Ok. Had enough of card posts. Time for a change now! 😀 And what better way to do that than talk about food! 🙂
Baked a big batch of these yummy cookies today. Sure enough — all kids happy! 🙂 My oldest said — Ma, this is the big problem. I still have the taste of the cookie in my mouth and so once I start, I cannot stop!! 🙂 Anything to keep him from studying too!
This recipe is actually from Martha Stewart and comes out just super and yummy! A bit messy in the end but all for a good cause! 🙂
Sorry about the not-so-fancy background. The rate at which the cookies were disappearing, I HAD to take the shot then and there! Nope. Not bragging. Try for yourself and you will see! 🙂
1 cup (8 oz) – dark chocolate (or semi-sweet), chopped into small pieces
Melt the chocolate either over a double boiler or zap it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, depending on the size of the pieces.
1 1/4 cups – flour
1/2 cup – cocoa powder
2 tsp – baking powder
1/4 tsp – salt
Sieve these dry ingredients together and keep aside.
1/2 cup (8 tbsp) – soft, unsalted butter
1 1/3 cup – brown sugar (I used castor sugar but made it about 1 cup)
2 – eggs
1 tsp – vanilla
1/3 cup – milk
Cream the butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well. Add the cooled chocolate to the mix and beat well and scrape down the sides in between. Add the flour mix alternating with milk (warm or cool). Once folded in well, cover the bowl with cling film and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Now, have a plate with some icing sugar ready. Take a spoon of the sticky dough and lightly roll between your palms. Immediately, roll the ball in icing sugar and place on your greased baking sheet. Do remember that the cookies will flatten when heated so do leave some gap between the rolled balls of dough. Bake at 350 F (180 C) for 12-15 minutes. You can see the cookies crackle with the white icing sugar in bits. Yum! 🙂