Katie Green is the only blog friend that I've ever met in person, and she lives in England! I'm so happy to have her as a friend, and that she is here sharing a life experience AND a cookie recipe.
Ten years ago, I was told by a doctor that I would be lucky to live another two weeks. I was struggling with anorexia, and that struggle nearly took my life. Now, ten years later, I am fully recovered, and I'm in the middle of writing and drawing a book about the whole experience. Over the past few days I've been celebrating proving that doctor wrong, and really absorbing what it means to be fully recovered, and how much I have to be grateful for.
I invite you to celebrate with me by baking and eating some chocolate chip cookies....
125g plain white flour
100g oats, whizzed in the blender
1tsp baking powder
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp salt
100g caster sugar
100g light brown sugar
1tsp vanilla essence
50g soft silken tofu and 1tsp baking powder (or one egg)
165g chocolate, broken into pieces
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C, and cover 3 baking trays with greaseproof paper
Mix together the flour, oats, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
In another bowl, cream the margarine and sugars until light an fluffy. Thn beat in the egg or tofu mixture and vanilla.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix slowly but thoroughly. Finally stir in the chocolate pieces.
Roll the dough into golf-ball sized pieces and place on the baking trays AT LEAST 5 cm apart. This might mean baking the cookies in several batches, which is fine.
Bake the cookies for 10 minutes. They will look slightly browned but still pretty much uncooked when they come out the oven. Leave them to cool and firm up, then enjoy one (or several) with a nice cup of tea.
my blog, and I'm doing a celebratory giveaway today, so be sure to stop by. I've decided to list all of the original drawings from my Sheep Sketchbook for sale, and I'll be giving one of them away to a lucky winner!
And huge thanks to the lovely Mollie for sharing her space for me to tell my story :)
Thanks, Katie for being the dear that you are!