Monday, September 26, 2011

Cocoa Cookies

I have written many times before about cocoa.  I have this incredible cocoa short bread cookie that I have been making at home.  I have to say thank you Martha, but I had to tweak the recipe a bit.  It's a very cocoa chocolate cookie but barely sweet that is great for a nibble.  Mr PSC calls them "hubby snacks".  It is delicate, but we love to take them hiking, even if we are eating crumbs. 

   1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
   ½ cup confectioner’s sugar
   ¼ cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
   ¼ teaspoon coarse salt
   ½ cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
   ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Place all ingredients in a food processor and process till it comes together to a ball
Then roll out to approximately ¼ inch thick, then cut in to desired shapes
Bake 20-25 minutes

You can add cocoa nibs- that is bits of roasted cocoa beans.  I like to add (at the very end) 1 teaspoon of coarse salt;  just process once or twice, it adds great little salt bits.  I also chop up bits of dark chocolate and add them in the last pulse.


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