16 February 2011

up chocolate creek without a popsicle stick

Seeing as this entry is a recipe for cookies, it seemed appropriate to entitle it with a quote from the gingerbread man in Shrek 2.  I've made numerous varieties of chocolate chip biscuits over the years, from the hideously (but VERY good) indulgent tollhouse cookies from midwest USA, to more shortbready types designed for nibbling.  I'm a bit ambivilant to CCCs in general, so when I get to feel like making a batch, I want it to be a good one.  Edmonds, as always, to the rescue.  Their CCC recipe is great.  It's easy and it always tastes good, getting the vote of children and adults alike (not always an easy feat).  Harry and I made a batch last night, for school lunches, but to be honest I think he'll be lucky if they last the week, going the way they are.  Well done, Edmonds, batch two might be in order.  Oh, and if wondering about the cat - just continuing the Shrek theme, Antonio Bandares did that character well.  

125 g butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
3 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
few drops vanilla essence
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips (be generous)
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
  2. Cream butter, sugar, condensed milk and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix flour and baking powder into creamed mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips.   
  4. Place teaspoonfuls onto greased (or lined) trays and flatten with a fork - or flatten with your hands and use cutters to make shapes, as we did. 
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.  Makes about 25. 

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