Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Even though I have a bunch that loves their cookies, I recently discovered why I rarely bake cookies. Each time my hands itch to bake, my soft corner is always towards cakes. Cakes hardly take any time, especially if they require only a whisk as a mixer. Most of the time, my cakes, you would have noticed are all mix and bake – just good for my lazy bones! However, cookies do require some time. The kneading, cooling, shaping plus the messed up table top really peeves me off from making cookies, though it’s never the baking time – it gets done in much lesser time than cakes! I really feel I have to put aside my lazy bones and start baking more cookies at home, rather than give my girls commercial ones, though now I feel, thanks to their changed schedule, they hardly have time to eat biscuits, apart from what I keep in their school lunch box.


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.Β Recipe adapted from here




Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 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.


You can use upto 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of walnuts but I ran out of both, so had to use whatever was available.
The cookies will harden as they cool, so do not overbake.

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    1. Thank you so much Razina…

  1. The cookie looks awesome,pass me one

    1. Thank you so much Jayanthi…

    1. Thanks a lot Haffa…

    1. Thank you so much Beena…

  2. May be i too rarely bake .Cookies look yummy dear

    1. Thank you so much Sathya…

    1. Thank you so much Ruxana…

    1. Thanks a lot Remya…

    1. Thank you so much Babitha…

  3. :)….nice click and recipe !!…

    1. Thank you so much Manjusha… πŸ™‚

  4. Delicious cookie……Rafee…….Pass me some as parcel πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  5. looks so delicious….seems easy to do

    1. Thank you so much Amila…

  6. Looks great..and its so incredible how you manage work, kids, home, baking, cooking, photography and blogging..hats off to u πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much dear… πŸ™‚

  7. delicious cookies… yumm..

    1. Thank you so much Lisha…

  8. They look chewy and delicious … ur lil ones would have loved it

    1. Thank you so much Anupa…

  9. Lovely treat!! Great for tea time..

    1. Thank you so much Pankthi…

  10. Looks delish dear.. Loving your clicks these days..

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  11. Rafee I have a problem trying to comment on your blog from my Ipad or phone! does anyone else told you of it or is it just me?

    These cookies look lovely.

    1. Oh… nobody has told that to me earlier… Maybe just a mini glitch… thanks a lot, Rekha…

  12. i am going to try these cookies sometime.. in fact few of i tried.. i didnt liked their taste.. ithese look great raffy πŸ™‚

    1. These were good Monu… hope you will make them and enjoy! πŸ™‚

  13. A perfect way to celebrate the chocolaty moments in you!!

    1. Thank you so much Suja…

  14. Wow these sure look good! I'd love to have a few cookies with some tea.

    1. Thank you so much Mich…

  15. Wonderful tea-time snack..

    1. Thank you so much Shobha…

  16. One of my fav recipe,you have done it so good and crunchy

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  17. hehe….I found myself baking cakes far more often than cookies too. Cookies are too tempting, like those you have here. I probably can't keep my hands off them until they're all gone! πŸ˜› very dangerous to my waist line! But I can't wait to try your recipe. I love chewy cookies.

    1. Thank you so much for coming by, Amy…

  18. the little Santa in our house loves and I have to make it every Xmas for Santa claus.

    1. Thank you so much Sayantani…

  19. Same as you, I also end up baking cakes always! Should try out this cookie!

    1. Thank you so much Indu…

  20. I loves these cookies!!! Yum!

    Btw, I have a giveaway for 4 lucky winners at Please join in and I hope that you can be one of the winners πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you so much Zoe… I have participated in the giveaway… fingers crossed!!! πŸ™‚

  21. Those cookies are looking so sinful!..very nicely done..

    1. Thank you so much Srivalli…

  22. Very nice and tempting cookies. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Ritu… πŸ™‚

  23. Damn delicious cookies!!!!
    love to having this for my brunch in my clinic monday morning….

  24. Hi sis,
    Can i make it with whole wheat flour instead. Also can i use baking powder instead of baking soda if so is the measurements same?

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hi dear… you can using wholewheat flour… Normally both can’t be substituted… But I have read if using baking powder instead of baking soda, use double the quantity… I haven’t tried it myself, so I can’t vouch for it…

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