Saturday, June 16, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of the best things about cooking is when people praise you and request you to make things for them. That's how this one got started. Meera wanted to eat chocolate chip cookies and I told her we'll bake them at home. Earlier we had tried some chocolate chip cookies that our friend, Seema made. They were pretty darn good so that was definitely motivating. So after hunting for the right version and looking at several different versions of the recipe, I decided to pick this one. And of course, as I like to make modifications to original recipes, I couldn't help but modify this one too. I've put the text of original recipe at the bottom for reference.

My modified version:


2 oz butter, softened
½ cup brown sugar
2 large tbsp plain Greek yogurt
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp hot water
¼ tsp salt

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tbsp walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream the butter and brown sugar together. Add yogurt one tablespoon at a time and vanilla. Dissolve baking soda and salt in hot water and add to the mixture. Add in flour, chocolate chips and nuts. Drop large tbsp full of cookie dough on baking sheet covered pan.

Bake for 20-25 mins at 350 degrees F or until golden brown.


    1 cup butter, softened
    1 cup white sugar
    1 cup packed brown sugar
    2 eggs
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    3 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    2 teaspoons hot water
    ½ teaspoon salt
    2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
    1 cup chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.

Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.

Original recipe:

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