Friday, 4 May 2012

.Thermomix Cooking: A gazillion chocolate chip cookies.

This recipe was from my sister (who got it from her friend, but it originated here, apparently).  It makes a truck-load of cookies.  And you don't have to use your Thermomix for it, but I thought it would be handy to convert it over and give Thermomix instructions for you TM lovers out there.  The finished mixture is WAY too much to fit in the Thermomix, so you'll need a massive bowl and strong muscles to mix everything together at the end, but the Thermomix does make light work of all of the grinding, creaming and beating.

These are my new favourite chocolate chip cookies.  I have to leave the whole nuts out so that the kids will eat them, and they love them too.  The best part is that I manage to squeeze a few healthier options (nuts, oats) into them and they are non the wiser.

Usually I'll make up the mixture and bake a couple of trays then freeze the rest of the mixture in balls to bake later.  I always bag them in lots of 15 because that's how many biscuits I can fit on one tray.  Great for quickly baking when I need something for school lunches or to give to a friend or take somewhere last minute.
The recipe does indeed make a gazillion cookies - About 120, depending on how big you make the balls.  I did have a whole heap of lovely, step-by-step instructions photographs to use in this blog post but accidentally deleted them from my camera (argh!)so you'll just have to use your imagination!!


A Gazillion Chocolate Chip Cookies
490g rolled oats
200g dark chocolate
170g almonds
250g nuts (peanuts or cashews)
480g butter
220g raw sugar
230g brown sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
600g plain flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarb soda
500g chocolate chips (milk, white or dark - or combination)
2 cups pecans (or other nuts) chopped

Place oats in Thermomix bowl.  Process into powder on speed 9 for 10 seconds.  Pour into big mixing bowl.
Place 200g dark chocolate into Thermomix bowl.  Grate on speed 7 for 4 seconds.  Pour into big mixing bowl.
Place almonds into Thermomix bowl.  Grind on speed 9 for 10 seconds.  Pour into big mixing bowl.
Place 250g nuts into Thermomix bowl.  Make into butter by processing on speed 7 for 10-20 seconds.  Leave in bowl.
Add butter, raw sugar and brown sugar to Thermomix bowl.  Cream together on speed 5 for 2 minutes, using spatula to incorporate.
Add eggs and vanilla.  Mix together on speed 5 for 30 seconds.
Add plain flour, salt, baking powder, bicarb soda, chocolate chips and nuts to big mixing bowl.  Mix dry ingredients together using a large spoon or spatula.
Pour creamed mixture from the Thermomix into the big mixing bowl.  Mix into dry ingredients using a large spoon or spatula.  Continue mixing until everything is well combined.


To bake cookies:
Drop tablespoonfuls of mixture onto baking-paper lined trays.  Allow room for spreading.  Bake in 180 degree celsius oven for 8-10 minutes.


To freeze mixture:
Drop tablespoonfuls of mixture onto baking-paper lined trays.  Fill tray, making sure that balls don't touch.  Place in freezer for half an hour.  Remove and place balls into snap-lock bags.  Store in freezer.


To bake frozen mixture:
Take frozen balls from freezer and place onto baking-paper lined trays.  Allow room for spreading and sit at room temperature for 15 minutes.  Bake in 180 degree celsius oven for 8-10 minutes.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yum! Thank you for the recipe.

Kathy said...

How perfect is this recipe! Chocolate, oath goodness, vast quantity, chocolate, freezabilty, oh, And chocolate! A plan for the weekend :)

Kathy said...

Lol - that should read " oaty goodness"!

Anonymous said...

wow!! thats alot of cookies tones! The website you linked is funny with the $250 recipe!
love you! Whit

Spencer said...

I love a good chocolate chip and your recipe looks really good!

Alison said...

I've just made a batch! Decided to do half quantity of everything. Happy to report that it still makes 48 biscuits. I also added some sunflower seeds, which I ground up in thermie. Thanks so much for the recipe conversion.

Nic said...

I've had this recipe for years, it's been circulating for a long time it seems. The original recipe I have is a bit different from yours, and I have adapted it too. I use hazelnuts because they work so well with chocolate. I also use oat bran instead of oats because I like to blend them. They're always popular and gobbled up very quickly. I haven't made them in a while. Thanks for the reminder!

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samone said...

Why have I never thought to freeze the mixture into balls??? - thanks!

Anonymous said...

These are great cookies, I baked them today! Thanks very much for a great recipe.

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