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Well I’ve this thing now for old stuff and florals and all things pale and rusted. And food that tastes good because it’s made with old recipes.

This is one recipe that I had jotted down in a notebook when sweet child was really young. Hubby dear was out ,more often than not, Internet-the dial up connection was slow and exhausting ,not to mention frightfully expensive… I used to watch that circle go round and round all the while it took you load a page…. Which was forever. So yes, that’s a vintage recipe. I saw it on one TV show and had planned to make it, but Chocolate chips were elusive too. Someone had to cart bags of Nestle Chocolate chips in their intercontinental flight before cookies could get made. 

So these cookies never got made. Then I was going through the yellowed pages and trying to decipher my scribbles… I realized,this is a recipe very similar to what I use now.  Also it’s healthy. And the fact that Jughead in Riverdale loves Chocolate chip cookies,makes them more acceptable. Well, sweet child is streaming Riverdale these days. So the teenager is watching the thriller series on Netflix these days. Mostly, Riverdale is all about Crime and the regular human emotions and dark humour- its what I hear . The highlight of the series is the humor, not in the words,just in the subtle undertones. I did see the first few episodes,  but Benedict Cumberbatch in season 4 of Sherlock was more enamouring. So I’m happy there’s Archie Andrews and Jughead in the picture. In his picture though.

Anyways the cookies. 

That’s why these cookies are vintage because you can go back 50 years just thinking  of these cookies. Doesn’t change the way I’ve made them, I just added something they taste a  little different from your regular cookies. 

They are wholesome, and the milky, malty taste is satisfying. Washes down perfectly with a glass of cold milk. And so worth trying.

For the

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You need

150 GM’s soft butter

150 GM’s brown sugar but I used jaggery granules or shakker powder

225 GM’s atta or whole wheat flour

½ tsp soda bicarb or baking soda

½ tsp salt (if your using unsalted butter)

2 tablespoons or 30 grams milk powder

2 teaspoons Vanilla extract

One egg or one flaxseed egg

250 grams chocolate chips-white and dark

Sea salt to sprinkle-optional

Place the butter and the sugar in a bowl and mix to get a light and creamy pale mixture.

Into this mixture add the vanilla essence and the egg. You can use 1 tablespoon of flaxseed powder mixed with 3 tablespoons of hot water set aside to cool as a substitute for the egg used.

If you do not have flax seed you can also substitute the egg with one fourth cup of yoghurt.

Mix to combine. 

Now sift over the whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt and milk powder or dairy creamer and lightly mix in along with the mixture of chocolate chips. You could use all dark or a mixture of dark milk and white chocolate chips. The white chocolate melts faster and adds to the milk powder taste.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper and using a 60 mil  ice cream scoop , scoop out cookies on to the baking paper. You’ll get 12-14 cookies.

Press down lightly over the cookie do and stash in the fridge to chill while you preheat the oven to 180° centigrade. To 180 degrees centigrade

After 10 minutes please take chocolate chip cookies One Tree at a time into the oven to bake for 12 to 13 minutes or till lightly browned around the sides.

Remove and sprinkle a.tiny bit of sea salt over them . That’s totally optional…  Sweet child does not really like that. But I do.

momAllow them to cool on the parchment paper before you lift them off. 

These cookies are soft and chewey. They taste of malt and Chocolate and good times and happy memories. 

I sometimes replace the vanilla essence in my cookies with a teeny bit of almond essence or hazelnut essence. But with these,I didn’t bother. The toasted milk and buttery toasted flour was absolutely amazing with the Chocolate. And the white chocolate caramelized and became like sticky toffee. 

Sometimes you wish that you can survive on a diet of cookies forever. These cookies would top it. 

Go, make these cookies now. And the ice cream scoop…well that brings sanity into Chocolate. 


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