I’m about to head off to my first ever Problogger conference on the Gold Coast. I don’t know what I’m more excited about – meeting new friends, the famous breakfast buffet at the QT hotel, all the blog inspiration or just a full night’s sleep in my own bed!
There are a lot of logistics involved, and I don’t even live far away. My husband is doing drop-offs and pick-ups, there are babysitters and borrowed cars and lists of this and that… I’m sure it’s the same for every parent there. But I know it will be worth it, and I am so grateful for the time to be on my own doing something I love.
To say thank you to my family members for all their support, I whipped up these naughty chocolate and raspberry cookies yesterday. I’m calling them my thank you cookies. Hopefully they’ll bring a smile to my hubby’s face after he’s put three children to bed, or appease the kids when they ask for the 4826th time when I’m coming back.
This one is dedicated to all the #pbevent support crews at home…
Thermomix chocolate raspberry cookies
Prep time 5 minutes
Cooking time 10-12 minutes
125g butter, softened (see tip)
2/3 cup (110g) brown sugar
1 cup (150g) plain flour
35g self-raising flour
35g cocoa powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
100g dark chocolate, chopped
120g frozen raspberries
Here’s what you do
1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
2. Place butter, sugar, egg and extract in TM bowl and mix for 15 seconds/speed 5. Add in sifted flours, cocoa and soda and mix for 15 seconds/speed 5.
3. Add chocolate and raspberries and mix for 20 seconds/speed 1/reverse.
4. Place tablespoons of mixture on prepared trays, leaving 5cm space between each one. Using your fingers, flatten each cookie slightly.
5. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes. Cookies will still be slightly soft, but will harden on cooling. Leave to cool on tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
Tip: If you don’t have time to soften your butter, you can grate it into the bowl using a good Microplane or grater.
If you don’t have a Thermomix, simply beat the butter, sugar and egg together. Then incorporate the flours, cocoa and bicarb. Gently fold in the chocolate and raspberries and you’re good to go.