Do your kids chop and change their minds about what they will and won’t eat in their school lunches??
My girls will happily eat fruit slice every day for a month, and then suddenly, one day they bring it home untouched declaring that they don’t like it, it’s disgusting and if I ever dare put it in their lunch again their eyes will roll out of their heads in frustration.
What’s with that?
I try hard not to loose my mind and just look for something else to bake to fill up their bottomless pit stomachs and whinging mouths!
This week I tried out a new chocolate chip cookie recipe. Reported to be ‘the fluffiest, chewiest, most amazing chocolate chip cookies ever’ according to Apple a Day blog where I first found the recipe, and she’s not wrong. These are delish and only crumbs came home from school!
Here is my slightly modified recipe for Big Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies.
185 grams of softened butter
3/4 of a cup of brown sugar
1/4 of a cup of sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups of self raising flour
2 tsp corn flour
1 cup of chocolate chips
Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees. Cream butter and sugar, then add the egg and vanilla and mix well. Fold in flour and corn flour and then stir through the chocolate chips.
Place table spoons (or bigger!) of dough on well greased trays and cook for 7-10 minutes, no longer!
These cookies are forgiving when it comes to the mixture (I left out the corn flour by mistake first time and they still came out ok) but they are not forgiving when it comes to cooking. Do not over cook, ten minutes is enough! The cookies will not brown, they stay very blonde. When you see them starting to go slightly brown around the edges, take them out, or they will be crumbly not chewy.
Win a 4 My Earth Lunch Wrap Pack
This Competition is now closed and the winner has been notified.
I have a fabulous new advertiser here at picklebums – 4 My Earth. They sell a range of unique products all aimed at reducing out impact on the environment.
Rebecca from 4 My Earth sent me a pack of their cool lunch wraps to try out, the cookies in the photo above are packed in a snack pocket from the range and we’ve been using the other wraps and pocket for a few weeks now and love them. The lunch wraps are machine washable and are actually really easy to use. I also love that they have a clear and easy spot to name them!
For those at schools who require ‘rubbish free lunches’ these would be awesome! We are almost rubbish free just because I hate throwing money in the bin and with these wraps we’ve managed to get rid of the plastic wrapped bread rolls as well. These would also be good for general kitchen use, I read a tip on the website about using a wrap instead of cling wrap for dough which is just brilliant, it’s such a waste to use cling wrap for the hour pastry dough needs to go in the fridge and then chuck it out!
4 My Earth has one value pack of lunch wraps to give away. Their value pack includes one of each type of wrap and pocket in various designs (not all the same design as pictured)- a really great way to try them out.
To enter, pop on over to the 4 My Earth website and take a look at their range of products. Leave a comment letting me know what your favourite product is and you’ll go into the draw. The winner will be chosen next Thursday, November 3rd. To enter you must be an Australian resident and must provide a valid email address.