The Malungay Chocolate Chip Cookies we had during the January Mommy Meet Up at The POD came from this book.
Given by the best person in the world/almost like a dad/ confessor, Fr Ed Wood to my mom. Now I have it and am wrecking the book slowly but surely. Here's the original recipe.
I literally turned this recipe green- by adding Malungay leaves. The want for more milk for me and the desire to trick my 3rd daughter into eating more greens prompted this. I grew up with this recipe, even experimented with it several times with varying results.
Now, we call this cookie, Malungay Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Here's what I do now.
Step 1, Harvest Malungay Leaves, Wash, Dry and Bake in low heat. They should come out dry, crispy and still green. I can keep this for about 3 days. I suppose can be more but I've never tried it.
Step 2, Sift together:
2 c flour
1tsp Baking Soda
Step 3, In a bowl, mix together
1/2 c Oats
1 c Crushed Malungay Leaves
1 c chopped Nuts (Almonds or Walnuts, your choice)
200 grams Chopped Chocolate
Let's call this dry ingredients
Step 4, Beat the following ingredients:
1 c butter
1 c brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla (optional)
Let's call this butter mixture
Step 5, Crack open 2 eggs and add in Butter mixture.
Step 6, Mix in your dry ingredient.
Scoop out your cookie dough using a small ice cream scooper. Put in ungreased cookie sheet. About an inch apart. Bake for bout 8 to 12 minutes. Makes about 45 cookies
Sometimes I add flax seed. I just take out 1/4 c flour and add 1/4 c flax seed. Experiment! Make it your own. Enjoy!!!