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Helen’s Home Cooking:Video & Recipe for Chocolate Cookies

For whatever reason homemade cookies always give you a real sense of achievement once made and these cookies are super simple and great for getting the kids involved over the holidays.

   Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate cookies

chocolate cookies

 Ingredients for the Biscuits

  • 225g  of plain flour
  • 25g of cocoa powder
  • ½tsp of baking powder
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 115g of softened butter
  • 175g of caster sugar

     Ingredients for the topping

  • 75g of sieved icing sugar
  • 2 tbls of cocoa [powder
  • 2-3 dsp of milk

     Method

  1. Cream the butter and the sugar together until light and fluffy.
  2. Slowly add the egg and beat until combined.
  3. Sift in your flour, cocoa powder and baking powder to the mix.
  4. Using a wooden spoon mix until a dough is formed.
  5. On a very lightly floured surface need the dough for a second or two.
  6. Roll into a sausage shape and wrap in clingfilm.
  7. Put into the fridge to chill for around 4hrs/overnight or the freezer for  around 20 minutes.
  8. Once chilled cut into 24 pieces and place on either a greased tray or a tray prepared with grease proof paper. I don’t have a fan oven so I tend to do half the dough at a time, keeping the second half in the fridge whilst the first half bake.
  9. In a pre heated oven 180°c, 350°f, gas mark 4 cook for around 12 minutes in the center of the oven,
  10. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to chill.

     Topping

  1. Combine the icing sugar, cocoa powder and milk together with a flat sided knife or palette knife until smooth, add more milk or icing sugar as needed. Your topping should be fairly thick but still easy to work with.
  2. Once cold smooth some of your chocolate topping over each biscuit and finish with the toppings of your choice.
  3. Enjoy and please leave feedback once you’ve tried them.

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