You can improve on a good thing
I have a recipe for chocolate chip biscuits that my mum used to make for us when we were little. I have made it so many times that I know the recipe off by heart. It makes approx 40 biscuits (depending on how much my hubby taxes the raw dough) and is my go to recipe for shared morning teas or charity baking.
I recently got a new oven and the first thing I decided to make in it was a batch of these choc chip biscuits as I knew how they cooked on the old oven and thought they would be a good comparison to see how the new oven worked. I had a packet of butterscotch instant pudding mix in the cupboard that needed to be used so added it to the mix with a teaspoon of salt and oh my, they were soooooo good. Recipe below:
- 190g butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 packet chocolate chips
- 1 packet butterscotch instant pudding
- 1 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift flour, baking powder, pudding mix and salt together and add to the butter mix half at a time. Add in the choc chips and mix until combined. If the mixture is still a bit sticky, add a bit more flour.
Roll into balls and place onto oven tray. Press flat with fork and bake for 15 mins or until golden.
This is a great recipe to mix it up with your additions. Some combinations I have tried in the past are:
- Cranberry and white chocolate chips (great for Christmas gifts)
- Walnut and choc chip
- Almond and choc chip
- Peanut butter and choc chip (add 2 tbsp peanut butter to creamed butter and sugar before you add the eggs and omit pudding mix)
- Pecan and Maple syrup (add 1 tbsp maple syrup as above)
- Poppy seed and lemon (use lemon zest added as the same for peanut butter)
- Sultana and choc chip