Note: The original recipe I had used did not use baking powder and cream. But Abhaya found the resulting cookies to be too hard for his taste. So, I used these to make them softer and more cakey.
Ingredients (Made 8 cookies for me)
- 1 cup Maida (all-purpose floor)
- 75 grams (1/2 cup) cooking butter
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup fine sugar (I use blender to make fine sugar out of the normal ones available in the super market. You can also buy castor sugar, if you like. But their prices discourage me 🙂 )
- 1/4 cup brown sugar (I used Eagle brand Deremera sugar available in the supermarket near by home. This is important to bring the right taste in the cookies. Should not be substituted for normal sugar.)
- 1 tbsp vanilla essence
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- Leave the butter outside the fridge so that it softens. Alternatively use microwave to warm and soften it.
- In a mixing bowl beat butter, fine/castor sugar, brown sugar and vanilla essence until mixed well.
- Beat egg in a bowl and mix it in the mixture prepared above.
- Add cream, but not too much. Make sure that the mixture doesn’t become too watery. Add only the heavy cream. Drain out any water from it before adding.
- Sift maida and baking powder and add into the mixture (I use a bowl big enough so that maida can be sieved directly into the mixture). Mix the entire thing.
- Add chocolate chips to the mixture and mix to spread the chips evenly.
- Make small balls of the mixture and put on the baking mat. (I used silica mat and don’t need to grease it. Other baking mats might need greasing). You should press the balls a little. But the circle will spread while baking. So, don’t press to the final size you expect, but a little less. Also leave enough space between the balls.
- Preheat the oven and bake. I baked at 150 degrees in Microwave oven. Baking for 6 minutes worked best. It may take more time in normal oven (I read 16-18 minutes). Do not wait for the cookies to harden in the oven. Take out when they have browned a bit. The cookies in the photo here are actually overbaked.
- If you have a cooling wire rack, transfer cookies to them to cool. Else just transfer to any other plate lined with tissue paper and wait till they cool. Then store them in an airtight container. (You can eat while they are warm too. They taste good :D)