Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies

giant chocolate chip cookie

So I have always wondered whether regular whole-wheat chappati flour or atta could be used for baking. I used atta to make crackers earlier, and they turned out great; but then, crackers are meant to be a little hard and dry. Could atta be used for sweeter baked goods? I tried this jaggery and sesame cake once, and came across a video for atta and yogurt cake, which shows a soft, fluffy cake.

But cookies? I was still not convinced.

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Hello, You. Good Old Chocolate Chipper.

I lose my blogarhythm every year at some point…and for some reason, planning and using an editorial calendar does not help. Things happen and  just get in the way of posting. Anyway, September is over, and after my laptop suffered injury last week, I can finally get back to posting.

(Sidenote- do any of you follow an editorial calendar? Do you bank some posts for a rainy day?)

So this month also happens to be my birthday month, so I am going to be trying out all kinds of cakes, cookies and more baked goodness. And for this week, I am going to be working with a classic, all-time favourite: chocolate chip cookies!

They are, and I suspect always will be, my favourite cookie. I’ve had my elementary school love-affair with Girl Scout samoas; been through a classic gingersnap phase when I was a teenager, and scarfed down my fair share of chocolate Hello Pandas in college, but chocolate chip cookies are the ones that I’ve always gone back too.

First love. Sweet love.

I have never much liked the chocolate chip cookie brands available in India, except for Hide n Seek Milano, because they are actually crumbly and buttery and the chocolate is still soft when you bite in. (Regular Hide n Seek and Good Day chocolate chippers are only for times when I am absolutely desperate.)

But why suffer mass-manufactured boxed chocolate chippers when you can make your own? They taste so much nicer. And they will make your house smell oh-so-good.

chocolate chip cookies and milk

image courtsey | bakedbree.com, via weheartit.com

I’m going to be baking chocolate chip cookies three different ways, one of them the above, from Baked Bree.  In the meantime, here is a wonderful post from Handle The Heat: the ultimate guide to chocolate chip cookies!! A must-read, it’s quite brilliant.