A few weekends ago I met a few of my fellow Clever Cookie School of Blog graduates to catch up for coffee, cake and chat about all things blogging. I will admit to being a little nervous about meeting five strangers – especially since I was the first one to arrive. Sitting there by myself, I couldn’t help but worry the others may bail on me and I’d end up sitting at the table all alone and friendless! Thankfully my fears were for nothing, and I was soon greeted by five of the loveliest ladies you could ever meet:
Marnie – Marns the Mama
Emma – 93 Frocks
Susan – My Style to a Tea
Sasha – From the Left Field
Karin – From Calm to Conniption
Although we were catching up at a French Patisserie and surrounded by amazing cakes and pastries, I couldn’t help but bring along a treat for each of the ladies and given we were new ‘Clever Cookie’ graduates, naturally I had to make my favourite chocolate chip cookies.
This is a great recipe from Donna Hay, and I use it as a starting point for many of my cookie recipes. It’s really easy to put together, and these cookies taste amazing. The best thing about this recipe, is you can freeze the cookie dough and pull it out of the freezer, defrost and bake fresh cookies whenever you feel like it – winning!
You will need:
125 of butter – softened
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 cup of brown sugar
2 cups of plain flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 cup of desiccated coconut
200g of milk chocolate chips
Let’s put it together
Preheat your oven to 190 degrees and line two baking trays with baking paper.
Place the butter, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer and combine until pale and creamy.
Beat through the eggs one at a time and combine well between each addition.
Remove the bowl for the mixer stand and carefully stir through the flour, baking powder, coconut and chocolate chips.
Roll tablespoons of mixtures into balls, place on the baking trays making sure you leave enough space in between each cookie as they will spread. Flatten the top of the cookie slightly and continue to create cookies until all the mixture has been used.
Place baking trays in the oven and bake for 10 – 12 minute or until the cookies begin to brown on top. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking trays for 5 minutes before carefully transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
If you haven’t already met these lovely ladies, make sure you pop over to their blogs to say hello!
What is your favourite cookie or biscuit recipe? Can anything beat a good old chocolate chip cookie?