Chocolate Chip Cookies with Helen Walton

Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 and a half cups of butter, softened (330 grams)
1 cup of white sugar
2 cups Light brown sugar, packed
4 Large eggs
2 tbsp Vanilla Essence
2 tsp Bi-carb soda
1 tsp Salt
4 cups Plain Flour
4 cups Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 180°
Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar in a medium-size bowl. Blend with mixer until smooth. Add eggs and Vanilla Essence. Mix thoroughly with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add Bi-carb Soda and salt. Slowly add flour until thoroughly blended. Fold in Chocolate chips.
Drop by spoonful’s onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 180° for 12 minutes or desired doneness.
Yields about 45 cookies.



Helen enjoys writing romance in any genre with a smidgeon of humour and a happy ending. When she’s not creating her own stories, she enjoys reading romance books with a strong cup of tea.

She lives in South Australia with her beautiful family and her menagerie of animals including a large rescue dog who imagines he’s a lapdog, a staffy mix who thinks she’s the next Snoopy (she stands on top of her kennel), a cat who insists she’s royalty, a herd of mini velociraptors impersonating chickens, a brumby who licks like a dog and a chestnut thoroughbred who’s certain she’s the next Phar Lap. They all drag her away from her book world demanding to be fed, kids and husband included.

She is a proud member of Romance Writers of Australia and her short story Letters to Bring Home won first in historical romance and Catnip Capers won the cozy romance category in their Aspiring eLoop competition in 2019. In the Aspiring Sugar and Spice Competition, Helen’s story How the Grinch Lusted after Santa also received a first place. She was also a finalist in their 2019 Ripping Start competition.

Helen loves to hear from her readers, and you can connect with her on Facebook at

Tell us about your book...

Dog sitting should be a piece of cake for Stonecrest Bay regular, Kate Edwards. But her aunt’s beloved beagle, Bosco, has a nose for misadventure. When their first walk along the shore ends in disaster and a race to the vet, Kate’s certain she’s the worst dog sitter ever.

With calm assurance and quick thinking, young vet, Joel Sutherland, saves Bosco’s life. Relieved and grateful, Kate realises there’s an attraction between them. Since her parents’ separation and the inevitable hurt it caused, the last thing she wants is to fall for him, but something tells her to take a chance.

Smitten with the wild red-head woman who burst into his life, Joel wants to know more about Kate. While they only have a few days in Stonecrest Bay, he’s determined to spend time with her, neither expecting their short time together to be anything more.

As their dates bring them closer together, Bosco’s nose for mischief strikes again with consequences Kate never saw coming.

Can Joel prevent another tragedy and win over Kate’s guarded heart?

                   Paw Prints of Love

Anthology Authors- Lisa Knight, Fiona Greene, Teena Raffa, Susan Dunn, Helen Walton, Leah Kinninmont, Jenny Lynch, Lisa Wolstenholme, Carolyn Wren and P.L. Harris.

Love can call on us in the most unusual places. In this fictional seaside town of Stonecrest Bay, love is on the horizon and the one place you’re sure to run into the unexpected is The Funny Bone, Dee Chambers’ dog grooming salon.

A solo-dad comes to Stonecrest Bay to start a new life with his young son. A four-legged pastry loving friend causes havoc in more ways than one. A house-sitter finds herself in a hair-raising chocolaty situation. A man bent on finding a replacement farm dog finds more than he planned at the town fair. A woman gets more than she bargained for when she comes face to face with her ex. A new resident arrives with hidden secrets. And a pro surfer finds unexpected romance.

From reignited high school crushes to unexpected birthday surprises, readers will be swept up in these stories of young love blossoming, heartache and healing, old lost loves rekindled, and of new hearts connecting in Stonecrest Bay where the unpredicted could stroll around the next corner. There’s a story for everyone in this light-hearted collection of sweet romantic stories reminding us that it’s all for the love of dogs.

Enjoy this collection of stories from ten different Australian authors set in the fictional seaside town of Stonecrest Bay.

Buy on:

Amazon Kindle         

Amazon Aust           Amazon UK


  1. Sounds so yummy! I'm going to try this recipe.
    And I like the cover and stories with pets is always a plus for me! Congratulations on the release of this book.

    1. Thank you Amanda. These biscuits don't last long in our house. Glad you like a good pet story too.

  2. yummy cookies to enjoy with a good book, that sounds perfect!! the book cover is sweet!!

    1. A good book, cup of tea and warm cookies are a perfect combo.

  3. Yum on the chocolate chip cookies. Flour is at a premim here so they will have to wait.
    Big congratulations to Helen. I love that I am seeing her book across the blogosphere - I hope it does really, really well.

    1. Thank you for your well wishes. I hope you enjoy the cookies when flour isn't so hard to get.

  4. Hello, Helen! Those cookies look fantastic.

    Congratulations on your latest book.

    1. Thank you! This is my first book so super excited.

    2. Well then, congratulations indeed!

  5. Thanks for the recipe. And these sounds such cute stories.

    1. My pleasure. They are a bunch of lovely tales.

  6. Great post dear, so nice and interesting, love it!     

  7. beautiful photos , looking delicious ...
    Wishing you a great day!!!

    1. Cookie photo curtesy of my daughter who also made the cookies as she loves them. Have a great day too.

  8. The cookies look so tasty. Wishing Helen all the best! The anthology sounds great. :)

    1. Thank you, Jess, the anthology is a wonderful collection of stories.

  9. Those look yummy! I bet they smell great too!

  10. The cookies look amazing and wow congratulations to Helen Walton I will check her books they sound amazing thanks for sharing it darling. I also wrote a book if you want I can send you a free copy. Just let me know. Have a wonderful week xoxo Cris


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