Because there is a nice cake shop in my town.
Because they’ve got really nice cookies.
Because I had a craving.
Finding THIS taste was the main aim. Surprisingly, I managed to do it during the second attempt!
They are crumbly… like shortbread? :) Melting in the mouth, delicate in texture, intensely cocoa, almost lacking sweetness. And yes, what I like a lot, express :) Prepared and baked within half an hour :)
Very possible I’ll be still experimenting with them… If anything, I’ll let you know :)
A SMALL UPDATE :)
I made them once again, this time using brown sugar instead of icing sugar. And in my humble opinion, they’re even better! But you know how it is, different people, different taste :) It may be a good idea to check out both versions. The more cookies, the better :)
Ingredients (gives 12 cookies):
- 120g butter, at room temperature
- 100g all-purpose flour
- 1 heaping Tbs cornmeal
- 2 Tbs icing sugar (or 3 Tbs brown sugar)
- 1 Tbs heaping cocoa
- few drops of vanilla aroma
- 3 Tbs sesame
Line the form with bakery paper.
Combine the flours with sieved sugar and cocoa.
Mix butter a bit.
Add dry ingredients (can be in two turns) and mix.
Add aroma and sesame and mix again.
Mass will be really thick.
Form little balls from the mass and place them on the form.
Flatten subtly with a fork (you can drown the fork in water a bit so that it doesn’t stick to the mass so much ;))
Bake at 180°C for about 15-20 minutes.
Chill on the oven-shelf.