This is my first attempt of making cookies at home which turns out really great. Me and my husband, both are huge fan of chocolate cookies. This is the prime reason to prepare ”chocolate temptation” first, although there are few more recipes of various cookies in my small baking book.
After eating the cookies for the first time, when I was in Kolkata, I fell in awe with them and since then always prefer them to biscuits. I was on cloud nine to find a lot of cookies recipe in my baking book and vow to try my hand with them and bring them to you via this blog.
Ingredients to serve 24 :
- Plain chocolate – 365 gm.
- Unsalted butter – 6 tbspoon + extra for greasing
- Strong coffee – 1 teaspoon
- Egg – 2
- Brown sugar – 150 gm.
- Plain flour – 225 gm.
- Baking powder – ¼ teaspoon
- Pinch of salt
- Almond extract – 2 teaspoon
- Chopped walnut – 100 gm.
- White chocolate – 40 gm.
Put 225 gm of the plain chocolate with the butter and coffee into a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water and heat until the chocolate is almost melted. Stir the liquid chocolate until smooth and let it cool down to room temperature.
Meanwhile, beat the eggs in a bowl until fluffy. Whisk in the sugar gradually until thick. Stir the liquid chocolate into the egg mixture until combined.
Shift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl, mix well and stir into the chocolate mixture. Chop 85 gm. plain chocolate into pieces and stir into the dough. Stir in the almond extract and chopped walnut.
Put 24 rounded dessertspoonfuls of the dough on a greased baking sheet. Leave enough space between the small dough balls as they will be double in size after rising.
Now bake in a preheated oven, 180ºC for 16 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.
To decorate, melt the remaining chocolate (plain and white) in turn, then spoon into a piping bag and pipe lines onto the cookies.
- You can use other kind of nuts instead of walnuts.