CHOCOLATE & HAZELNUT COOKIES

I haven’t baked for a little while now, and today seemed like a good day for it. I find that unless I am ‘in the mood’ my baking can be a disaster! you know what I mean? Cakes that don’t rise properly, or rise on one side only!, or I forget to put the timer on for the 2nd batch of cookies and the smell of them burning alerts me to this fact 🙂

After a quick lunch, I turned the oven on, and got started on a batch of cookies, and a new recipe combining chocolate and nuts!

This new recipe is good with either hazelnut’s or almonds – just use whatever you have in the pantry. (I used hazelnuts today)

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Homemade cookies are so much nicer than store bought if you have a spare 30 minutes to bake them!

Ingredients

  • 230g softened butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup condensed milk
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate bits
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted hazelnuts or almonds

Preheat the oven to 180°c. Line two baking trays with baking paper.

Beat the butter and sugar until ‘creamed’ – (with brown sugar & butter this is more a light tan cream!).

Add the condensed milk and beat well. Stir in the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

Roll tablespoons of mixture into approximately 24 balls – arrange on the trays and flatten slightly with a fork.

Bake for 12-15 minutes

These cookies are not too sweet (according to the chief taster!) which makes them a good addition to your cookie recipes. Variety is the spice of life they say!

Happy baking xx

 

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Hi, my name is Sharon, and I live in Albany on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand. I started my cooking blog as a hobby during my 'gap year' - 'lessonstodate' to share my family recipes and some personal accounts that come with being a mum, and grandmother - and corporate worker. My love of taking photos had taken a back-seat but recently after spending time on my own while my husband travelled, I found myself picking up my camera again. It really is good company! Looking out at the world and watching it unfold; you don't have to participate in it, just watch and wonder. Sharon

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