It’s time i posted something, and recipes just don’t fit Twitter…
My Bikkies of Doom (US people read Cookies for Bikkies) are legendary. They’re also illegal. But here is the base recipe. This is for @auntie_abc who asked.
Choc Chip Bikkies (Sweet Biscuits or Cookies)
Note: Australian cup measurements
- 1 egg
- 125 g butter
- 160g (1 AU cup) brown sugar
- 218g (3C) plain flour
- 3 tsp baking powder (or just use 218g SR flour, no baking powder)
- pinch salt
- your choice white/dark/milk choc bits – total 75g – i use mix of dark and white chips.
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
Before you start ‘cooking’ – some prep
- Put baking paper on a baking sheet.
- Preheat oven to 180C
- Melt butter.
- Sift together flour, baking powder, salt. Mix with fork again just before adding, get some air in there.
- Beat sugar and egg until frothy. Add vanilla, stir.
- Add melted butter to egg mix. Will possibly go into clotted horrible mess. Don’t panic. Keep stirring.
- When smooth, add flour mix and chocolate. Again, the clotted mess thing. Don’t panic. Keep stirring.
- Take two spoons and use to drop walnut sized balls onto baking tray. Allow spread-space. I can fit a dozen on my cookie slide.
- 10-12 minutes or so in my (crap) oven. If yours is fan-forced, be careful.
- Take out when just cracking on top, leave on tray to cool (will still be soft in middle) for five minutes. (Will be just darkening at edges, don’t brown all over, too dry.)
- Cool on wire rack. Or just eat them raw.
- They crisp up if you’re not in Sydney humidity. Will keep for up to a week in a airtight container, better in first 4 days.
Very forgiving recipe – i have on occasion completely mixed it up and added butter after flour – it still works if you just keep mixing.
For rich chocolatey variant, add tablespoon of cocoa to flour.
Consider this the obligatory New Year Post because otherwise you’re not getting one.
Chinese New Year is later in the month, and i’ll be paying attention again, with some giveaways of Book 1 to mark the beginning of the Year of the Dragon.
Polo Shawcross wishes for a new life, but the Birthday Dragon brings a ghost who says he’s not one, a best friend who thinks he’s gay, and a very bad reputation. Polo’s crazy extended family keep trying to kill him, and he becomes an unwilling party to treason. Adventure with more than one twist, set in a vivid new world where Men might be Dragons. (Free sample to read)
Book Two is coming along, nearly ready for beta reading – hoorah!
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