Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Chocolate chip cookies


I usually do my baking sessions on weekends as i can take my own sweet time which is quite impossible during the weekdays. I wanted to make these cookies from a very long time but unfortunately something or the other came up. In the past i have tried quite a few recipes, some were good and some went in trash. I usually prefer crispy chocolate chip cookies with lots of chocolate in them. When i started to make these cookies I realized i didnt have enough chocolate chips on hand but the craving for having them was so STRONG that i went ahead. I was making this cookie after a very long time but the results were pretty good, these cookies were crispy around the edges and chewy in the middle and brown sugar does give them a distinct flavor. I wouldnt call them the best cookies ever but they are definately a keeper. I got around 15 to 18 medium sized cookies from the below recipe. I am sending these cookies to For the Love of Chocolate event hosted by Poornima and to EFM-Cookies hosted by Srilekha.




Ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 egg
1 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter softened (about 50 to 60 gms)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 small sachet vanilla sugar (15gms)


Procedure:

  • Preheat the oven at 180 degrees C.
  • Sift the flour and baking soda together and  keep aside.
  • Beat the butter until it gets creamy, add in the sugars along with the vanilla sugar and beat for about 2 to 3 until well blended.
  • Now add in the egg and vanilla essence and beat on medium for about 2 mins.
  • Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix together using a spatula (Donot use beater for this).
  • The mixture will be quite thick, now add in the chocolate chips and mix well.
  • Line the baking try with foil or butter paper and drop a spoonful of mixture. Make sure there is atleast 2 inch space between each as the cookies will expand.
  • Bake for about 10 to 12 mins, until they turn light brown around the edges.
  • Remove the tray and cool it completely for about 15 to 20 mins.
  • Store the cookies in airtight container.
  • Enjoy them with a  glass of cold milk or just munch them inbetween meals as i do :)

27 comments:

  1. Great entry, my kids love Chocolate chip cookies! :)

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  2. Oh boy oh boy the pictures simply tell me that the cookies are so soft like sponge and aromatic... been ages since I made any cookies...

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  3. Choco chips are my favorite and love it with tea :-). You have a great blog going and hope to see lots more.

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  4. Hi Asha, thank you dear :)

    Hi Ramya, thanks, yes the cookies were very soft and chewy in the middle :)

    Hi Red Chillies, thank you for your encouraging words :)

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  5. Looking so good ,first time here. Nice blog !!!!!!!!!

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  6. I love anything choco chips, cookies looks gorgeous Parita:)

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  7. Thanks for dropping by......they look crunchy and delish...

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  8. I think they look great!

    chocolate chip is my absolute favorite cookie. I've been adding ground flax seed to my batter to make it even healthier, then I don't feel so bad when I eat a few too many!

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  9. Cookies look gorgeous paritha!Thx for sharin the recipe. I am so scared about making cookies because i endup eating it all by myself! :)

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  10. Hi Pavithra thanks for visiting..

    Hi Priya, thanks dear :)

    Hi Purva, thank you..

    Hi Jenn, thanks for visiting by, adding ground flax seeds sounds to be healthy, will def try someday :)

    Hi Kalpana, thanks, for the same reason i distribute my cookies among my friends so that i dont have them completely by myself and i am glad my friends dont complain :)


    Hi Lubna, thanks dear :)

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  11. yummy cookies and looks crunchy:)

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  12. I love these too .. yummy cookies

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  13. Beautiful blog,parita.Thanks dropping by .Those are one scrumptious cookies:)

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  14. Thanks for visiting me and for those lovely words. I am also enjoying my visit here. Being a working woman , u are excelling in cooking too.
    Cookies look gorgeous . Home made is always the best. Learning the recipe from u. U have a yummy blog. Nice collection.

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  15. Thank you for stopping by and for the lovely words Parita....you have a very nice collection here...Love the cho. chip cookies....my fav....Perfect entry for the event.

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  16. Hi Varunavi, thank you dear..

    Hi Deesha, thanks for visiting :)

    Hi Yasmeen, thank you for dropping by and for wonderful words :)

    Hi Vicky, thank you for such wonderful words, it really made my day :)

    Hi Deepa, thanks dear :)

    Hi Divya, thank you...

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  17. thanks for visiting Escapades Parita...who doesnt love choco chip cookies!!

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  18. now, that's something to enjoy!!! i haven't eaten a cookie in a while.

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  19. cookies look yum! first time here. you have a yum blog! :)

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  20. Nice cookies... my daughter will love it..

    First time and you have a lovely space here.. thanks for stopping by my blog too! :)

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  21. The cookies look perfect and tempting....

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  22. Cookies look simply superb!

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  23. Hola Again PArita...atlast have found somebody who loves crunchy not soft kinda cookies...hi5 to that ...am so glad to have found these recipes on ur blog-me to usually bake what i think are crispy cookies(so far only 2-3 softy ones)and bake 'em muc longer than specified but u know what i did notice with many cookies is that they arent as crunchy as they were when jus cooled later?
    does it happen to ya too? and as soon as they are cool i airtight them in tupperware or steel ware.
    Other thing is i love to frost my cookies so ,yeah so again have to keep 'em out a little,not until it totally dries,yet they have already gotten a wee wee bit soft before that....would love to know about ur expiriences too...
    And that said ur cookies look fab!!!
    Wanna bake the KAF crispy CC somewhere soon...

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  24. Hello, this is my first visit here, you have great blog, this cookies looks yummy dear.

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