Baking – Chocolate Earthquake Cookies

9 11 2009

well, they didn’t move the earth for me, but these cookies were quite nice.  I’ve cooked a variation on these before with nuts, but I decided to keep to the recipe here (well, but I had to add some extra flour as the cookies were a tad runny) except for the icing sugar.

Chocolate Earthquake Cookies

From Super Food Ideas


15 minutes cooking

Makes 24


third of a cup chocolate hazelnut spread
100g butter
three quarters cup caster sugar
1 egg
1 and a quarter cup plain flour
2 tbs cocoa powder
quarter tsp baking powder
quarter tsp icing sugar


1) Preheat oven to 180 degrees C, and line baking tray with baking powder.
2) Place spread and butter in a saucepan over low heat.  Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until smooth.  Transfer to bowl.
3) Stir sugar, egg, flour, cocoa and baking powder into the chocolate mixture.  Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
4) Roll level tablespoons of the mixture into 24 ball.  Sift icing sugar onto a plate.  Roll each ball in icing sugar.  Place balls 6 cm apart on the baking tray.  Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack.




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