chocolate chip cookies
(makes about 15)
quarter tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda): crucial ingredient! – don’t make if you havent got any!
90 gr soft butter
1 cup plain flour
half cup soft brown sugar
2 tbsp plain yoghurt
150 gr chocolate in a bar – no chips! (plain, milk, white, or a mixture)
handful nuts, macadamia for preference
quarter tsp salt (plus a pinch extra if the butter is unsalted or you are using white chocolate)
half tsp vanilla extract
Chop the chocolate into large chunks. This works best with bars of chocolate that are fairly thin. Press a large, sharp knife down on the chocolate, cutting on the diagonal. Then cut it on the opposite diagonal. Chop the nuts if they are large.
Put the remaining ingredients into a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until they form a stiff dough.
Stir in the nuts and chocolate chunks with a wooden spoon.
Form into walnut size balls, making sure each one gets some nuts and some chocolate. Place on a lined baking sheet, giving them some room to expand.
Bake at 180 degrees for about 8 minutes until golden brown on top.
Eat warm for preference.