Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Dark temptation - Chocolate cookies

 After the shortbread cookies thought will try my all time favourite - rich , dark and melt in mouth chocolate cookies. I like my cookies to have a nice chocolate flavor, must be like biting into a crisp choco-truffle ;) (yup  something like yummy pure magic). So to get that flavor I used dark chocolate.

  • Nutralite or unsalted butter - 1/2 cup
  • Flour - corn flour               - 1/4 cup
                      maida                    - 1/2 cup
  • Chocolate shavings (dark)  - 1 tbs
  •  Drinking chocolate             - 2 tsp
  • Cocoa powder                   - 1/2 tsp
  • Powdered sugar                 - 1/3 cup
  • Baking powder                   - 1/4 tsp
  1. Sieve together flour, cocoa powder and baking powder.
  2. Melt butter and to it add the drinking chocolate powder and chocolate shavings.
  3. Mix well to make a smooth paste and to it slowly add the sieved flour.
  4. Make a nice soft dough (like a chapathi dough).
  5. Roll out on a clean surface (has to be little thicker than chapathi) cut to desired shape (use tumblers or cups with sharp rim)
  6. Transfer to greased baking trays and bake at 150C for 20 minutes.

  • Donot overbake as cookies will crumble
  • 1 tablespoon (tbs) is equal to 3 leveled  teaspoons (tsp)
  • I use nutralite for baking as I dont get good white butter and it also has less cholesterol ;) 
  • If possible buy cooking grade dark chocolates as they will  give a better flavour and be cheaper
  • If you dont hav dark chocolate substitute it with milk chocolate (1/2 tbs) and add 3/4 tsp of cocoa powder instead.


  1. aishu, I tried these cookies today and turned out real good...I added 1/8 cup of maida and 1 tbsp of cornflour more than the quantity mentioned here since my dough was somewhat runny otherwise. Great recipe, thanks!

  2. and jus saw ur blog!! very nice !!!