Travels with a Gourmet

a food lover's travels, memorable meals, culinary trials and gastronomic experiences

Today was the first day of school and my first day home alone after the two months of summer holidays. I spent most of the day catching up on filing and replying to emails as well as sorting out my desk and organizing the stack of mail and bills that have piled up over the last month. After all that was done, I decided to make a back-to-school treat for my son. He loves chocolate chip cookies but this time I made them even better and did a chocolate-chocolate chip cookie based on a recipe from Donna Hay’s Modern Classics Book 2. They were fresh out of the oven when he finally got home and perfect for his after-school snack.

Double chocolate chip cookies
  • 250 grams (8 oz.) butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 200 grams dark chocolate chips
  • Preheat the oven to 150C (300F). Place the butter and sugars in a bowl and beat until light and creamy. Add the eggs gradually and beat well. Add the flour, baking powder, cocoa and chocolate chips and mix well.
  • Shape 2 tablespoonfuls of the mixture into rounds. Place on baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper, allowing room for the cookies to spread, and flatten slightly. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until dark brown on the bottom. Cool on wire racks.
  • Makes 28

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