While these cookies aren’t very dietetic or healthy, sometimes you need a treat that contains all the “harmful” things to feel that with all the health we’re still enjoying all the options.
2 cups flour
300 g dark chocolate
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup powdered sugar (Confectioners’ Sugar)
1/2 cup (120 g) margarine or butter – tastes different with each
2 teaspoons baking powder
A pinch of salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Melt the chocolate with the margarine/butter on low heat.
Remove from the heat and add sugar, vanilla extract and nuts and stir.
Wait for the mixture to cool to room temperature and add the eggs one by one while whisking.
In a separate bowl mix the flour with the salt and baking powder.
Add the flour to the chocolate mixture gradually while stirring.
Place the dough in the center of a sheet of baking paper and fold all the edges around well so the dough is completely covered.
Coat the dough inside the paper with several layers of film cling and put in the freezer.
Freezes for two hours. You can leave it in the freezer for up to six weeks.
If the dough has been in the freezer for more than a few hours, before preparing it should be defrosted for 4 hours in the fridge.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line a cookie sheet with baking paper.
Place powdered sugar in a small bowl.
Use an ice cream spoon and scoop some of the dough (if you use an ice cream spoon all the cookies come out the same size – the spoon helps you to control the size), roll to a ball, and cover in the powdered sugar.
Place the cookies on the sheet within 5cm of each other.
Bake for exactly 12 minutes and remove from the oven. The cookies will still look soft and even a little liquid and that’s fine.
Leave out until fully cooled. The cookies will harden a little after they cool down but will still remain soft inside.
Store in an airtight box.