Choc-chip Bickies    Makes approximately 70 small bickies or one large bickie, suitable to feed an elephant, a woolly mammoth or a hungry teenager.       Ingredients   250g butter - softened at room temperature. (Unless you live in an igloo, in which case it should be softened at body temperature by sticking it up your jumper for 10-15 minutes.)  1 cup white sugar  1 cup brown sugar  1 teaspoon vanilla essence  1 teaspoon salt  2 eggs  2½ cups plain flour. (You may need up to 3 cups of flour ... 4 cups if you spill a cup on the floor. If you find yourself needing more than 5 cups of flour, give up. Open a packet of chips or a block of chocolate instead.)  3 cups chocolate chips       Method   1.  Preheat oven to 180C.  2.  Cream butter with both kinds of sugar.  3.  Beat in vanilla, salt and eggs, one at a time.  4.  Beat in flour and baking powder. Mixture should be as moist as possible without sticking to your finger when poked.  5.  Use a wooden spoon to stir in the chocolate chips.  6.  Spoon dollops of the desired size onto lined baking trays. Leave approximately 5 cm between each dollop to allow bickies to spread as they bake.  7.  Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown and still a little bit soft.  8.  Cool on tray for five minutes before lifting off with an egg slide and cooling on a baking rack.  9.  Feed to the talking rats that live under your bed.   
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