So how were the holidays everyone? Did you have fun? Did the Easter bunny come to visit? The last two weeks have gone quickly - holiday outings and play dates, the build up to Easter and of course lots of egg hunting fun and family time over the long Easter weekend made for a busy time. Then last week we went on a family holiday with friends where we headed to Montagu for a few days. (Can you believe that in all my thirty five years this was the first time I had ever visited Montagu Springs?) We love a good road trip, although sadly the littlest of our troupe decided that he was not enjoying the long drive and expressed his disapproval in a rather loud and shouty manner for much of the way! Other than that little hiccup the trip was loads of fun and turned out to be a perfect spot to take the family. All in all it was a very special holiday and I can't help feeling a bit sad that it is over. For now, it is back to school runs, packed lunches and the regular term time routine - onward and forward!
Between all the Easter preparations, holidaying and chocolate gobbling I have not had as much time as usual in the kitchen, so this week I am sharing another recipe from my new ebook, Cookie Jar. I just had to include classic chocolate chip cookies right? This recipe will make a batch of cookies that are a little bit crispy, a little bit chewy and a whole lot of chocolatey! The recipe is based on the way my mum used to make them when I was younger, she would often pop them in my lunchbox along with my sarmies (lucky me!).
Don't forget you can download the ebook for free by clicking HERE. I will be back next week with a brand new autumn recipe (brrrr, temperatures are starting to dip!) but until then, happy baking.
CLASSIC CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
120g castor sugar
1 large egg
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
150g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
100g dark chocolate chips
Step 1.) Preheat your oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Step 2.) Cream the butter and castor sugar together until pale and fluffy.
Step 3.) Mix in the egg and vanilla extract. Add the flour and baking powder and mix to combine. Lastly, mix in the chocolate chips.
Step 4.) Wet your hands slightly and roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls. Arrange on the tray allowing room for spreading. Flatten each ball slightly with a fork that has been dipped in flour.
Step 5.) Bake for 10 minutes. then rotate the tray 180 degrees and bake for a further 4 minutes or until the cookies are golden at the edges. Carefully transfer the cookies to a cooling rack. (They will be very soft but will harden on cooling.) Allow to cool before serving.