Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Chunky Chocolate Cookies!
Cookies or rather chocolate cookies take the cake!!! They can get anyone give into temptation by their irresistible varieties. Cookies can be chewy, hard, crisp, sandwiched with filling, or crunchy. They make up as a gift for any occasion. They can make the receiver feel special.
So, when I came across Zlamushka's Spoonful of Christmas event, this was the perfect idea of food as a gift that I would like to give and also to receive. But then the cookies did not fall under the list of categories that she had mentioned!! But as I scrolled further, I noticed that the criterion that mattered was a long shelf life. Though the cookies do have a shelf life of two weeks, it can also be frozen. So, there I go...
The cookies are Chunky Chocolate Cookies! They aren't as chunky as the name suggests because I had expected a special kind of "chunkiness" but alas the cookies did not want to get chunky.. Anyways they will still be referred to as chunky cookies!
For the Chunky Cookies:
1/2 Cup Butter
1 cup Powdered Sugar or(like I used 1/4 cup Castor Sugar and 1/3 cup of Brown Sugar)
1 cup Plain Flour
1 cup Wheat Flour
An option would be to use 1 1/2 cups of Self-rising flour instead of the above-mentioned 2 flours
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 Cup Chocolate Chips
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
In a bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla essence until a soft fluffy consistency is obtained. Beat in the egg slowly. Add the flour and the chocolate chips. Cover and store in the refrigerator at least for an hour.
Make round balls from the mixture and flatten it and use a round cookie cutter to cut them. Place them on a greased baking tray . Make sure there are a few cms maintained between each cookie. Bake in a moderate oven until brown or the desired colour is obtained. I baked for 15 minutes. Before moving it onto the rack to cool let it stand on the tray for a few minutes.
I always pick up mud pots from the local potter and either use them naturally or decorate them when i gift them.
Find below my gift that is off to Zlamushka's
Food Blogga's Eat Christmas Cookies