How to say sorry with Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today I have a guest blog from my beautiful and feisty oldest child, Leah. She’s moved back home to live with us after a period flatting and now I get to benefit from all her fabulous baking and cooking skills.
Although in this case the cookies were made for another reason entirely. I’ll let her do the explanation.

This is Leah with her little brother Isaac - he has chocolate on his face from consuming a rather large amount of these cookies - mostly when he thought I was not looking.

Without further ado - a guest blog from Leah.

It’s the infamous Leah (devourer of Tangelo cake), and this is my go-to cookie recipe. These Chocolate Chip Cookies are also known as…. ‘Sorry I Spilled Red Wine on Your Carpet Cookies’.

I made these cookies this time around because, as you probably gathered from the beginning of this post, I had a rather shall we say ‘clumsy’ night at my boyfriend’s flat the other night. The spillage of one glass was acceptable, albeit all over the back of my dress (I don’t know how it happened either!), and all over the carpet, but spilled glasses #2 and #3 were just plain ridiculous! Feeling rather seedy and headachey the following day, I sought out this recipe, and got baking!

Sorry I Spilled Red Wine on Your Carpet Cookies

It makes about 60 cookies, is flexible with quantities (especially
chocolate), and the cookies turn out delicious every time!

  • 2 cups of white flour
  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of dessicated coconut
  • 200g/7oz butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of soft brown sugar
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Chocolate chopped. Quantities optional!

Cream the butter and sugars together

Beat in the eggs

Add all the other ingredients, and mix.

Place teaspoon-fulls of cookie dough onto a tray

Bake at 180/350 for 8-12 minutes - adjust for your oven and if you like a crispy or chewy cookie.

These cookies are fantastic with the addition of nuts or raisins, mix up your chocolate types, use dark, milk, white or a combination of all three. This particular batch had the coconut omitted.

A really great basic recipe and perfect when you want to say “sorry”. A whiff of these warm chocolate chip cookies will melt anyone’s steely gaze.

How can you stay mad with someone in the face of such an honest and delicious cookie?

Next time you need to say you’re sorry - say it with cookies.