Friday, November 10, 2006

Chocolate-Vanilla Medley Cookies

The recipe that I am repsenting today is very close to my heart. When I was a kid and used to live in India with my parents, there was bakery nearby and my dad always used to bring a cookie which had two flavours - Chocolate & Vanilla (two of my most favourite foods). I always used to wonder that how do they make two separate flavours in a single cookie (they call it biscuit instead of cookie, in India). But now I have figured out the secret and would like to share it with you all. I hope you will like it...


Ingredients:
Butter (1/2 Cup, Softened)
Sugar (1/2 Cup)
Eggs (1, Room temperature)
Vanilla Essence (3/4 Tsp)
Semi-sweet Chocolate chips (1/2 ounce, melted)
All-Purpose Flour (1 1/2 Cups)
Baking Soda (1/4 Tsp)
Salt (1/4 Tsp)

Method:
  1. Sieve Flour with baking soda and salt. Keep aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with the help of a hand blender, until they are well incorporated.
  3. Now add egg and beat. Add the vanilla essence and mix well.
  4. With the help of a rubber spatula, fold in the sieved flour mixture, making sure that nothing is left on the sides of the bowl.
  5. Divide the prepared dough in half and stir in the melted chocolate in one half of the dough. Now chill the dough for 4-6 hrs in the refrigerator.
  6. With the help of a cookies scooper, from both the dough, take one scoop each and place on a cutting board. Cut the scoops into halves.
  7. Now exchage the halves. Place one chocolate half with one vanilla half and roll them to make a small ball (which is one side vanilla nd one side chocolate).
  8. Flaten the ball, a little bit, with your fingers and place on an ungreased cookies sheet.
  9. Bake for about 12-15 mins on 350F (they will start looking golden brown and firmer).

Tip: Substitute All-purpose flour with wheat flour to make them more healthy and they will taste as good as ever.

18 comments:

Sumitha said...

Any dish becomes more special specially if it has a sweet memory.The cookies look so good and yum!

Hyderabadi's said...

Beautiful Nidhi...
will visit often :)

Foodie's Hope said...

Can't believe they are home made,they are just wonderful.Good job, Nidhi!:)

Trupti said...

WOW, Nidhi...these look so cute! I bet they taste even better! Good job girl!

Anonymous said...

They look very tempting. Will try to make them soon.

Annita said...

cookies looks soo good,Nidhi..i would love to give it a try..

Nidhi said...

Thanks Sumitha & Priya...Welcome to my blog. Do keep visiting.

Thanks Asha...Thanks a lot for appreciating my hard work.

Thanks Trupti...try them and your kids will ask you for more.

Thanks Anonymous...Please do try it.

Thanks Annita...Try them whenever you get a chance..

Vini K said...

Nidhi,cookies look soo yummy.Love the combinaton of chocolate and vanilla.

Sia's corner said...

wow nidhi... cookies look wonderful

Prema Sundar said...

Hi Nidhi,
thanks for leaving ur comment on my blog. this is my first visit here and You really have a wonderful blog. The pictures are tempting and very nice. yes as Asha said cant believe they are home made.. they look so perfect and lovely.. thanks for the lovely recipe.

Praveena said...

Yummy cookies! Very creative Nidhi.

Menu Today said...

Hi Nidhi,
Yummy looking cookies...Thanks for sharing.

Mallika said...

Hi Nidhi - Only just discovered your blog and love your cookie recipe. I am very similar to you, except I blog about Indian cooking made easy...

Lakshmi said...

such a nice recipe for these cookies, thanks Nidhi. surely try it.

Gaurav said...

This is great stuff Nidhi ..... but I wont like to prepare it myself.....will visit ur place rather:)))

Nidhi said...

Thanks Vini...yes they are very yummy :-)

Thanks Sia...I m glad you liked them.

Thanks Prema....keep visiting often.

Thanks Praveena...Keep visiting!

Thanks Menu Today...See you again, soon!

Thanks Mallika...good to have you here. Keep visiting often.

Thanks Lakshmi...I m glad to know that you liked my recipe.

Thanks Gaurav (Sonu)...I m waiting for you to come to my place and will prepare everything for you, but please do come, don't just say....

just for fun said...

Your post tempted me to bake something. It came out well.
Looking for this for a long time.
thanks I got it now :)

Happy holidays
-JJ

Nidhi said...

Hey JJ,

Good to hear that you tried my recipe and it worked for you. Keep visiting and wish you a very Happy New Year!

Cheers, Nidhi.