Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

These chocolate chip cookies are simple, classic and are crisp on the outside and incredibly chewy on the inside.

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Last week was one of the craziest ones EVER!

I celebrated my 21st birthday, had my graduation day and my college finally decided to begin with the lectures and it’s barely been a week and I already end up spending my evenings after the lectures at Marine Drive! That place, you guys, makes me feel so peaceful and calm; I could literally sit there all by myself for hours together without even realizing how long I may have sat there!

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In other news, I have been suffering from a terrible cold since Sunday and that makes 2 hour travels to and from Bombay all the more difficult but I wouldn’t miss it for anything! I’ve attended barely 3 lectures so far and I am already hooked! The professors are simplyyyyyyy incredible and it honestly seems like people are engrossed in conversations instead of a teacher-student relationship! It’s pretty much very interactive and I’m glad I chose this course!

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But, {yes, there is always a but} I do end up feeling quite groggy when it is 5 in the evening and I know I need to make a move to catch the train on time and reach on time and so coffee on its own can hardly keep me awake! I need something and if I have to be precise, I need something sugary! *wink wink*

Enter: Chocolate chip cookies!

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There is no catch here! It’s just plain-old chocolate chip cookies – No fluff no fancy ingredients!

Nothing can beat the comforting hug of a warm chocolate chip cookie that has freshly made its way out of the oven!

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These chocolate chip cookies are incredibly crisp on the outside and the minute you bite into them, they have a surprisingly chewy texture and OMG… it’s like entering a completely different world altogether! The chocolate chips are heavily loaded in these cookies so you can get a good few chips in every bite!

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I loaded up on these cookies and was surprisingly active throughout the lecture despite my terrible cold. You can’t eat these everyday (OBVI) but I’m trying to come up with healthier snacking options for the evening time that I’m also going to share very soon!

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I made these cookies with ingredients that were at room temperature and once the batter was ready, I chilled it for about 2 hours so that the butter firmed up slightly! You could put it into the oven straight after the batter’s ready but I always notice that the butter starts bubbling away at the bottom and the overall texture of the cookie is very different from that of the batter that has been chilled.

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You can even make this batter the previous night, scoop out the dough and pop them in the fridge overnight. Next morning, all you have to do is preheat your oven and bake these delicious beauties. In a matter of 10 minutes, you will have 20 of the most amazing cookies that will take you to food heaven and back!

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 20 cookies

Ingredients

  1. 150 grams all purpose flour
  2. **100 grams salted butter {room temperature}
  3. 100 grams brown sugar
  4. 30 grams caster sugar
  5. 1 egg {room temperature}
  6. 100 grams chocolate chips {I used bittersweet}
  7. 1 tsp baking soda
  8. 1 tsp vanilla powder or vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Sift the flour, vanilla powder*** and baking soda in a bowl and give it a good whisk to combine all the ingredients.
  2. ***If you are not using vanilla powder then add only the flour and baking soda and the vanilla extract in the batter instead.
  3. Cream the butter and sugars using a hand mixer or stand mixer on very low speed just until combined.
  4. Add in the egg and again mix on very low speed just until it all comes together.
  5. Add the vanilla extract if not using vanilla powder at this stage.
  6. Add your flour and baking soda mix in small additions until it all comes together.
  7. Please make sure that you do not over mix otherwise, your cookies will have a cake-like texture.
  8. Add your chocolate chips and fold it into the batter well.
  9. These cookies spread massively so make sure you only use about 2 teaspoon sized cookie scoop. (Since I did not have one, I used my ice cream scoop, scooped the batter on sheets, chilled it for an hour, cut each cookie dough ball in half, made balls of these halves and chilled them for another rhour for perfect sized cookies.)
  10. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius and bake these cookies for about 10 minutes or until the sides get a lovely golden brown colour.
  11. Take them out of the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  12. Best enjoyed when eaten fresh from the oven about 30 minutes later.

Notes

** If you wish to use unsalted butter then add 1 tsp of salt to your flour and baking soda mix.

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24 Comments

  1. Happy Birthday Samina! Sorry that you have a cold. I do hope it passes quickly. School sounds fantastic. I love love lectures and learning. I could easily be a lifetime student. I’d be broke but full of knowledge 😀
    These cookies look so perfect! I’m feeling the need for a sweet treat like these cookies!

  2. Yikes, sorry about your cold Samina, hope you feel better soon. Glad to hear about your awesome professors though 🙂 Love your pretty chocolate chip cookies, they sound perfect with a tall glass of milk to unwind after a day of classes!

  3. Happy 21st birthday, Samina! I hope you had a wonderful celebration. 🙂 I’m sorry to hear you’ve had a cold…I think these cookies would cure it! They look amazing!

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