This is for Sally who sent me a wonderful warm fuzzy this morning and made me feel fabulous.
I must warn you Sally. I tried again at baking yesterday. I figured my downfall with the mutant pecan clusters was NO CHOCOLATE.
So I found a chocolate cookie recipe and 3 Year Old and I made them together and I NEARLY forgot the cocoa ( I Know!) but they turned out splendiferously.
So Sally, this recipe is foolproof, I am going to share it with you. Hope you and your daughter enjoy them!….
Chocolate Earthquake Biscuits
(so called because I think if you eat enough of them you will make the Earth move!)
1/3 cup choc hazelnut spread
100g butter, chopped (I didn’t chop it)
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cups plain flour, sifted
2 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted (I put in 4 – what can I say, I love chocolate)
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/4 cup icing sugar (optional)
1 Place spread and butter in a saucepan over a low heat. Cook, stirring, for 2 – 3 minutes or until smooth. Transfer to a bowl.
2 Stir caster sugar, egg, flour, cocoa powder and bicaronate of soda into chocolate mixture.( you’ve got to love a recipe where you just throw it all in!) Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
3 Preheat oven to 180c/160c fanforced. Grease two baking trays. Line with baking paper.
4 Roll level teaspoons of mixtureinto 24 balls. ( I didn’t bother measuring – I just picked walnut sizerd chunkes and rolled then and ended up with about 28). Sift icing sugar onto plate. Roll each ball in icing sugar. Place balls, 6cm apart, on prepared trays. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, swapping trays halfway. Cool on trays. Serve. (I wont bother with icing sugar next time – it makes for an interesting contrast on the cookie but it is messy and too much sugar for my taste)
Step 5 is eat them all and then make some more.
Oh and for those of you who want a little more: I did a search dor our Doctor and chocolate but all I found was this…
Contemplating a chip. Not chocolate but it starts with ch (All my favourite foods do!)
Even better is this site
Where you can play with a semi-nude David Tennant doll and dress him up (or down) as you wish!
Recipe from: Super Food Ideas April 2009 Issue 102