Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Chocolate Lace Cookies

Quite a simple cookie whose crackle appearance comes from generous dousing in icing sugar before baking. This version is from the latest AWW cookbook "Cakes, Biscuits and Slices"

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Chocolate Lace Cookies

100g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
80g butter, cubed
220g caster sugar
1 egg, beaten lightly
150g plain flour sifted with 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 tablespoons Cocoa powder, sifted
40g icing sugar, sifted

In a saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate and butter. When fully melted, pour this into a medium sized bowl.

Add the caster sugar, egg and sifted flour, bicarb and cocoa. Mix well to amalgamate. Cover and place in the fridge for about 15 minutes or until the mixture firms up enough to handle.

Preheat the oven to 180°C/340°F.

Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls then roll generously in icing sugar - the look of the final cookie will depend on how well it's covered in icing sugar. Place the balls on baking trays, set apart to allow for spreading. Bake for about 15 minutes. Cool slightly on the tray before moving to wire racks.

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This mix makes between 24-36 cookies.

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6 comments:

  1. Sounds delish and just a touch on the decadant side :P

    I don't know about lace...the photos remind me those photos you see of cooling larva (except chocolate and not sooty black!)

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  2. Thanks Ellie - Chocolate crackle would probably be a better name but then they might get confused with those rice bubble ones.

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  3. These cookies look delicious! Can't wait to try them.

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  4. Thanks Carla - I hope you enjoy them!

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  5. okay well i have to do this project about Victorian england Christmas foods, and the Victorian Lace Cookies is what i came too...so if its not victorian england please tell me lol. but they look delicious so lets see if i can make them for my class !

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  6. Sorry Anon - these aren't Victorian Lace Cookies and if you are looking for Victorian era sweets, then you should look for biscuits as that is the english equivalent name for cookies. Good luck with the project!

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