Yep I am back and back with a classic! Cookies and biscuits have always been a quick tea time fix at my place just when I am craving for a different something to go with my evening “coffee” session at home. I almost find it necessary to have something to go with my coffee and being a home baker, I am constantly on the look out for something quick and easy that can be whipped up in no time. Current craving ( read always craving ) a good chocolate cookie. Not the traditional chocolate chips I must say since my sister once said she never really had a keen interest in chocolate chips.
Keeping that in mind I came across this recipe that seemed just perfect. Chocolatey, fudgy and gooey just in the right proportions and simple to bake as always!
2 tbsps unsalted butter
200 gms semi sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
100 gms granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsps vanilla essence
190 gms all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
Icing sugar for dusting
1. Using the double boiler method, in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter. Remove from heat, and cool to room temperature.
2. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until mixture is thick, pale and fluffy. Add vanilla essence.
3. Add chocolate mixture into the large bowl and keep stirring gently.
4. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add this to the chocolate mixture and keep stirring till well mixed.
5. Cover mixture with cling wrap and refrigerate until firm enough to form or overnight better.
6. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C. Line baking trays with baking paper and keep aside.
7. Form round small balls and flatten them gently with your fingers. Place on the baking trays and bake for 20 – 25 minutes in the pre heated oven. Keep about 2 inches gap between each cookie as they spread during baking.
8. Once baked, cool biscuits to room temperature and dust with icing sugar. Store in an air tight container to retain freshness.
Have a lovely weekend ahead and Happy Baking!!
Until next time, much love. Keep it simple 🙂