Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Chocolate Cookies

Today I would like to take everyone to a chocoholic ride. When I was a kid, I remember Mamma (My maternal grandmother) coming towards me with a box full of chocolates during my birthday. I will be impatiently waiting for her to come so that I can get hold of my gifts , chocolates, cookies and what else... I should say I was a spoiled brat who won't even share the goodies with my sisters. But my angelic sisters have never shown any bad face to me. Being the youngest I enjoyed being pampered in all possible ways.

One of my sister's friend is staying close to us here in San Jose. She invited us home for dinner and 'A' was very happy about the thought of it. Being away from home both of us truly appreciates such visits. It is such a bliss to talk with your closed ones when the world around you are complete strangers. She has two cute kids. When she called me home , I wanted to bake something special for the kids. Being a chocoholic I wanted to try my luck on a chocolate dish. I started searching for websites and found the recipe of chocolate cookies in Joy of baking. This recipe is already in great demand. Two of my sisters already asked about it.  

I used a Wilton non - stick shaped cookie pan for baking it. So that you will get the shape you wanted without a cookie cutter.

Recipe Source : joyofbaking.com


1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup (105 grams) light brown sugar

1/4 cup (50 grams) white granulated sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 cup (130 grams) all purpose flour

1/4 cup (30 grams) Dutch-processed cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups (260 grams) white chocolate chips or chunks


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).

In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy (2-3 minutes). Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until incorporated.  First sift together the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and salt and then add to the butter and egg mixture.  Mix just until incorporated. Fold in the the chocolate chips.

Using a small ice cream scoop or two spoons, place about 1 1/2 tablespoons of batter on the prepared baking pan, spacing about 2 inches (5 cm) apart.

Bake for approximately 8 - 10 minutes or until the the cookies are still soft in the center but are firm around the edges.  Remove from oven and let cookies cool for about 5 minutes.  

Verdict: The cookie has got an intense chocolate flavour. It was very crispy and the kids loved munching on it.

This goes out to Priya's Bookmarked Recipes - Every Tuesday Event - 1st February 2011 (Volume 27)

I am also sending this to Baking for Beginners -II


Sending to  Delicious Desserts


  1. This looks like a good recipe Sneha :)

  2. looks yummy! Love ur wilton cookie pan.

  3. Looks soo yummy and delicious...

  4. Thanks Swapna. I visited your blog. I loved the different varieties of recipes which you have included.

  5. Gorgeous cookies! Would love to have one with my cup of coffee!

    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

    US Masala

  6. Hey, Thanks for giving me an opportunity to participate :-)

  7. Looks lovely, thank you for linking this to my event :)

  8. I am so happy to participate. Planning to make some more chocolate delicacies.

  9. Hi there Sneha!

    My name is Steve Walters and I recently started blogging at http://www.eatingbangkok.com, which is currently being updated with recipes, but in the next few months will be my vehicle for covering the food and restaurant scene in Bangkok Thailand.

    I am now in the process of meeting as many food bloggers as I can and I found your site http://inspirationalartofcooking.blogspot.com recently and was pretty impressed. I've added your site to my Foodie Blogs list here: http://www.eatingbangkok.com/foodie-blogs/ and would also like to add you to my blogroll.

    If you could add my site to your blogroll and write back to let me know it has been added (foodie [at] eatingbangkok.com) I will add you to mine as well and the exchange would be greatly appreciated!

    As you might imagine I am very excited to get moved to Bangkok and get started on covering the food scene there as I feel it is an area that isn't well covered by English speaking bloggers. I plan on adding loads of great reviews, pictures and even video and will be holding contests as well. It should be fun, entertaining and informative for everyone that visits.

    Thank you so much in advance for adding me to your blogroll and I look forward to reading your posts (I've subscribed!) and maybe even featuring some of your own posts as I do plan on a weekly roundup of Thai themed recipes and posts from other food bloggers.

    Warm regards,

    P.S. If you are on Twitter I would love to have you as a follower and I follow back:

  10. Hi Steve,I have added you in my blog roll. I had a look at your blog. You have a variety of dishes posted over there.

  11. the cookies look adorably chocolatey!! Thanks for the entry!

  12. I can't wait to prepare some other chocolatey goodies to send to your entry !!!

  13. First time in your blog...u have very nice space here... cookies looks yummy... Do drop by my blog when time permits..

  14. Delicious cookies :) The shapes are interesting and the pan is a big wow :)

    I know the advantages of being the last of the family ;) I have enjoyed and still enjoy the pampering :)

    I guess I'm here for the first time. You have a nice space. Will keep visiting. :)