Chocolate chipits cookies

 

Chocolate chipits cookies

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Oatmeal chocolate chip raisin cookies

If at all I consider there is something extra special that goad me to stock up or sway me to those blissful childhood memories are snacks which resonates back home. And I can easily say that oatmeal cookies with an array of few other ingredients like chocolate and raisin, summing it to some extent, especially the chewy texture and simple oatmeal as the main ingredient is what bought me instantly.

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And I’m glad that my innate curiosity took me to the next level to try these cookies and to replicate the exact chewy texture that somewhat equals the store-bought ones. Even though it took few attempts, the simple method and few simple ingredients were the secret that helped me to get what I was trying for. What delighted me was everything happened in a breeze and easily fit under the list of hearty recipes for the lifetime!

Oatmeal chocolate chip raisin cookies

Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup whole wheat flour
¾ cup, quick cooking rolled oats
½ cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup raisins
1 cup brown sugar
¾ cup Olive oil, or canola oil
1 large egg
1 tbsp vanilla
2-3 tbsp warm milk
¼ tsp. salt

Combine oil and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add beaten egg and vanilla to it. Stir well. Combine all-purpose flour, wheat flour and salt in another bowl. Add it to the creamed mixture of oil/brown sugar egg and vanilla. Mix well until everything is well blended, adding spoonful of warm milk if needed.

Stir in the chocolate chips, raisins and oats. Mix well with a wooden spatula, without over mixing. Drop tablespoons of mixture onto the baking sheet about 2 inches apart, form a round shape and gently press in the middle so that it stays even and nice flat shape.

Bake at 350° oven for about 8-10 minutes. It’s okay if it looks soft and uncooked as it will stay firm after few minutes. Enjoy!

Classic Chocolate chip cookies

Classic Chocolate chip cookies

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This is the result of my experiment that I picked up pretty quick months ago. And I was so happy to do my try and tweak baking series in the beginning as I graduate from cake to cookies.    We absolutely love these cookies. It’s delicious name and elegant texture is what making these cookies special and stands out from the rest of the sweet treats. In fact, people all over the world adore these cookies. Each family has their own version of the recipe for this star treat. To me, I like the idea of having homemade cookies at all times in my home that are so pleasing to all no matter young or old. And this fits well since simple yet elegant things are my weakness. It’s darn easy to make and the goodness from butter and chocolate together is so irresistible…

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Here’s my version of the recipe.

Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups brown sugar
1 stick softened butter
1 large egg
1 tbsp vanilla
2-3 tbsp warm milk
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
¼ cup quick oats
½ cup chocolate chips

Combine butter and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Add beaten egg and vanilla to it. Stir well. Combine all-purpose flour, baking soda and salt in another bowl. Add it to the creamed mixture of brown sugar, butter, egg and vanilla. Mix well until everything is well blended, adding spoonful of warm milk if needed.

Stir in the chocolate chips and oats. Mix well with a wooden spatula, without over mixing. Drop tablespoons of mixture onto the baking sheet about 2 inches apart, form a round shape and gently press in the middle so that it stays even and nice flat shape.

Bake at 350° oven for about 8-10 minutes. It is okay if it looks soft and uncooked as it will stay firm after few minutes. Enjoy!

Blueberry chocolate chip diamonds

These cookies remind me of the story of a clever wife whose instinct and intellect helped her to survive her cynic husband goaded with demands and strife. Although he was okay with all kinds of food, he would always demand for fresh items at the dinner table just to foment the strife and kill the moment. So in order to keep the peaceful environment intact she was always careful to use fresh ingredients. But still things didn’t go well.

One day his wife had enough so she decided to go the other way and started using frozen items especially for his favorite dishes and the interesting part was, before the meal, she would cleverly ensconced herself by explaining how hard it was to pick fresh items whilst stay within the price range and the visible difference in the texture and taste as well. Loud and clear, the silence from the other side felt like a ruse that simmered down the storm and worth the laugh. Till date, she chuckles as she remembers this part of her life 🙂

Likewise, the beauty of these cookies is the different ingredients that binds together to please both grownups and kids. The idea of adding dried blueberries along with chocolate chip, the ruse I used to make my son who hates blueberries in any form to enjoy the goodness of it in the shadow of chocolate chips and the mocha flavor, was indeed a brilliant idea. 

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All purpose flour – 2 ½  cups
Brown sugar – 1 ½  cups
Olive oil – 1 cup
Almond powder – 2 tbsp
Milk – 3 tbsp
Instant coffee powder – 1 tbsp
Vanilla – 1 tbsp
Baking soda – ½   tsp
Salt – ½  tsp
Chocolate chips – ¾  cup
Dried blueberries – ¾  cup

In a medium bowl, mix together olive oil and brown sugar well.

In another medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.

Slowly add the flour mixture to the olive oil & brown sugar mixture. Mix well

Add dried blueberries and chocolate chips to the mixture.

On a clean and smooth surface, line gently greased wax paper. Place the dough on the wax paper and place the other sheet on top of it. Roll the dough evenly using a rolling pin. Remove the wax paper from the top. Gently transfer the rolled dough onto the baking sheet.

Bake in 325° oven for about 20 minutes. To get the diamond shape, first cut it in lengthwise and then cut diagonally. Allow them to cool well. Enjoy!