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Xmas recipe: How to make Chocolate Chip Cookies

December 06, 2014 11:53 IST

Gurgaon-based food blogger Debjani Chatterjee tells us how to make chocolate chip cookies at home.

What's your favourite Christmas recipe? Tell us!

Chocolate chip cookies can double up as a tea-time snack and a dessert.

According to Debjani Chatterjee, a food blogger and Rediff reader, it also makes for a good Christmas gift.

Here's the recipe:

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup castor sugar (half of the sugar can be replaced with brown sugar)
  • 50g chocolate chips (you can use more chips, I have used dark chocolate chips; other flavour also would do)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Method

  • Mix all the dry ingredients -- all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
  • In a bowl, add butter (at room temperature) and add sugar powder and start beating to get a fluffy creamy mixture.
  • Add one egg, beat it well.
  • Add another egg and vanilla essence. Beat it well to get the wet mixture done.
  • Mix dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.
  • Don't add entire flour at a time but add the flour in three parts and mix with the wet ingredients using cut and fold method.
  • Add choco chips to the mix. The end product should be a semi-soft cookie dough.
  • Cover the dough using a cling film and transfer it to a refrigerator for two to three hours.
  • Pre-heat the oven in 180 degree C for 10 minutes.
  • Take the dough out of the refrigerator and make small 1.5" rounds out of it.
  • Place them on a baking tray and bake for around 10 to 12 minutes in 180 degree C. There should be a gap of 3" between the cookies.
  • Do check after eight minutes. Remember the condition of the cookies varies depending on the oven you use.
  • Take the cookies out in a wire rack and give a standing time of 10 minutes.

Note: If unsalted butter is not available then normal salted butter can be used but in that case no need to add extra salt in the flour.

Photo: kitchenofdebjani.com

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