Sunday, May 06, 2007

Chocolate-lace Crisps

These sweet, chocolate-infused sugar cookies look elegant and are really easy to make. Recipe from the Australian Women’s Weekly Cakes Biscuits & Slices book.

100g dark chocolate, chopped
80g butter, cubed
1 cup caster sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup plain flour+2 tablespoons cocoa powder+1/4 teaspoon baking soda, sifted
¼ cup icing sugar

1. Mix sifted flour, cocoa, baking soda, and caster sugar in a medium sized mixing bowl.
2. Melt butter and chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally.
3. Pour melted chocolate into the mixing bowl with the flour, cocoa etc. Add in beaten egg and stir everything together. Cover the mixture, and refrigerate until its firm enough for you to handle with your hands, about 20 minutes.
4. Line baking trays with baking paper. Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced.
5. Roll teaspoonfuls of mixture into balls, roll each ball well in icing sugar and place well spaced apart on baking trays. Bake for about 15 minutes, leave cookies to cool on trays.


Mike said...

Believe it or not I'm not much of a chocolate fan, but I know someone that would just LOVE these. She's a chocoholic ;P

The Expedited Writer said...

you know what, i tried making these before when i was 12 years old. I remember seeing them in a recipe book and they were called chocolate pixies or something. Needless to say, it was a disaster in my mom's kitchen lol. But it looks pretty good in your pics though :)

~Bee Nee~ said...

mike: not a chocolate fan? noooo... ah well, at least you're a fan of cheescake. We can still be friends =)

expedited writer: well judging from what's coming from your kitchen now, these cookies are beneath your current expertise. hehe ;)