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.
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)
- 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!