Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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I am not giving up baking with dark chocolate, but certainly you’ll see them reducing a bit in this space. You know well that all this while I have been using Morde Dark Chocolate in my bakes. While I have nothing against them and do love the fact that they are cheap (say 200 bucks for 500 gms), I’m increasingly aware that it comes at a cost that’s detrimental to our health. Stripped of all the cocoa butter and replaced with hydrogenated vegetable fats, including trans fats, it took me some determination for my daughter’s sake to give up on Morde or Selbourne and move to a better brand.


A while ago I asked my Bangalore buddies on FB if there was an alternative to it, since Cadbury’s Bournville was way too expensive for baking, but I got no satisfactory answers. What if there was a baking disaster? I would care not to lose night’s sleep over wasting couple of bars of bournville in my failed baking attempts! Does anyone have an answer please???


I love dark chocolates and biting into them makes me sensational. It evokes my happy moods.

I gambled into some cookie cravings this week while the weather wasn't so nice and chill as I would have loved it to be. For the first time I experimented with a bar of Cadbury’s Bournville dark chocolate and used them in baking like this Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies, least they fail, the less guiltier I feel about my failing attempt or the expensive bars. They are still too expensive for baking, but till I look for an alternative I may go with these. I baked these cookies for our evening tea and they turned out delicious our evening bites.


Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Adapted from the Big Book of Baking

INGREDIENTS

88 gm plain flour
62 gm soft salted butter
42 gm brown sugar
28 gm white sugar
1/2 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking powder
62 gm chocolate chunks

DIRECTIONS

Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C. Lightly grease the baking trays.

Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat them till well combined. Please a teaspoonful of the dough on the prepared tray, giving sufficient space between them to allow spreading while cooking.

Bake in a pre-heated oven for 10-12 minutes, or till the cookies are golden brown. Once done, transfer the cookies carefully to a cooling rack and cool them completely.

Notes:

* To adapt to a vegan version, replace egg with equal amount of flax meal paste. Use vegan dark chocolate and replace salted butter with a vegan butter substitute.

14 comments:

  1. Brilliant composition of pictures. Loved these cookies! Wow!

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  2. Those cookies are absolutely incredible and very attractive..Feel like munching some.

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  3. Super cookies.First click is tempting a lot.

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  4. Wow..irresistible cookies dear. ;)

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  5. My my, just looks amazing, loved the chocolate which has spread and has brought out a lovely look to the cookie.

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  6. My philosophy about food is pretty simple -- don't skimp on the quality of ingredient. Why to jeopardize health to save a few cents?

    This looks like a cookie (or two!) that I can devour any time of the day :D

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  7. Lovely! I wish I could suggest something, but I am new to baking. I hope you find a good replacement. My pick would be a cup of tea + a good book + these cookies :)

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  8. Irresistible cookies..I am in chocolate heaven!!! Must try bournville sometime..I use selbourne at the moment..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  9. cookies are so temtping, i have to dig up my cookies now. do visit me too.

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  10. Wow looks delicious, tempting cookies and beautiful clicks too!

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  11. Morde has both compound chocolate as well as regular chocolate. Look for the regular one. U can buy them at GFA along with a lot of other products

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