This Little Pig likes to think of itself as a savoury pig. The idea of swirly frostings and cream ensconced cheesecakes do nothing for This Little Pig’s appetite. However there are a few items in the sweet variety that really do tickle this piglet’s tummy pink. One of these would have to be the often underrated, chocolate chip cookies. Is there anything better than a crunchy on the outside and slightly chewy and soft on the inside choc chip cookie dipped into a glass of milk or shared with a creamy coffee, I hear you ask? Nay piglets. Very few things. Very few things indeed.
Try out this gorj recipe that is quick to whip up and rumour has it, if you double the mixture, you can pop some in the freezer and quickly whip it out and throw in the oven to impress your guests that turn up on your doorstep randomly. How handy! Such a Martha Stewart manoeuvre!
The Best Chocolate Chip Biscuits in the WooooOOOrld!
Feeds: 9 Hungry Piglets (assuming you can limit the crowd to two per person) i.e. Makes 18 biscuits.
Prep Time: 20 Mins. Cooking Time: 10 Mins.
- 125g x Butter
- 1 x Cup Brown Sugar
- ¼ x Cup Caster Sugar
- 1 x Egg
- 1 x Tsp Vanilla Essence
- 1 x Cup Self-Raising Flour
- ¾ x Cup Plain Flour
- 1 Tsp x Baking Powder
- 1 x Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
Method for Fabulous Biscuits:
- Preheat oven to 160 degrees.
- Melt butter (125g) in microwave for around 30-40 seconds.
- Pour butter into a large bowl and pour your brown sugar (1 cup) and caster sugar (¼ cup) in and stir until smooth and sugar is dissolved into a lovely caramel-y paste.
- In a separate bowl, lightly beat the egg (1 egg) with a whisk (or a fork will do the trick) and stir into your sugar/butter mixture along with your vanilla essence (1 tsp).
- Sift your plain flour (3/4 cup) and self-raising flour (1 cup) along with your baking powder (1 tsp) into your mixing bowl in batches, mixing thoroughly as you go.
- Now stir through your chocolate chips. You want to do a grand job of mixing well piglets as uneven chocolate chip distribution means uneven amounts of chocolate chips in the biscuits. And what I ask you is the point of a biscuit if it hath not any chocolate chippeths in it.
- Now take your average spoon and get a nice scoop of mixture onto it, using the palm of your hand to cup it, make the mixture nice and smooth and then roll it in your hands to create a perrrrfect ball.
- Place on a lined baking tray and then (this may not be the most fabulous way to do it, but it worked for This Little Pig) take a large glass or jar with a smooth bottom and lightly press down your ball to flatten the biscuits out. You don’t want them too thin as they spread out so This Little Pig recommends 2 cm thick biscuits.
- Make sure your biscuits are spread out around 3 cm at least from each other as when they get all hot in the oven they like to spread out and say hi to their neighbours and it can turn into an awkward biscuit orgy rather than fabulous separate biscuits.
- Place in your preheated oven for 12 mins or until golden brown. This Little Pig whiled away the 12 minutes taking photos of Matilda the cat and Paisley the greyhound being the slightly strange animals they are, (Paisley was cold and... then he got hot).
- Once cooked, allow to cool on the baking trays for 5 mins and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely (or as long as you can resist).
- Serve with a glass of milk or a delightful coffee and a little bit of self control.. or none at all if you’re in a crazy swine mood. OINK!