I am not a cookie baker, but these looked to yummy to pass up. I just loved the way they look! The recipe is from BBC Good Food. I changed it slightly, and also found that they weren’t crunchy enough, so if you like biscuits that aren’t gooey, you may want to double bake them.
- 225g plain chocolate , chopped
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 175g plain flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs, at room temperature
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 60g icing sugar
- Heat the oven to 160ºC/fan 140ºC/gas 3.
- 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 and baking powder.
- 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 4cm balls, flatten and roll in the sugar.
- Put them on baking sheets lined with baking paper.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes for soft centres and set edges.
- For more crunchy cookies, turn the heat down a little (to around 140ºC/120ºC fan) and bake for a further 10 minutes.
- Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes and then put on a rack to cool.