base for your other type of cookies, too. If you like your cookies with raisins, throw some in. If you like them with white chocolate, find another website.

Anyhow, try this out, it’s fail safe and super tasty!

Recipe: My Mums Chocolate Chip Cookies

Summary: Quick and easy to make, delicious chocolate chip cookies.

Ingredients

  • 125 g butter
  • 85 g sugar
  • 70 g soft brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 150 g dark chocolate
  • 200 g plain flour
  • 1 tsb baking powder
  • 1 level tsb vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. turn your oven to 200°C
  2. With an electric hand whisk, mix butter and both sugars
  3. Once properly mixed, add egg
  4. Whisk until slightly frothy
  5. Mix in flour and baking powder little by little continuously mixing
  6. Chop up the chocolate and fold it in the mix
  7. Let the dough rest in the fridge for an hour
  8. Lay large spoonfulls of dough on baking paper
  9. Bake at 200°C for 10 minutes

Variations

You can replace about 1/4 of the flour with porridge oats for extra chunk.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s), idle 1 hour

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 12

Sextet of Cakes

Past weekend we had a naming party for our now 15-week-old boy, Oskari. For the party we decided to make 6 cakes spelling his name. See below for the result. Some of the recipes are already here on Crofton Tales, rest will follow in the next few weeks so stay tuned.

There’s two reasons for going with Gotham as the font. 1) it has a perfectly round capital O and 2) it has plenty of straight edges that are easy to cut. Other matters influencing the choice were that this font saw a lot of use in Obamas campaign posters. Name of the font, Gotham, also reminds us of Batman, the one and only true super hero. Not a bad crowd to be associated with.

Making the letters turned out to be pretty easy. I bought two new silicon bases from Sainsbury’s, one square (21 by 21 cm) and one round (21 cm in diameter). I used the O as size guide and printed templates of the letters on A4 sheets. Then it was just a matter of cutting them out once the cakes had cooled down.

It’s worth a mention that most of the off cuts never made it to the party.

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