Chunky Double chocolate and Gems cookies


Gems, well who doesn’t loves them, esp. Kids. When your daughter’s friend calls specially to tell that his birthday is approaching and he would like something sweet…your mind can’t help but think on lines of chocolate and gems. Amongst few goodies of cupcakes i decided to add few of these cookies. They are super easy to make and best part I involved cherry during the entire process. she wasn’t much interested with the finished product because she had already scooped the cookie batter and gems from it.

Preparation Time- 10 min
Cooking time- 10 min
Yields- 10

Ingredients

1/2 cup Butter
3/4 cup – Brown Sugar
1/8 cup- Castor Sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 egg
1 cup Flour
1tsp Baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup gems
1/3 cup Cocoa
1 cup choco Chips

Method

Pre heat oven at 180, line the baking tray. Cream butter and sugar, add vanilla and egg. In a separate bowl sift flour, soda, salt and cocoa powder. Add dry ingredients to egg batter, fold in chips and gems. Take small portion in your hand, roll to make ball, flatten on tray. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove the tray from oven, let the cookies sit in the tray for 3-4 minutes, lift gently and let them cool on wire rack. Result soft chewy yum cookies

Published by Richa Bhargava Mitra

A food enthusiast who finds cooking a stress buster. A core Rajasthani married to a Bengali, my kitchen is always happily churning out dishes covering both the states as well as many other experiments including all things sweet :) Baking has never been a part of my growing years and messing around in the kitchen schedule. Primarily because baking without egg never seemed like an option...why ? Well this goes wayyy back. I am a Bhargava who are strictly vegetarians by choice and religion. Hence no onion, garlic , eggs etc can even enter the house..forget the kitchen. But growing years of every generation had their share of baked goodies which always had eggs. My Grandfather ( Mother's father) used to assist in a bakery during his college days in Rawalpindi..this was before India's independence and hence all the bakeries etc were British. My grampa still swears by the taste of all the amazing patisseries and almond milk etc. My mother had her share during her Convent school days and so did I. For my father there was a twist, by the time he grew up his mother had allowed onion and eggs in kitchen ....yippeee. But then eventually every one grows up and the religion factor comes into the picture. Hence till date at my Mother's place no onion in the kitchen. But i married a bengali who was nowhere near to be a vegetarian. So after many... failed, not so successful, will do, oohh good, disaster, can you keep the taste consistent, too much salt and loads of patience i have finally managed to start cooking the way dishes are supposed to be. Hence my blog focuses on baked goodies, vegetarian Bhargava food and Bengali food that i have learned from my husband and In laws. Not to miss the name SweetJaw as i cannot stay away from sweet ..not in any form but i guess cakes, cookies, tarts, pastries, Indian sweets in fact any things that is either baked, deep fried, and has chocolate , icing sugar is bound be the best. So my blog's name is shamelessly SweetJaw

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