Jun 17, 2008

Chocolate chip cookies

Am back after a break for about 10 days..Had been on a trip to Canada and New York and also met appa there who had come for a business trip..I wanted to cook and send something through appa which would last for a few days..Came upon these chocolate chip cookies..Everyone at home really loved it..The dough can be stored in the freezer for future use..I made these in a hurry as I had to do a lots of packing and  here goes a quick and easy recipe for cho chip cookies..


Ingredients (makes 3 dozen cookies)

Unsalted butter, room temperature - 1 cup or 2 sticks
Granulated white sugar - 3/4 cup
Firmly packed light brown sugar - 3/4  cup
Large eggs - 2 
Pure vanilla extract - 1 1/2 teaspoons
All-purpose flour - 2 1/4 cup
Baking soda - 1 teaspoon
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
Semisweet chocolate chip - 1 cup
Walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped (optional) - 1 cup



Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)..Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside..In a bowl cream the softened butter and add the white and brown sugars..Beat until they turn fluffy.Beat in eggs, one at a time, making sure to beat well after each addition. Add the vanilla andmix again.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and beat thoroughly.Add the chocolate chips to the mixture.
If the dough is too soft cover and refridgerate the dough for about half an hour until it becomes firm.
For large cookies, use about a 2 tablespoon ice cream scoop or with two spoons, drop about 2 tablespoons of dough onto the baking sheets. Bake about 12 - 14 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. Cool completely on wire rack. 

To freeze the dough:

Form the dough into balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.Place the balls of dough in a plastic bag, seal, and freeze. When baking, simply place the frozen balls of dough on a baking sheet and bake as directed.. The baking time may have to be increased by a few minutes.

Found these awards in my mailbox when I returned after a week..Thanks a ton girls for sharing them with me..

I received this Inspiration Award from Madhavi and Suma Rajesh..Thanks for thinking about me Madhavi and Suma..This 'Inspiration award ' started by Jamie of Flavor Pantry.Whether it’s to eat healthier, dive back into our past to conjure up something we ate as children, or just make the light bulbs in our brains go on with a new idea for a recipe.As recipients of this award, please share with us what inspires you and then pass on the Inspiration Award to 4 other deserving bloggers. Please let them know what the award means and what to do with it.


I am inspired by my mom who used to cook healthy food for us no matter what was the situation.Am inspired by my dear husband who is a good critic and relishes whatever I cook..He is a source of encouragement for me to cook..Am also inspired by my fellow bloggers who introduced me to all different cuisines..I now pass this award to the following friends

Uma, Cham, Swati, Dhivya

Also Neha had sent me this Rocking Blogger Award..Thanks a lot Neha.


Sending this to AWED American hosted by Dhivya


  1. this cookie looks really yummy. simple recipe too

  2. Welcome back Divya, Cookies looks great, very nice recipe!!!look at that chocolate chips, oh chocolteeeeeeeee :P

  3. Welcome back, Sure ur mom will be proud of those cookies Div, great to know that u enjoyed ur trip! Delicious cookies :)

  4. welcome divya..hope u enjoyed the trip...ur cookies looks absoutle delicious...hey visit my blog on the topic Awards and meme....think u forgot to notice..i send u message on ur previous post..congrates on ur awards..

  5. Hope u had a great time with appa Divya..Cookie looks yummy.My son's favorite.

  6. hey Divya...its ok ...i know ...i just remind u ...thats it..plzz dont be sorry for that...

  7. Glad to see you back, Divya! I was wondering where you were! Hope you had a good time during your trips. That's a very nice gesture to prepare something for your dears. Those ccc look so delicious. Are you in a mood of stacking up? First the burgers and then these cookies.

    Congrats on the awards and thank you very much for passing it to me.

  8. these are some delcious rich choc chips:)....who wouldnt love it:)?

  9. Hey welcome back divya... I really missed u here in the blog sphere dear...:)

    These choco chip cookies look awesome..:)I am glad ur back with a sweet treat...

    Congrats on ur awrds...

  10. they look nice..i also made cookies with choco chips..will be posting it soon..nice to see uback..

  11. Have something for u in my blog... check it out!

  12. welcome tededetetete... welcome.... ok u hear me singing that song for u .. missed u ... ubusy gurl u even blogged in between ... sahi hai ...
    i was waiting fo this cookies post.... amma will b all proud distributing it to ppl believe me... showing off that u baked them :) they look too good...

  13. I had been looking for a good choco chip recipe for a while now. These look great, I'll note it down.

  14. hi divya. choco chip cookies look amazing - will try it out when i get over my fear of baking!! I have this talent for turning cakes to cookies and cookies to cakes. if u know what I mean - however the bean burger I shall make this friday (our weekend).

  15. hi divya. choco chip cookies look amazing - will try it out when i get over my fear of baking!! I have this talent for turning cakes to cookies and cookies to cakes. if u know what I mean - however the bean burger I shall make this friday (our weekend).

  16. I love chocolate chip cookies especially when i dung it in my coffee yummm

  17. Divya..looks like you are ahead on the plan..those cookies look so yummy!

  18. That's great looking pump cookies DV, good job!:)

    Enjoy all the awards, hugs!

  19. glad to see you back Divya! and those cookies are yummy. my fav cookies are choc chip ones. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

  20. Hi Divya ...
    This is my fav cookies of all. Looks so good. Great recipe. Love to have them with some ice cream. YUM! Congrats on ur award!

  21. congrates on ur awards. looks perfect cookies.

  22. Congrats on the awards, Divya! Perfect cookies!! :)

  23. Great-looking cookies, Divya. Welcome back.

  24. those cookies are looking yummy!! I would love to make them when I get comfortable with baking.. Congrats on your awards!

  25. Lovely crsipy cookies yummy....looks like really nice

  26. Hey Divya, I have a surprise for u at my blog post http://foodwithapinchoflove.wordpress.com/2008/06/19/another-meme/


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