Monday, July 05, 2010

Cut Chocolate Cookies

chokladsnitt

I really like American-style cookies. Big, chewy, with lots of things going on. Oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate chips... all of it. My husband, however, much prefers simple, basic cookies and always gets a hopeful look when I tell him I'll bake. "Oh, will you make those plain chocolate cut cookies?" I never have. Until now. And mind you, these ARE pretty plain. It's chocolate. A hint of caramel from the syrup. Quite a lot of sugar. And, frankly, not my favorite. But since it is his, I'll gladly make them anyway. It's a very Swedish cookie, and it goes perfectly with a strong cup of coffee - so do try them! They keep beautifully in the freezer and takes minutes to defrost.

Cut Chocolate Cookies
(printable recipe)
about 80 small cookies

200 g butter, at room temperature
240 g sugar
1 tbsp golden syrup
3 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla sugar
2 tsp baking powder
270 g all-purpose flour

To decorate:
one egg, beaten
pearl sugar

Mix all ingredients into a smooth and supple dough. Roll thin ropes - mine were about 2 cm wide - and place on a lined baking sheet. Flatten slightly, then brush with egg wash and sprinkle with pearl sugar.

Bake at 200°C for 10-12 minutes. Wait a minute or two, then cut diagonally into cookies. Let them cool completely on the baking sheets before transferring to a plate or, in my case, to the freezer.

Recipe in Swedish:
Chokladsnitt

5 comments:

Pene said...

These cookies look the same as those named "Marta's Chocolate Slices" in the Swedish cakes and Cookies book. I'll try these soon. Thanks, Anne.

~~louise~~ said...

Oh they look yummy!!! I have such a weakness for any kind of chocolate cookie.

Thanks for sharing, Anne...

Sweet and Savory said...

I love chocolate. What is golden syrup?

Jen said...

Oh this looks good.:)

FireintheBreeze said...

i'm with you - i love chewy american style cookies. but these look great and simple too, thanks for the post.