Double chocolate cookies

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A trip to IKEA always results in unintended purchases. It also involves a whining kid, sulking husband and an over excited wife. The store is HUGE and it takes a good amount of time to even get from one end to another.

My son and my husband dislike the store for the same reasons I like it – its a huge place and you have to spend a lot of time once you are there. I won’t say that the furniture quality is the best, but for people like me who just want to get something decent without having to spend an arm and leg, its a great place.

Its the small things that I like there – like the glasses and cups and napkins and water bottles. The quality is good, the price is low, so everyone buys it. Now, THAT is the problem. Your props might just end up being one among the many if you do prop shopping in IKEA. But that hasn’t stopped anyone from doing it, though :D.

The use and throw baking tins are one of the impromptu purchases from there and it came out useful for gifting these double chocolate butterscotch cookies. These were baked as a gift for a kid and so the perfect dish to bring in for the Kid’s delight Anniversary party :-).

Read on for the pictorial and the recipe.

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Pictorial

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Cream together softened butter and the brown and white sugar using a stand or hand mixer. Beat until the mix is light and fluffy.

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Add the egg and beat it in.

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Add the vanilla essence and blend it in as well.

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In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.

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Fold the flour mix in 2-3 batches to the butter and egg mix. Gently incorporate everything together.

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Add the butterscotch or chocolate chips and fold it in carefully.

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Take tablespoonfuls of dough and place in a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Leave enough space for the cookies to expand.

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Bake in a preheated oven at 350F/180 C for about 10-15 minutes, keeping a close eye once it reaches the 10 minutes mark. The cookies are done when they are firm around the edges and a little soft in the middle. Take off the oven and let it sit undisturbed for at least 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.

Recipe source:  Joy of Baking

Makes : 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick or 113 grams butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all purpose flour/maida
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch salt
  • 1.5 cups butterscotch chips/ chocolate chips or a mix of both

Method:

  1. Cream together softened butter and the brown and white sugar using a stand or hand mixer. Beat until the mix is light and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg and beat it in. Add the vanilla essence and blend it in as well.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  4. Fold the flour mix in 2-3 batches to the butter and egg mix. Gently incorporate everything together.
  5. Add the butterscotch or chocolate chips and fold it in carefully.Take tablespoonfuls of dough and place in a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Leave enough space for the cookies to expand.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 350F/180 C for about 10-15 minutes, keeping a close eye once it reaches the 10 minutes mark. The cookies are done when they are firm around the edges and a little soft in the middle. Take off the oven and let it sit undisturbed for at least 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.

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This post goes to Valli’s Kid’s delight – Anniversary special and to Blogging Marathon 57.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 57

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10 thoughts on “Double chocolate cookies

  1. Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth says:

    The cookies look amazing… I had bought the same set as above from Ikea when they had it as a part of their Xmas collection last year… :) I never take HD with me to Ikea as he will keep whining and the time the kids see I am heading there, they are like, “Oh no, not again!” Hehe…

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  2. Pavani says:

    Ikea is one of our family favorite stores to visit. Luckily all of us enjoy it for different reasons :-) I love all the chachki stuff they sell. We go for 1 thing — come back with 10 other things.
    Those chocolate cookies look yummy!!

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