Monday, 15 July 2013

Condensed Milk Chocolate Cookies

The sun may have been hiding behind a cloud or four today, but the heat is still in the air and I am over the moon that this warm and sunny weather is set to continue. It's a welcome change and means lots of time spent catching some rays on the somewhat burnt grass outside. I had a busy weekend between courses and cakes and somehow managed to squeeze a batch of these delicious biscuits in last night before bed.

Tonight's recipe incorporates one of my all time favourite ingredients, condensed milk! I have a love hate relationship with condensed milk as I have absolutely no self-control for the stuff and end up eating disturbing amounts with a spoon from the can when it's left over after this recipe or that. The steep price tag used to deter me a little from buying condensed milk, but now that Aldi are selling it for little or nothing, I'm doomed!

180g butter
65g sugar
165g self-raising flour
150g milk chocolate (chopped)
200g condensed milk

1. Preheat the oven to 180C and line 3 two trays with baking parchment.
2. Beat together the butter and sugar using a handheld or free-standing mixer until light and  
3. Next mix in the condensed milk and continue to beat until well incorporated. Add the flour 
    and mix on a low speed. Finally mix in the chocolate chips until well dispersed. 
4. Roll tablespoons of dough and place on baking trays, flattening slightly. Bake for 15 minutes 
    or until golden 

E-D's Notes
- This recipe will yield about 18 large cookies, so if you preparing for a big group double the 
- Though I used milk chocolate for the chips, feel free to mix things up and add a little white 
  chocolate or dark chocolate if you prefer.

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