Now this story started after our birthday cum Father’s Day family get together this last weekend. I was thinking back to our lovely time spent together. Then I thought “O bother” now why didn’t I take a photo of the lovingly laid out table. So a hasty email was sent
“Hi Paula, any chance you’ve got one of your choc chip cookies left …I’d love photos of it sitting lone some on that gorgeous glass platter and dome. I wanted to add it to my blog with its recipe as well….:) ”
Here was the reply
Basic Biscuit Mixture:
1 cup sugar
500g marg (I used butter)
1 tin sweetened condensed milk
5 cups SR flour
Turn oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease a large baking tray. Put your butter and sugar in a large bowl and cream (electric mixer) until pale. Add condensed milk and flour and mix together well using a spoon.
You can add any of your own ingredients at this point. I added peanut butter and choc chips. Stir until well combined.
Roll mixture into teaspoon sized balls and place on greased tray. Press lightly on the biscuits with a fork to flatten slightly. Bake in the oven for 10-15 mins until golden brown.
Others flavour options for the basic mix:
Milo and choc chips
A squeeze of OJ and some finely grated zest
Honey and rolled oats
Rocky road – peanuts, marshmallows and choc chips
Choc mint – cocoa and peppermint essence
Variations are as limitless as your imagination.
I usually split the basic mix into 4-5 bowls then add different flavours to each bowl.
The raw mix can be frozen in balls. Alternatively I roll the raw mix into a log and wrap well then freeze. Then I just take out what I need, let it thaw slightly and slice into rounds of desired thickness and bake.
I’m pretty sure the raw mix keeps for a few days chilled in the fridge also. Xx
This recipe was from a cook book we both have from Simple Savings. I had originally made these biscuit or cookies as the Americans call them and passed it onto my daughter and then forgot about them over time.
If you google Basic Biscuit Recipe you will also come up with lots of recipes. In my version I actually make my own sweetened condensed milk quickly which is very cheap and you have no worries about having forgotten to buy when you suddenly have the urge to bake! All you need is sugar, powdered milk, water and a dab of butter in a blender. Will post recipe another time if anyone is interested.
So now as we sit awhile in a comfy place let us take a moment to pause, to reflect and look back into that window of our life and be thankful. Thankful for much and for those many things we take for granted…..like the most vivid blue sky today here in Sydney over us this whole long day whenever we care to look up.
Photography by Alexa
Sent from my iPad
Beautifully butterfully butter – what a wonderful name/slogan!… and yes, let’s always look up
Thanks for visiting Catherine. So sorry for the delay in replying, it’s been a bit overwhelming at the moment.
I love choc chip cookies, and I have yet to try this recipe. I have the simple savings book too so there is no excuse. Thank you for reminding me about this recipe I must make my own condensed milk too instead of being lazy.
It takes a lovely day to remind us of how much beauty is around us and is also a reminder to be thankful for all that God created for us to enjoy. Plenty of bright sunshine here at the moment, our warmest day tomorrow for the season, 31C
Thanks for coming by Tania and sorry about the delay in replying….. I do so love the contrast of your red earth and the blue skies we have.
What a lovely blog you have here! So thankful you stopped by mine, so I could “meet” you. It is so wonderful to become acquainted with someone so far away…Australia! Wow! My family and I LOVE to hear Australians talk…your accent is just wonderful. These cookies, (biscuits), look so yummy to me. I try to stay away from white, refined sugar, but my family would love these. Thank you for sharing and for leaving a kind comment on my blog. I look forward to future visits together…both here and over at my place. God bless you!
Hi Cheryl, I’ll be visiting again soon to see yor happenings.
oh how yummy that cookie looks by the tea cup and I came at the wrong time before dinner / hungry anyway so this made it worse, lol…:)