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
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 this to Srivalli's Mithai Mela!