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I Saw Three Choc Chips Come Sailing By On Christmas Day In The Morning

The posting every day thing??? Too much Christmas Spirit, and I don't mean I was having a bit of a tipple!! I did too many things and I felt sick and so after Harki, and her moral support Peri, went to the Vet for her injection yesterday, we all went to bed for the rest of the day. I raided my drug supply and found some excellent anti-nausea drugs and I slept like a Labrador.

Today I went to see my GP and Huzzah, my blood pressure is normal again, so I just have to keep taking the tablets. She also prescribed afternoon naps, as required. I didn't have a nap today but I just might tomorrow. Today I did some sewing. Harki and Peri helped. They like sewing. I am either a)sewing a gold bead onto every red bead of the garland on the panel, or, b) just endlessly picking up a thousand beads from the floor.

This is Harki's tree and she's not sharing

The power has been going on and off since Sunday. On Sunday the lights did that weird go-dim-then-bright-then-dim thing. Every time I come home my computer has switched itself right off, and all the clocks are flashing. Tonight I was home and it happened twice so I rang the Hydro. The man was very nice and said it wasn't just me. I thought it might have been just me. A man further up the river had heard a big exploding noise so they think they might know where the problem is now. Excellent, I reckon I could tell them that if there's a big exploding sound and then the power goes off, there's a bit of a problem!!

So today there are no pictures of cooking, but there is a fantastic recipe. These are the biscuits I make every year for MrsDrWho's sister and for MrsDrWho as well. MrsDrWho and I waxed lyrical about these on the phone tonight for about five minutes. She was all Nigella about them.

Christmas Chocolate Biscuits

  • 250g butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tspn bicarb soda
  • 1 tspn vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup macadamias , pecans or any nut you especially like
  • 1/2 cup sultanas
  • 1/2 cup white choc chips*
  • 1/2 cup milk choc chips*
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder


*I usually put in the rest of the packet, you really can't waste the choc chips!!

Melt gently the butter, sugar and dark chocolate. Any way you like best. Cool slightly and then stir in the eggs, bicarb, vanilla, nuts and sultanas. Let the mixture cool so that when you add the choc chips now,  they don't melt. Then mix in the well sifted flour and cocoa. I find it best to put the mixture into the fridge for 30-40 minutes so that it is easier to handle.

Preheat the oven to 180*C (160* ff) and line the baking trays. Roll a dessert spoon, or a heaped tablespoon of the biscuit mixture into a ball and place it on the tray and slightly flatten it. Leave room for the biscuits to spread a little. Small biscuits take about 15-20 and larger ones 20-25 minutes, depending on your oven and the size of the biscuits you make. Because they have a high chocolate content they do burn easily, so keep an eagle eye on them. Better to check a little early I think. Cool for 5 minutes on the tray and then move to a rack. Store in an airtight container, but they don't really last, they get eaten!!! They can be crispy or fudgy or crumbly. They have many and various forms, all delicious.




Hi Cindy,

So glad to hear that your blood pressure is back to normal. Make sure you take your afternoon naps too!!

Hugs to you from me and the doggies :)


I love the title of this post! Mmm I think I might have everything in the cupboard to make some of those bikkies too :-)


gee, i wish someone would prescribe afternoon naps for me!


nothing wrong with a nana nap I always say!! your comment Cindy about what the magazine said to the coaster had me in stitches because then I could imagine it too!!! Great tips too thank you, I am going to try the food dye one

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