Another We Should Cocoa blog – a chocolate challenge – this one is a winner!
“The idea is to make something with chocolate each month. You can use any sort of chocolate or cocoa substance and use any ingredient that you like. But you must include the special ingredient or ingredients selected by the host. It can be sweet or savoury, simple or complicated; be as creative as you like. You can use anyone’s recipe (acknowledging the source of course) or make up your own.” Chocolate Log Blog and Chocolate Teapot. This months ingredient is mint as set by Victoria of A Kick at the Pantry Door.
This recipe came from a lovely blog with delicious pictures!
Chocolate Mint Cookies
2 large eggs
2 tsp peppermint extract
256g plain flour
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
152g dark chocolate chunks
Beat the butter and sugar together, add the eggs and extract. In a separate bowl sift the flour, cocoa, soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the egg mix it does take a lot of careful stirring. Just before all the dry ingredients are mixed in stir in the chocolate chunks. The result is a stiff very chocolate mix.
I then used a medium ice cream scoop to measure out the cookie mix as I wanted the cookies to bake evenly for just 9 minutes at 175’c fan. I sprinkled each cookie with Demerara sugar before baking. It gave a nice crunch and looked like gold glitter decoration.
Leave then to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before lifting them onto a cooling rack with a metal spatular.
This batch made over 40 cookies and in future I’ll freeze them in batches of cookies dough balls ready for baking. However we have demolished 40 cookies in a VERY short space of time so no harm done baking all of them at once.
They are best straight out of the oven with a glass of cold milk or a fresh coffee with silky crema.
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