Who doesn't love cookies? And who doesn't love White Chocolate Chip Cookies! These nut free cookies are the perfect treat to whip up for a morning tea or for wrapping up as a hostess gift or boxing up and sending into school. Loaded with choc chips these are simple to make and delicious to eat.
Thursday was Mr 5's Kindergarten sports day. It was a beautiful day and they had a blast. Check out Mr 5!!! He was so excited about the sack race. Then after the long jump all he kept saying to me was "Did you see how far I jumped!"
I am in awe of how much energy the teachers have! They run around after the kids with a constant smile on their faces. I taught older kids, which had its challenges, but it didn't involve quite so much intensity. At least 14 year olds stop talking (occasionally!!!!) But the kids adored it and once the activities were out of the way we had a shared morning tea.
We have had a few morning teas through-out the year, but this is the first time that Kindy A have been given 'sweets', usually we are on the savoury dishes. That is completely down to the fact Mr 5's teacher knows I love cooking up savoury snacks. Sweets and cakes are not something I cook a lot of really. My usual contributions of sausage rolls, chicken skewers, party pies (must blog these!!!), meatballs and bread rolls weren't an option this time so I had to come up with something sweet.
I asked Mr 5 and the conversation went like this:
"What shall I make for kindy sports day?"
"You have to take sweets, Mummy"
"Yup, so what sweet dish shall I make?"
"No not sweet dish, sweeties, you know like lollies" Said with a very expressive open arm, palms to the ceiling gesture!
"No it means a sweet food, like brownies"
"Oh, so not lollies"
"No, what about brownies?" (I love brownies 😉 )
"No Mummy I took brownies in for my birthday. So how about cookies."
"Okay, cookies. Done"
"Good cookies, like yummy ones with chocolate. Like the ones my brother took to camp"
"Right white choc-chip cookies it is"
"no nuts Mummy"
"Nope, no nuts. Did your teacher remind you of that"
"No, but I don't like nuts mummy! Apart from pistachios"
"I know darling"
"Can we make cookies now?"
"No, not today"
"well, because they won't be nice by Thursday"
"No not for sports day just for now"
"Not right now, we need to buy choc-chips"
"Okay, can we make dippy eggs and vegemite soldiers for lunch instead?"
Ha, love my crazy kid!
So on Wednesday I made cookies, then hide them away so they weren't demolished before sports day!!!! These are good cookies, yummy cookies with no nuts, just lots and lots of choc-chips.
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White Chocolate Chip Cookies
- ⅔ cup butter
- 1 ⅔ cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 yolk
- 2 cups plain flour
- ½ teaspoon table salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups white chocolate chips/chunks
- Preheat oven to 160ºC
- Place the butter in a microwave bowl and cook on high for 45 seconds or until just melted.
- Set aside to cool. You want to wait until it has the consistency of mayonnaise. Sort of dollopy. Then it is perfect to use.
- Place your 'dollopy' butter into the bowl of your stand mixer (Or a large bowl and whisk by hand or with a hand held electric mixer) add the sugar and then cream them together until you have a very pale yellow mixture.
- Add the vanilla extract, whole egg and the egg yolk and mix on medium speed until well combined.
- Add in the flour, salt and baking powder, then mix again for a further 3 minutes.
- Add the chocolate chips and mix on low until they are just combined.
- Line two baking trays with cooking paper.
- Table tablespoons of the mixture and place on the trays. Don't worry about flattening them, they will flatten and spread in the oven.
- Bake for 14-15 minutes until the edges are just golden brown. (if you want a gooey centre then bake for 12-13 minutes)
- Remove from the oven (don't worry they will be slightly soft still)
- Carefully use a fish slice to transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and allow to cook completely before boxing up.
- If you are eating them straight away then cooling completely isn't required 😉 Just snaffle them down as soon as you can hold them. Careful the chocolate will still be hot!!!