Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Celebrate Israel's independence with cookies

Tomorrow is Israel's 64th birthday. Way to go, Israel! I think that calls for some cookies!

I was out of icing sugar, so for some inexplicable reason decided to decorate the cookies from within. It may have taken forever, but is pretty cool to cut into a cookie log and find a Magen David peeking out at you! Here's how:



Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Chocolate fudge cookies

I have actually done a ton of baking over the Passover holiday (pesach to you Hebrew speakers).

But somehow with the older kid home for the past three (!) weeks, a live in house guest, work, etc, I haven't been able to share any of this unleavened awesomeness with you.

These cookies will make ample reparations, trust me.

They are a cross between a brownie, baked truffles, and chocolate heaven.

What is your favorite Passover dessert?

Chocolate Fudge Cookies

1 egg

1/3 cup white sugar

1/3 cup butter

1/2 cup chocolate chips, or 150 g bar chocolate

1/4 cup potato starch

3 T cocoa powder

Pinch salt

Beat egg and sugar until pale and fluffy. In separate bowl, melt butter and chocolate. Add to egg mixture. Add remaining ingredients. Chill in freezer half an hour or more. Heat oven to 175C. Bake about 10-12 minutes on parchment paper until puffy and no longer shiny on top. Let cool several minutes before you even think about taking them off the sheet.

Happy pesach!