This was an accidental adaptation of Granny Boyd’s Cookies in Nigella Lawson’s book, How to Be a Domestic Goddess. I wasn’t paying attention and so changes happened. Oops. When the cookies were done, I thought they tasted like butter cookies with a bit of chocolate. (No surprise when you look at the ingredients.) I wanted a bit more chocolate so I added a drizzle on top but that’s optional. Either way, they have a nice old-fashioned feel about them.

drizzled milk chocolate

Chocolate Butter Cookies
~makes 35 cookies

  • 2 cups self-rising cake flour
  • 2 tablespoons dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 ounces milk chocolate (optional)

Instructions –

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Sift together flour and cocoa powder in a large bowl. Set aside.

2. Cream the butter and sugar until pale. Mix in flour/cocoa until thoroughly combined.

3. Roll into 1″ (or slightly bigger) balls and place on un-greased cookie sheets 2″ apart.

4. Bake for 5 minutes. Turn the oven down to 300 degrees F and bake for another 10 minutes, or until cookies look set. The tops will still be a bit soft.

5. Remove form the oven and transfer to cooling racks immediately. Cool.

chocolate butter cookies 2

6. Melt chocolate over a double boiler. Drizzle over cookies.

drizzled milk chocolate

For those that want more chocolate, I made a few covered in chocolate.

milk chocolate topped

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