Posted in Chocolate, Cookies/Shortbread

White Chocolate Chip Cookies

18 cookies for the 18th
Recipe from adapted
1 1/8 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
112g butter, room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
With a mixer, beat butter and both sugars until well blended.
Beat in eggs and vanilla essence.
Add flour mixture in two additions until combined.
Stir in 3/4 cups of white chocolate chips.
Use a tablespoon to drop cookie dough on baking paper about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Tip: About half way through baking, sprinkle reserved chips on top of cookies. This is just to make them prettier so, some of the chips are seen on top.
Makes 25
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Posted in Chocolate, Cupcakes/Muffins

Vanilla Cupcakes

dark chocolate chips, raisin, white chocolate chips

Recipe from ladyironchef
55g unsalted butter
555g caster sugar
55g self-raising flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 eggs
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
a handful of dark & white chocolate chips
a handful or raisins
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C.
Place 4 paper baking cases in muffin tins.
Place all the ingredients in a medium bowl and beat with an electric whisk until smooth and pale, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Spoon half the mixture into the cases.
Add in the dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and raisin.
Spoon the remaining mixture into the cases.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove the tins from the oven and cool for 5 minutes.
Then remove the cupcakes and cool on a rack.
Makes 4
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Posted in Brownies/Cakes, Chocolate

Chewy Chocolate Slice

Recipe from Australian Women’s Weekly’s 4 Kids to Cook
125g butter, melted
1 cup (220g) firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
1/4 cup (35g) self-raising flour
2 tbps cocoa powder
A handful of  white chocolate chips
Chocolate icing
1 cup (160g) icing sugar
2 tbps cocoa powder
10g butter
1 tbps hot water
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
Grease pan; line base and two long side with baking paper, extending paper 5cm above edges.
Combine butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in medium bowl.
Stir in sifted flour and cocoa.
Spread mixture over base of pan.
Bake about 25 minutes or until firm.
Meanwhile make icing sugar – sift icing sugar and cocoa into a small bowl; add butter and the water, stir until smooth
Spread hot slice with chocolate icing.
Sprinke white chocolate chips
When cool, cut into shapes using cookie cutter
Makes 30
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Posted in Brownies/Cakes, Chocolate

Dark Chocolate Brownies

Recipe from BETTER basics
250g dark chocolate
200g unsalted butter
3 eggs
200g caster sugar
80g plain flour
60g dark cocoa powder
50g dark chocolate chips
50g white chocolate chips, plus a handful for decoration
preheat oven to 160 degrees C.
Line a pan with baking paper.
Put dark chocolate and butter into medium heat proof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water. 
Stir until just melted, then remove bowl from heat.
Beat in eggs and sugar.
Sift flour and cocoa together, then fold into chocolate mixture.
Add chocolate chips and mix well, then spoon into prepared pan.
Decorate with white chocolate chips.
Bake f0r 30 minutes or until just firm.
Cool completely on wire racks.
Slice and serve.
Makes 24
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