Weekend recipe: Choc-Chip Craisin Cookies

We do love a little baking on the weekend at Chez Styling You.

Actually, I’ll re-phrase that. I luckily love to bake for everyone else because usually the “help” that is offered in said baking process only arrives at the bowl-licking and the taste-testing stage. Mmmmm.

This week’s recipe is a quick, easy recipe that I’ve adapted from a Thermomix cookbook (Choc Chip Cookies, P128 of Everyday Cooking for Every Family). 

I leave out the nuts that were included in the original because there’s more than half a chance that one or two of those cookies will make it into Mr 7’s school lunch box and all nut products are banned in his class.

I also purposely make these gluten-FULL so I’m not tempted to scoff them. Give me a Choc Superfood Ball with my afternoon mug of tea and I’m a happy lady.

The rest of the Styling You crew? Well, that’s a whole other story. They can barely wait for these to cool before they rip in. They’re a soft, cake-style cookie but with a lovely biscuity outside.

Now, don’t worry if you don’t have a Thermomix – these cookies will mix just as well in a food processor or KitchenAid.

choc-chip craisin cookies

Choc-Chip Craisin Cookies

(makes about 20)

Ingredients

  • 250g cold butter, cubed
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 80g brown sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 350g plain flour
  • 40g self raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 250g choc chips (dark, milk or white would suit … or a mix of all three)
  • 170g craisins (we like a non-subtle approach to our cookie add-ins)
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Place butter, sugars and vanilla into your Thermo or mixer/food processor and mix together until light and paler. In the Thermo, that’s about one minute on speed 6.
  3. Place dry ingredients in one bowl and set aside.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, mixing on speed 3 (or halve your speed in mixer/processor).
  5. Gradually add all the dry ingredients to this mixture, still on same speed.
  6. When combined, mix at a slower speed for 30 seconds. In the Thermomix, you’ll mix for 30 second on Interval speed.
  7. Transfer cookie dough to a mixing bowl – I find it’s easier to get a better mix of the choc chips and craisins by hand.
  8. Once mixed, roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls, place on trays with spaces between each other. Lightly flatten each cookie.
  9. Bake for about 10-12 minutes.
  10. Remove trays from oven, allow to sit on the trays to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Happy baking, Stylers. What have you go planned for this weekend?

 

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  • Kirsty @ This Grand Life

    Looks delish! Perfect yummy sustenance for the tribe tomorrow for our craft extravaganza! Which will be culminating in an ‘exhibition’ on the back deck, and that’s our weekend wrap-up!

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Oh Kirsty that sounds like a top weekend. Enjoy!

  • Julie

    Mmmm these sound great and I do love a throw-it-all-in-the-processor recipe ;) and I still must try your raspberry brownies and super balls…I need another long weekend! xx

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      My favourite kind – throw it all together!

  • Denny

    Just like Lisa McKenzie we are also puppy minding 2 dogs for some friends. They are full time work and the 7 month old thinks the whole house is her personal toilet! You forget how much work puppies are and really bless your own mature dog for being so clean and quiet! Still, its good fun but means we daren’t go out anywhere over the weekend incase she gets into more mischief…. so its champers and more champers for me until the owners pickup their babies on Tuesday!

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Champers at home with puppies sounds good to me Denny!

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    Yummy I love me a good cookie recipe,I love craisins,raisins and also cranberry peices they all would be good in this.
    Not much planned for the weekend ,I am still minding the puppy for my daughters boyfriend ,lucky me and he does not get back till next wednesday night,so he is here till then.I might bake some fudge and some cookies and I think my husband and I might have a date night on Saturday night ,It has been a while.
    Nikki enjoy your weekend I hope you do something lovely.

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Ooh, fudge and a date night – now that sounds lovely. Enjoy Lisa!