Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Doubly Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies


Another lovely challenge from the Sweet and Simple Bakes team, Ultimate Double Chocolate Cookies. This was my first time baking cookies (yes! I'm a complete novice baker!), and this was just the thing to get me going in the cookie category.

I must first congratulate the S+SB team, Rosie and Maria, who are doing a fabulous job. I've gained a lot of confidence just from their fail-safe recipes and directions. Not to mention that my family thanks them too! (the 2 dozen cookies where gone in 2 hours, by 4 people! Crazy!).

The rule of thumb at home seems to be that the height of the cookies has to be equal to the height of the glass of milk! Nice, huh?

And this is my entry for Click: Cookies. I can't wait to see all the photos!


Ultimate Double Chocolate Cookies
(the recipe from here)

9 oz All-Purpose Flour
2 oz Cocoa Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
6 oz Butter at room temperature
7 oz Demerara Sugar
4 oz Caster Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla essence
2 Eggs, lightly beaten
11 oz Chocolate Chips


Sift the flour, baking soda and cocoa together into a bowl.

In another bowl, add the butter and both sugars and mix well until creamy. Add the eggs (a little bit at a time), until well combined and then the vanilla. Beat until smooth and fully mixed in.


Add the flour mixture, a little bit at a time, and fold into the wet ingredients. Now add the chocolate chips until combined. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and set aside in the refrigerator for at least an hour, until chilled and firm.


Preheat oven to 180 deg C.

Roll the mixture into little balls (about the size of a ping pong ball) and place them on a greased baking sheet, leaving enough room for the cookies to expand while baking. Flatten slightly with your fingers.

Bake for approximately 10 minutes. They came out perfect! Let it cool for a few minutes on the baking tray and then transfer to a cooling rack until they are completely cool.


They were ... all gone in 2 hours!


Can't wait for next month and the next challenge! And here are some fun/ interesting cookie recipes - check them out!
Is this an average cookie? Nope, its a Mean Chocolate Chip Cookie!
Cookies Baked in a Car!

37 comments:

Peter M said...

Arundathi, it's easy to see why these cookies vanished...adults and kids alike would adore these.

sowmya said...

your cookies look great ...

Maria said...

Your cookies are beautiful and no wonder they didn't last long!

Thanks for taking part and hope you will be joining us again!

Maria
x

A&N said...

Wow Arundhati, the cookies look fantastic. And 2 hours seems to be a rather loooong time for them to be consumed :)

Lisa said...

Your cookies look wonderful. Such beautiful pictures you took!

Siri said...

I love the second pic.. its so pro! No wonder the cookies vanished in 2 hours.. they look so yummy and delicious!

Hugs,
Siri

Madhavi said...

Oh chocolate chip cookies, wow looks awesome, delicious, mouth-drooling!!!

Ranjani said...

Perfect midnight snack!!
Feel like reaching out for a cookie, delicious pics:)

Laavanya said...

That stack of cookies is absolutely delish! I love chocolatey cookies as does my 2 yr old daughter :)

sefa firdaus said...

Arundhati.. your cookies also look good..
love the step by step pictures
great job!

Thanks for visiting mine :)

Vibaas said...

The cookies look soooo yum! u r tempting me to try it..I tried to bake a cake once and it was a big flop show... i need some courage along with this temptation to bake these cookies! :)

bhags said...

those pics can make anyone desire those cookies..no wonder they were all gone so soon......second pic is lovely

Arundathi said...

Thanks everyone!! :-)

Maria, I'm definitely in!

Vibaas - I hope you do try - its simple and delicious!

Swati Raman Garg said...

wowwwww... these are the smae cookies right.. i miss them, amazing anu, love love love that pic with a glass of milk, too good

delhibelle said...

Delish cookies..love milk & cookies together: angel & satan!

Raaga said...

you are delivering a packet of these at the airport tonight, aren't you?

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

This is one mean cookie Arundathi...better than any choc chip cookie I've ever seen! YUM!! Thanks for the fab time you gave me in Chennai...I'm still trying to get back in sync here!

Veda Murthy said...

wow...delicious looking cookie arundathi!that would have gone in seconds at my home:-)


Veda

Bharti Khemani said...

What a lovely stack of cookies. Good job for a first try!

Arundathi said...

Yes, Swati - same cookies! Thank you!

Delhibelle, Lol - never saw it that way! :-)

Raaga - Sure! :-)

Deeba!! Glad to hear from you! Thank you so much!

Veda - Thanks!

Thanks, Bharti!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Arundathi, I love the photo with the milk and cookies! Especially with the color contrast. I bet these cookies were very very good.

Sunshinemom said...

Love them! Homemade cookies are like that:) I made peanut butter cookies last week and when H came home there was nothing left:) I am just looking up S&SB - they sound great too - Something to do with the way the cookies look - Great!

Divya Vikram said...

The cookies look divine Anu..and lovely pics

kamala said...

I have bookmarked this Anu..love the stack of cookies..Will definitely try soon

Nithu said...

Your cookies look perfect. Nice step by step instructions too. Thats a good rule, :)

Dee said...

Gorgeous! The cookies sound amazing and look even better :)

Bhawana said...

wow. let me have a bite too. lovely pics

Arundathi said...

Thanks everyone! :-) Yes they were delicious! Do give it a try!

Jenn, Thanks for stopping by!

Sunshinemom - Do check out s+sb - they are doing an outstanding job!

Pearlsofeast said...

I know the cookies vanish before u realise.It happens with me as well.These cookies look stunning with nice presentation.Lovely colour

Raaga said...

he came with an empty bag

Arundathi said...

Pearlsofeast - Thank you!

Raaga - so sorry! next time for sure!

Jeena said...

You are never a novice these look fantastic! I would love to eat some of your delicious cookies up right now. :-D

Arundathi said...

Sending some your way, Jeena! :-)

Srivalli said...

hey those are some pictures I tell..cookies on attention along the milk is lovely!!!

bee said...

i don't dare make these 'cos i won't stop eating them.

UjjU said...

I totally agree with Bee! The lot would vanish in no time. :) Cookies look soooooooo tempting!

Arundathi said...

Valli - Thanks!

Bee - lol - yeah that doesn't seem to stop me, wish it would!

Ujju - Thanks a lot. They really did disappear!