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Monday, May 17, 2010

Chocolate Cookies

                                                                   
Hi Everybody
Do all of us remember our childhood days when our moms used to bake or buy delicious Chocolate Cookies and keep them away from our grasp ( mostly in a high place where our hands wouldn't reach :-)? However, our quick thinking would make us do innovative things like climbing on stool, chair or anything that could act as a platform. And after we got hands in those cookies they tasted even better as the satisfaction of getting them with loads of hard work was added. Now after seeing my two and a half year old son climb chair to get his favorite toy, I was reminded of my childhood act of climbing chair to get my favorite chocolate cookies. 
However, I would advise all mothers not to keep their favorite things in high places. Rather have an agreement with them to have stipulated time of usage. Although, as far as chocolate cookies I doubt any regulation in consumption would hold good. So, here is my recipe and photos for your viewing. Any feedback would be highly appreciated.


                                             
 And after first attempt I bet you want to bake up an extra batch for your cookie jars as these go really fast.


                                                      
This recipe goes to Champa's- Bake Off Event by 'Stories from an Indian Kitchen'


Serves: Approx. 18-20 cookies, Preparation time: 10 minutes and Baking: 12 minutes


Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsalted Butter
1 cup Sugar
1 Egg
2 cups All purpose flour
1 tbsp Black Coffee
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/3 cup Cocoa powder
4 tbsp Milk


Method:
 Grease the baking tray and preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degree C). Beat the butter and sugar until creamy and fluffy. Stop when the color of the butter has been diluted as over beating will soften the butter. Now in a large bowl sift flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder together. When shifted properly, these ingredients become lighter. Now add it to the butter mixture and add 1 tbsp black coffee, beaten egg, milk to it. Mix well. Drop batter using a tablespoon onto the greased tray. I wanted my cookies to be flatten so I pressed the batter gently into a disc. But if you want your cookies to be thick, you can leave the batter mounded. Place the cookies on the middle shelf. Bake for 10 minutes. It's always better to under bake these and remove them from the baking tray. And let them cool on a wire rack. I enjoyed baking these and going to make them again this week.




                                


                                                                  

38 comments:

  1. The cookies look so moist and divine! Want to sink my teeth in it!

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  2. YUM! My kids love these cookies, looks plump and delicious.

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  3. Hey Teh cookies have come out so well and so have the Mango mouse...

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  4. Ah!! I can have them all..

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  5. Chocolate cookies looks yummy, you have done it so perfectly deepa, am sure it must be really good to have as well

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  6. Delicious cookies and ur sons and ur antics are so cute...jus the kinda memories that make us grin with glee:-)))

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  7. Cookies looks so tempting..wish i could have some.

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  8. Yummmmm.. looks mouth soo perfect and tempting.. loved all the pics and recipe.. thanks for sharing!!

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  9. Hi Deepa
    Cookies look so tempting and delicious!!

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  10. Super delicious cookies looks awesome,truly tempting..

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  11. the cookies look so perfect ...feeling like having a bite right now ....

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  12. kids friendly treat...looks so moist inisde and perfectly baked outside...love those closeups

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  13. Thanks you friends for your lovely comments

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  14. Cookies look so tempting and delicious!!

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  15. Looks soft and yummy Deeepa, thanks for sharing....

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  16. Awesome...perfectly baked yumm cookies

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  17. rich and delicious looking cookies...yum!

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  18. Surely is tempting me to the core.... I would love to receive them as a gift.....

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  19. Cookies look delicious and so chocolatey. I love the clicks too.

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  20. Wow, I loved that real close-up pic. It is mouth watering. I am a chocolatoholic.

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  21. Wow the cookies do look so good...so perfect and awesome :)

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  22. looks so delicious. Yum!!

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  23. Wow, feel like taking a bite of those cookies now! hehe...;)

    I'm bookmarking this recipe dear...

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  24. I love chocolate cookies. yours looks sooo scrumptious and yummy!!

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  25. Moist and plump cookies! YUMMY!!

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  26. hey first time to ur blog and that sis such an intersting one..what u have said is right in the intro...i love these in my childhood and now too... :)

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  27. Looks too good da... great click as well

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  28. luvly dear..:) i m doing good. h r u doing?

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  29. omg!y u tempting me dear?looks perfect

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  30. One of my favourite cookies and can have them all :)

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  31. All time fav cookies dudettes.They are gorgeous,i hav got some which i munch in the evenings.Wonderful pics.

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  32. Deepa.

    Chocolate chips cookies looks really awesome, It brings out my memories.

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  33. Lovely cookies.. once you make these you want to make them again and again I agree :)

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  34. Thank you friends for taking out your precious time and leaving encouraging comments. I really appreciate it.

    Deepa

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  35. Hi
    Following this recipe. When to add the egg???

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  36. Hi
    Thanks for the tips. The cookies were good, only my baking time was either too long or too short.
    But going to follow the same recipe next week.
    One question,
    Do I need to substitute any thing for egg or just need to skip it and proceed?
    Check my post by tomorrow to know my first baking.

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  37. hi can u pls tell me how to make this w/o egg?

    bhumi.1231@gmail.com

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