White chocolate and cranberry cookies

Well made cookies are bliss! Thick, chewy, soft, not too sweet and full of flavour. Right? Bite sized goodness!

I recently made these amazing chocolate chip cookies which made me believe that those blissful cookies are super easy to make at home! But be warned, these are addictive and it is very hard to eat just one 🙂 Given how big a hit these were, I knew I needed to make more flavour options with a similar batter. The possibilities are endless! The first one I chose – cranberry and white chocolate! Sounds odd? It is all sorts of delicious.

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Double Chocolate Mocha Muffin

Chocolate will be my all time favourite dessert flavour. Even though over the past few years I have developed a stronger love for non chocolate desserts (adulting!), nothing says comfort quite like a good old chocolate cake or muffin. What do you think? 🙂 I guarantee you will always find many chocolate desserts on the blog (eggless muffins, chocolate banana bread, fudgy brownies etc)!

Today I am adding a super simple but extremely delicious recipe to the list. Chocolate with it’s favourite companion : Coffee! And double chocolate at that. In muffin form. So easy to eat!

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies have been my go-to for as long as I can remember. Growing up, we used to get only plain, vanilla biscuits for the longest time. But once the market opened up and people’s preferences became more varied, we started seeing a lot more ‘fancy’ cookies in the market. One of the first new types was the chocolate chip. It started off as the thinner, crisper variety (the recipe of which shall be up soon), but then also added on the thicker, chewier version. My aunts used to get the chewy chocolate chip cookies from the US as well – those were these super luxury goodies for us back in the day. And so delicious!

On my recent trip to New York, I tried a ton of cookies. Like really a ton. My favourite were from this bakery called Levain. BEST COOKIES EVER! Massive, thick, dense, chewy and full of chocolate in every bite. Heaven!

While these aren’t at that level yet (I promise to try to replicate those), these are pretty much bang on in terms of thick, chewy cookies. I ate way too many in the process of testing, all worth it, I say 😀


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Basic Marble Cake

I started baking when I was very young. Around the age of 4. I used to help my grandmoms by just mixing the final batter at the time and ate most of it while doing so 🙂 Over time, I moved on to doing more of the work, under their supervision and saw them make different kinds of cakes in the process. Best weekend or vacation activity, I say!

For the longest time we just had basic vanilla and basic chocolate cakes. With the occasional rainbow cake for fun. Once while we were out for a meal, I saw marble cake on offer. I was amazed at this magical way that both vanilla and chocolate were part of the same cake! As far as I knew, adding chocolate to a vanilla cake made the whole thing chocolate. What was this awesomeness?

This was around the time boxed cake mixes were my go-to (yes, I had that phase) and I found this marble cake at the store. Got home, tried it and was super thrilled! From them on, this has been one of my favourites to make. Obviously, it is now made from scratch. No box mixes anymore! This is such a throwback to discovering new kinds of cake and figuring out how to make them minus my friend Google 🙂

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