I am a big tea totler but tea is one thing that I have only recently mastered or maybe not. I have never or shall I say ‘NEVER’ been able to make tea the way my mom does. Even my little sister and dad are able to do it now but not me. Can you imagine how frustrating that is?
To top it all, my love for tea doesn’t resonate with my husband. I have only had the pleasure of making tea for him when he is either a) Unwell b) REALLY REALLY tired or suffering from last night’s hangover. On the contrary, he never says No to cup of tea when my mom-in-law makes it!
So what is it about our mother’s tea that makes it so special? Is it the love or experience? I don’t know. To tell you the truth, there is a little part of me that never wants to know. I love to crave for a cup of my mom’s special tea and there are no words to describe the satisfaction when I get one. Maybe that is also the reason why Shishir and I never say No when my mom-in-law so lovingly makes us a cup of tea in the morning.
So here it is… I publicly agree that making tea is not my cup of tea :P. But what I can make is something that completes a tea party… Cookies! It was time to play on my strengths – baking and who do I turn to for advice? You guessed it, my goddess of great food and a great mom herself – Nigella Lawson.
And since we are celebrating 100 likes on our facebook page, we decided to dedicate this post to all the loving moms in the world. After all, they make us a better person and a better cook and no matter how much we learn, we can never outlearn them 🙂
So here is Nigella’s recipe for GREAT Chocolate Chip Cookies that take no time at all and I vouch for them.
Here is all you need to do in 5 Simple Steps!
The cookies can be made up to 3 days ahead and stored in an airtight container. They will keep for 5 days – that is if your husband doesn’t eat them for dinner like mine did! Believe me, these are awesome, my tea however… hmmmm.. can be a lot better ;p
I added some cocoa powder and chocolate to the dough and got a few chocolate cookies as well 🙂 Involve your kids to bake these with you… These make for wonderful childhood memories too 🙂
Don’t just use this cookie dough to make plain jane round cookies! Shape them for special occasions! To give you an example.. We are sharing the picture of our Halloween special cookies!
Like this, for Christmas, you can make tree ornaments, bells and anything you like .. just be creative!!
A big thank you to all the moms in the world for making us who we are today and a very very Happy Birthday to Rashi!!!!!! Treat this recipe as my gift 🙂
And to my Mom & Mom – in – Law – I love you very much!
Winnie & Kiki