It's Random Recipe time again. This exciting challenge is hosted by Dom from Belleau Kitchen. He likes to keep us on our toes - you never know what to expect! Fortunately the challenge this month was not too difficult - count up all your books and use a random number generator to select the book to use. Open up that book to a random page and cook that recipe. I often use a random number generator particularly for random recipes to select my book and often to select the page as well. This time, the trusty number generator thingamidoodah (yes it's a real word) churned out no 34 which was.....
I opened it up to a random page and got Chocolate & coffee wholemeal cookies. I felt like I'd won the random recipe lottery. I did change up the recipe a little bit as I didn't have all the ingredients to hand. The resulting cookie was crispy, nutty and chocolatey. I didn't get much of the coffee flavour - will definitely add a bit more next time. On the plus side, the spelt and oats made it seem healthy which eased the guilt of eating
four two cookies in a row. Definitely one for the cookie jar!
Recipe from Cookie Jar - I've given my adaptations below
180g soft brown sugar
70g plain flour
70g spelt flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
225g chocolate chips (i used a mixture of dark and milk)
185g rolled oats
1 tablespoon coffee essence (recommend 2 tablespoons for a stronger coffee flavour)
100g hazelnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
- Preheat the oven to 190C.
- Grease and line 2 baking trays.
- Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add in the egg.
- Sift the flour, spelt flour and bicabonate of soda and mix into the butter mixture.
- Stir in the chocolate chips, coffee, hazelnuts and oats and mix well.
- Use a small ice cream scoop to scoop out small scoops of cookie dough spaced well apart.
- Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.