26 November, 2010

The Humble Cookie

My sister's birthday is tomorrow.
Panic. ... Why?

Because I haven't even brought her a present yet!
In all honesty, I didn't know what to buy her, so I decided to... as usual, no doubt..Bake!

I had asked her a couple of times what she would like, she dropped a few hints mumbling about gingerbread, madeira cake, and cookies. Cookies caught my hearing.

As you do, you cream the butter and sugar for any normal cookie.
I used IKEA chocolate. Best. chocolate. Ever! It even over rules Lindt chocolate, which is a huuge acheivment. Go to IKEA and pick up a couple of hundred of these, you'll thank me later.

That is providing you have an IKEA around where you live, of course.
Then the rest is all up to that trustworty recipe of mine. This cookies recipe is not just any cookie recipe.
No. Definatly not. A cookies either too hard that it breaks your tooth, or too soft that it melts in  your mouth before you even have the chance to taste it.
And to finish off, a picture of the versatile egg.

The Humble cookie is a great one, and a very versatile one. I threw in a couple of chocolate chips, that I cut out from that fabsy IKEA chocolate bar, and a few walnuts.
Walla. Enjoy.

The Humble Cookie
     - Makes around 20, depending on size of choice

- 50g Butter, room temperature
- 2 Tb Dark Brown Sugar
- 2 Tb Caster Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 t vanilla essence
- 3 Tbs of chocolate chips, throw in a few walnuts if you're feeling generous
- 3/4 SR flour


Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
Cream butter with electric beater, then add both sugars until mixture is light and fluffly. Add in one large egg and beat again. Add the 3/4 cup of SR flour, and stir with a metal spoon. DON'T BEAT FROM NOW ON! Sprinkle the vanilla essence, and let the chocolate chips tumble in the bowl, and continue mixing until all combined quite well. Be sure not to over mix, only until the mixture comes and holds together.
Roll Tablespoons of the gooey mixture in your hands and place in a safe distance on a lined and greased baking tray.
Overcrowding them makes the mixture end up merging into one giant cookie, and whats the use in that if you can't share it?
Place the goods in, and cook for 20-25 minutes until light golden brown.

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