Sunday 13 July 2014

Mrs Murray's Chocolate Chip Biscuits

This recipe was given to me by a great friend of our family, Anne Murray. It's perfect for when a bulk bake up is required for family, friends or even fund raising efforts. Anne often makes a batch each for her sons and their families. 

I've made this lot for my family at the farm. Hamish and Emily are busy shifting stock, feeding out and break fencing, and Mum and Dad are caught up in the nightmare that is earthquake repairs. You'll need a large bowl, a strong(ish) arm and plenty of time to bake each tray to make this quantity. They keep really well in an airtight container, so are perfect for taking away on holiday road trips. Their deliciousness will mean they wont last long anyway.

Anne Murray's Chocolate Chip Biscuits

500g butter
500g caster sugar
395g can condensed milk
5 cups plain flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
250g bag chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 175deg. C. and line a couple of baking trays with paper.

Cream the butter and sugar until pale and creamy. 

Beat in the condensed milk.

Fold in the sifted flour and baking powder. 

Then fold in the chocolate chips.

Roll into walnut sized balls and flatten onto the baking trays. 

Take care to leave a couple of cm of gap between each biscuit as they will spread during baking.

Bake for 8 minutes. 

The biscuits will brown a little due to the sugar content. 

They come out of the oven soft, but harden once cool. 

Transfer to a baking rack, then repeat with the next tray. 

I think I made about 80. I lost count. They were delicious.

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