Introduction: Snowy Chocolate Cookies!
In this instructor, I will show you how to do snowy chocolate cookies :) These cookies are my sweet memory from my grandma. Every time when I went to visit her as a child we did cookies in different shapes and tastes and these cookies are the most delicious I can remember. If you like sweet cookies you will like them!!
Step 1: Ingredients
350 grams of dark chocolate
50 grams of butter
3 large eggs
1/2 cup or 100 grams of white sugar
3 tablespoons of milk
3/4 cup or 120 grams of white flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup or 100 grams of ground almonds
1 tablespoon chocolate liqueur
For more flavors of the cookies:
For an orange flavor: grated peel of one orange and orange liqueur
For the hazelnut flavor: Walnut liqueur, and instead of almonds we will use roasted and ground hazelnuts
For a coffee taste: coffee liqueur, or strong, cold espresso
In the different flavors, the liqueur in each flavor will replace the chocolate liqueur
Step 2: Chocolate and Butter
Melt chocolate and butter together.
If melting in the microwave, we will start by turning it on for a minute and check if the chocolate and butter have melted. If they don't, perform additional heating.
Step 3: Eggs, Sugar, Liqueur, Milk, Flour and Baking Powder
In a mixer, beat eggs and sugar for 5 minutes on high speed. Fold the egg foam into the melted chocolate mixture. Fold in both liqueur and milk. Sift over flour and baking powder, and fold it in.
Note that you are measuring the liquids (liqueur and milk) with a suitable measuring spoon and not with a spoon that is too large (too generous measurement may cause the cookies to flatten)
Step 4: Add Ground Almonds to the Mixture
Mix in ground almonds. A liquid mixture is obtained, which is fine. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours or until the mixture hardens.
Step 5: Sugar and Sugar Powder, and Create the Cookies Shape
Roll the mixture into circles about 4 cm (about 1.5 inches) in diameter. Prepare one bowl with sugar and a second bowl with powdered sugar. Roll each ball of dough in sugar, then in powdered sugar. Place spaced on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
If you want more icing on the cookies, roll twice in powdered sugar, a few minutes apart.
Step 6: Bake the Cookies
Bake at 190C (374F) for only 7-8 minutes. The cookies will flatten and crack very much but are still very soft to touch. This is fine - during cooling they harden (finally, they should be in a texture reminiscent of brownies on the inside)
Cool completely and keep in a container in one layer, at room temperature.