Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Kiran on May 16, 2014 · 17 comments

in Chocolate, Cookies, Desserts

Themed birthday parties sounds fun. But growing up with cousins, all of us living under one roof — celebrating themed birthday parties seemed like a far-fetched and a very expensive idea.

Instead, we celebrated based on our interpretation of a themed birthday party. With mediocrity and a ton of fun. While the mom’s slave over kitchen stove and oven, others were responsible for games, gifts, invitations etc.

Chocolate Chip Cookies |

Almost everything were homemade and the invitations stayed close to home. Strictly for family members only. There’s no way we could’ve afforded throwing birthday parties for 12 family members, all year round without breaking the bank.

Themed parties or otherwise, we were never deprived of birthday celebrations 🙂

Chocolate Chip Cookies |

Cookie monster birthday party!! That’s one themed birthday party I’d love to have — provided I’m magically turned into a toddler just to have a theme birthday party fun for a day.

All this day dreaming is due to lack of caffeine. Time to get some tea.

Chocolate Chip Cookies |

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Makes about 29 cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter + 2 tbsp, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a stand mixer fitted with paddle, add softened butter, sugar and light brown sugar. Cream on medium speed, until fluffy for 3 minutes.
  3. Add one egg and vanilla extract. On a low speed, stir just to combine.
  4. Sift all the dry ingredients (whole wheat, all purpose flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder) in a large bowl. Add it all into the stand mixer.
  5. Cream cookie dough on medium speed until combined. Sprinkle in dark chocolate chips. Stir to combine on low speed.
  6. Scoop cookie dough with a small ice cream scoop onto baking sheets, leaving enough room between scoops. Using the back of a measuring cup, gently press down onto scooped cooked dough to form a disk.**
  7. Bake between 10 to 12 minutes. Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, before cooling it off completely on cooling racks.
  8. Enjoy cookies with a side of hot tea or coffee. Milk too, if you insist 😉

**Note: if you love a thin and crisp cookie, use this method. if you love a thick and chewy cookie, do not flatten the cookie dough. it will spread a little and chewy to taste 🙂


Chocolate Chip Cookies |

Cookies and milk is like a match made in food haven. As much as I love dunking cookies into cold milk, it’s tastier in my afternoon tea. Warm tea to be precise.

What’s your favorite way of enjoying cookies? Milk, tea or coffee? Any fantasy “themed” birthday party you have in mind?


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1 Rosa May 16, 2014 at 3:55 PM

I’d love to have tea with you. These cookies look very tempting and delicious.




2 Kiran May 21, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Rosa — i would too! thanks love 🙂


3 Laura (Tutti Dolci) May 16, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Mmm, love the chocolate chip! I’ll take mine with coffee, please! 🙂
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4 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ May 16, 2014 at 4:51 PM

I enjoy cookies with cookies… I just can’t stop. Nothing stand in between me and them. That’s why I refrain from biting…
Yours are irresistible, too bad (or too good, for my diet) they are just shining from my screen!
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5 Lizzy (Good Things) May 17, 2014 at 9:14 PM

How very delicious!


6 Angie@Angie's Recipes May 18, 2014 at 2:51 AM

These chocolate cookies look so delicious and tempting!
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7 Sam May 18, 2014 at 12:23 PM

That top shot is absolutely Exquiste x
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8 laurasmess May 18, 2014 at 11:54 PM

I love dipping cookies into tea… or eating them sandwiched around some sort of decadent ice cream (peanut butter ice cream with warm chocolate chip cookies is divine!). Anything that melts the chocolate chips, to be precise! Love this recipe. Though I’m more of the chewy cookie camp, I’m loving the thin and crispy look of these beauties! x
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9 Kelly May 19, 2014 at 1:07 AM

We celebrated our birthdays mostly with our cousins and family too and always with the same type of simple fruit cake every year 🙂 A cookie monster birthday party theme sounds awesome – I would love these pretty chocolate chip cookies with milk or tea 🙂


10 jehanne@thecookingdoctor May 19, 2014 at 6:59 AM

Oh love this, my daughter’s fav!
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11 Nancy@SpicieFoodie May 19, 2014 at 6:36 PM

It sounds like you have wonderful parties. The cookies look perfect, Kiran!
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12 Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style May 19, 2014 at 7:25 PM

I love the way the chocolate chips are oozing out of the cookie tops! These look great, Kiran…
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13 Kitchen Belleicious May 20, 2014 at 8:35 AM

whole wheat flour? And they look this great:) WOW, i am sold and so hope to try these soon for my kids. Always want to feed them delicious and fun snacks/desserts but as healthy as can be:)
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14 Shashi @ RunninSrilankan(dot)com May 21, 2014 at 11:40 AM

These cookies look so good Kiran – love the whole wheat flour added in – a little wholesome goodness goes a long way! These cookies would be wonderful with a tall glass of ice cold milk – for me!
I caught a few seconds of the Bachelorette and there was one guy on there who had a platter of cookies he sampled all by himself – for the most part – yup, a cookie themed party would be a blast indeed!!


15 Maria | Pink Patisserie May 21, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Cookies with afternoon tea are an absolute must. Especially if they look as delicious as these. Lovely Kiran!
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16 Sophie33 May 22, 2014 at 3:14 PM

I made your delectable cookies but enjoyed them with a good cafė latte,…they were just wonderful,….Ooh yes!
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17 Amy @ Elephant Eats May 29, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Aw, sounds like you had quite a fun household growing up 🙂 These cookies look great!
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