Carrying on the chocolate chip cookie theme of my last post, I thought I would share with you my chocolate chip cookie recipe. It is basic, reasonably quick, very classic and apparently impossible to resist. If you go by my father's ability to eat two dozen in a day - and my grandfather loves them, which is saying a lot. That man lives with my grandmother, and man, can she bake. In fact, it seems everybody in my family loves these cookies, and I'm forced to take them with me many places. While they can be a bit tedious to make for the one millionth time, it's always worth it because of the inevitable appreciation, so here we go. You too can experience the pleasure that is baking praise!
1. In a bowl, cream your butter,sugar, condensed milk and vanilla until they are lovely and light and fluffy.
2. Add the flour, baking powder and chocolate buttons into the mixture and combine until everything is evenly mixed. The mixture will be soft, but you should be able to form it easily into balls.
3. Take a large teaspoon worth of the mix, and roll it into a ball.
Go ahead, eat one. You know you want to.
4. Place on a tray, allowing for a little bit of spread (though not a huge amount), press down gently with a fork and bake in an oven preheated to 180 degrees celcius for 5 - 10 minutes. I remove these cookies from the oven when they have developed only a little bit of colour, because I love that moist, slightly cookie dough-ish inside - so that they are soft to eat, not crunchy.
How cute is this?
5. Eat and enjoy. Or you could wrap a few up with a ribbon, and give them away.