A simple chocolate chip cookie recipe to enjoy together with your cup of coffee. Welcome to Fika time.
By Suchitra Vaidyaram
It’s fika time, folks! Introduced by my former Swedish colleagues, I caught on to this lovely tradition pretty fast. Fika is both a Swedish verb and noun (pronounced “fee-ka”) that roughly means “to drink coffee/tea” usually accompanied by something sweet (source- wikipedia). It’s customary to invite friends and colleagues for coffee along with deliciously baked goods. Now, I can’t drink a cup of coffee without anything sweet. so, I baked these lovely cookies to accompany my coffee and satisfy my sweet craving. This chocolate chip cookie recipe is pretty simple and can be baked in batches and stored for about week. I found this recipe from a book titled “baking with passion” by Dan Lepard and Richard Whittington. Here I am, enjoying some freshly baked cookies with a hot cup of coffee – Loving it!
- 200 grams all purpose flour
- 85 grams caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 80 grams unsalted soft butter
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 100 grams dark chocolate- cut in small chunks or chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 180 degree celsius.
- In a bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- In another mixing bowl cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy.
- Beat in the egg to this mixture.
- Fold in the flour followed by chocolate pieces using a spatula- the dough will be stiff.
- With the help of your hands roll walnut-sized pieces of dough and place them on buttered baking trays.
- Leave space in between the cookies to allow room for spreading.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges are firm but the center is soft.
- Remove and allow it to cool.
- Enjoy with a steaming hot cup of coffee!