Friday, November 11, 2011

Chocolate chip cookies

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!
A simple chocolate chip cookie recipe to enjoy together with your cup of coffee. Welcome to Fika time.
A simple chocolate chip cookie recipe to enjoy your cup of coffee!
  • 200 grams all purpose flour
  • 85 grams caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 80 grams unsalted soft butter
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 100 grams dark chocolate- cut in small chunks or chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degree celsius.
  2. In a bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. In another mixing bowl cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the egg to this mixture.
  5. Fold in the flour followed by chocolate pieces using a spatula- the dough will be stiff.
  6. With the help of your hands roll walnut-sized pieces of dough and place them on buttered baking trays.
  7. Leave space in between the cookies to allow room for spreading.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges are firm but the center is soft.
  9. Remove and allow it to cool.
  10. Enjoy with a steaming hot cup of coffee!
Yields about 15 cookies!


  1. delicious and crunchy cookies.
    indu srinivasan

  2. Fika time!! That's something new to me...Chocolate chip cookies look you said perfect with a hot cuppa coffee

  3. Crispy and crunchy looking chocolate chip cookies.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. Nothing says bliss as much as a chocolate chip cookie when its still warm out of the oven. I could do with a few of these right now, they look yummy.

  5. Very delicious and tempting cookies.. looks awesome :)

  6. Delicious crispy chocolate chip cookies...

  7. Chocolate chip cookies look divine.....& accompanied with a cup of tea......awesome

  8. Your chocolate chip cookies look awesome. I could eat those with or without coffee

  9. I wasn't aware of the Swedish fika tradition, but I certainly subscribe to the idea of a sweet treat next to a cup of coffee :-) The cookies look delicious!

  10. This really looks delicious. I'm definitely craving for a plate of that right now. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. This is definitely a must do recipe this weekend since I got my ISO 22000 Training.

  11. I made those tonight without the chocolate chips and they turned out delicious but they did not spread :( you said to roll them in a wallnut shape so mine were just in a slighly bigger round shape... how do I get mine to look like urs?

    1. hi there, glad it turned delicious- my question is- did you get the baking powder and baking soda in rite proportion? and sometimes if you don't get fresh baking powder and use baking powder that has been sitting in your closet for few months, it doesn't work out well- Additionally, you need to give space in between the cookies to allow room for spreading. otherwise, they won't spread in a cramped space. and was your dough stiff or loose? This recipe demands a stiff dough- and i have seen if you roll them nicely in a small ball or walnut shape and give enuf space in the oven, it spreads nicely and tastes heavenly. Give it another try i say! And don't be disappointed if you don't get it rite. I have had so many disasters with baking :)

    2. thanks for the advise I am gonna be trying them again today the previous batch was finnished up quickly by my husband and I. My dough was not very stiff I was afraid of over mixing so I just folded it until my dough looked almost crumbly... so should I mix the dough more and more until its really stiff? Also must I roll it and leave it in a ball shape or flatten it out on the tray? Im gonna try putting less cookies this time around and will be doing it with chocolate chips and let u know. Also please post a chocolate chip cookie recipie with oil for a reduced calorie recipie if u have any. thankx!

    3. Good! would love to come over to eat them ;) - Do roll them in a ball shape- when put it oven, it gradually flattens itself up and starts spreading out. yes, please give space for them to spread otherwise, they will cramp and won't spread. Yes mix the dough well so that it becomes stiff. Keep me posted on how it turns out- You know, if you don't have chocolate chips, you can do nuts. Tastes divine! I tried oatmeal and raisin cookies last weekend and it was really delicious. Would get the recipe out for you to try. Best part is it's healthier than chocolate chip cookies. If you don't mind, can I get your email id? we could swap recipes and you can send recipes for me to try! my email is

    4. hello again! I have made the cookies lots of times again and they turned out yummy only thing is to get the cookie shape I have to flatten the ball with my hand a bit. otherwise they are delicious. I'm gonna be trying your alloo paratha today and see how they turn out. sure np we can def do some recipie swopping my email is

    5. thank you for the great recipie I will def try it out since I just looooove cinnamon in baked stuff. not so busy lately with the cooking since the baby is taking up all my time (and sleep). :) take care



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