Funny chocolate cookies

The other day I was blog surfing and came across a picture of funny looking chocolate cookies: they look like miniature Finnish sour dough breads! Since we had plans to invite friends over on the weekend I had an excuse to bake.

The cookies were easy to make and really, really tasty, so the recipe is a keeper. I baked two trays for the party, then saved the rest of the dough and we had another tray of cookies just for ourselves today!

Chocolate crinkles

makes about 45 cookies

125g fairtrade dark chocolate
150g organic butter
500 ml organic flour
400 ml raw cane granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla sugar
1/2 tsp salt

3 eggs
Icing sugar

Measure and mix together all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Melt the butter and chocolate in a small pot at a very low temperature, so they don't burn. Take the pot off the heat when everything has melted to a smooth consistency, then pour it, too, in the bowl. Stir a little, then add the eggs. Whisk with an electrical mixer or by hand until the dough is even. Chill the dough in a cool place for a few hours so it hardens. 
Turn the oven on. Pour icing sugar on a plate and start rolling small balls of dough between your hands that you then roll in the sugar. Cover the dough in a layer of sugar, so thick you can't see through it. Don't place them too close to each other on the baking tray: you don't want them to melt into each other.

Bake for about 8 minutes at 190°C.

Recipe from Finnish food blog Haaveena kahvila


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