Chocolate chip cookies

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I always wanted to have a girl. Always.

But the minute I was pregnant, I knew it was going to be a boy. It was pure intuition, but it was so strong that we didn’t even look at girl names. (I guessed correctly for both my brothers as well, I should have charged them psychic fees! )

Once the kid was born, I knew the beautiful pink dresses were never going to come home. The doll house, the Barbie, the cuddly teddies… all the toys that I wanted for myself my daughter would never come. I was not just upset at this loss of toys, but I genuinely believed girls were easier to manage. Girls listen to you, are more obedient and a lot less rough than boys.

It was around this time that my brother’s call came. We were talking about our childhood and this thing of girls being nice and proper came up. He started laughing and reminded me of my childhood. Off the three of us, I was only one who was naughty. I was the only one who has broken stuff, lost things, gone missing and most importantly, the energetic one. If I am not to be found, they  would look up and not down in the house.  I was a climber apparently and I would be on top of a window or a desk than under the bed.

The stories went on for hours and lets just say, I was beyond convinced that not all girls are calm and quiet. As for the pink dresses and accessories, that’s for a different post!

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Pictorial:

In a bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together (flour, baking soda and salt). No picture :D.

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In a big bowl, use a hand or stand mixer to beat the butter with both the sugars until light and fluffy.

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Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat them in. Add vanilla and mix.

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Add the flour mix in batches until it forms a dough.

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Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts, if using.

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Drop by tablespoons onto a parchment paper lined tray, leaving space for the cookies to expand.

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Bake for 9-12 minutes or until the cookies turn golden brown.  Let the cookies sit in the tray for sometime before moving them to cooling racks.

Recipe source: Nestle toll house cookies 

Makes: about 50 cookies

Ingredients: 

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks ~225 gms) butter, softened***
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (I didn’t add)

***1 stick (approx 100 gms) of very softened butter would also work here. Cut down only the butter, make sure it is really soft and follow the recipe as such. 

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/ 180C.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together (flour, baking soda and salt)
  3. In a big bowl, use a hand or stand mixer to beat the butter with both the sugars until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat them in.
  5. Add vanilla and mix.
  6. Add the flour mix in batches until it forms a dough. Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts, if using
  7. Drop by tablespoons onto a parchment paper lined tray, leaving space for the cookies to expand.
  8. Bake for 9-12 minutes or until the cookies turn golden brown.
  9. Let the cookies sit in the tray for sometime before moving them to cooling racks.

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16 thoughts on “Chocolate chip cookies

  1. Pavani says:

    Loved reading your post Rajani. You don’t look like you were that naughty when you were little :-)
    Your chocolate chip cookies look colorful and delicious.

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  2. sizzlingtastebuds says:

    That’s a lovely post Rajani .. I can lend you one of my girls if you really want to see for urself if girls are all that manageable … And yes, somehow that intuition gets stuck, and it’s true for me atleast both the times ..

    You seem to have a collection of these chip studded cookies :)) they look delectable

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  3. Srivalli says:

    Ah glad you realized in the end..:)..having both I know how it is..though I can’t somehow believe you being naughty!..that only means your brothers were super obedient!..lol..:)..lovely cookies..am in love with all your cookies, though wish they were eggless..those colorful choco chips look cute!

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  4. pumpkinfarmfood says:

    go for it ;) i mean the girl…shreyas wont mind a sibbling, i can understand what you are saying though, but over the years i have started loving the idea of having a boy, bo barbies but great car and gun cakes to make…your cookies look great i want to make such fantastic looking cookie , u are good at it…you underestimate ur cookie skils

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  5. Gayathri Kumar says:

    I completely forgot about the cookies while reading about your wish for a daughter. Girl or boy, kids are so naughty these days and we surely need these types of yummy treats to keep them calm…

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  6. Priya Srinivasan says:

    I too had the intuition of a boy when i was preggy with EO, i was expecting a girl for the second, but then nature decided it to be another superhero, but no Regrets!!! Yes, there are no barbie dolls, no pattu pavadai, (awww, which i misss so much), no design pottu, bangles, but then i have my sister’s and cousin’s kiddos to satiate my daughter love!!! BTW cookies look damn cute and those color choco chips are amazing!!!

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