October 28 2018News
Our Nutty Chocolate Chip Cookies
Life is all about balance and enjoying a balanced lifestyle of exercise, fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as life’s indulgences, including chocolate chip cookies being one of them. Our nutty chocolate chip cookies are perfect for when your sweet tooth hits or you have a Sunday night craving for a treat. Baking can also be a cathartic way to relax, filling your kitchen with the aromas of vanilla, roasted nuts and oozing chocolate. So if you feel like something home made and sweet, or simply have the urge to bake then you should definitely try our nutty chocolate chip cookies. They’re crunchy, they’re nutty and they ooze dark chocolate chunks. They are super simple to make and really affordable
125g butter, melted
Half a teaspoon of vanilla
Half a cup of sugar (we use raw coconut sugar or maple syrup)
80 ml of Milk (any kind)
2 cups of plain flour (we use a whole spelt flour here)
1 teaspoon of baking powder
35 g of chopped nuts (we prefer unsalted peanuts or macadamias)
190g of dark chocolate chunks
First preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius.
Need combine the flour, sugar and baking powder together and give the dry ingredients a quick mix. Add the melted butter, egg, milk and vanilla and mix thoroughly until all the dry ingredients are combined. Lastly add the chocolate chunks and nut/s of your choice, mixing the batter to ensure there’s an even spread of chocolate chunks and nuts throughout.
Lastly on an oven proof tray, lay a sheet of baking paper and spoon out the mixture in 2cm x 2cm balls. You can make the cookies as large or as small as you like however make sure to flatted out the balls gently until about 1cm high, as this means they’ll cook more evenly. Make sure to place the cookies away from each other also as the mixture will spread as it cooks.
Place the first match into the oven and cook for approximately 15-20 minutes. Make sure to keep an eye on the cookies to ensure they don’t burn. When ready, they should appear golden brown on top, and have a nice golden base and a hardened edge. Taking the cookies out of the oven too early can result in them being very soft and crumbly, if you notice this as they start to cool then simply pop them back in the oven for a bit longer.
Once cooked, allow to cool slightly before eating. These cookies should have a crunchy rim and a soft centre, oozing with chocolate. They are perfect with a warm cup of tea at night, or even as a mid afternoon pick-me-up.return to news