Chocolate Chip Biscuits
Updated: Aug 16, 2019
If you're looking for a healthy snack for your kids which is full of wholefood goodness, these are NOT the biscuits for you. These are an indulgent treat, full of sugar, butter, chocolate, white flour and all things delicious! Chewy, chocolaty and moreish, beware, it's hard to stop at just one!
It sounds very old fashioned of me and totally against the rules of feminism but I have always dreamed of having a family and being a full time mum. I never aspired to reach the top of the corporate ladder, and in fact, when I first started dating my now husband when I was 19 years old, I laid out my expectations that I wanted to get married and have children, and not work. I wanted to be the mum who "leaned in": volunteering at school, helping with the craft projects and baking biscuits from scratch. Why he didn't go running for the hills then and there, I don't know! Of course I'm not saying all this isn't possible while a mother is working, but that full time #mumlife was my dream. On days when I'm wiping noses and bums and doing my 100000000th load of washing, I question if I was crazy all those years ago, but nothing brings me greater joy than cooking something from scratch for my boys and watching them enjoy it.
“These chocolate chip biscuits are my husband's favourite biscuits that his mother made him when he was a child in the early 80's. My mother in law had ripped a recipe out of a Woman's Weekly magazine and that faded scrap was what she handed me when I asked her for the recipe.”
I have carefully filed that recipe and treated it like a family heirloom because of the special place it holds in my husband's heart, memories of baking with his mum. When I had kids of my own, I couldn't wait to bake the same biscuits their father enjoyed as a boy. Anything with chocolate is a winner with my boys so I wasn't surprised when they loved them the first time I cooked these. This is also a great recipe to get the kids to help with. Its very simple and involves a lot of rolling biscuit dough into balls which is good work for little hands especially if you don't mind them coming out a bit misshapen. If you wanted to you could add nuts or dried fruit, but sometimes you just don't mess with a classic.
Chocolate Chip Biscuits adapted from a Woman's Weekly recipe
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Makes: 24 Large biscuits
250g Butter, softened
1/2 Cup Caster Sugar
1/2 Tin of Condensed Milk
2 1/2 Cups Self Raising Flour
2 x 200g Bag Milk Chocolate Chips
Step 1- Using a mix master or electric beaters, cream the butter, sugar and condensed milk until pale.
Step 2- Fold in the flour and chocolate chips.
Step 3- Roll into balls and flatten onto lined baking trays.
Step 4- Bake at 180c for about 15 min until lightly golden. Cool on a rack.