Who doesn't love cookies? and cookies with any form of chocolate in it, are my favourite!
This recipe is loaded with chocolate. It uses chocolate chips and chocolate chunks too! When I was making the cookies, it seemed almost to be too much of chocolate. But who am I kidding? There is nothing as "too much of chocolate"!
Making a good cookie requires butter. Cutting down on butter is not a good idea here. But you can always substitute the plain flour with a more nutritious flour like a whole-wheat flour or aata. Replacing refined sugar with a natural organic sugar or coconut sugar or jaggery also makes it a little healthier.
Cookies are quite simple to make. I enjoy making cookies at home because I do not have to do everything in a single day. I can make the dough in advance, portion it, freeze it and bake delicious fresh cookies whenever I want. Very new things can give you instant indulgent and happiness like these. You can also bake some of them together and store the cookies in an air tight container for up to a week!
Let's find out the ingredients and how to make these delicious chocolatey treats!
2 cups - Whole-wheat flour or aata
1 cup - Butter
1 cup - Powdered jaggery or coconut sugar
1 cup - Chocolate chips
1 cup - Chocolate cut roughly into chunks (Dark or Milk chocolate based on your preference)
2 - Eggs
2 tsp - Vanilla extract
1 tsp - Baking soda
1 tsp - Salt
Take the butter in a sauce pan and cook it over medium heat until it turns an amber colour and you can see some brown bits on the bottom of the pan. Take this off the heat and cool it slightly.
Take the burnt butter in your mixing bowl and add in the jaggery/powdered sugar and Vanilla extract. Whisk these together with a hand whisk or an electric whisk until well combined.
Mix in one egg at a time until it incorporates into the batter.
Add the flour, baking soda and salt to the batter and mix together to form the cookie dough.
Through in all the chocolate chips and chocolate chunks and mix until it's distributed evenly.
Now with the help of an ice-cream scoop or a spoon, portion the dough as evenly as you can and place them on a lined baking sheet.
At this stage, you can choose to bake the cookies straight away or freeze them for up to a week or bake some now and freeze some for later.
Before baking, press the balls slightly as the cookies made with whole-wheat flour wouldn't spread as much as a regular cookie. Place the tray in the fridge for around 15 minutes if you are going to bake these fresh.
If you bake the cookies few days later, take it out of the freezer and let it thaw on the counter for about an hour.
Bake the cookies at 170 degrees C for about 12-15 minutes until they turn golden brown.
After taking these out of the oven, you have to resist the temptation for few minutes until the cookies cool slightly. Place them on a wire rack to speed up the cooling. Enjoy them as is or dunk them in some milk!