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Chocolate Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Updated on May 25, 2013

I admit, I'm obsessed with books. I love them since I was a little girl and I began to really read them when I was ten years old. I read them intensivly until the middle of high school, then ... well you know, then the guys came and books went away :). Now they found me again. In addition to tea houses, pastry shops, restaurants, stores with natural cosmetics, small shops with food ... the library is one of my favorite places. Book piles are appering around my desk waiting for me to open them. Mess which I otherwise really don't like and it's difficult for me to handle.

The last book that I read, was by Dalai Lama. I recommend it to all of you. I made six pages of notes from this book. It is full of smart lessons, which can help each one of us to achieve a more peaceful life. I myself am an atheist, well no one is really an atheist, if you believe in something you can not see, if you for example believe in a better tomorrow, it means you're not an atheist, but you understand me .. and I found that Buddhism is what I find most close to my heart and therefore can connect with.

I like that the focus is on the man himself and how to work on yourself. That's what is most important, we must work on ourself, how do we become better, not how we should change everyone around us. Collective happiness is important, because we can't be happy otherwise. It really is a great read. These cookies have nothing to do with Buddhism, but they are great snack when you are reading any kind of book :)

A long time ago I wanted to make them because I'm a little obsessed with the typical american stuff. My friends loved them, and I loved them the most. I will share one nice thought from Dalai Lama for a nice Friday: Genuine compassion derives from its recognition that other people, like myself, want to be happy and have the right to get rid of suffering. On this basis, the person starts to worry about the welfare of others, without regard to their relationship with him. This is compassion.

With love, Neja

The recipe

By Neja
By Neja

Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 Tablespoon Vanilla

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup cocoa powder

chocolate chips

ground hazelnuts

The process

Combine flour, salt, baking soda and cocoa in a bowl, stir with a fork, just to blend. Set to the side.

Cream butter and sugars together till smooth and creamy. Beat eggs slightly then add to butter mixture. Add in vanilla.

Now slowly add your flour mixture, make sure the blender is on low or better yet off! And yes, maybe there is a little flour and cocoa powder layer of dust on my cabinet. Once all blended together and smooth, stir in chips.

Spoon dough onto cookie sheets and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 9-10 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before removing to racks to cool completely.

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    • TransplantedSoul profile image

      TransplantedSoul 

      5 years ago

      Chocolate mixed with Buddism - a great combination!

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      Tony Bonura 

      5 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      I learned a lot about Buddhism when I was overseas in SE Asia. I even met with some monks and learned some lessons from them. A very interesting philosophy to be sure.

      TonyB

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      Jackie Jackson 

      5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      I love those bowls - great choice!

    • Dusty2 LM profile image

      Dusty2 LM 

      5 years ago

      Chocolate chip cookies with lots of chocolate chips are he best hands down! I appreciate you sharing these chocolate chip cookies as well as your love of Buddhism. It is appreciated. Again, Thanks for stopping by and vising my Irish Stew lens and everything else. Bon Appetit!

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      Mary Norton 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love books, too.

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      LadyDuck 

      5 years ago

      My husband and I are also obsessed with books. We have so many books it's difficult to store them all, but I never throw away a book; there is always something new to learn even in old books.

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      myoyster1957 

      5 years ago

      Wow NejaLovely,you got me licking my lips, so what's for breakfast? hmmm must be chocolate cookies, great lens nice photos.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      You got me wanting chocolate cookies for breakfast this morning. Too bad I don't have any. :)

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      Justin 

      5 years ago from Slovenija

      I love everything related with chocolate. Chocolate cookies with extra chocolate sounds like a perfect idea.

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      PaigSr 

      5 years ago from State of Confusion

      I am more of a traditional chocolate chip cookie kind of guy.

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      PaigSr 

      5 years ago from State of Confusion

      I am more of a traditional chocolate chip cookie kind of guy.

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      JumpinJake 

      5 years ago

      yummy looking treats indeed!

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      getmoreinfo 

      5 years ago

      Chocolate Cookies are my favorite.

    • rawwwwwws lm profile image

      rawwwwwws lm 

      5 years ago

      Chocolate cookies with chocolate chips.. are my favorite cookie.... YUM

    • NejaLovely profile imageAUTHOR

      NejaLovely 

      5 years ago

      @greenspirit: HI! What a cool comment, yes they are mine, my words, my photos=) I love doing this!)=) Thank you so much! XO Neja

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      poppy mercer 

      5 years ago from London

      Hi NejaLovely. Lovely thoughts, lovely words, lovely pics, lovely chocolate cookies with chocolate chips. It's a wonderful combination. I presume the pics are yours, seeing the N in the corner. They are very appealing., and you should give yourself a well deserved credit underneath.

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      Eugene9184 

      5 years ago

      Very nice & informative lens on the Dalai Lama ! I'm not a Buddhist but I think the information is good !

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      Gregory Moore 

      5 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Looks very tasty!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Very nice thoughts and thanks for the cookies! ;)

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      Deborah Carr 

      5 years ago from Orange County, California

      These cookies are perfect for chocoholics, like me!

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      Rodaussie 

      5 years ago

      More chocolate

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      kabbalah lm 

      5 years ago

      Cookies...yummy, send me a dozen please :)

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      mecheshier 

      5 years ago

      Chocolate everything. Yum. Thanks for sharing

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      darciefrench lm 

      5 years ago

      Nothing like chocolate chocolate chip cookies to turn ho hum into wonderful :D

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      Digory LM 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for the lens. Personally, I believe Chocolate chip cookies are strong evidence for the existence of the divine.

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      applejacking 

      5 years ago

      Hi Neja. I found very "unique" lens here. I don't understand what correlation between Dalai Lama and chocolate. Is he a chocolate addict or good chocolate chef? As long as I read your lens, It's made me smile and when I read davespeed's comment, you now I laugh so loud. It's so funny. Thanks for this morning joke.

    • NejaLovely profile imageAUTHOR

      NejaLovely 

      5 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Davespeed! I laughed so hard when I was reading your comment...you are just the best, honestly! I love that kind of people! Thank you so much for this! You are sooo so funny! XO

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      Rankography 

      5 years ago

      Delicious!!!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Hi, Neja! Like you, I'm an atheist also. But, if I were to be religious, I'd want to be Buddhist. Not only do they not embrace a supreme being, they have some beliefs that I think can contribute to a happy and peaceful life. So, chocolate cookies with the Dali Lama is okay by me!

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      NejaLovely 

      5 years ago

      @paulgrossman: Thank YOU soo much..go and bake them ;) XO

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      NejaLovely 

      5 years ago

      @savateuse: Thank you! =) XO Neja

    • NejaLovely profile imageAUTHOR

      NejaLovely 

      5 years ago

      @miaponzo: Thank you soo much for warm welcome...I love it here!

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      savateuse 

      5 years ago

      nice lens!

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      paulgrossman 

      5 years ago

      *Sigh* It's hard to watch what I eat when I come across such yummy lenses like yours! Now, I'm craving a chocolatey cookie! :) In any event, thank you for the tasty share!

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      miaponzo 

      5 years ago

      Thanks so much for posting this GREAT chocolate chocolate chip cookie recipe!!! It looks soooo yummy! Blessed by a Squid Angel.. and welcome to Squidoo!!! :)

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