Monday, October 17, 2011

Choc Chip Chia Cookies

You know that thing where you have a Diet Coke with your pizza because that totally makes it a healthier option? Yeah, that one.*

I bought some chia seeds to throw in our home made bread mix, purely because I really like them in the commercially available varieties. I'm not actually buying into the whole superfood bizzo. Mostly because I think all foods are super, it's just a matter of moderation with some more than others. That said I do want my kids to get more pulses and seeds in their diets. I'm sure this is a perfectly cromulent way to achieve it.

This recipe is for the Thermomix but it would be super easy to convert back so you can make it without. It's an eggless cookie dough as well so if you have sensitivities in your family they can still enjoy the dough cookies.

Also, if you don't want to be all super and stuff, leave out the chia seeds. Or add whatever you want. Up to you.

Ingredients:


- 250g butter
- 90g sugar (I use raw)
- 180g condensed milk
- Chia Seeds (I used around 10g)
- 370g self raising flour
- 200g dark choc chips

Process:


- Preheat oven to 170 degrees C and line a couple of trays with baking paper.

- If you've forgotten to leave the butter out to soften like I always do, pop it in the Thermomix bowl and set to 30 seconds, 50 degrees at speed 4.

- Add the sugar to the softened butter and cream for 40 seconds at speed 4.

- Add the condensed milk: mix for 15 seconds, speed 3.

- Pop the seeds and SR flour in the bowl. Process for 30 seconds, speed 3. Scrape sides and whizz for a further 10 seconds if needed.

- Pour in the choc chips and mix for 20 seconds, reverse speed 2 (just to integrate).

- Drop spoonfuls on the baking trays and bake for 13 minutes or until golden.

- Eat, drink and be merry!


The chia seeds give the cookies a really nice crunchy texture, and my kids didn't notice any difference to our usual choc chip cookies. Yum!

* Please note. Adding 'superfoods' to your cookies does not make them lower in calories, fat or anything else. Nor does drinking diet coke actually make anything you eat any more healthy. Sorry. Drink more water. Kthxbai.

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