Friday, 27 January 2012

Chocolate cookies

Here is the chocolate version of the basic cookie dough
Flour - 1 1/4 cup
Powdered Sugar - 1/2 cup
Cocoa powder - 1 tbsp (I used Cadbury's)
Butter - 7 tbsp
Egg yolk - 1/2
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Cream - 1 tbsp (I used 1tbsp milk)
Salt - 1 pinch.

You can see that this is the basic cookie dough from my previous post.

Mix the flour, cocoa powder and sugar. Cut the cold butter into the flour-sugar mix. Mix with hands until the dough resembles a crumbly mixture.

Whisk together yolk, vanilla essence, cream and salt. Add the liquid to the flour-butter mix and knead softly into a dough.

Wrap the dough in parchment or wax paper and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.

Pull out the refrigerated dough and on a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to form a large rectangle about 3 mm thick.

Cover the rectangle with another piece of parchment and return the dough to the refrigerator for 10-20 minutes.

Pull out the rectangular dough from the refrigerator. Cut out 2 inch diameter discs using a cookie cutter.

I was able to obtain 20 discs. Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 160 degrees C for 10-12 minutes. Cool the cookies, on the sheet for 5 minutes.
Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and cool completely. Can be stored in an airtight container.
It keeps well for a week to 10 days.

This is another entry to the Bakefest happening at Pumpkin food farm.
Verdict: Buttery, crumbly, chocolaty and just about sweet. It was perfect for our taste.

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1 comment:

The Pumpkin Farm said...

buttery crumbly...seems delicious, thanks for linking to the event