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Saturday, 7 March 2015

Four Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies . . . perfect for Gluttons like me

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I got this recipe from my friend Laurie a few years back.  She's a real sweetheart.  A Canadian just like me.  She also used to work as a chef, so you know it's got to be good.

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This is a recipe for the Chatelaine Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Chatelaine is a very popular Women's magazine back home in Canada.   It's been around for yonks.  It's kind of like the Canadian Good Housekeeping magazine I suppose.   They are known for having great recipes too.   I have an old Chatelaine Complete Cookery Book that I received for subscribing probably 35 years ago now and it is a treasure of mine.

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This recipe is  just perfect for us!  With there only being two of us, it makes just the right amount and we aren't tempted by dozens of cookies sitting in the cookie jar waiting to be eaten!

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The recipe said that it made two cookies . . . but I added some of my favourite things like sultanas and toasted walnuts along with the chocolate chips, and so I got four cookies!  Perhaps they are smaller than the original ones, I don't know.

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I only know they are quite, quite delicious and they are gone.  And that's a good thing because I would not have been able to stop myself from being a pig with them . . . coz . . . that's how I roll.

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*Four Chocolate Chip Cookies*
makes four
Printable Recipe

Makes only four of the most deliciously moreish chocolate chip cookies.   This removes the temptation of over indulging.

1 TBS unsalted butter, softened
2 TBS packed soft light brown sugar
1 free range egg, beaten lightly
(You will only need 1 1/2 tsp of the beaten egg)
1/4 tsp vanilla
3 TBS plain flour
1/8 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 TBS semi sweet chocolate chips
1 TBS milk chocolate chips
1 TBS sultana raisins
1 TBS chopped toasted walnuts

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Preheat the oven to 180*C.350*F/ gas mark 4.   Line a small baking sheet with baking paper.  Set aside.

Cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.   Measure in 1 1/2 tsp egg.  (This is the hardest part as it does not want to measure easily.  It can be done though if you persevere!)  Stir in the vanilla and egg to thoroughly combine.  Whisk together the soda and flour.  Stir this in completely.  Stir in the nuts, raisins and chocolate chips.   Spoon the batter into 4 equal sized mounds on the prepared baking sheet, leaving 2 inches between each.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown around the edges.  Allow to cool on the baking sheet for several minutes.  Remove to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.


  1. Haha ! Aw Marie I laugh when I saw the title:)
    You are lovely!
    Love these cookies !
    Im sure are deliciius!
    Hugs to you and Todd!

  2. Why does almost every cookie recipe end up being one of my faves..I am a salt person..and cookie:)

    These look the mininess of the recipe Marie..
    That is one mag that hardly ever disappoints:)

  3. Gloria, I have no self control when it comes to cookies, so I have been trying to do recipes where I don't have too much temptation in front of me! Hugs to you too! xoxo

    Monique, it is a waistline saver! lol I miss getting Chatelaine and Canadian Living over here. But now, with online mags, it's not so bad. xoxo

  4. Any suggestions on how to increase the recipe? If I am going to the trouble of making cookies, I want to produce a lot more than 4! & these look great. I am confident about how to increase all the ingredients except for the egg. I am stuck when it comes to the egg. Hope you can help!

  5. Hi Tigerlillie, here is my recipe for the perfect chocolate chip cookie:

    This is my go to when I want to make tons of cookies. I baked several batches of these every week when I worked at the Manor. All of the staff and family love, LOVED them!

  6. Marie..I just got the new Chatelaine today..guess what?
    Small Batch Choco Chip cookies..
    But different ..will scan and send to you;)

  7. Ohh sounds lovely MOnique! Can't wait to see! xoxo


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