Recipe: Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookies and Eid Eats

brownie chocolate chip cookies

Hello friends!

Today I’m participating in an online Eid party, hosted by the lovely Sarah at Flour and Spice and Asiya at Chocolate and Chillies. Several weeks ago Sarah emailed me to ask if I would like to join in the virtual Eid party she was hosting online, and I said yes right away!

Ever since I joined the blogging world, I have seen so many Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Valentine’s Day, etc. virtual parties, but nothing about Ramadan or Eid in the blogging world. So when I got the email from Sarah about her Eid Eats party, I was pretty stoked!

final-eid-eats

Growing up, Eid ul-Fitr was my favourite day of the whole year. Even more than my birthday (not a fan of being the centre of attention -_-), I loved the feeling of Eid and the excitement in the last few days of Ramadan that led up to it.

When I was a kid, my mom had this tradition that she would do every Eid and it makes me so nostalgic just thinking about it. Every Eid, my mom would go shopping for us, and buy us little bits and bobs like chocolate, board games, clothes, gift cards, etc. The night before Eid, she would wrap them up and put the gift bag at the foot of our bed. I have so many wonderful memories waking up at the crack of dawn, excitedly, to see the gift bag at the foot of my bed, and running to my brothers’ rooms to see what they got.

brownie chocolate chip cookies

And even though it’s been several years since my mom’s done this for my brothers and I, I still get that same sense of excitement waking up the morning of Eid, even though there are no presents at the foot of my bed. :P Now it’s more about the feeling of blessings and reward that comes from fasting all month long and celebrating all that you have accomplished all month.

Every year, my mom makes these certain cookies that are only made on Eid. That’s her tradition. My tradition is to make reverse chocolate chip cookies, or it has been for the past few years, and I love the fact that it’s become an Eid tradition for me.

brownie chocolate chip cookies

I made these cookies about a month ago now but the memory of them still makes my mouth water (especially since i’m fasting!). I’ve made reverse inside-out chocolate chip cookies before, but the chocolate flavour on these cookies is quite extreme. They’re so rich they taste like brownies- in cookie form!

These cookies take a bit of time to prepare, especially because of the chilling of the dough, but it’s so worth it! They’re perfect for a special occasion, like Eid! Have a look!

Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookies and Eid Eats

Yield: 18 to 20 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream butter. Add both until well combined. Add egg and vanilla, mixing in low speed for about 2 minutes.
  2. In another bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add to the wet ingredients, pausing to scrape the bowl occasionally. Add in milk, and then white chocolate chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours as dough will be very sticky.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop out dough with cookie scoop and place on baking sheet, pressing down gently.
  5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, Let cool completely on baking sheets before removing. Store in an airtight container for 1 week.

Original recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction.

http://ikhlashussain.com/2014/07/recipe-brownie-chocolate-chip-cookies-eid-eats/

Chewy and chocolatey, these Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookies are sure to be a hit with the chocolate lovers in your life! Best paired with an ice cold glass of milk, these cookies pack in a lot of chocolate flavour with two kinds of chocolate chips. Feel free to add some dark chocolate chips in there too to really amp up the chocolate flavour!

Whether you make these Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookies for a special occasion (like Eid) or whether you make them on a regular day, you’ll find that these cookies will make any ordinary day extraordinary.

brownie chocolate chip cookies

To all of my friends who will be celebrating Eid, I want to wish you all Eid Mubarak/Kareem! May it be one that’s filled with blessings for you all!  And thanks once again to Sarah and Asiyah for hosting this year’s virtual Eid Eats party…do check out their respective blogs to see what they’ve cooked up!

Thanks for reading,

Ikhlas

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22 Comments on Recipe: Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookies and Eid Eats

  1. Wardah
    25 July, 2014 at 1:16 pm (2 months ago)

    Um can I just say how amazing this looks! My mouth is watering! I want some of these cookies.. now!

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    • Ikhlas
      25 July, 2014 at 7:11 pm (2 months ago)

      Thanks s much, Wardah! Let me know if you try them out :)

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  2. Sarah
    25 July, 2014 at 2:55 pm (2 months ago)

    I saw the thumbnail for these cookies and I knew it was you – love the shots and that you`ve shared a tradition that is all your own – yes, I realize that statement is a bit of an oxymoron! Thanks so much for joining our party
    Sarah recently posted…Eid Eats 2014 & Chocolate Covered Salted Caramel Ice Cream StarsMy Profile

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    • Ikhlas
      25 July, 2014 at 7:08 pm (2 months ago)

      Thanks so much for hosting me, Sarah! Can’t wait to check out everyone else’s goodies :)

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  3. Madiha Shafi
    25 July, 2014 at 6:15 pm (2 months ago)

    Eid Mubarak!! Such nice memories thanks for sharing and also these cookies look scrumptious ,my kids will go crazy over them will make soon in sha Allah!!

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    • Ikhlas
      25 July, 2014 at 7:12 pm (2 months ago)

      Khair Mubarak, Madiha! I hope you make them soon, and let me know how your kids like them :)

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    • Ikhlas
      27 July, 2014 at 2:18 pm (2 months ago)

      Thanks! Eid Mubarak to you too :)

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    • Ikhlas
      27 July, 2014 at 1:47 pm (2 months ago)

      Thanks Yousra! :)

      Reply
  4. Sadaf F K.
    26 July, 2014 at 12:14 pm (2 months ago)

    Your story remind me my own childhood, when my happiness lied in removing dry mehndi out of hand in morning and see how dark colour I got this eid. :)
    You’ve got skilful baking technique, mashaAllah. These cookies are looking so gorgeous. :) Happy Eid in advance! xx

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    • Ikhlas
      27 July, 2014 at 1:47 pm (2 months ago)

      Hahaha I remember doing that too! So much stress! And thank you so much :) Happy Eid to you too!

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    • Ikhlas
      27 July, 2014 at 1:45 pm (2 months ago)

      Hehehe thank you! Eid Mubarak! :)

      Reply
  5. Linda
    27 July, 2014 at 7:27 am (2 months ago)

    Your cookies look scrumptious :) Eid Mubarak.

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    • Ikhlas
      27 July, 2014 at 1:45 pm (2 months ago)

      Thanks so much! Eid Mubarak to you too! :)

      Reply
  6. Asiya @ Chocolate & Chillies
    27 July, 2014 at 6:14 pm (2 months ago)

    My kids would love if I made these cookies are part of our Eid tradition! :) They look very yummy!

    I love the idea of your mom leaving a gift bag at the foot of your bed…I’m going to do that for my kids starting next Eid, Insh’Allah!
    Asiya @ Chocolate & Chillies recently posted…Pistachio Topped Vanilla Cake & Eid Eats 2014My Profile

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    • Ikhlas
      27 July, 2014 at 6:18 pm (2 months ago)

      Thanks a bunch, Asiya! And yay, I hope your kids love it like my brothers and I did :)

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  7. Fatima
    30 July, 2014 at 11:29 am (2 months ago)

    that is so cool! i didn’t know there were virtual parties! heheh. the cookies look amazing as always!
    Fatima recently posted…South Asian Bridal WearMy Profile

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    • Ikhlas
      31 July, 2014 at 10:59 am (2 months ago)

      Hehehe yeah there are! It’s the first one I got invited too :D

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    • Ikhlas
      27 August, 2014 at 9:29 pm (4 weeks ago)

      Thanks! I hope you try them out :)

      Reply

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