Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bridal Shower for Nithya - Toll house Cookies

The day a girl becomes a bride, is like no other. It is one of the few most cherished moments of life. It is the day she embarks the new journey of life. Holding someone's hand, with dreams in heart and sparkle in the eyes. Having mixed feelings of missing her mother's home, excited and anxious about the new home. It is indeed a special day for her!! Very soon one of our friends, a lovely blogger and a beautiful photographer, is going to enter into wedlock. I believe you would have guessed who it is by now. For those who are still wondering, it is none other than Nithya of 4thsensecooking who is getting married this November.

Thanks to the advent of technology, the world has become very small. Though nothing can equal the joy of celebration in person, we all would want to wish her and celebrate with her, the most joyous period of her life. Here we are all, united, to wish her all the best and a very Happy Married Life. So today we are throwing this virtual bridal shower for Nithya to express our happiness and to celebrate with her.

And what could be a better way to celebrate than with food, the quintessential subject, that binds us all... So we decided to cook it up, literally and that too Nithya's own dishes from her own blog - 4thsensecooking. I chose this Tollhouse Cookies and Badam Kheer(do check out this space in a few hours). Hope she likes the recreation of her own favorite dishes and gets a taste of it through the world wide web. See Nithya's recipe here.

Makes - about 3 dozen cookies
All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Brown sugar - 1/2 cup
Butter - 1/3 cup
Eggs - 2
Pure Vanilla Extract - 3/4 tsp
NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels - 1 cup + 1/4 cup for topping
Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Sift the all-purpose flour, baking soda and salt together. In a  mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars with a hand mixer or whisk until the sugars gets dissolved. Add the eggs one my one mixing well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture in 3 or 4 batches, mixing well after each addition. Add 1 cup of chocolate chips and fold in using a spatula. Take one tablespoon measurement of the dough and place in the cookie sheet, each at least 2 inches apart. Top the cookie dough with the remaining chocolate chips. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-14 mins. Repeat for remaining dough. Serve with a cup of milk.
I made these cookies specially for Nithya's Bridal Shower.
This is for you Nithya and for all those visiting this virtual bridal shower!!
Also do check out the virtual bridal shower party also being hosted at
Anamika - Taste Junction
Archana - Mad Scientist's Kitchen
Priya Mitharwal - Mharo Rajasthan Recipes
Priya Mahadevan - Priyas Now Serving
Priya Suresh - Priya Easy n Tasty Recipes
Priya Sreeram - Bon Appetit
Radhika - Tickling Palates
Radhika Vasanth - Food for 7 stages of life
Reva - Kaarasaaram
Rupali - Recipe Grab Bag
Sanjeeta - Different Strokes
Vardhini - Zesty Palette


  1. OMG!!! Nothing could have been better than this :) I'm loving it dear. I'm so so so so so so so happy for your gesture and its a beautiful way to celebrate my occasion along with me :) Thank you sooo much. I'm short of words to express my happiness now :) Literally in tears..

    Thanks to all my buddy bloggers who have joined to do this for me. I'm feeling so blessed and over joyous for the beautiful gesture. Love you all :)

  2. Wow yumm home-made cookies.Deliciously presented.Luv it Dear and my wishes to Nithya who's getting married next month.

  3. wow yummy cookies and looks so tempting with wonderful clicks ..... Congrats to nithya....

  4. Thatz a really beautiful gesture and am sure Nithya would be so happy to see this post . Lovely presentation Krithi

  5. Cookies have come out so perfect..All the best for Nithya..

  6. wow...sounds ur cookies and your beautiful presentation to our wonderful friend Nithya..:)
    congrats Nithya and best wishes for your very happpy married life..!
    Tasty Appetite

  7. Wow,thats really a surprise pack for nithya...Jus saw her yesterday,she is busy in shopping for her wedding...Toll house luks superb

  8. Lovely cookies and its such a nice gesture...yummy cookies

  9. Lovely cookies and neat presentation Krithi.

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  10. What a lovely gesture. All the best to her and the cookies look awesome.

  11. Sorry, I was not aware of this. I am super thrilled for Nits and all of you have truly brought smiles with such a beautiful thought. Kudos to all of you who joined in!

  12. Yummy cookies.......perfect for the occasion.....Heartiest congratulations to Nithya.

  13. Scrumptious cookies, lovely presentation..

  14. Beautiful way of showing love to your friend...Lovely cookies and beautiful presentation...

  15. wow, so well done and what a great presentation !!!

  16. wow yummy cookies and looks so tempting with wonderful clicks ....


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