A family of wallabies has moved into the Lemon Grove garden. At first they stayed way down the back of the section closest to the reserve. Gradually they have made their way closer and closer to the house until just yesterday when I caught one with his greedy paws on my lemon tree. He spotted me just as he plucked the best looking lemon off the tree. So there he is frozen in place staring at me while holding onto his stolen bounty for dear life, then he hopped off at an incredible speed before leaping over the back fence and into safety. It was a surprise to me as while I knew wallabies were herbivores I didn’t know they ate lemons! My lemon stealing wallabies never quite come close enough for a photo opportunity so you will just have to make do with these shots of today’s blog offering: cherry and chocolate chip cookies.
- 125gm unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 85gm caster sugar
- 85gm light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 165gm plain flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 100gm chocolate chips
- 70gm dried cherries.
Heat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Place the butter, vanilla extract, caster sugar, brown sugar and egg in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix until fully combined.
Remove the bowl from mixer and add in the flour and baking soda in two batches. Mix with a spatula to combine.
Add the chocolate chips and dried cherries and mix in using a spatula.
Scoop heaped tablespoons of the mixture into balls and place on pre-prepared baking tray, allow at least 3-4cm for the cookies to spread.
Bake at 180°C for approx. 12 minutes. Cool on baking tray to allow cookies to firm before moving from the tray.