...this time to help out the 9 year old for the "Game of Life" at school; a weekly interactive game at school where the kids team up, all have a different 'business' and have certain requirements to fill before the game ends (it goes on for several weeks!). They need to 'buy' a house and car, pay bills and still have enough money left over to spend on things like health care, pets and entertainment. The real estate people have it good - they bring in clippings from the newspaper and sell their 'houses' this way. The pet people have been known to bring in cuddly pets from home like rabbits/guinnea pigs and charge a fee per 'pat'.
The most lucrative business of all though would have to be the bakery. Due to it's past popularity, this year there are two. Wouldn't you know it, but the 9 year old decided she would like to be in one of them. I'll admit, it can be somewhat frustrating remembering that each Tuesday she needs to have a container of yummy goodies all packed up, ready to take with her to school but with a 10 year old on the case who loves being in the kitchen, the task no longer falls on my shoulders. Thank goodness for that!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
2/3 cup sugar
half a 400g can of condensed milk (this is one of the reasons why I think she likes to make them - to consume the leftovers of this sweet treat over the next few days!)
2 1/2 cups self-raising flour
125g white chocolate, cut into small pieces
250g dark or milk chocolate, cut into small pieces
Preheat oven to 180c and line two baking trays with paper/parchment. In a large bowl, cream together the buter, sugar and condensed milk with electric beaters until light and fluffy. Add flour and chocolate pieces and mix together with a large metal spoon until well combined. Roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls and place onto prepared baking trays, leaving room for spreading. Flatten balls slightly with a fork. Bake 14-16 minutes or until light golden brown. Allow to cool on trays for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to three days.
Here are Kirsty's biscuits,
(Have you tried them yet? You really must! Let me know in the comments section below and I'll link back to your blog here)