Hello there! 🙂 Good to have you stopping by….whether it is for the recipe or just to see what I am upto now! 🙂 Welcome anyway!
Its been a while since I posted on this blog and with very good reason too. February was a busy month where my family played host to 24 New Zealand Rotary Cricket players and their better halves (four single men in that group!). It was a lot of fun having them stay at home and explaining about Indian food and culture and traditions….and in turn getting to know them all better. It also had cricket in the program and they also managed to have tea with the Prince of Arcot! They were all super excited and then we headed out to Kotagiri, up in the hills and almost 6000 ft high! We have a lovely place up there, complete with fab cottages (which the NZ called chalets!) and perfect scenery. We saw a lot of bison, monkeys and even a dead snake! A great time there and then we all headed to Vapi, Gujarat, for our International Fellowship of Cricketing Rotarians (IFCR) Festival. And then zipped back home for a sacred thread ceremony function for my second son. Whew!!
Cookies?? Did I hear someone shout cookies?? Oh right! This post is about yummy chocolate cookies! 😀
I got this recipe from tastykitchen.com – an amazing place for all kinds of recipes! And any recipe that expands my chocolate section, is always welcome in my house! And so I tried these….chewy chocolate cookies – which was certified awesome by my kids and my friend’s kids too! 🙂
All stacked up and good to go! 🙂 You will need –
2 1/3 cup – flour
3/4 cup – cocoa powder
1 tsp – soda
1/2 tsp – salt
Sift all these together and keep aside.
1 cup – butter, room temperature
3/4 cup – castor sugar
3/4 cup – brown sugar
Beat the butter till soft and light. Add the sugars and beat till light and fluffy.
2 – eggs, room temperature
2 tsp – vanilla extract
Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well.
Add the flour mix to the butter mix and fold in gently. At this point, you will need to add 12 ounces of chocolate chunks (cut pieces of chocolate into smaller pieces or can use chocolate chunks if you get them readymade).
Prepare your baking sheets or cookie sheets, whichever you have, and line them with parchment paper or grease with a little butter.
With all of that butter in the dough, the cookie dough comes of the spoon rather easily, when dropping small amounts on the cookie sheet. I used a tablespoon and made small balls and flattened them a bit before I laid them a few inches apart on the lined sheet. It does spread when baking so make sure you leave some gap between the cookies.
Bake at 350 F (180 C) for 9-12 minutes.
And get transported to chocolate heaven! 🙂