These bite size cookies are utterly amazing. Easy to make, no fancy ingredients, they make a spectacular pre-breakfast with a cup of coffee, and they taste like mouthfuls of chocolate cake. The recipe is from the always reliable BBC Good Food website via a friend’s teenage daughter who loves to bake. Nice one Alice! Makes 24.
60g cocoa powder
200g caster sugar
60ml veg oil
2 large eggs
180g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
50g icing sugar
- Sieve the cocoa powder into a large bowl, add in the caster sugar and oil and mix together well – it’ll look like large breadcrumbs.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time until well combined.
- Sieve in the flour, baking powder and a pinch of free flowing salt, and mix well to form a soft dough.
- Whack the bowl into the fridge for half an hour to firm up.
- Turn on your oven to 170C to heat up, and line 2 baking trays with parchment/greaseproof paper.
- Sieve the icing sugar into a shallow bowl.
- Scoop out a heaped teaspoon of the cookie dough, roll into a ball, then roll in the icing sugar until coated. Place on a baking tray.
- Keep going until you have 24 dough balls spaced out on your two trays, then bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool and firm up on the trays before eating them all.