Thursday, 18 October 2012


“All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!” - Lucy Van Pelt (in Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz)
This week has been absolutely full, with work in particular, being very busy, but also lots of things happening at home. Thankfully it's Friday and when I got home I was greeted by the wonderful smell of cookies baking. It is one of the most appealing smells to greet one when getting home. I do believe some research has been done on the topic and real estate agents capitalise on the fact and ensure there is something baking in the oven when they have open house to show people through a property that is for sale.
1 cup unsalted butter
340 g good quality chocolate chips
2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp. soda
120 g grated dark chocolate
2.5 cups blended oatmeal
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla essence
A pinch of grated cinnamon
A pinch of grated cloves
1.5 cups chopped roasted hazelnuts
  • Blend the oatmeal in a blender to a fine powder.
  • Cream the butter and both sugars, adding the cinnamon and cloves last.
  • Add eggs and vanilla, and mix with flour, oatmeal, baking powder, and soda.
  • Add chocolate chips, dark chocolate, and nuts.
  • Roll into balls, and place 6 cm apart on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 200˚C. Makes about 56 cookies.
  • Cool and store in baking paper lined, tin with a closely fitting lid.
This post is part of the Food Friday meme,
and also part of the Food Trip Friday meme.


  1. yummy yummy yummy! perfect any time of the day... :)

    thanks so much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday, Nick

  2. delishhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh cookies to pair with milk too, what a perfect match :-) My kids love to eat cookies too :-) Thank you for sharing the recipe :-) Dropping by from last week's Food Friday