Funny thing about cookies or biscuits. There's just never enough, but at the same time you can eat too many. I love a good chunky cookie at a cafe - and usually I'll buy one to share for my girls (OK, maybe two to share amongst the four of us ;) ) but they cost a small fortune! Like $3-4 a cookie! I'm shuddering just writing that. I shall try very hard now to resist doing mental additions of how much money I have kindly given these companies...
These, of course are totally adaptable. My girls love smartie cookies - in fact they prefer the 'no-name' brand smarties over regular ones... I have no idea why - they just do.. and using those you could make these for under 30c each. ... No, don't do the maths on how much money you've spent.. focus on how much future savings you can amass...
I think smartie versions would be fabulous in cellophane bags as party favours, and maybe you can make these not only for your cookie jar but for a quick afternoon tea. Kids love to make these and you can make them in a bowl with a spoon, you don't need a mixer. I used my food processor because well.... I'm a little in love with it still...
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup self raising flour
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2/3 cup quality cocoa
150gr melted butter
t tsp vanilla extract
130g (1 cup) shelled macadamias
150g chocolate of your choice, chopped up or in pieces (If not using macadamias increase to 200g)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees c
In a bowl or mixer combine all ingredients with the exception of nuts and chocolate.
Mix through macadamias and chocolate.
Roll into balls around the size of a golf ball, place on a greased baking tray and flatten down slightly. Given them some room to spread.
Bake for 12 minutes/until cooked. Cool on tray.
These can be frozen if you like to limit yourself or have them on hand for 'treats' or playdates (like I do!)
Do you buy cookies or biscuits? What are your favourites?
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