Chocolate Chip Cookies

As a little side project and after reading some of my favourite blogs I decided to do a bit of baking. While I can’t eat sweet, delicious baked goods at the moment, there’s no reason why I can’t make them for others to enjoy. Although yes, I did have two. Only two I swear!

Plus some cookie dough.

And maybe my daughters left over cookie.

But that’s it!

Rustling up ingredients from the cupboard I found I only had a small amount of milk choc chips left so I decided to also add the rest of my leftover white chocolate milk bits, roughly chopped to add a bit of chunk.

I love chunky, soft cookies and these did not disappoint. I think I should’ve reduced the sugar content a bit due to the white chocolate I added as white choc already contains more sugar than normal choc so they did turn out a little sweet.

All in all though, yum!


125g unsalted butter, softened

1 1/4 cups brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 egg lightly beaten

1 1/2 cups plain flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

a pinch of salt

1 1/2 cups chocolate bits

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Place the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until light and creamy. Add the vanilla and egg and stir to combine. Stir in the sifted flour, baking powder and salt until just combined. Fold through the chocolate chips.

Place spoonfuls of the mixture on a lined baking tray. Make sure you leave enough room for spreading as these babies spread! Cook for 15-20 minutes, until they are a light golden colour. Allow to cool on the tray for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool.

(Originally from Bill Granger).


I’ve blown it!

This weekend has been a total write off! My 12WBT results hang in the balance…

I have had two party events this weekend. A beautiful bbq on a sunny Saturday afternoon with great friends, laughter, a DELICIOUS food spread and flowing wine. The second, a baby shower for one of my best friends with the most incredible dip and to die for cupcakes! I didn’t even try to be good. Did not even try.

I don’t know if it’s because I haven’t had potatoes in a couple of weeks but the potato salad at the bbq was the best I’ve ever had! I finished my plate and then my husbands.

I am too scared to get on the scales. After losing only 500 grams in the last week I am terrified that I have put more on. I thought last night that I would go for a run this morning but when I woke I was already sweating from the heat outside. Not feasible in my mind. As it cools down today I may try to do a fitness DVD…. if I can pry my hubby away from the football on TV.

Augh, I have to get back on the horse. I bought two new bikinis today as inspiration for summer. Just gotta do it!


Summer… Here I come!