The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2015 @ Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The GREAT FOOD BLOGGER COOKIE SWAP brings together food bloggers from around the world in celebration of all things scrumptious. Fortunately postage won't kill it as you are matched with others within your region, this also means the cookies take a week or two to post rather than a month+.

How it works is that you donate $5USD to the charity of the year 'Cookies for Kids' Cancer' and are made into groups of 4 and so send out 3 dozens to the other 3 in your group. In Australia there were only 3 sign ups so we went a package to NSW and another to WA.

The challenge to to reinvent an old tested and tried recipe or make and bake something you have never tried before. I picked the prior and made 'Matcha Triple Choc Chip Cookies', the triple referring to the use of white, milk and dark choc chips. Le beau would be disappointed it wasn't a choc cookie base, with choc chips, and the whole thing encased/dipped/drowned in chocolate :P.

Matcha Triple Choc Chip Cookies

Base Recipe from Masterchef Australia.
Makes 25 large cookies (serves 1 each).

115g unsalted butter
110g soft brown sugar (packed)
75g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
180g plain flour
1 heaped tsp matcha
1/3 rsp baking powder
200g chocolate chips (or chopped) 


  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Cream butter, sugars and vanilla on a high speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg and mix for a further 2 minutes.
  4. Sieve flour, matcha and baking powder over mixing bowl and beat on a low speed until just combined.
  5. Fold through chopped or choc chip.
  6. Roll into balls and place on a baking tray, 5cm apart (my trays fit 8 at a time). 
  7. Bake for until just golden around the edges, about 10 minutes*. 
  8. Set aside to cool.

*Oven times/setting vary. My fan forced oven took 16 minutes. 
I like to bake two racks at a time.

The size is up to you, do you prefer bite sizes or one cookie per person?

Generously dust your hands with plain flour to avoid sticky hands working with sticky dough.

What was the last batch of cookies you baked?

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