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Rich Chocolate Cookies

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Categories: Big-Batch Meals, Chocolate, Entertaining, Party Snacks, Sweet
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

These cookies are a chocolate-lovers dream.

Prep Time: 15M

Cooking Time: 20M

Serves: Makes 16

Ingredients:

  • 31/2oz (100g) butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (50g) sugar
  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (25g) cocoa powder
  • melted dark or milk chocolate, to drizzle (optional)
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Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a bowl, mix the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until pale and creamy. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder, and beat until the mixture comes together to form a dough. You may need to bring it together with your hands at the end.
  2. Roll the dough into 16 balls, each about the size of a walnut, and place on the baking sheets. Press the middle of each one with your thumb to flatten it, or use a fork, which will decorate it at the same time. Bake for 20 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle over the melted chocolate (if using), and allow to set before serving.
Tips:
  • Buy good-quality cocoa powder and chocolate (if using)-it will make all the difference.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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