Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Choc-Orange-Walnut Cookies

I'm cheesed off!

We've just been informed by our relocation agent, Karen, that we have to defer moving into the house to a later date.
Apparently, the renovators accidentally burst a pipe in a bathroom upstairs and flooded the top floor.
According to Karen it's quite a major problem; pipes needed re-plumbing, ceilings need to be replaced....

I was so looking forward to moving into the house (or any house for that matter) having our stuff back and settling down.
We've been living in a suitcase for the last 5 months and it has been quite frustrating!

Choc-Orange-Walnut Cookies

2-1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 oz butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chopped orange peel

Heat oven to 180C.

Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until creamy.
Add eggs; beat well.
Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in chocolate chips, orange peel and walnuts.
Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.