Chocolate Chip Cookies
This recipe’s origin was never that of a chocolate chip cookie, at least I don’t think my grandmother ever used it in this way. Her original recipe was for a plain crumbly nut biscuit which I seem to recall eating when I was young. Her recipe called for half butter half lard proportions which I amended solely to all butter, and hers used normal granulated sugar which, after trying various permutations, I have changed and substituted for dark and castor sugar, although her idea of adding nuts has a lot of merit.
The basic biscuit can be used plain, or the chocolate chips can be substituted for nuts, white chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and strawberries or raspberries… hmmm your imagination is endless!! As long as you keep the basic proportions in mind, and try not to add too many wet (fresh fruit tends to be moist) ingredients to your biscuit you should be ok.