Remember the challenge?
But before I explain it, it wouldn’t be right not to post at least one snow picture…
Or maybe two…
My trusty Golf did make it up to the yard today – although there were a few hairy moments coming back! I cycled up in the evening, thinking that, if I was going to end up in a ditch, I’d rather be on the bike than in the car. Luckily, I didn’t :-)
But I had time on my hands today and cookies to make!
I looked around for the best recipes, got an idea, went to the fridge and – no butter. I did have coconut oil though so, with a few modifications, I got mixing…
Makes about 25 little cookies
Preheat oven to 190C and take:
110g sugar (I used half caster, half light brown)
6tbsp coconut oil
1tbsp + 1tsp cocoa powder
About 120g chocolate chips (I used a mixture of milk, dark and white)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
Mix the oil and sugar together till really well blended, add the egg, salt and vanilla and mix again. Sieve the flour, baking powder and cocoa over and mix well, then fold in chocolate chips.
Drop tablespoons of batter on to a lined sheet and bake for about 15 minutes.
Apart from the fact these are made from coconut oil instead of butter (And I used a mix of brown rice flour and GF brown bread blend flour) these aren’t “healthy” at all… but they’re crispy, chewy and chocolatey and that makes up for it :-)
I was quite impressed I managed to let them cool before I inhaled one – and even more impressed that I stopped at one!
And as to whether or not the chocolate-loving boys in the office think they compare to the ones they were talking about… I’ll have to let you know.
But I’m hoping the gritters get out tonight because if not, I doubt I’ll be getting to work tomorrow – and I doubt my self-control would last a day of being snowed in all day with these :-)