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M and M Cookies

M and M Cookies

My grandchildren’s delight!

These delicious cookies are really soft on the inside, and super simple to make.


These M &M Cookies make the perfect afternoon treat

These M &M Cookies make the perfect afternoon treat

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Oh My, Cream Cheese Cookies!

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Oh My, Cream Cheese Cookies!

Just the cookies, large and small, round and heart, rolled in sugar…soft and sweet to brighten up the faces around you!


These delicious cookies are easy to bake and taste really good.

These delicious cookies are easy to bake and taste really good.


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One Smart Cookie: Myriad Avatars

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One Smart Cookie: Myriad Avatars

What a journey! One recipe and myriad avatars!

Morsel of wisdom in mama’s kitchen!

Morsel of wisdom in mama’s kitchen!

They all come from the same basic recipe… It basically started off as a simple white chocolate and cranberry studded cookie, then along the way, it was rolled into some Kellog’s cornflakes and changed its nomenclature, and then got a makeover with random whimsical chocolate drizzle atop some!

I am going to be one smart cookie with you as my baker…

I am going to be one smart cookie with you as my baker…

In between some M&M’s incorporated before this smart cookie yelled S’ More and hopped and jumped in my bowl and gobbled some mini marshmallows, before settling down on my baking sheet.

Cookie centric sweet treats

Cookie centric sweet treats

Cute, chewy bites…

Cute, chewy bites…


That's not chocolate art?

That’s not chocolate art?

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Meltaway Besan Ki Naan Khatai

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Small, round, petite and with all the goodness that goes perfectly with a cup of masala chai. These meltaways naan khatais are light, soft as a dream and an eternal Indian favorite.


Eat your cookies!

Eat your cookies!

Spending time with my daughter can be inspirational, or in my case, dreadful news. I tend to put on all those needless pounds and my cholesterol shoots up! We both are addicted to baking…and that too, sweet some things always!

Besan ki Naan Khatai are akin to butter cookies but distinct by their softer texture and a hint of cardamom. These can be made by using variations, such as using only plain flour, or a combination of plain flour and gram flour (chickpea flour). These are easy to make and good to eat!


½ cup butter/ghee, at room temperature
½ cup powdered sugar/icing sugar
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup gram flour
¼ tsp baking powder
Pinch baking soda
¼ tsp cardamom powder
1 tsp yogurt
Nuts for garnishing

Cream the butter/ghee and sugar in a large bowl.
Sift the flours, baking soda and baking powder.
Gradually add to the creamed mixture.
Mix in cardamom powder.
Add some yogurt to make soft dough.
Let the dough rest for about 15 minutes.
Divide the dough into 12 small balls and place on a greased and lined sheet.
Flatten at the top slightly and garnish with chopped pistachios, sliced almonds or cashew nuts.
If you like you can sprinkle some cardamom powder on top.
Bake in a pre heated oven at 160 degrees C for about 15 to 18 minutes.


Warning: Eat in moderation!

Cranberry Chocolate Cookies

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Cranberry Chocolate Cookies

Cranberries and chocolate chips double the taste in these cookies. For a roaring good time, make these delightful cookies this holiday season!



Mornings can't be sweeter...

Mornings can’t be sweeter…


Cranberry Chocolate Cookies



½ cup butter

½ cup brown sugar

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 tsp vanilla

½ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt (If using unsalted butter)

1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips/ or white chocolate bits

½ cup dried cranberries

¾ cup pecan/walnuts chopped

1 bar Galaxy, 100 gm, bits




Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar, about 2 minutes.

Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually add flour to butter mixture and mix well. Stir in cranberries, walnuts, chocolate chips and galaxy bits.

Drop by rounded heaping tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray.

Flatten slightly.

Bake at 175 degrees C for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.

Yield: 2 dozen.



(Adapted from



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 Double Chocolate Cranberry Cookies



1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 eggs

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1-1/2 cups rolled oats (quick or old-fashioned, uncooked)

1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup white chocolate chips




Preheat oven to 350°F or 176 °C

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

In large bowl, beat butter and sugars with electric mixer until light and fluffy.

Add vanilla and eggs; mix well.

Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix until just combined.

Stir in oats, chips and cranberries.

Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet 2-inches apart.

Bake 12-15 minutes or until light golden brown.

Cool on pan on wire rack 5 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.



Chef Bobbie’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

So today was indeed a happy day! I was in the company of Chef Bobbie, a young celebrity chef, well, almost in the making!

She was ably assisted by daughter, and the cookies turned out great. I was truly impressed. Every bite was mmm…melt in the mouth and chocolate chip laden…yum! Must try for every home cook or otherwise!
Here is the recipe!


•2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
•1 teaspoon kosher salt( actually any salt)
•1 teaspoon baking soda
•1 egg
•2 ounces milk ( 4 tbsp)
•1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
•2 sticks unsalted butter
•1 cup sugar
•1/2 cup brown sugar
•2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

•Ice cream scooper (#20 disher, to be exact)
•Parchment paper
•Baking sheets


Heat oven to 375 degrees F( 180 degrees C) .Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Combine the egg, milk, and vanilla and bring to room temperature in another bowl.

Cream the butter in the mixer’s work bowl, starting on low speed to soften the butter. Add the sugars. Increase the speed, and cream the mixture until light and fluffy. Reduce the speed and add the egg mixture slowly. Increase the speed and mix until well combined.

Slowly add the flour mixture, scraping the sides of the bowl until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Scoop onto parchment-lined baking sheets, 6 cookies per sheet. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, checking the cookies after 5 minutes.

Rotate the baking sheet for more even browning.

Remove the cookies from the pans immediately. Once cooled, store in an airtight container.













Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

The gooiest, chewiest cookies ever made in my kitchen!


½ cup butter

6 tbsp sugar

6 tbsp brown sugar

1 egg

½ tsp vanilla

¼ tsp water

1 cup+ 2 tbsp flour

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

½ cup chopped nuts (optional)

1 cup semi-sweet morsels

Greased cookie sheet


Cream together butter, sugar and stir in egg. Add essence and water.

Sift flour, baking soda, and salt. Add it to the creamed sugar and egg mixture.

Add morsels.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoonful onto a greased cookie sheet. Flatten with hand/fork. If the dough is thick, lightly shape into balls and place on the sheet. Flatten gently.

Bake at 190 degrees centigrade or at 350 degrees F, for about 7 minutes.

Cool on wire rack.

Makes 3 dozen cookies.

(From my vintage recipe collection. Original source unknown)