I love cooking, but making biscuits/cookies is not really a challenge… don’t get me wrong I love eating them and prefer them over store bought biscuits (except Tim Tam’s, because lets face it you can’t really make better than that) but baking biscuits each week is sort of like cleaning, its essential, but you only do it because you have to!
Its my fault really because I did the weekly shopping for my parents and when I got home my Dad says “did you get any biscuits?” for starters, they weren’t on the list and secondly he doesn’t need them! So now I’m writing this blog about my cornflake and chocolate chip cookies. Honestly I love the raw mixture better than the biscuits themselves, but that is just me and I prefer most biscuit mixtures raw 🙂
I have so many different chocolate chip recipes but these and my chocolate chip macadamia nut ones are my two favourite. If you prefer nuts, just remove the cornflakes and replace with 1 cup of raw chopped macadamia nuts. you can make these as big or a small as you like. I usually use a tablespoon of mixture so they are all the same size (its stops fights over small and big cookies) So please, make a cuppa and sit down to one of these or maybe two, but stop at two or otherwise you won’t make them again.
Chocolate Chip Cornflake Cookies
2 ¼ cups of Plain flour (yes the ¼ cup is important)
pinch of salt
½ teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
½ cup of brown sugar
½ cup of castor sugar
½ teaspoon of vanilla
250g pkt of chocolate chips
(I prefer milk chocolate for this one)
2 cups of crushed cornflakes (I use organic ones, so no extra sugar)
1. Preheat oven to 180 Celsius Sift dry ingredients into a bowl
2. Cream butter and the two sugars until light an fluffy
3. Add vanilla
4. Add eggs in one at a time
5. Fold in dry ingredients
6. Fold in choc chips and cornflakes, use your hands to evenly distribute them
7. Roll up dessertspoonfuls of mixture into balls and place on a prepared tray (baking paper is best)
8. Press slightly and bake in oven for 10-12 minutes depending on how generous your biscuits are.
NB I prefer to only cook one tray at a time so they cook evenly in the oven!