Apr 27, 2009

Chocolate Nut Cookies


I was inspired by this recipe and decided to make a cookie with dark chocolate. It is a melt-in-the mouth kinda cookie which has the flavor of dark choolate. Not too sweet with a little bitterness of the dark chocolate. If you are fan of Dark Chocolate, you should definitely try this. I used Belgian Dark Chocolate with 86% cocoa and you can use any variety which has greater than 70% cocoa. I used a mixture of cashews and walnuts and they gave a nutty bite to the cookies!

Ingredients (Makes 20 to 24 cookies)

Dark Chocolate - 100 gms ( I used a bar of chocolate)
Butter - 1/3 cup
Powdered sugar - 1/2 cup
All Purpose Flour/Maida - 1 1/4 cups
Cashews and Almonds - 1/4 cup

Directions

Chop the cashews and almonds and set aside.

In a microwzve, melt together the dark chocolate and butter for about a minute. Stir until you get a smooth consistency. Stir in the sugar and mix until it gets well incorporated. Add the nuts.

Finally add the flour a little by little and knead gently to form a smooth dough. The dough should not be too dry or too wet.

Line a baking sheet with a parchment paper. Shape the cookies into desired shape and place them on the baking sheet in intervals of about 1 inch.

Refridgerate the shaped cookie dough for about 1 hour so that the cookies retain the shape while baking.

Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 400 F for about 15 to 18 minutes.

Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and cool completely. 

Store them in airtight containers.

Sending these cookies to Go Nuts:Cashews hosted by Poornima and started by Aquadaze

EFM:Cookies hosted by SriLekha

For the Love of Chocolate hosted by Poornima

Sending this to Srivalli's Mithai Mela!

52 comments:

  1. Nutty choco cookies wow I am a fan of dark chocolates... yummy and chocolicious

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  2. Looks cool dear..I have never tried coookies yet..But this is soo yummy..n easy also..I'l try sometime..:)

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  3. very tempting, awesome clicks!!!!!

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  4. Love this tempting recipe with almonds, cashews and dark chocolate.

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  5. Awesome cookies...they look so yumm...thanks for sending them over...

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  6. cookies look great divya.. who will not like chocolate.

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  7. cookies look yummy :)
    they look soo moist... makes me want to grab one!

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  8. those nutty cookies look awesome Divya! Yum, yum delicioso :)

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  9. Cruncy & lovely cookies. Looks crispy & perfect with tea.

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  10. I love dark chocolate...cookies look yummm..lovely clicks :)

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  11. Cookies with nuts and choco, will munch it anytime, looks gorgeous..

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  12. The cookies look beautiful and so yummy crunchy delicous.

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  13. I love dark chocolate! The cookies look so yummy.Love the combo of dark chocolate and nuts..it would have tasted heavenly! Perfect entry for the event :)

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  14. Yummy cookies divya..Looks tempting..

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  15. Wow! These are so tempting, and without eggs too! Will surely try this soon.

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  16. wow..this looks delicious and esy to make..

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  17. so cool! u put it up already!

    they look really nice.. im sure they tasted very good too!!

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  18. Cookies look soo good..And its easy to make too!

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  19. that looks gorgeous .. I love dark chocolates

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  20. Anything dark choco is my fav they are yum with nuts!

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  21. I like dark chocolate and how It's never too sweet, I will try these sometime.

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  22. The cookies are looking sooo cute and perfect!! You've done a wonderful job dear! :)

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  23. Awesome cookies..perfect that they are eggless:-)

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  24. Superb and yummy cookies..How r u divya?

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  25. cookies with no egg and with nuts, ummmm....nice entry.

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  26. I do love dark chocolate and those cookies look so tempting.

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  27. nutty choco cookies, love it !! looks so cutee.. !!

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  28. Thanks Divya for dropping in and leaving ur comments...ur eggless cookies looks delicious.

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  29. Looks delicious :) Sounds simple too. Will try sometime :)

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  30. Looks delicious and very nice photo :)

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  31. Mmmmmm your chocolate nut cookies look so tempting.

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  32. wow,cookies looks delicious !!i wish to try this:)

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  33. Just back after a long long break and everyone seems to have something sweet!! Your chocolate cookies look just right for my sweet craving right now. Belgian still reminds me of Poirot!!

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  34. Though I'm not a cookie person ( I make a lot of them for my daughter, though) I like chocolate cookies, especially with cashenuts.
    Yours look very good.

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  35. just tooooooooooo yummy it looks.. really nice recipe and sure gonna be the next one i would try. :)

    I am visiting your blog for the first time and its really a nice space you have got. As I am a fresher to the kitchen, you blog amazes me so much. keep it going. do take a look at my blog when u find time. :)

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  36. Delicious cookies with dark chocolates...

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  37. I tried them but i think temperature and time need to be evaluated because at 400F (200 C) cookies tend to burn if being kept for 15 mins. I think cookies dhould be kept at 180 degree celcius for bettr results. Thanks for the recipe.

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  38. your recipes look delicious...am going to cook and store them for an upcoming trip...thanks a lot..

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