No, I can hear you saying, not another choc chip cookies recipe surely?! Bear with me please, it might be one zillionth cookie recipe, but it's a slightly different version, which might appeal to you.
Last Tuesday my younger son had a friend over.
This time his friend brought a big stash of vintage Pokémon cards, and my son was on cloud nine, looking at the old cards and comparing them to the current releases.
Often when we have Eddie's friends around, I bake some cookies. Sash is also very enthusiastic about any cookies, and watches with great interest, as I mix and shape.
Choc chip yogurt cookies
100g caster sugar
50g coconut yogurt
50ml vegetable oil (I used a rapeseed oil)
1 medium egg
200+g self-raising flour
1/2tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
50g milk chocolate, chopped into small pieces
Cream the coconut yogurt with sugar and vegetable oil in a mixing bowl. Add the oats, flour, baking powder, a pinch of salt and beat in the egg, mix well, forming the dough.
Chop the chocolate into smaller pieces (or use chocolate drops), and mix them into the dough.
Dust your hands with flour, so that the dough doesn't stick.
Pinch a big walnut-sized piece of dough and roll it into a ball, then flatten and place them on trays lined with parchment paper, foil or silicone baking sheet and bake for about 12 minutes until golden at 180C.
Don't overcook, they are still very soft when you take them out. If you keep them longer, they'll get crispy.
In this recipe I used a chocolate bar which was one of the products from the June Degustabox -
The Free From Kitchen Co Free From Choc Bar 100g(£1.50 Choc) - which is a gluten-, wheat- and milk-free chocolate product. These are innovative colourful chocolate bars, for chocoholics who embrace all lifestyle choices or opt for free-from products for medical reasons.
We're not on any of the above diets, but happy to try any new product.
If you don't have this particular product, any quality milk or dark chocolate will work perfectly well.
The same with yogurt, it doesn't have to be a coconut one, it's just I happened to have it in the fridge. A Greek style yogurt would be a good substitute.