Ive decided for 12 days i will pop a recipe on here along with step by step pics etc :) That way i get to share some yummy recipes and it also means we get to do a little advent type of thing - on the 12th day (which will actually be on the 13th as i didnt start until the 2nd Dec) i will be giving away a copy of Nigella Lawsons How to be a Domestic Goddess! Soooooo, on the 3rd day of Christmas my recipe for you is......
Chocolate and Mixed nut cookies :)
9oz butter softened
9oz dark muscovado sugar
2 eggs, beaten
13oz self-raising flour
4tbs cocoa powder
2tbsp vanilla extract
9oz dark chocolate chips
4oz mixed nuts, chopped (i used pecans and brazils)Method
1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees/375f. Grease 2 large baking trays.
2. Put butter and sugar into a bowl and cream until fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs. Sift flour and cocoa powder into a seperate bowl, then fold into the egg mix with the vanilla essense. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts.3. Drop rounded large walnut sized balls of mix onto the baking trays, press down lightly but leave looking rustic, leave plenty of space to allow for spreading during cooking.4. Bake for 12/15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before transfering to wire racks to cool completely. Store in airtight containers for approx 2 weeks :)
Due to being up all night with sick kids our little elf thought it best not to get up to any trouble last night - i think he was worn out after running round wth 3 of them ill!! Thankfully today was a school fair so he came to help out - the boys thoroughly enjoyed it and i could have sold the little elf ten times over!! lol Heck he has to be good some of the days doesnt he?? ;)