Chocolate Cookies



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.

Chocolate Cookies

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Desserts
Servings 30 piece


  • 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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