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Chocolate Chip and Almond Cookies

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Chocolate Chip and Almond Cookies

For Christmas I had prepared quite a few varieties of cookies and one of them was chocolate chip and almond cookies, a recipe adapted from allrecipes, absolutely simple to make. I tweaked the recipe and added coarsely powdered toasted almonds for the extra nutty flavor. Golden brown treats flecked with spots of black chocolate chips and toasted almond pieces, intensely rich, slightly nutty and crumbly – in other words, they taste heavenly. Must mention that they make a great match with a cup of masala chai.

Chocolate Chips and Almond Cookies Recipe

Preparation: 15 mts, Baking: 20 mts

Makes approx 28 cookies

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Ingredients:

2 cups all purpose flour (maida)

3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

3/4 tsp baking soda

1 egg

1 egg yolk

2 tsps vanilla essence

1 cup chocolate chips

1 cup powdered almonds (roast almonds and coarsely pwd)

1 Sieve together flour, baking soda and salt. Keep aside.
2 In a bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg and egg yolk until light and creamy.
3 Mix in the seived ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips and toasted almond pwd using a wooden spoon.
4 Drop cookie dough using a tablespoon onto prepared cookie sheet. Cookies should be about 2 1/2 – 3 inches apart.
5 Bake in a pre-heated oven at 170 C for about 20-22 mts till the edges are slightly toasted or till done. Once baked, the cookie will feel soft on touch but once cool it will harden. If you over bake beyond the mentioned time limit, you will have a very crunchy cookie.
6 Cool on a wire rack. Repeat with remaining dough. Store in airtight container.

Cookies in a glass bowl
Cookies in a jar, gifted wrapped
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By • Feb 20th, 2008 • Category: All Recipes, Cookie Recipes, Easy Pasta Recipes, Flour Recipes

  • http://mykookbook.blogspot.com/ Supriya Nair

    Hello Sailu

    Wow those cookies are mouthwatering….I too want to bake them. We have just shifted back to Mumbai. Can I ask what oven you use to bake. Thank you.

    I use an OTG (Oven, Toaster, Grill), Supriya.

  • http://mykookbook.blogspot.com/ Supriya Nair

    Thanks Sailu….I am bothering you a lot…I am getting confused with all the brands that we have in the market…I am not sure which one to buy….and none of my friends here have a OTG to check out which brand is reliable. Can I ask which brand or make it is. I have heard about Morphy Richards, Bajaj are good ones. Thank you.

    Your not bothering me at all, Supriya.:). I use Murphy Richards OTG.

  • http://www.tangerineskitchen.blogspot.com rachel

    Delectable!!!

  • http://mykitchentreasures.blogspot.com/ Happy Cook

    Cookies looks delicious. Nothing better than home made cookies. They are indeed the best

  • http://creativesaga.blogspot.com/ sowmya

    I saw your christmas cookies and I make the eggless tutti frutti ones (the one with custard powder) very frequently and even sent them to india for my sister. She loved them…They are so simple to make.I Have to try the oats and cornflakes cookies. These almonds ones also look so lovely. I am going to try them for sure.

  • http://www.fantasycookblog.blogspot.com Purnima

    Sailu,the pic has me drooling n the description u hv given on how it tastes has just added to my droolometer! :D must try those!!(they look wonderful!)

  • http://whatsforlunchhoney.blogspot.com Meeta

    Perfect cookies. almonds and chocolates pair really well with each other!

  • http://www.cookingandme.blogspot.com Nags

    pass me that jar! Thank you very much!! :D

  • http://www.paajaka.com Mythreyee

    I am reminded of the Mrs.Fields cookies, that I get in malls. Looks gorgeous.

  • sandhya

    Cookies look perfect.Should try those.

  • http://www.samaithupaarkalaam.blogspot.com Kalai

    Delicious and I like the sound of almond with chocolate chips! Thanks for sharing! :)

  • sarala

    Hi, i am from andhra settled in saudi arabia. let me know pls in which should i beat the eggs,vanilla powder, oil,etc for any type of cake, in a mixy or handy mixer, or by our hands. which is good? because my cakes become holes when i bake. i have gas oven, is it good let me know pls.

    Hi Sarla, a hand whisk is good enough. You could invest in an electric hand whisk too. I have never used a gas oven, Sarla so I can’t comment on that.

  • http://www.curryinkadai.blogspot.com kalva

    wow… looks delish…. They look thin yet mosit.. good one!

  • http://funnfud.blogspot.com Mansi

    They look awesome Sailu! and that cute gift-jar is so adorable!:)

  • http://www.musicalskitchen.blogspot.com musical

    Beautiful cookies: chocolate chips and bit of almonds, now that must have tasted heavenly! And I love the way you gift wrapped them!

  • http://maneadige.blogspot.com Ramya’s Mane Adige

    oh wow! the cookies look perfect! love the picture

  • http://redchillies.wordpress.com RedChillies

    You are so talanted Sailu. You bake so well too. I have bookmarked so many of your eggless cookie recipes!

  • http://www.pearlsofeast.blogspot.com Shibani

    Dear Shailu ,

    I also make the chocchips cookies adding almond meal. U can also reduce the amount of plain flour by adding groung oats. These are very healthy cookies and my son really loves it.

    Ur website is great. Good job.

    Shibani

  • http://poohsden.blogspot.com/ Pooh

    Sounds amazing! I am going to substitute white chocolate and prepare this one over the weekend.
    I just love white chocolate. Someday I should try it also with macademia nuts. My absolute fav combo wite chocolate-macademia nut cookie

  • http://www.divya-dilse.blogspot.com Divya Vikram

    Hi..
    ur cookies look really wonderful..WIll surely try them..

  • http://foodblogga.blogspot.com Susan from Food Blogga

    What a lovingly wrapped jar of cookies that is, Sailu. Who wouldn’t be thrilled to receive it?

  • shobha prasad

    hi sailu

    once again if u dont remember – i’m from vizag- and visit your site everytime i’m online. very interested in your embroidery stuff too. i do some myself but lazy. but the guy u have seems to be very good. do u take orders?? anyway the reason i’m writing is where do u get chocolate chips in vizag??

    Yes, Shobha, I do remember and thanks for visiting my site. I don’t take orders.
    In Vizag, they are available at Poorna Market road, wholesalers of bakery supplies usually have them. Available at Jain stores and I think the owner’s name is Vinod.

  • http://www.sailusfood.com Rekha

    Hi Sailu,I do visit ur website everytime and even tried dahi vadas, its tastes yummy,and ur presentations r lovely, i wondered if u can tell us the recipe of puliogare please.

  • sarvani

    hai sailu garu, i am from guntur, presently in japan. i am newly married. when i saw ur site i felt very happy because ur site is very helpful and i really love it. i have small doubt. instead of baking can i deep fry them in oil?

    Sarvani garu, I’m glad the site of help to you. You need to bake only and not deep fry.

  • sarita

    Hi Shailu,

    I love your website. I have tried lots of recipes an all have turned out perfectly well. When My 7 year old son asked if I knew how to bake xmas cookies for christmas. I at once said yes because I remembered seeing this recipe on your site!!!!!!

    Just one query. You say 1 cup powdered almonds. Do I measure the almonds in the cup before I powder them?. I have never done cookies before. I really want to get it right. Melted butter means melted in microwave till it is runny or just soft at room temperature.

    Thanks and keep up the awesome work.

    Sarita

  • RT

    Hi

    I just bought this Morphy Richards OTG (35 RC SS), however, at 170 degrees my cookies are burnt (another cookie recipie). Couple of Questions:
    1) How long should I preheat the oven? On what temperature and which mode? I usually preheat 250 degrees for 10 minutes on Toast mode.
    2) Where exactly should I place the cookie tray?..It is the tray that I got with the Oven. So should I place it above the wire-grill? Or should I remove the Wire grill and keep only the tray?
    3) My oven has another control, which asks to select the cooking mode (Covection, Rotisserie or both). Should I keep this switched off? or should it be on Convection?

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Well place them in the upper rack and reduce baking time the next time you bake cookies. You can pre heat the oven at the required heat for 10 mts in bake mode. While baking place only the baking tray which has cookies or cake. You can use the any of the tray as long as you grease them before placing cookies to bake. Use Convection mode which baking. Hope this helps.

  • Sri

    Hi Sailu…

    Those cookies look delicious….Just one question…can we substitute the brown sugar with white? Will it have any effect on the taste or texture of the cookie?