Thursday, February 23, 2012

Choco-chip Biscuits

I just completed one leg of the marathon & have been posting only Rasam recipes right! That's been a comfort food undoubtedly...a new discovered cooking joy for me has been 'Baking'! I have few old recipes of baking basics.. ya my periamma & amma have tried their hand in this and i managed to get the details in their recipe books.. so every time i find a cookie, shortbread or cake recipe..i know i want too try it & if it includes chocolates..almost immediately :)
More than cakes, biscuits are something i do often..why do i prefer them, if you ask..well the reasons are ...for one its helps me curb my cravings, S loves them & there is no overdose of deserts! During the marathon, when i saw these chic-chip cookies by Suma, i knew i had to do it..She has an amazing list of eggless bakes & i want to try all of them.. So, here's the beginning!










Ingredients
1. All purpose flour - 2 cups
2. Butter - 1 stick/1/2 cup
3. Light Brown Sugar - 3/4cup
4. Baking soda - 1tsp
5. Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
6. Honey - 2tbsp
7. Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
8. Salt - a pinch
9. Semi-sweet choco chips - 1/2 cup
10. Milk - 3-4 tbsp


Preparation Time!!
1. Sieve the all the purpose flour, baking powder, soda & salt in a bowl
2. Melt the butter and to this add the sugar & whip till creamy
3. To this add the essence,honey and mix again
4. Add this to the dry ingredients and mix
5. Add the choco chips and milk, if you feel the dough is very dry
6. Mix well to incorporate and form a nice smooth dough
7. Pre-heat the oven to 350 F
8. Make small balls & flatten them and line them on a baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or so if the corners tuns light brown
9. Remove once done and cool it and then enjoy...


The biscuits looks crumbly, my snap is an indication, but it doesn't fall apart trust me :).. 


Few things, a tad different for me...
*The recipe doesn't call for milk, but mine was very crumbly, so i went ahead and added that
** The texture was not such, that i could scoop them to make a cookie..so i made a smooth dough..Had a good mind to refrigerate to a log & cut them..But then, i have done that so skipped that idea!
*** After making a smooth dough, took small portions and flattened them
*** You could reduce the ingredients to half, but since it was mentioned it would make 3 dozen..i thought i will need those ( ya.. lets keep for a week or so!! but we managed to wipe the entire box in 3 days flat)
**** The original recipe calls for 1 cup of choco chips, i used half ( coz that was what i had) but i think it was just fine... addition of more would have been very chocolaty for our taste!! 


Serving : Close to 3 dozen ( i did one or two giant cookies, coz i got bored mid-way making them :D)
Duration : 40 min


Sending this too..
1. Vimitha' 'Love & Chocolate Fest'
2.Vardhini's 'Sweet Luv'
3. Radhika's 'Lets Cook' - Sweet Something
4. Sumee' Bon Vivant Moments
5. Sravs' 'Dish for Loved Ones'
6. Annz Cafe 'Valentine's Special'
7. Radhika' I Love Baking'
8.Vardhini 'Bake Fest' hosted by Tomato Blues'
9. Valli's 'Kids Fest' hosted by Priya
10. Priya's "Healthy Diet Line up' hosted by Raji




30 comments:

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    1. Thanks for the very quick response julie :)

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  2. Cookies look inviting. Thx for linking to the event.

    Vardhini
    Event: Sweet Luv
    Event: Strawberries

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  3. Great cookies! Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. @vardhini & Marina : thanks so much & u are welcome!

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  4. Looks superb , the crumbly texture makes it more tempting..

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  5. Looks superb!!!! Nice recipe.. and thnx for linking it up to my event.:o)

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  6. Perfect biscuts !! looks so yummy !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

    Ongoing event CC-Dish For Loved Ones

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    1. @sumee, sravs & vimitha : welcome ppl!

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  7. yummy cookies with perfect texture dear....great

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    1. @faseela & kaveri : thank u! glad u liked it

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  9. The cookies look awesome Rasi...from savoury rasams to sweet biscuits...these cookies are calling out to me :-)

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    1. thanks suchi .. really wish could send it over to u :)

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  10. beautiful clicks!i like the standing cookie :)

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  11. This looks totally delicious..I would love to try this..Bookmarked.

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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    1. @anu : Thanks!
      @aarthi : let me know how u like it :)

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  12. so different from any chocochip cookie recipe i have made.. i love the addotion of honey & milk. looks fabulous

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    1. Thanks deeps.. i should thank suma :)

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  13. Thx for trying and liking them. We love them too. In fact these are what my daughter carried to School on Valentines day,to share with her friends. :)

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    1. They were awesome suma.. like i said we wiped the box within 3 days :D

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  14. i love cookies...Awesome....

    visit @my blog for my first event in ur free time :-)
    Preeti
    Ongoing Event--Color n Sweet-HOLI FEST
    Preeti's Kitchen Life

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Really look forward to your opinions, comments & suggestions :)...Glad you took time to say something on my dish..Its a yay! moment for me :)