Last weekend a baking bug bit me! I had a look through the pantry to take stock of what I had and then decided that I had to find something to bake that had almonds and chocolate chips. I found the most amazing recipe that I will definitely be using again and I just had to share it!
1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar*
1/3 cup sugar*
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup sliced almonds**
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, salt and bicarb in a separate bowl and gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and almonds.
Use a teaspoon to scoop out mixture and roll into balls. Place them about 5cm apart on a greased baking tray. Bake Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 190° for 9-11 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
*I only had caramel sugar in the pantry so I used this for both the sugar elements.
** I had whole almonds that I then threw in the food processor to get them cut down into bits.