Baking| COFFEE CHOCOLATE-CHIP COOKIES… and a winner for the ice-cream maker giveaway!

Baking chocolate-chip cookies – an act that makes all seem right with the world….”
Dorie Greenspan on twitter

Don’t you just love that line? I chanced upon the tweet from Dorie Greenspan a few days ago and the words stuck to my mind. Strangely enough I had a batch of chocolate chip cookies in the oven at the time. Sounded so true and all seemed good with the world. Come to think of it, cookie baking time is always therapeutic, chocolate chip cookies more so. The dough gets together without a fuss, doesn’t need special attention, and the cookies are ready in next to no time!

The hub was leaving for HKG that night and likes to carry some home made cookies with him. It’s always been like that. No matter where he goes, he finds it comforting to carry some with him. This is a basic recipe I have used for ever, and am not sure where I got it from. What I do know is that I’ve played around with the basic recipe to suit our tastes, and it accepts additions pretty whole heartedly. Throw in some walnuts, substitute some alternative flour like buckwheat, use brown sugar for white … always gives good results!

It was coffee on my mind again, so in went some instant coffee, all the time a song playing in the back of my head, “Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar?” It was the Cookie Jar Song which we often sung as kids in school, and through the long days of summer vacations under the hot Indian sun. Cookies weren’t typically baked in Indian households, and our window to these delightful goodies were from virtual tuck boxes in Enid Blytons Malorie Towers, Secret 7’s and Famous 5’s! Mom sometimes baked cakes, no cookies, and the cookies we got in India from bakeries were always referred to as biscuits (boring old ones). At that time, the very idea of stealing cookies from a jar was exciting and intriguing. Who was to know that life would come full circle, and I would be baking cookies to fill jars one day?

Before we go any further, I’d love to announce the winner of the CSN Stores giveaway which I had blogged about on this post STRAWBERRY MASCARPONE EGGLESS ICE-CREAM & A CSN STORES GIVEAWAY! I had offered one lucky winner a choice of either the Cuisineart Ice Cream Maker or Delonghi Retro Panini Grill.

The winner picked by the Random Number Generator from about 190+ comments is Simply_complicated, a Canadian thirty-something, mother of two, a crafty kind of gal who loves cooking, baking, and experimenting with recipes and patterns. She blogs at Left of average, south of normal! Here is what she said in her comments …

simply_complicated said…
what a great looking recipe! what a nice giveaway! you’re wonderful! if i were to win, i would definitely pick the ice cream maker… just the thing to make tasty summer treats for my family!

Congratulations to you!! Do send me your address and contact details as soon as possible so I can arrange for the Cuisineart Ice Cream Maker to be delivered to you. Wish you an exciting summer ahead, with loads of chilled goodies!

COFFEE CHOCOLATE-CHIP COOKIES
Makes about 2 dozen cookies. I always make a double batch.

Ingredients:
100gms unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup vanilla sugar (or granulated)
1 egg
1 tbsp instant coffee powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup plain flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Method:
Sift the flours, baking soda and salt. Keep aside in a bowl.
Place butter, sugar, egg, coffee powder and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl, and whisk with a hand blender until well mixed. {You can even do this by hand if you don’t have a blender. In this cake, just beat the egg lightly with a fork first.}
Add the sifted flour mix and chocolate chips to the bowl, and mix well.
Drop tablespoons on an ungreased cookie sheet, leaving about an inch between each to allow for spreading.
Bake at 180C for 12-15 minutes till golden brown.
Allow to cool on cookie sheet for a minute, and then transfer to rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight box in a cool place for 4-5 days.
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Comments

  1. Jamie says:

    Lovely! And who doesn't love chocolate chip cookies. They are comfort food at its best! Really great recipe. And too cute that Mr. Man carries them with him! Mine brings them into the office and gives them away. ((hugs))

  2. The chocolate chip cookies with coffee look delicious Deeba! Who would love that combination.

  3. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Congrats to the winner! Those cookies look awesome and your shots are stunning!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  4. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] says:

    I was an avid Enid Blyton reader too! Still have a LOT of the books around :) There were so many treats mentioned in there that always made my mouth water :) Like these cookies!!

  5. Federica says:

    complimenti!! devono essere una delizia!! ciao!

  6. Snooky doodle says:

    These cookies look good. I love coffee and chocolate. This are on my to try list :)

  7. Emily says:

    Those are some fancy looking chocolate chip cookies!

  8. shayma says:

    i so love how you make these for your husband. yahaan bhi bhej do ek ya doh. :) love, s

  9. Jobless says:

    What is the name for the flowers? are they fragrant? in hindi? in english?

  10. simply_complicated says:

    ohmigosh! i won? crazy! fantastic! (does little wiggling dance and cheers at her computer screen) i'll get that contact info to you right away! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  11. Asha @ FSK says:

    Your love for coffee is amazing!! love the cute mugs!

  12. Deeba PAB says:

    Hi Jobless. The flowers are from a seasonal creeper known as the Rangoon Creeper, and are mildly fragrant. They are light pink/almost whitish in the morning, and turn a darker shade of pink under the sun. I talked about them here earlier( http://www.passionateaboutbaking.com/2009/10/chocolate-strawberry-mascarpone-cake.html)
    Cheers

  13. Pavithra says:

    Beautiful cookies with yummy coffee taste… looks so yummy..as you said that is really wonderful to carry some homemade breads or cookies for a trip.

  14. sulagna ™ says:

    deeba this ones a show stealer, i had got the choco chips long back from a store, except for the cakes i dint dare much. However, this cookie shall be tried and i will let you know what G has to say when he has one of these with a cup of coffee in the balcony :)
    thanks :)

  15. sulagna ™ says:

    ohh also just wanted to check,would it possible to get an option on your page,where we can get the "print version" of the receipe…you are wiz with all this tech stuff, might make life simpler for technologically challenged people like me :)

  16. Wow, best idea ever. My two favorite things (well other than banana bread) mixed together. Gunna have to try coffee chocolate chip cookies. Why dont thy just make coffee chocolate chips. hmmm.

  17. Mowie @ Mowielicious says:

    Deeba – you are the baking queen! These cookies look and sound so good – made me realise that I haven't published a single cookie post on my blog! How can this be?

    I also love those creeper flowers, they used to grow wild where I used to live in Nigeria… brought back so many memories… thank you! xxx

  18. Twinsy Rachel says:

    Itz so true that baking is therapeutic n cookie baking, needless to say, is quite hassle-free. Where I live, there is no such thing called chocolate chips. The funniest part is that the other day, I went to a upscale supermarket n asked for CC, they took me down the aisle where they kept banana chips n jackfruit fritters!!!! Now, I have decided to bake this with Dairy Milk pieces thrown in :) As always, ur blog is a treat for eyes :)
    xoxo

  19. Bellini Valli says:

    Congratulations to the winner Deeba. I think it is so sweet that your husband takes your cookies with him when he travels.

  20. Happy Cook says:

    Sevreat 7 and famous 5 oh how i wish i was that age when i was reading thsoe books ……… and it would have been double niw if i had these cookies at that time :-)
    I love anything with coffee, this looks so so good.

  21. Barbara says:

    Congrats to the lucky winner, Deeba!
    And you can make these cookies for me any time!

  22. Megan says:

    I love the addition of coffee to these. Sounds like a good pick me up cookie! ;)

  23. WizzyTheStick says:

    I want these right now! Such great flavours. Bookmarked

  24. Barbara @ moderncomfortfood says:

    Indeed all would seem right with the world if these wonderful cookies were within arm's reach! Like so many of your other readers, I'm constantly amazed by the sensational recipes you devise and the beauty of your photos. Many thanks for sharing these treasures with us.

  25. Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog says:

    Coffee and chocolate two boost-energy ingredients in a cookie..what a delights for tea time, well really for all the day! :)

    Congrats to the winner!

    Cheers,

    Gera

  26. Arwen from Hoglet K says:

    They're bickies to me too, rather than cookies. I like the idea of adding coffee to them – mocha cookies sound awesome.

  27. Hi, I made them yesterday…big success!!! making them again today!! thanks!! besitos

  28. The Local Cook says:

    Mmmm. I made chocolate chip cookies too this week. Love the idea of coffee though. I'm a true coffee addict :-)

  29. meeso says:

    Hmmmm… You just made the chocolate chip cookie even better!

  30. The Beso Team says:

    Dear Deeba,

    Thank You for entering the contest and blogging about the beso summer sweets contest. I hope you are given the opportunity to own a new KitchenAid mixer so you can whip up all of your delicious recipes with ease. Again, I look forward to all of your blog posts.

    Thank You.
    The Beso Team
    Beso.com

  31. made this just a few hours ago – though I reduced the amount of butter and sugar by one or two tablespoons & added an extra teaspoon of coffee powder and vanilla. I couldn’t taste the coffee much but the cookies came out good. Not too hard, and slightly soft and chewy. Will definetly add an extra tablespoon of coffee powder to the batter when I make this next time. Thanks for the recipe!

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