Saturday, September 26, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies, Baked from Baked

chocolate chip cookies lined up

Did you notice what I just did?
Did you see my attempt at being funny?
Hahaha, I simply crack myself up sometimes!!

Anyway, seeing soo many chocolate chip cookies on the web has really intrigued me. I've been baking Jen's, and now my favorite chocolate chip cookie almost exclusively, for quite a while. But all those recipes got me thinking, what if there's something better? What if I'm missing out? Ofcourse the NY times recipe was on the top of my to-try list, but I wanted something quick, so I chose the chocolate chip cookies from the ever so famous and loved Baked cookbook.

One thing I liked about this recipe was the high chip-to-dough ratio! I love those!! And plus, Jessie from CakeSpy highly recommended these! I went to work, and it was here that tragedy struck. I injured my hand pretty bad while using the hand mixer!! That's why I haven't been able to post for a while. Luckily, I had almost finished preparing the dough, only the last mix-ins were to be added, so my dad finished that up for me, and the ready dough was in the fridge for a few days, till my hand healed. Which was probably a good thing, because I really wanted to try the refrigerate dough for 36 hours technique, but uptil now, have never had the patience. Though I didn't have anything to compare it with, I'm sure all those hours of rest must have worked in its favour, because the cookies tasted amazing!!

cookie dough... yummm

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking via Cakespy
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2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 sticks [1 cup, 225 g] unsalted butter, softened
1 cup dark brown sugar - I used a mix of half light and half dark
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions :

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, and then the sugars too, until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs one at a time, beating between additions. Beat in the vanilla.
  3. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, salt and baking powder.
  4. Add this mixture to the creamed mixture in parts, mixing between additions.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips, or whatever other add-ins you choose, and mix to incorporate
  6. Refrigerate for atleast 6 hours - There is usually quite an improvement on refrigeration, but ofcourse, this step can be skipped if you're in a hurry.
  7. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, preheat oven to 350 F [180 C].
  8. Make rounds of cookies as per your size preference, and bake accordingly - I made them about 1 1/2 tablespoon sized, it took 14 minutes. If you want them smaller, bake only for 12 minutes.
  9. When the edges start browning, and the middles lose their sheen, they are done.
  10. Take cookies out of the oven, and cool on a wire rack - I ate about half of them still warm from the oven.
  11. Eat, and enjoy :D :D
I liked these cookies, they were really good, and gone in no time. They are great when you want a quick, easy cookie. I will be using this recipe more in the future, for sure. However, I still prefer my go-to cookies over these, though that can probably be chalked up to the ground up oats, and addition of nuts, that takes them to a whole other level. Two different kinds of cookies, both will be kept in my arsenal. And there's going to be a lot more experimenting of chocolate chip cookies, I have a LOT of other recipes I need to try out!!!

chocolate chip cookies stacked

This part is super-long overdue, I've recieved a lot of awards, which I've always been forgetting about. So here goes -

kreativblogger From Jaime - My Baking Addiction

I got the Kreativ Blogger award from Jaime of My Baking Addiction, which I like to pass on to -
Rita of Clumbsy Cookie
Deeba of Passionate About Baking
Both of these bloggers are always coming up with the most astoundingly creative stuff ever!

Splash Award from Valerina

I got the splash award from Valerina, which I in turn would forward on too -
Aalia of One Of a Grind
Liz of Cake Or Death

honest+scrap+award from Parita

And finally, I received the Honest Scrap Award from Parita, which is going to -
Valerina of Une Gamine dans la Cuisine - Love the name of this blog, though I have absolutely no idea what it means!!
Jacque of Daisy Lane Cakes

A HUGE thanks to all three of you! It really makes me feel great, that someone is reading my little blog, and likes it so much!! Gives me a sense of acceptance in the wonderful blogosphere <3


  1. These look gorgeous! I would love to bite into one with those yummy chocolate chips.

  2. Oh wow!! Thank you Avanika!!! I'm so happy that you chose me. A gamine is a term for a mischievous, waif-like girl. It rhymed nicely with cuisine (kitchen). Plus I'm petit and half French so I wanted something a bit personal. :) Thanks again!!

    I had to see this recipe when it popped up on my blogger screen. These cookies are so fat! They look delicious, I can't wait to try this recipe. :))

  3. Cookies look so yummm :) hope your hand is fine now!!

  4. Looks yummy!!
    I loved the dough very much. looks preety.

  5. These cookies look awesome A! U've got me hungry n craving for them! Question: Where do you buy ur chocolate chips n brown sugar from?

  6. Congratulations on your awards! I'm glad your hand is better. Those cookies look fantastic!

  7. Hey thanks for the award!
    The cookies look fantastic! Baked seems to be the new 'it' cookbook :)

  8. I have that cookbook but haven't gotten around to making anything yet. I'll have to try these cookies. I have a hankering for them after drooling over your pics!

  9. CCC's--my favorite! I have not baked the Baked cookie before and now I really want to! ;)

  10. Chef Jeena - Thanks! They were delicious! I wish I had made some with other mix-ins too though, I'm sure they would have been fab!

    Valerina - Haha thanks for the explanation =) Yeah, the cookies puff up quite a bit!!

    Nithya - Thanks! Yup, its healing now!

    chaklere - I think I must have eaten half the dough on its own :P

    D - Thanks!!

    Nags - Lol, its the best part!

    Palidor - Thank you so much :D

    Aalia - You're welcome! It sure does! Baked, and Sky High it seems to me!

    Cakebrain - How could you keep such an amazing book just lying around?? It's probably a sin! If I had it, I'd have tried almost all recipes by now :P Hope you try and like them!

    Katrina - Do try them! They tasted great :-)

  11. Hey Av,

    Came here seeing your tweet! Don't worry , love! You have given due credit to the source, so please don't bother sweetheart!CHEER UP!!

    And for those cookies...WOW! They look stunning! Would love to have a box full of 'em! :)

    Good to know that your hand has healed, better be careful again ;) I know you will :)


  12. The internet allows users to hide behind their anonymity, which in turn encourages some to say things they would never say in a face-to-face situation. Anyone who has blogged for any amount of time (or sold products on Etsy, etc.) has had to face that unpleasant reality. All you can do is conduct yourself with dignity, which you have done here. Keep up the good work, and hopefully the trolls will move on (or actually off the Internet altogether!)


  13. Your cookies look delicious. There's always room for one more chocolate chip cookie recipe. I'll have to try the rest in the fridge technique. I hope your hand is feeling better!

  14. Hey Avni..came here from Twitter!!Count me in..I hate Anon comments too,but don't worry,some people are meant to be ignored.

    Love those cookies..look really tempting:).Hope your hand has healed now,take good care of yourself girl:)

  15. Hi Avanika, These look super delicious, and I love that "chip to dough" ratio too! I hate to hear that about your hand---you poor thing . .. sounds like you were injured in the line of duty! About that "6 hour" fridge time for the dough, I've noticed also that leaving choc. chip cookie dough in the fridge, even for a couple of days, seems to really enrich and round out the flavor. It's mysterious, isn't it? But wonderful . . .

    :) Jane

  16. Ooh, yours looks so perfect! I am jealous... I tried these and they came out disappointingly flat. Maybe the refrigerator time is key. Anyway, they look delish!

    And thanks so much for the award! Yeah, how exciting!

  17. Wow, thank you so much! I really appreciate it. :) And I hope your hand is better! I hear chocolate chip cookies are extra-good for healing wounds like that.

  18. Your cookies look perfect. Chocolate chip is hands down my favorite cookie!

  19. Ohhhhhhhhhhh thanks so much for the nice award! Will I get a cookie as well with the award???

  20. That is a beautiful stack of cookies!!Yumm!!

  21. Hehe sounds like you loved them for the same reason I disliked them... ALL THE CHIPS!! ;)

    Also, yours look so puffy and mine were flat. :(

  22. I couldn't begin to tell you the last time I baked chocolate chips cookies and the closest thing to cookies was the blossoms I blogged recently! With all that said I really want cookies!

    Sorry about your hand! Hope you're 100%!

  23. I like your blog very much.I'm waiting for your new posts.

  24. Congrats on your awards! And your cookies look awesome. Nothing better than a CC cookie oozing warm chocolate. . .YUM.

  25. Ok, honestly I can't care much about how they're made... I'd just want to eat some. Coming to Bombay for Diwali... I know where to stop :P

  26. Wow, looks great! you're right, mine were good but I always think that there's something better out there. The recipe is straight forward though, and that helps.

  27. These look so good. Is it bad that I really want these for breakfast right now?


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