These delightfully moist, sweet, super easy and exceptionally delicious cookies are from one of my family's favourite William-Sonoma 'Kids Baking' books which I've had since I was a little one! They make about 24 and are perfect for any chocolate lover, especially when they're fresh and warm out of the oven!
- 60g icing sugar
- 230g plain flour
- 40g unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 115g butter, at room temperature
- 250g sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Grease 2 baking sheets with butter.
- Put the icing sugar into a medium bowl and set aside.
- In another medium bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt with a wooden spoon.
- In a large bowl, using the electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and sugar for about 3 minutes, until creamy.Turn off the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
- Add 1 egg and beat on medium speed until blended. Add the other egg and vanilla and beat until blended.
- Turn off the mixer and add the flour mixture. Mix on low speed until just blended.
- Roll tablespoons full of dough into balls, roll and cover in icing sugar and place on the prepared baking sheets. Space the balls about 5cm apart.
- Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until cracking and puffed.
- Set the tray onto a cooling rack for 15 minutes.
- Move the cookies from the tray to the rack and let cool completely.