One of the simple things in life is to sit down for a break in the afternoon with a yummy biscuit and a cup of tea. These chocolate chip biscuits are my absolute favourite and are a recipe from the classic Women's Weekly books that I remember my mum having in the kitchen when I was growing up. It has the perfect ratio of sugar and butter so that when the biscuits are baked and warm, the outside is crispy and the inside is chewy.... just the way I like it. I was determined to be able to make these in the Thermomix and we finally have success the second time round. Happy baking x
125 grams softened butter, chopped in 2-3 cm cubes
100 grams caster sugar
100 grams brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
260 grams self raising flour (I sometimes use wholemeal flour)
120-150 grams dark choc bits
1. Pre-heat oven to 180C.
2. If you're disorganised like me and use butter straight from the fridge, put the butter in the TM bowl and melt 1min / 40C/ stir speed. Otherwise, skip this step.
3. Add butterfly. Add sugar and essence to bowl and mix 1min / speed 3/ reverse. Keep the butterfly going and add the egg through the MC hole. (This is effectively 'creaming' the butter and sugar together)
4. Remove butterfly.
5. Add flour and choc bits. Mix 10sec/ speed 3 or until combined.
6. Scoop teaspoons of dough onto silicon mats or baking paper and bake for 13-15 minutes until lightly golden.
|Teaspoons of biscuit dough waiting for the oven|
7. Cool on trays for 10 minutes and then eat straight away!
Makes 50 biscuits
Bon Appetit xx
Serving suggestion: Follow the recipe to make a yummy chocolate ice-cream then sandwich a scoop between 2 biscuits... it's so delicious you won't be able to stop at one!
|Choc-chip ice-cream sandwich|
Tips: Do not overmix this dough. It will end up with overworked batter and biscuits that are flat. They still taste good though. Also, it is very tempting to double the quantities (as the biscuits don't last long) however, it ends up in overworking the dough. Lastly, leave some for the next day :-)
Variations: Instead of adding dark choc chips, try white choc chips and dried apricots. Thanks to my friend Georgia for this version xx