Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I'm alive! I did it, I survived my A Level exams! Which means, as you can guess, a return to blogging! Technically, I finished last week but I thought I deserved a nice break before doing anything too strenuous... like baking... I am so happy that summer is finally here, and so far I've celebrated by reading all the Harry Potter books and sleeping. Lots of sleeping. I've also been into London, to see The Pajama Game (which was AMAZING), eat the best doughnut I have ever eaten ever (and will soon be creating thanks to the book by Justin Gellatly), as well as to see the Matisse exhibition at the Tate and to explore Shoreditch a little (aka eating salted caramel tarts in Albion and custard tarts in Leila's).

Anyway, to the point of the post - these cookies. These are from my IDOL Sally McKenny's book, and so I won't be including the recipe because it isn't mine. All I have to say is this: these cookies are amazing. I was sceptical, because the recipe includes cake mix (the boxed stuff), something I've never used in baking before, but it came out perfectly! I used a mix of white, milk and dark chocolate chips and I think I may have fallen in love. They're definitely best after 7 or 8 minutes in an 190oC oven, eaten fresh! 

I will (hopefully) be back properly in the next few days, I have my 'prom' tonight so I've not been baking as much as usual in a bid to fit into my dress, but once that's over it will be chocolate galore!