This amazing recipe unfortunately I cannot take credit for it, my wife came up with the whole idea but I helped… I think. She bought a cookie cutter while on a business trip and I think she bugged me with the damn thing for more than a week, not deciding what kind of cookies to make. In the end she picked out a recipe and went for it. They came out really great, not your typical cookie I must say. They were melting in your mouth, without crumbling down into million of pieces and they were so soft, sort of like shortbread, in one word, very good. We ate the whole batch pretty quick and this is were I definitely helped, I remember clearly.
Recipe does not require any special ingredients though she was asking about unsweetened cocoa and I was “what the…”, I had no idea there is a sweet kind too but yeah. I hate being in charge of grocery shopping. Sometimes I get a list with things so weird, unheard of, that I find myself going through the isles for hours, mostly looking for one of those guys to ask for help. But hey, whoever says food blogging is easy, they don’t know what they’re talking about.
Anyway, as I said before, it is pretty easy to make and you can be done in 15-20 minutes tops. They can be served with coffee but I usually go for milk. Enjoy!
- 3 cup all purpose flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1½ cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa
- In a bowl mix together the flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
- In the bowl of your mixer, add the rest of the ingredients and mix until smooth, I mixed mine about 3 minutes. Add the flour mixture slowly about ⅓ at a time and mix. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
- Preheat oven to 350° F / 175° C.
- I found it easier to cut the dough in 4 pieces and roll out each piece at a time so that it's about ¼ of an inch in thickness, cut cookies with your favorite cookie cutter. Place cookies on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for about 9 to 11 minutes, just until the edges are firm and the center still slightly soft. Repeat with remaining dough.
- Transfer to a rack and cool.
I did not count for that hour inside the refrigerator but you're not doing anything in that time anyway. :P