Talking about schedules, Alhamdulillah, contrary to my concern, things are falling in place. Of course, being at home for just four hours during the weekends after work does make me feel totally like a bad ummi. On top of that, because I didn’t want Rasha to lag behind in her studies thanks to my lack of attention, I have put her for private tution at least till she finishes her exams. Thankfully, she has taken it very positively. I sometimes feel blessed that my girls are really understanding. Yes, they do throw their tantrums when needed, after all what are children for? However, we are looking at a few changes looking forward. As the blog progresses, InShaAllah, I will share…
For the time being, let me share with you my first attempt with Chocolate Chip Cookies, that I absolutely loved. I always make small batches, so that if it flops, there is not much to be pushed off! If it becomes good, then I feel sad that nobody gets much to eat! Hehe… Unfortunately, I ran out of chocolate chips for these cookies but still they were just so melt-in-the-mouth. Within a day, all the stock disappeared and HD commented that they were as good as store-bought. Recipe adapted from here
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp hot water
- 1½ cup all purpose flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¾ cup chocolate chips
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees. Keep a baking pan ready.
- Cream the butter and sugars in a bowl. Add the egg and beat till combined.
- Now add the vanilla extract and beat again.
- Dissolve the baking soda in hot water. Pour into the mixture.
- Add in the flour, salt, chocolate chips and walnuts and combine using a spatula till it is well mixed and the mixture holds on together.
- Shape into cookies and keep on the pan with an inch space in between, as these cookies tend to expand.
- Bake for around 12 minutes, till the sides are golden but cookie is still soft.
- Cool in pan for five minutes, and then slowly transfer to rack to cool completely.
The cookies will harden as they cool, so do not overbake.