Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Makes 3 dozen

You can't go wrong with chocolate chip cookies, they are a favourite to all and any time is the perfect time for a choc-chip cookie and a cup of tea/coffee or a glass of milk. These perfect beauties are chewy and chocolatey, yet crispy too!! I added crushed hazelnuts to my cookie batter for extra crunch and flavour.

1 1/2 cup
all-purpose flour
1/3 cup
white sugar
1/2 cup
brown sugar
1/2 cup
2 tsp.
vanilla essence
egg, slightly beaten
1/2 tsp.
baking soda
1/2 tsp.
1 to 1 1/2 cups
chocolate chips
1/2 cup
crushed nuts
(I used toasted hazelnuts)

Preheat oven to 180C and line your cookie baking sheets with baking paper. In a bowl, sift the flour with salt and baking soda to combine.

Cream sugar with butter, add the egg and vanilla and beat for a few minutes.

Add the flour/salt/baking soda and stir them into the creamed mixture.

Stir in the nuts and chocolate chips until well combined.

Cover the cookie dough and refrigerate for about half an hour for best results.

Make small balls or use a small scoop or spoon to shape them, press them slightly on the cookie sheet, not too much, they will spread slightly as they bake. Leave enough space around the cookies to allow for spreading. 

Refrigerating the cookies on the tray before baking will help prevent them from spreading too much during baking.

Bake for about 13-15 minutes or until golden. Let them sit on the tray for about 5 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.

Once completely cool, store in an airtight container.

Enjoy!! :)



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W/Salaam, yes that is ok.

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W/salaam, yes that is fine.

a\a i've 2 qs, any substitute for brown sugar coz I dont have it :( and also can I add baking powder instead of baking soda? coz I dont have it either :(

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You can use regular white sugar instead of brown but you need the baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) as it is different from baking powder.

Fauzia love for recipes and cooking , have tried so many of them, was looking around for cookie recipe's and found this it made me so happy.
I love your website also thank God now i don't have to browse through Facebook pages,But i also have a suggestion with recipes can you also add pictures of the step by step process it will make much more easy. Like baking cake u add a pic of how much beat the eggs and there final shape look like this. Or like u said in this leave space btw cookies u can add the picture making it easy for us to understand how much space.

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Thank you! At the moment we have step by step images for the more complicated recipes, but inshaAllah will try and implement that in the future for more recipes.

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When sugar and butter are mixed together, the process is known as 'creaming'. So cream the sugar with butter means beat them or whisk them until they resemble cream and become light and fluffy.

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Did you measure out all the ingredients accurately?

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This recipe works best with butter.

Salams... Wanted to try the recipe but i was wondaring
The brown sugar would that be light muscavado sugar or light
Brown soft sugar??
An also when you say 1 an half cup choc chips how many grams is that??

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W/Salaam. Actually light brown soft sugar is a type of muscovado sugar, so either of the two will do, as long as you use the light version, not the dark. 1 cup of chocolate chips is about 180gm so 1 and a half will make 270gm of choc chips.

Jazakillah for your reply.....

Salaam Fauzia, fantastic page. was wondering is it ok to use caster sugar instead of grinding the regular sugar? JazakAllah. Kez.

i jst want to ask if i can use demerara sugar instead of brown suger. thanks

Hi fauzia.... I want to thank for the best cookies I ever made, the recipe was great... I want to say that I use baking powder instead of baking soda .. And turned great.. Thank u

I made the chocolate cookie biscuit bt it was not crispy and the dough was sticky can pls tell me the reason

Salam fauzia

My family does not like to eat butter so can i substitute it with ghee or oil plz let me know.... and thanks i am a big fan of your recipes have tried 40 of them never posted pics but this time inshaAllah i will ...

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W/Salaam, thank you. I have never tried this recipe with oil, I would not recommend it. You can try if you like though.

as.kum ishaallah you are doing gud with ramadhan fast thanks alot for the resipies.their very nice iwas going to make this chocolate chip cookies but idont have chocolata chip so can i put cadbury choclate instade of that one pls let me know,shukran.

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W/Salaam, yes you can. Chop the chocolate into tiny pieces, refrigerate them if needed so they stay firm then use in the recipe as required.

Its my first time to try baking cookies without a ready made mix from the store.And mine turned out just perfect. Perfect with a capital P.
Loved it n my whole family enjoyed it.
Thank you so much for this recipe.
Now i hav nothing to fear,cz if all fails I will still b able to survive making Chocolate Chip Cookies that I learnt from FAUZIAS KITCHEN FUN ...xxxxxx

Thanks fauzia, nice recipe. Tried it, but could see some sugar granules on top of my cookies the taste was out of this world, dont know if it was normal to see the sugar granules? or i did not cream properly?

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Most likely it needed to be creamed a bit more, or the sugar granules were too big to begin with. Next time you can grind the sugar slightly and then use, it will help.

Sa fauzia..I just had a query abt chocolate chip cookies..can I use just normal white sugar insted of brown?will it make a difference in taste?let me asap..thanks

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W/Salaam, the brown sugar gives a darker coloured cookie and makes them a little bit chewier for those who prefer chewy cookies. You can substitute with white sugar though.

Thanks for the there any way I can make the brown sugar at Hom insted of buying it frm store as the quantity in the recipe is only 100gms

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Nope, no way that I know of to make brown sugar at home.

thanks for the reply..sorri can i skip the nuts in the recipe?will it make a difference in the end results n taste?

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Yes you can skip the nuts, it is just for added texture and flavour for those who like nuts in the cookies.

Dear Fauzia, can I use same amount of Cooking oil in this recipe instead of butter ???

Sa fauzia..I made these cookies n thy turned out delicious..I added more chocolate chips insted of nuts and also decorated it wit writin icin..thanks for sharing an easy n quick recipe..

hi fauzia. i tried these cookies but was disappointed. i felt that there was less butter in them. the recipe was not amazing but very average. i didnt alter any thing but im not sure why that happened. :) doesnt matter!

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Hi Roma, I am very surprised as this is the first negative feedback on this particular recipe, everyone who's tried them (both here and on my FB page) have had outstanding results. Did you measure/weigh out everything accurately? It could be the brand of butter you used was not good? Or something with the baking? Did you bake them longer than the recommended time? Was the oven preheated before baking? The amount of butter is pretty much the average amount for cookies. :S

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W/Salaam, thank you. Yes you can, substitute a bit of the flour with cocoa powder, about 2 tbsp.

Salams.Your recipes are well done.Masha Allah...Can we add cocoa powder to flour to get chocolate taste?

what do you mean by all purpose flour...?

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It's the same as plain flour.

salaams....can i use low fat margarine or normal margarine instead of butter?

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W/Salaam, you can try, inshaAllah it will be fine.

jazakhAllah khair!!!

where do you get the chocolate chips to put in cookies please advice

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Try supermarkets or online. :)

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W/Salaam, yes that is fine.

assalamu aleikum,,

can i use 175gm of castor sugar instead white sugar and brown sugar?

Asak...Why does the recipe call to `Stir` in the nuts and chocolate chips.The mixture was just barely wet.With what do you stir ? I got a barely wet mixture by simply stirring with a spatula.did not understand how a dough can be made without actually combining them with hands.

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W/Salaam, the mixture is not supposed to be wet but it should be soft enough that you should be able to mix/stir with a spatula or spoon. It should not by any means be of a dough texture!

Jazak Allah Hayr for yore response...despite my confusion the cookie turned out really great....I just reduced the chocolate chips a little. Equal amount of flour and chocolate chips was a whole lot of chips for me :-)

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Glad to know they turned out well, thanks for the feedback! :)

Hi Fauzia, is there any subtitute for vanilla essence...i couldnt find Halal Vanilla essence here in Canada, they only have vanilla extract which has alcohol in it, please help and another question is do we havt to mix with electric beater after adding in the dry ingredients?