Being home sick is fun for the first day or so - you can put whatever you want on TV, sleep in, knit all day. After a while though, even knitting seems less desirable (especially when all your wips except two are at work and you’re getting sick of the two).

Enter the mixing bowl.

I always try to keep everything on hand in the pantry to make choc chip something. I don’t always have eggs, but the Domestic Goddess was smiling today. I kind of used a recipe from a book I brought over from home: I didn’t have brown sugar so I used half white sugar and a big dollop of golden syrup instead, and I didn’t have coconut so I left it out. Neil doesn’t like coconut in his cookies anyway. I made sure I left in the huge chunks of chocolate though!

 I mixed in front of the TV, bowl on my lap. I’ve never had an automatic mixer and haven’t had even a hand-held electric since I moved to London. I’ve always really enjoyed the action of beating eggs, butter, sugar by hand and I’m not usually in a hurry when I’m baking. I can still remember creaming butter and sugar for my mother when I was a child. We had a pale yellow mixing bowl and I was supposed to keep going until the mixture matched the bowl.

Roll, press with a fork, set the timer for 12 minutes.

 Now I just need someone to share them with… 

12 Responses to “When Knitting Palls”
  1. Ali says:

    Clearly I visited you one day too early…. :P

    They look yummy.

  2. Diane says:

    You could visit again tomorrow :-D There might be one or two left…

  3. Auntie Noo says:

    What is it with everyone showing me all these tempting cookies - earlier in the week theyarnyard made oat cookies, and now this - honestly a girl only has so much will-power you know!

  4. Jeanne says:

    Yummy! Hope you feel better soon….

  5. cairi says:

    I will be right over…………..

    hope you get better soon honey being ill SUCKS big time xxxx

  6. Fi says:

    I do my baking ‘by hand’ too, it’s just not the same if you fling it all in a mixer!

    Hope you feel better soon, and keep eating the biscuits, it can only help :o)

  7. Diane says:

    Yum! Good to see you are finally getting better!

  8. MoonRani says:

    Feel better soon, Diane! Next time you bake, make enogh to share, will you? You can see for yourself how many cookie fans you have! :D

    BTW, you can substitute soy powder for eggs. I use about one tablespoon (American measure) plus about two tablespoons water/other baking liquid per egg. You can keep soy powder on hand because it stores well. Then you can bake any time the mood strikes, eggs or no!

  9. Lindsey says:

    Mm, cookies. Although I have a few cupcakes in my kitchen from my late-night baking spree last night. Want to trade and sample each other’s wares? :-)

    I hope you’re feeling better. I haven’t been by your blog in ages, I guess–and man, you’ve been busy! I need to come by more often, I know. I blame Ravelry. Although I guess I could make better use of Ravelry and use it to keep up with people’s blogs, huh? I’ll try to do that now!

  10. Kai says:

    I just made muffins!! choco chip muffins! and they all rose and none have deflated!

    unfortunately though, i have a hand held blender thingy. i loves it to bits.

  11. Mum says:

    Haven’t I told you (a few times) that sugar supresses the immune system
    I’m glad you remember how to do basic stuff though, Your little sister made creamed bikkies last week, for the shearer.

    Your half an alpaca fleece is waiting for you - and we have bought 2 more alpacas. Also the one (!) wool fleece I diverted from the bale.

    How is the chicken soup coming along?

  12. Alice says:

    hola! cookies were yummy I have to say! hee hee. hope you’re feeling better D.

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