Friday, 27 December 2013

Christmas Cookie!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. We celebrated Christmas this year with our friends, Nishima & Ajin. A beautifully decorated & well lit X'mas tree, glamorous garlands and ornaments added all the glory to the festive spread on table. Oh! it was non-stop entertainment from the time we dug out our stockings at midnight and pealed out our gifts till we hit the bed the next day :) All thanks to the wonderful hosts :D

It has been quite busy for the past few weeks, we had a beautiful winter get-away just before Christmas. So I had been baking lemon drizzle loaves and batches of these cookies for our friends, neighbours and colleagues. Must say was quite happy to get amazing feedback from Nikhil's office and others alike. I enjoyed baking them as well as packing them away... they made really cute lil gifts!!!

Christmas Chocolate Cookies {snow dusted}
Recipe adapted from Entertaining with Beth

60 g Butter, softened
1 cup Caster Sugar
115 g Dark chocolate, good quality
1/2 tsp Instant Coffee granules
2 eggs
1/2 Tbsp Vanilla extract
1 cup Plain flour
3/4 tsp Baking powder
3/4 tsp Salt
1/3 cup Icing sugar


  • Chop the dark chocolate and melt it using the double boiler technique or in a microwave. Add the instant coffee granules to the melted chocolate and mix well. Let it cool for few mins. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter and sugar until fluffy. 
  • Now add the melted chocolate to the butter mixture and combine well. 
  • Add the eggs, one after the other, while beating the mixture well in between.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • In another medium mixing bowl, mix the plain flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Now add the flour mixture in thirds to the chocolate-butter mixture until combined well.
  • At this stage, cover and refrigerate the cookie dough for at-least one hour.
  • Then preheat the oven to 180°C/ 160°C fan /Gas 4. Prepare and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Shape the dough into small balls and roll in the icing sugar until it is well covered on all sides.
  • Place on prepared cookie sheet and bake for around 12 mins. (Don't over-bake, it will look soft but that is the charm and it gets fudgy)
  • Transfer to a wire rack and let it cool completely. Enjoy!!!

Notes: The recipe have been halved from the original for my convenience and it yielded around a dozen or more gorgeous fudgy chocolaty cookies. Yummm!
                                                                                 ♥ Thank You ♥

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