Heidi's cookies. Full of chocolate and walnuts - Yum.
How to make Heidi's cookies:
4 Tablespoons of vegetable oil (something that does not have a strong flavour of its own.)
3 oz of butter (softened)
3 oz of white sugar
3 oz of brown sugar
1 teaspoon good Vanilla essence
7 oz Self Raising Flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 oz chopped walnuts ( I bash mine in a plastic bag with a meat mallet.)
6 oz dark chocolate in chunks or chips (If I don't have chocolate chips, I bash up some dark chocolate bars.)
Soften the butter in a small saucepan. - Keep an eye on it so it does not burn.
Add the oil to the butter.
In a bowl, mix the oil and butter with the two sugars and beat with a spoon or a whisk.
Add the egg and vanilla and beat again,.
Sift the flour, bicarb and salt and fold this into the mixture.
Pat this mixture into a greased 9" x 13" tin.
Sprinkle the nuts and chocolate over the mixture and gently press it in. This ensures an even distribution.
Bake at 190 C, 375 F for 15 - 18 minutes. DO NOT OVER BAKE or the squares will be very hard.
Cool, then cut into squares and serve.