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India Inspiration

A friend of mine is having a party this weekend and will be sharing a slideshow of her trip to India. Last year I painted this watercolor for a friend who just came back from there. Yesterday I made these decorated sugar cookies to bring for the celebration.

India by Charisse

India Cookies

Sweet & Salty Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oh my goodness, these cookies are so good! Be warned you need to chill the dough for 12 hours before you bake these. I ended up chilling the dough for two days since I didn’t have time to bake them and they turned out fantastic. This recipe is from the NY Times cooking section.


Sweet & Salty Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup & 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 lb butter
  • 1/2 cup sesame tahini
  • 1 -3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • sanding sugar & sea salt mixture for sprinkles on the top

Mix butter, sesame tahini, eggs, sugar and vanilla for five minutes until creamy. Sift dry ingredients together and add slowly to the creamed mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips. Chill the dough for 12 hours.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Form large balls with the dough and place on a baking sheet bake. I baked 8 on a sheet. Bake at 325 for 15 – 20 minutes until golden around the edges. When the cookies come out of the oven sprinkle them with a mixture of sanding sugar and sea salt. Yielded 24 cookies.



Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies

Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 lb. unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 – 12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs


Pulse the oats in the food processor. Mix the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cream the butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs in the mixer. Add the creamed mixture to the flour until well blended together. Add the chocolate chips and hazelnuts. Drop a Tbsp of the dough on a┬ábaking sheet leaving an inch apart between each one. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes. Makes 4 dozen cookies.


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