The other day, D requested me to make some Chocolate Cookies. As I had a recipe saved in my ‘to-do list’, I didn’t have to search for the recipe. The recipe I saved is from Allrecipes . However I tweaked it a bit.
One thing I found intriguing in this recipe, was the mixing of hot water with soda. On further research, I found that this was done for two reasons. One is to activate the soda and the second reason was to ensure even distribution of the soda. Truth be told, I was a bit apprehensive, but went ahead with the process. On seeing the result, I realised that my apprehensions were way off. One more new information gained 🙂
If you wish, you may add some chocolate chips and nuts just before rolling the cookies.
- 2 cups Flour
- 1 cup Cocoa powder
- 1 cup Butter Softened
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Brown sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla essence
- 1 teaspoon Baking soda
- 2 teaspoons Water Hot
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- Preheat oven at 180C.
- Powder both the sugars and keep aside. (Optional)
- Sieve the flour and cocoa powder together for a couple of times.
- Cream the butter and sugars together till smooth.
- Beat in one egg at a time.
- Add the vanilla.
- Mix the hot water with baking soda and stir well.
- Pour this mixture into the batter along with salt and mix well.
- Tip in the flour-cocoa mixture.
- Mix till well incorporated.
- If using chocolate chips and nuts, you may add it now. Mix well.
- Take small portions of the mixture and roll into cookie shape.
- Place the cookies on lined baking trays, 2 inches apart. Bake for 12- 15 minutes.
- Allow to cool completely before transferring to air tight container.
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