CHOC CHIP COOKIES

Believe me when I say I am no baker. When I cook I tend to wing it so restricting myself to exact quantities and measurements just doesn’t fit my nature.

When I bake it has to be easy with minimal fannying around.

These chocolate chip cookies are easy, quick and you can double the recipe with out fuss for those school trips and shared lunches.

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INGREDIENTS:

125 grams of butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 egg – free range if you can get it (let’s be kind to those chickens)

1 and 3/4 cups of flour

1 teaspoon vanilla essence (we use the Equagold vanilla paste)

1 and a half cups of chocolate buttons (milk, dark, white or a mix)

METHOD:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

Cream the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.

Mix in the egg and vanilla.

Mix in the flour.

Mix in the chocolate buttons.

Roll into teaspoon size balls.

Bake at 180 degrees until lightly browned (15 mins). Cook for a shorter time if you like a chewy cookies or longer if you like a crisp cookie.

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BLISS BALLS

I have an announcement.

I am no longer a maker of bliss ball virgin. My cherry has been popped.

Now I have eaten my fair share of them but to be honest I just couldn’t be bothered making them. I barely have time to pee in peace let alone get amongst a bliss ball recipe.

So I sucked it up got Mr almost 4 involved and it was actually surprisingly easy and he LOVED it!

When LUXE Fitness approached me to try their new protein powder I was a little dubious. I don’t do shakes and I definitely don’t do smoothies. Don’t get me wrong I like the idea but it’s a textural thing for me and I instantly feel like gagging …. moving on, even the thought is making me gag!

Instead of using it in a shake or smoothie I decided to check out their website of recipes and there in all it’s orby lucious goodness (channeling my inner Nigella here!) were the peanut protein balls.

In true me fashion I didn’t have half of the things in my cupboard so I took their recipe and threw my spin on it.

Crunchy Peanut Bliss Balls

1.5 cups oats
1 cup of pitted dates
1/2 cup LUXE protein powder
4 TBSP GO superfood Cacao powder
1/2 – 3/4 cup of crunchy peanut butter (we used Pic’s PB)
1/2 tsp vanilla essence (we used Equagold vanilla paste)
water to bind

Method

It’s pretty darn simple. Chuck everything into your food processor. Blitz til everything in combined. Add water until it comes together.

Use a teaspoon and roll into balls. Dust with the Cacao powder and you are done.

Very Berry Bliss Balls

1.5 cups oats
1 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup LUXE protein powder
2 TBSP GO superfood Cacao powder
1 tsp GO superfood Camu Camu powder (if you don’t have this just add more raspberries)
1/2 – 3/4 cup FRESH AS freeze dried raspberries
1/2 tsp vanilla essence (we used Equagold vanilla paste)
water to bind
1/4 cup desiccated coconut (to rolls balls)

Method

It’s pretty darn simple. Chuck everything into your food processor. Blitz til everything in combined. Add water until it comes together.

Use a teaspoon and roll into balls. Crush the freeze dried raspberries into a powder and mix with the coconut. Roll the balls in the coconut and raspberry mix and your are done.

The only downside to this whole exercise is that I had to borrow my mother’s food processor because we don’t have one. Then I remembered why …….. they are a complete B***H to clean!

J x