Chocolate Chip Cookies

Christmas is a-coming! And when the festive fever is in full swing, a batch of chocolate chip cookies never hurt anyone… unless you decided to hurl them at somebody (horrible joke, I know).

Also, cookies help you to get more friends. Just bake them, pack them, tie a ribbon on the box, dress up like an elf whilst handing them out and voila! You suddenly have new friends. Cancel the ‘dress-up-like-an-elf’ part, maybe.

A batch of gooey-centred, chocolate chip ones does the trick for me, Santa and 99.9% of the world population, I’m guessing.

There is a cookie monster inside each one of us, waiting to be unleashed.

Bake these cookies to test the aforementioned theory.

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For making new friends and a batch of rewardingly delicious Christmas Cookies, you will need:

  • Flour  – 2 ½ cups
  • Butter –  ½ cup
  • Sugar – 1 cup (powdered)
  • Demerara Sugar – 1 cup (powdered)
  • Egg – 1 (at room temperature) OR Soda Bicarb – 1 tbsp.
  • Melted Dark Chocolate – 125 gms.
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Baking powder – 1 tbsp.
  • Sea Salt – 1 tsp
  • Cocoa – 2 tbsps.
  • Dark Chocolate chips – 350 gms (preferably Belgian dark chocolate for richness)

METHOD:

  • Sift flour, sugar, Demerara sugar, baking powder, sea salt and cocoa together.
  • Beat butter with sugar till creamy. Then add the egg, melted chocolate, vanilla essence and mix.
  • Fold in the dry ingredients.
  • Add milk if the mixture is too dry.
  • Shape into tiny rounds and place them on a baking sheet about an inch away from each other.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees C for about 15 mins.
  • Cool them on a rack, dunk them in cold milk and munch away. Don’t forget to share them!
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