Food, especially the food I send across the country to my children, is part of the glue that holds us altogether, keeps us connected. Chocolate is our family’s ‘happy’ food. Some of our best memories are evoked through taste and smell, and nothing says ‘welcome’, ‘tell me about your day’, ‘let’s have a chat’, ‘sit and relax’ than a plate of chocolate chip cookies.
Cream 165g butter and 1 cup of brown sugar.
Beat in 1 egg and 1tsp vanilla essence.
Sift together 1 cup of plain flour and 1 cup of self-raising flour. Add.
Add 1 cup of shredded coconut.
Add 250g good quality dark cooking chocolate, chopped.
Mix to form a stiff dough.
Roll and flatten walnut sized balls onto a tray.
Bake at 180C for 10-15min.
Cool on wire rack.
(would love to acknowledge the source of this recipe, but it has lived for too long in my head!)