Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Dark chocolate cookies

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

Ingredients:
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)


Method:
  • 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



13 comments :

  1. Looks delicious and heavenly.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Lovely picture and great looking cookies!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow looks super yummy....perfect chocolate cookies

    ReplyDelete
  4. Cruncy & chocolatey!! Totally love it!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

    ReplyDelete
  5. Looks so rich and delicious... Would be great with a cup pf cold milk.

    ReplyDelete
  6. oh god those cookies are so inviting....lovely recipe and nice clicks
    A Girl's Diary

    ReplyDelete
  7. whoa, amazing color and rich looking cookies :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Looks really delicious...love the clicks

    ReplyDelete
  9. What gorgeous cookies! Deliciously chocolaty.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

    ReplyDelete
  10. Simple n yummy cookies..perfect for choco lovers:-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Looks like a great treat for choco lovers. I particularly love the orange flavor, fudgy center and crispy exterior. Yum-yum!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Tempting cookies, love anything chocolateeey...this is perfect:)

    Trail for my latest updates at http://www.kitchen-mantra.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...