I’ve always wanted to serve fresh home-made warm cookies but never really got on with them. Since having an oven in the kitchen wasn’t so common in India earlier, my attempts at baking are very limited. But when last month’s Good Housekeeping featured chocolate chip cookies, it was almost like a sign that I have to bake these :).
With all the traveling last month it took me so long to bring this recipe on the table. For the first batch it was good, however there is still improvement required. I rolled them out very thick, and didn’t keep enough space between the cookies to give them space to expand. But it still tastes amazing especially when dunked in warm milk!
Preparation Time: 1 hour | Cooking time: 20 mins | Makes ~20-25 pieces
25gms icing sugar
225gms all-purpose flour (maida)
175gms chocolate chips (I used a Cadbury milk chocolate bar, place it a freezer bag and beat with a rolling pin to get chocolate chips of various sizes)
½ tsp baking soda
- Sift the flour and baking soda; keep aside
- Melt the butter a little and mix butter and sugar together
- Stir in the eggs, one at a time
- Add ~150gms chocolate chips and pour the mixture in the middle of the flour
- Bring the dough together. Cover the bowl with cling film and keep in refrigerator for 30 mins
- Shape the dough into small rounds and then flatten into discs
- Place the cookies in a greased baking tray, 2-inches apart. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top of the cookies
- Bake in a pre-heated oven at 160°C for 20 minutes. Keep the cookies in the hot oven for another 10 minutes before removing
- Cool and store in an air-tight container.