Written by Georgie Thompson on Monday, 08 October 2012.
These novelty cookies, more commonly known as 'crinkle cookies', are seriously chocolatey and decadent - just what you ask biscuity treat. They're really easy to make and this batch should give you about 20...
60g unsalted butter
225 grams good quality dark cooking chocolate (at least with 70% cocoa)
100g granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsps pure vanilla extract
210g plain flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
about ¼ cup extra of sifted icing sugar
In a large bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl. Remove from the heat and set aside.
With an electric mixer, beat the eggs and sugar until pale and thick. Add the vanilla extract and chocolate mixture and stir to combine.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt, and baking powder and stir into the chocolate mixture until just combined. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours until firm.
Preheat oven to 180°C and line baking trays with baking paper.
Place the icing sugar in a shallow bowl. With lightly greased hands, roll a small amount of chilled dough to form balls that are about an inch in diameter.
Place the ball of dough into the bed of icing sugar and roll it around until it is completely coated and no chocolate shows through - place them on the baking tray making sure they have at least a 3 cm gap between them.
Bake cookies for about 10 minutes or until the edges are slightly firm but the centers are still soft – their surfaces should crack open. Cool and a wire rack and share the love around!!