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Chocolate crinkle cookies November 11, 2009

Posted by Helen in cookies.

I got this recipe from the BBC Good Food website. Never having made the cookies before, I made them for a  book club meeting, and the ladies loved them so much that they’ve requested a plate of them for our annual Christmas party next month! Definitely a success! They’ve very chewy cookies – almost like slightly overcooked brownies. The only problems is the quantity – the recipe says it’ll make 20 cookies, but I got more than double that many out of it – and mine weren’t small either.










175g plain chocolate, chopped
4 tbsp unsalted butter
175g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
2 eggs at room temperature
150g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
60g icing sugar

Preheat the oven to 160°C (140°C fan).

Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a small pan of simmering water or in a microwave until smooth. Cool slightly. In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking powder and ½ tsp salt.

Beat the eggs and sugar with an electric whisk until pale, about 2 minutes. Reduce the speed and add the chocolate mix and vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture until blended together.

Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1½ hours or even up to 2 days.

Put the icing sugar in a small bowl. Shape the dough into balls about the size of walnuts and roll in the sugar. Put them on baking sheets lined with baking paper and press down lightly with your hand to flatten. Bake for 12-15 minutes for soft centres and set edges. Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes and then put on a rack to cool.

Provided they’re in an airtight container, they’ll keep well for up to five days … but ours didn’t last that long!



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