Thursday, January 23, 2014

Recipe: Chocolate crackles biscuits.


So here’s the deal with these rich little chocolate cookies - chocolate crackles, the ones that are just timeless and as cute as they are addictive. And don’t be surprised if these crackle cookies disappear fast. By the way, if you really do want to mess with a classic, feel free to add  a teaspoon of chocolate extract to give the cookies an extra boost of chocolate. Because you can’t go wrong with even more chocolate in your life. Right?

Ingredients:
Cookie dough:
225 g dark bittersweet chocolate, preferably between 65-75% cacao
115 g unsalted butter at room temperature
330 g dark brown sugar
2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 large eggs
1&1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
70 g cocoa powder
1/4 cup of milk
175 g all-purpose flourFor 

coating:
200 g granulated white sugar
120 g powdered sugar

Directions: 
1.) Combine sugar, butter and melted chocolate in a large mixing bowl (beat at medium speed of an electric mixer) until blended.
2.) Add eggs and vanilla extract, mixing well.
3.) Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
4.) Add about one-fourth of dry mixture at a time to chocolate mixture, mixing after each addition.
5.) Cover and let the cookie dough chill at least 3 hours.
6.) Shape dough into 3cm balls, and roll them first in white sugar, then in powdered sugar.
7.) Place cookies 5cm apart on lightly greased cookie sheets.
8.) Bake at 175 degrees for 10 to 14 minutes.
9.) Cool on wire racks.

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