Plain Chocolate Cookies

 

Plain Chocolate Cookies

 

No-one likes to be called plain, but these are a pretty strait forward chocolate bickie.  This mix also makes a great base for Chocolate Cheesecake, or for  Baked Choc-Orange Ricotta Cake.

¾  cup plain flour

1 ¼ cup self raising flour

 cup very good cocoa powder

4 tablespoons of butter

3 tablespoons of caster sugar

3 tablespoons of dark brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg

Pinch of salt

½ teaspoon instant coffee dissolved in 2 tablespoons of warm milk

 

Pre-heat the oven to 175°C

 

In an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars until very fluffy, add the vanilla and the egg.

Add the coffee and then the cocoa powder with a pinch of salt and mix well.

 

Fold through the flour, ensuring the mixture is uniform in colour.

On a lined baking sheet, drop teaspoons of the cookie batter and bake for 15 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack, do not eat until completely cooled and crisp.

 

Yields about 24 cookies.