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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Chocolate Nut Brownies

I cannot remember who gave me this chocolate chip cookie recipe but I think it was Aunty Joy. I know it wasn't mum as then I would remember her making them for us. They are another one of those yummy slices that you just love the taste of.


125 g butter
1 small cup SR flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I use pecans or walnuts)
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/3 cup cocoa

Sift flour, salt and cocoa together. Melt butter in small saucepan then let cool. Beat eggs until thick and creamy. Add the sugar gradually then stir in the butter and dry ingredients. Lastly add the nuts and vanilla essence. Spread in a greased and papered slice tin. Cook in moderate oven for 30 minutes.
Spread a little chocolate icing over the top while still hot as this will keep it thin and give it a nice glazed shine. Cool in tin then cut into squares. These are great in lunch boxes or for an afternoon tea party.

Shortbread Walnut Dreams

This ia another shortbread cookie recipe given to me by Aunty Joy who is one of the best home cooks that I have known. Especially when it comes to sweets things. Try these and you will keep making them over and over as they are delicious.


500 g butter - at room temperature
500 g SR flour
250 g icing sugar
250 g chopped walnuts

Cream butter and sugar well. Work in the sifted flour and then add walnuts. Roll into little balls and press down with a fork on a greased oven slide. Bakin in hot oven for approx 10 minutes. You can always halve the recipe if you want less shortbreads. However as they are so yummy you probably won't want to do this.