Before starting this post, I would want to thank all of you for those lovely comments on my previous post. It is these warm words of yours that gives me energy to blog at 1:00Am. Yeah I am doing that now. Thank you once again. You have left me humbled and overwhelmed.
Coming to this amazing chocolate cookie recipe. I found this recipe on Anh's blog a few days back. The cookies looked so tempting and delicious that I decided to bake these cookies at that very moment. I made a few changes to make these cookies eggless. I also replaced dutch process cocoa with the normal dark cocoa powder. Inspite of all the changes, they were simply superb. The cookies had a fudgy texture and the taste of the chocolate was laced by the flavours of orange. They were absolutely irresistible and they were over within no time. Do give these cookies a try. I am sure you will fall in love with these as well :)
Dark Chocolate cookies recipe:
Preparation time: 20min
Baking time:10-12min+cooling time
Makes- Approximately dozen cookies
Maida or all purpose flour- 1-1/2 cup
Butter- 8tbsp, softened
Cocoa powder- 1/2 cup
Baking powder- 1tsp
Baking soda- 1/2tsp
Sugar- 3/4cup, powdered
Grated zest of one orange
Vanilla essence- 1tsp
Salt- a pinch
A handful of chopped nuts (optional)
Milk- 2tbsp ( to be used only if required)
- Sift flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda and keep aside
- Fold in the nuts and the zest and mix well.
- In a bowl, mix the butter and the powdered sugar and whisk till creamy and fluffy
- Add the vanilla essence and mix again.
- Fold in the flour mixture in batches and mix into a dough.
- Use milk at this point if the mixture is dry.
- Cover the dough with a cling film and refrigerate for 10min
- Form the dough into balls and flatten them lightly.
- Place them an inch apart on a tray lined with baking sheet.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 10-12min or till cracks appear on the cookies.
- Allow the cookies to cool in the tray for 5min before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
These cookies are my contribution to Aipi and Priya's tuesday bookmarked recipes