Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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  Last Thursday I left my prince in my hubby’s care and went to pick my daughter from her school, as hubby came home for his lunch. After coming back I saw my kitchen was in a real mess. My hubby was eating his lunch in our morning area and my prince was eating his yogurt in high chair, he was fully drenched with yogurt, in fact, table, everywhere. He is having fun time. I asked my hubby did you give him anything, he told me don’t you see he is eating yogurt. I told him he is not eating, he is making a mess. Hubby told me, if I am letting him to do what he wants so I can’t eat my lunch peacefully. I told him you are taking care of kids just like your father did.

Yes my mother-in-law used to say, if she leave three kids, my hubby and two sisters in father-in-law’s care to do the errands. He will gave them a big bowl of water and let the kids to splash or do whatever they want. So that kids won’t disturb him.  My hubby is religiously following his father when it comes to taking care of kids.
I was not into any cookies, until my daughter started asking me for them. She comes back from her school and asks me for chocolate cookies and cake. If I am making a cake it should be with frosting and looks like a birthday cake, she wants to sing happy birthday day song before cutting the cake. As her birthday is in two months, I thought I can make these cookies. If it is anything with chocolate then she will love it. I got this recipe from our local grocery HEB lifestyle magazine. I liked it very much and wanted to try. While taking out all the ingredients from the pantry for making the cookies, I recognized I don’t have chocolate chips in my hand.  But I had some semi sweet chocolate bars, so I decided to use them as chocolate chunk cookies.
Original recipes call for butter and canola oil; but I had some margarine in hand, so made use of it. I made cookies with combo of butter and margarine, and it has oat meal, brown sugar and granulated sugar. I also used about 4 oz of semi sweet chocolate bars.   If you don’t want in your cookies to use margarine skip it and use butter alone or butter canola oil combo.  Cookies turned out be delicious even my 13thmonth old was happy to munch on them. I think if you want it chocolatier add extra 1 oz of chocolate
  Here comes the recipe.
It is keeper recipe, and I have made it twice, second time I made with spelt flour and chocolate chips, that too turned out be delicious. Hard to stop with one, so try it for yourself and it is a kid approved one. This recipe goes in hand with another killer chocolate recipe I had blogged about earlier.

                                                                          Print recipe from here
Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Recipe adapted from
here

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Chilling time: 30 minutes
Bake time: 12 minutes
Yield: 24

Ingredients
1 1/4 cup/175 g all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp./2g baking soda
1/4 tsp./1g salt
1/4 cup/62g. Unsalted butter
3 Tbsp./41g Margarine
1/2 cup less than 1 tablespoon /86 g sugar or sugar substitute equivalent
1/2 cup/89 g brown sugar
1 jumbo egg
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup/68g Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
4oz semisweet chocolate bars

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, beat together margarine, butter, and sugars with an electric mixer. Add egg and vanilla, beating until well combined. Fold in oats, flour mixture, and chocolate chunks. Cover and refrigerate dough 30 minutes.

Place rounded tablespoon full of dough 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.

Bake, 12 minutes or until cookies are set and golden brown. Cool 5 minutes on sheets; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  1. says

    Oh gosh poor u Swathi I can imagine how nuts you would have been seeing the mess. Cookies look heavenly you know why it has chocolate yum ;)

  2. says

    My husband often does the same thing…gives the children whatever they like best and allow them to do whatever they want..so that he’s not disturbed…So when I return I have the whole house plus the kids to clean up :)
    The cookies look wonderful Swathi

  3. says

    AHHhahahh! I laughed reading your post this morning. I can picture the whole thing. Well, all is well in the end. I am glad that you found some chunks of chocolate to make cookies for your daughter. Looks delicious.

  4. says

    Gosh! That would drive me nuts too!! Our husbands as much as we love the can be truly clueless about some things!!

  5. says

    Omg, i can guess how the whole thing went on, thanks god you got some chocolate chunks to make these beauties, they looks generous and yummy.

  6. says

    Oh…these cookies look perfect for anytime treat. I agree, if I leave the kids for my hubby to take care of, they’ll probably be starved, including my hubby himself. hahaha….

    Your daughter is so cute in singing a B-day song before cutting into the cake. :) My kids has been asking for different treats from me too. :P hehe….and I usually make whatever they ask for. Can’t wait to try these cookies out. I know they’ll be my kids new favorites.

  7. says

    That is so cute about your daughter and the birthday song! Not so cute to find your prince covered in yogurt. The cookies sound and look scrumptious! Truly no one could resist!

  8. says

    Nice post, empathise with you…kids make a mess when left with their fathers! And lovely recipe…I m sure am going to try this one for my kiddo! Thanks for sharing.

  9. says

    You are bringing the kid in me:) Its always been my fav’ cookies…homemade makes it very appealing:)

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