10-minute chocolate chip cookies
It seems that evolving never ends! Once we’ve learned something it doesn’t mean that we never have to work on it ever again!! In blogging about my life as it unfolds, it serves as a great reminder to myself the lessons I’m learning and somehow by writing it down, I hope it will lock it in even further.
I asked myself…. is this my self-discovery this week? I still work on things that I have worked on all my life, and it’s the same with my kids; I thought once I taught them manners that that would be it, but it seems I still have to remind them of their Ps and Qs! We all need to rinse and repeat on certain things!
So I thought; What did I get from this week? I went blank. Nothing. I learned nothing?! Did my creativity dry up? Is it time to just write recipes with no blurb? I decided I would sleep on it.
As I reflected on the week in bed, I acknowledged that this was a checklist heavy week. Lots got done, and things progressed massively but little yoga was done and the emphasis was more on doing rather than being. And I think I found my learn.
In the past, I have been all about thinking about what I need to do, but most of my evolving has not been about logic, intellect, and thinking. It has been about feeling and hearing what is at the core of my heart, finding the answers that lie within and doing things that make my heart sing. I had slipped back into a comfortable old pattern of being overly productive and not focusing on what I need to do to feel good.
As I finish this I realise that I need to not clean my house but go do some body balance at the gym, less thinking in my head and more being in my body. So my goal for the weekend is to disconnect from the to-dos and connect with the people around me and to do things that make my heart sing. Isn’t that why we were put on the planet?! To enjoy life.
And what better way to do that but by having a batch of quick cookies by your side! Sending love Foodies for a beautiful weekend. Do you know someone who would love this recipe (or a batch of delicious fuss free cookies?!) then please remember to keep sharing the fuss free love bu sharing the link on Facebook or click the share button below Lisa
10-minute choc chip cookies
- 125g unsalted butter
- 100g caster sugar
- 75g soft light brown sugar
- 1 medium egg, lightly beaten
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 150g plain flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of sea salt
- 100g dark chocolate chips or chocolate chopped into chunks (or milk if you prefer)
- Preheat the oven to 190℃/375℉/Gas Mark 5
- Gently melt the butter in a pan
- Put both the sugars into a bowl and add the melted butter and stir
- Beat in the egg and vanilla
- Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into the bowl, stir, then add the chocolate chips
- Spoon heaped dessert spoon sizes of mixture onto a lined baking sheet, leaving about 4cm in between each dollop as they spread!
- Bake for 8-10 mins until they are turning pale golden brown
- Leave on the tray for a few minutes to firm up, and then cool on a wire rack
Double chocolate chip and hazelnut cookies
- Substitute 40g of the plain flour for cocoa powder instead
- Add 75g chocolate chips and add 40g chopped hazelnuts
The original recipe is from River Cottage Everyday by Hugh F-W.