• Lauren-Nicole

Milk Chocolate-Chip & Walnut Cookie bars... because I can.

Saturdays are the day in this house where we allow ourselves to go crazy with the desserts. Usually, I do the same recipe every Saturday. A dark chocolate cake, with a caramel chocolate ganache, & by the evening, we've polished off the whole thing.

Because why the fuck not.... right?

Turns out, it's a wasted opportunity though. If I'm already making something sweet on a Saturday, maybe I should be making the most of it & coming up with a new recipe to be sharing. I mean, I used to share two or three recipes a week! Granted that was years ago. & for all intents & purposes I had stopped doing that because I moved & no longer had a photography studio to take glamorous photos of my creations. The perfectionist in me just wouldn't cave to the idea that I could post imperfect photos.

Fuck my inner perfectionist. Really. That tubby twat can shut up.

Any way. Cookie time.

Ingredients, makes 12:

100g - light brown sugar

115g - sugar

145g - unsalted butter, cold & cubed

1 - egg

1 tsp - vanilla

140g - gluten-free oat flour

140g - gluten free all purpose white flour

1/2 tsp - xanthin gum

1/2 tsp - salt

1/2 tsp - soda bicarbonate

1/2 tsp - baking powder

200g - milk chocolate (cut into large chunks)

100g - toasted walnuts, chopped


1. preheat the oven to 180C

2. grease your baking tin (20cm x 25cm) & line it with parchment paper. Set aside. Alternatively, you can use a 25cm cast iron skillet. It works just as well.

3. Place the butter & sugars into a bowl & cream them together using your whisk attachment, or your hand held beaters. arg in the egg & vanilla, & continue the process. You will want to stop once or twice & scrape down the sides of your bowl with a spatula.

4. add in all of the dry ingredients & beat together the mix until it's all combined.

5. using a spatula, fold in your chocolate & walnuts

6. transfer your batter into your prepared baking tin, & bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven & allow to cool before you cut it into bars.


By the way...

If you're interested in the type of stuff I keep stocked in my kitchen or the equipment that I use regularly... here's a pretty comprehensive list.

Tools/ Equipment/ Machinery/ Ingredients:


Electric Scale - Etekcity - http://amzn.to/2xkKpQk

Hand Mixer - Kenwood - http://amzn.to/2xkjowh

Stand Mixer - Kenwood - http://amzn.to/2yqXPiH


Silicone Spatula - Zyliss - http://amzn.to/2y3Srkw

Chef's Knife 8" - Miyabi - http://amzn.to/2fUtyRK

Pots & Pans:

Cast Iron Skillet 12" - Lodge - http://amzn.to/2fMHb1x

Cake tins & Pie Plates:

Square Cake Tin - Patisse - http://amzn.to/2xkn5Ce


Baking Powder - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2xkJz5U

Bicarbonate of Soda - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2yL7Lj4

Brown Rice Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2z1MUt1

Buckwheat Flour - Anthony’s Organic - http://amzn.to/2xjRS6T Coconut Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2xkAHNX

Millet flour - Bob’s Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2iBZqYw

Oat Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2fNUuyZ

Potato Starch - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2yKpYgH

Quinoa Flour - Amisa Organic - https://amzn.to/2oyWVg9 Sorghum Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2yClSf5

Tapioca Starch - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2xjv879

Vanilla Extract Organic - Simply Organic - http://amzn.to/2xXdt2e

Vanilla Beans - Vanilla Products - http://amzn.to/2yLMqWQ

White Flour GF - Dove's Farm - http://amzn.to/2z1b5I1​

Xanthan Gum - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2zoYxuC

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