February 01, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies..

Another snow day, another winter storm warning for travelers... snow, freezing rain, sleet, ice, in any combination you like.. its a winter chaat buffet. The snow days are great, beautiful in their pristine whiteness, the calm, and the bright sunshine that follows, snow forts, snowballs, frolicking in the snow,.. but sleet ..snow that melts as it falls is a damper. Not advised to be on the roads, so a perfect day to curl up at home. The equivalent of a rainy monsoon day back home.


And since its cold, hunger pangs abound... after all what's better than a warm oven wafting the aroma of a chocolate chip cookies? Cookies are what are called the biscuits back in India, but biscuits here are a entirely different thing.. a kind of bread.:)) Biscuits with tea..somehow cookies can't be dunked in tea, only in milk. So I am not a fan of the store bought cookies that kids consume instead of lunch and dinner if given a chance. But a home made cookie is a little bit irresistible, more so if u truly like chocolate chip cookies.  So once in a while, I try my hand at cookies with varied success.  I am definitely not a pro at it, but its fun to try on a otherwise dull day.
What is it about flour, butter and sugar that creates such a varied collection of goodies that are no good for you? These cookies are crunchy at the edges and turn gooey and soft in the middle. They have to taken out when they turn creamy and just a bit golden at the edges as they really turn crisp at the cooling. Try these if you have kids at home.


As for the chocolate chip cookie..No great personal recipe..I just follow Dorie Greenspan's  recipe for chocolate chip cookies and it turns out kid pleasing any day. Just follow the link and there is a word for word description of the recipe. I make it with the half the quantity to start out.
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My cookies became a little too thin and spread out as my little one switched off the oven thinking its the light switch, to peep inside so the dough got melted before it got cooked. But no change in taste. I also omitted the nuts as the kids don't like it. 
So grab a cookie, a hot cup of  tea, and watch a movie.:)


8 comments:

Apu said...

They look great!!

cook from doha said...

yummy cookies.........nd great on this weather.........

indugetscooking said...

Oh, just missed curling up beneath a blanket after reading your post...maybe this weekend :)

Anonymous said...

Magnifique!!! after these Shaheen,diet
yours Myra xx

Bharathy said...

innocent looking cookies :)
love choc chip cookies anytime..

Glad that you like sambhar powder flavoured mezhukkupuratti, mallugirl :)...you can use sambhar powder(instead of chillies and other spices) for any mezhukkupuratti, will taste differently nice..i follow this method after my MIL..

J said...

Nalla kutty, enjoy the snow, blizzard, bad weather and bake more cookies for the kids :)

Sarah Naveen said...

nice recipe..looks simply delicious..

Mélange said...

Thats such tempting cookies..am hungry .