Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dark and white chocolate cookies

Dark and white chocolate cookies / Biscoitos de chocolate meio-amargo e branco

No, these are not the traditional black & white cookies – but it was impossible for me not to think of Seinfeld after baking them.

Peace! :)

Dark and white chocolate cookies
from the always gorgeous Donna Hay Magazine

¼ cup (56g) unsalted butter, chopped
100g dark chocolate, chopped – I used one with 53% cocoa solids
½ cup (88g) brown sugar, packed
1 cup + 1 tablespoon (150g) all purpose flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
½ teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
150g white chocolate, melted

Place butter and chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat and stir until melted and smooth. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Add the vanilla, egg and the butter+chocolate mixture and mix with a spatula or wooden spoon until a smooth dough forms. Turn dough onto a large piece of baking paper and shape into a long cylinder – like Martha does here. Twist the ends and refrigerate until firm, 2-3 hours.
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Line a large baking sheet with baking paper.
Remove the dough cylinder from the baking paper and slice into 5mm thick slices. Place onto prepared baking sheet 2.5cm (1 in) apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies begin to firm up.
Cool completely on the sheet over a wire rack.
Dip half of each cookie in white chocolate and place onto a rack or piece of baking paper to set – be gently when removing the cookies from the rack or paper because the white chocolate coating might stick to it.

Makes 36 – I made the exact recipe above and got 24 cookies

12 comments:

♥coco rose♥ said...

They look seriously good! Wow, I could get HUGE from your blog! ha ha!

Happy days to you

Vanessa x

Pam said...

Those are so pretty!

Pilar said...

i love your blog. I always come and I said nothing, sorry about it. I enjoy your recipes and photos; they both are delicious. Excuse my bad English.
Besos

argone said...

Lovely cookies ... may I have one ?
I love your cake cooling rack, may I ask where you got it ? thank you !

Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) said...

My daughters are planning a black and white themed birthday party. These will be PERFECT. I'll be sharing this post with them tonight. Thank you!!

ChichaJo said...

These look delicious! The best of both worlds :)

Choc Chip Uru said...

I always feel hungry on your blog - these are beautiful :) Yet another recipe to book mark and add to my blog's extensive chocolate collection :)

Priya said...

Damn pretty cookies..

peas and carrots said...

These look delicious. I'm so glad i've found your blog!

Sara said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cookies! These look so delicious and the perfect balance of flavors. Made me think of Seinfeld too! :)

Hermione said...

Hi Patricia! I've just found your blog! It's amazing, congrats! And the photography is just stunning! These cookies look delicious, I'll definitely make them!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Argone, the rack was a gift from a friend who lives in London.

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