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

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


  1. Looks delicious and heavenly.

  2. Lovely picture and great looking cookies!

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

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

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

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

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

  8. Looks really the clicks

  9. What gorgeous cookies! Deliciously chocolaty.



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

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

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

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