Monday, July 21, 2014


To be fair, this was pilfered from recipe #234 from Hamlyn's Cakes and Baking that I had bought in 1991, with slight alterations, of course. (If there weren't any alterations, I'd be sending you to the Hamlyn site.)

The first time I tried this recipe was on 21 August 1993, before my son was born. Probably for the International Fellowsheep Young Adults' Group back when I lived in Clarens, Switzerland. This is a quicky-feel-good recipe for the no-fuss, no-mess baking guru.

Then again, if you were a real baking guru, you wouldn't be reading this. No duh.

100g margarine
50g caster sugar
1 egg, beaten
150g self-raising flour
175g chocolate chips
Handful of walnuts

Cream the butter and sugar until it's light and fluffy.
Add the egg until incorporated.
Fold in the flour.
Then the chocolate.
Throw in the walnuts with flair and go "ka-bam-bam" for good measure.

Place a small teaspoon a little apart (it's margarine so it won't melt into a flatter cookie) and bake for 15-20 min on 180C. Makes about 30-35 small bite-sized morsels of crunchy goodness.

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