The Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies, sometimes also referred to as instant heart attack, are the most addictive and wonderful cookies I’ve ever encountered. Their gooey interior will melt the hearts of the strongest men and make children do anything you ask them to, so apart from being incredibly delicious, they also make great blackmail material. Ingredients 150 g butter 165 g light brown sugar 50 g granulated sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 packet chocolate pudding mix 30 g cocoa powder 260 g all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 85 g semi-sweet chocolate chips 140 g chopped dark chocolate Method Combine the butter, sugars, egg and vanilla in a bowl and beat on medium-high speed until creamy and well combined. Roughly for 5 minutes. Add the pudding mix and the cocoa powder and mix for another minute. Then add the flour and baking soda and mix for another minute. At last add the chocolate chips and chopped chocolate. Beat on low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds. Form approximately 20 equal-sized mounds of dough. Roll into balls, and flatten slightly. Place cookies on a tray, cover with plasticwrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Do […]
If you want to make a really delicious but simple desert, you have to try the cookies & cream parfait. It’s creamy and the highlight of every meal you share with family or friends. And the best of all: You can prepare it in advance and keep it in the fridge until needed. As it is a rather heavy desert I recommend it for wintertime, especially around Christmas. Ingredients 500 ml whipping cream (low fat), cold 2 tablespoons sugar 450 g all natural Belgian chocolate pudding, divided use 24 all natural chocolate-vanilla sandwich cookies, crushed into chunky consistency 30 g square semi-sweet chocolate, to shave for garnish Serves 6 Method Whip the cold cream in a bowl using a hand-held mixer. Sprinkle in the sugar and finish whipping when the cold cream starts to set. Take another bowl and add 2 cups of the chocolate pudding (reserving the remaining pudding) and add the whipped cream by gently folding in to keep a fluffy and light consistency. Once all whipped cream is incorporated, set aside and prepare the glasses. Add crushed cookies to the bottom of each glass (about 3 tablespoons), next a layer of chocolate pudding (about 3 tablespoons), and […]
Since I love chocolate cookies I had to try out a new type of cookie this Christmas. I chose these because of the name and the cute appearance, and because of the chocolate of course. These cookies are really easy to make, even for newcomers in the Christmas cookie business. Ingredients 220 g flour 70 g almond 100 g honey 125 g butter 1 Tablespoon of cocoa 1 dash of cinnamon 1 dash of salt Liquid chocolate for decoration Method Mix all ingredients in a bowl and make a smooth dough. Put it for 1 hour into the fridge. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius. Roll out the dough in rolls of 2-3 cm diameter. Cut little pieces in about walnut size and roll them to small balls. Put them on the tray covered with baking paper and make little paws by using a fork. Press it into one side of the ball. Let the cookies bake in middle rack of the oven for about 14 minutes. Cool the cookies and then cover the paws with chocolate. Tips & Tricks You can vary the paws by using white and dark chocolate or using dark flour instead of white one. If […]
The most delicious dough for cookies is shortcrust. It isn’t difficult to make but you need a little patience. Because it takes some time till the dough gets smooth and stops to crumble. If you are making different types of cookies you should start with this dough, because it has to rest for about 2-3 hours in the fridge. Ingredients 390 g flour 260 g butter 130 g powdered sugar The peel of 1/2 of lemon, grated 1 egg yolk 1 package vanilla sugar 1 dash of salt Method Mix all ingredients in a bowl and make the dough. Put it into the fridge for 2 – 3 hours, covered by plastic wrap. Preheat the oven to 170° Celsius. Roll out the dough until it is 2-3 mm thick. Try not to add too much flour when rolling out the dough. Cut out cookies in any form you like. Put the cookies on a baking tray covered with a baking paper. Let them bake in the oven for about 12 minutes. Tips & Tricks Many people like the cookies best without decoration. I prefer chocolate decoration; you can also use food colouring to make them look more special.
Christmas season isn’t complete without Christmas cookies, so when winter hits it’s time to start baking. Over the last years I’ve constantly improved my cookie baking skill and this year’s batch of biscuits not only tastes delicious but looks professional as well. As I was born in Linz, in upper Austria, the Linzer Augen have to be part of my Christmas cookie repertoire. Ingredients 300 g flour 200 g butter 100 g powdered sugar 1 package vanilla sugar 2 egg yolk 100 g ground almonds 1 dash of cinnamon Grated lemon zest of half an lemon Redcurrant jam Method Mix the flour with butter, sugar, vanilla sugar, egg yolk, almond, cinnamon and lemon to make the dough. Put it for 20 – 30 minutes into the fridge. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius. Roll out the dough until it’s 2-3 mm thick and cut out disks with 5 cm diameter. Half of the disks need three small holes cut out, these will be the tops. Lay out the disks on a baking tray covered with baking paper and put the tray in the oven on middle height. Bake the cookies for 10 – 12 minutes. Take them out and let […]