Now this DID make a six of dozen cookies, however between taking some to work myself, Scott taking a bunch to work and well my boys eating them! There are only a couple left 5 days later, well less now as I sit writing this post I happen to be dunking mine in a fresh Latte!
These are a fantastic gift at this time of the year. So easy to make and great to have on hand when you want a small treat. A couple of these in a cellophane plastic bag, tied with a little Christmas ribbon and a candy cane, great gift for your co workers or for guests at a Christmas party.
Andddddddddddd there all gone!
I have just been informed that these will become a staple for the biscuit barrel!
280 gm butter, room temperature
1 cup caster sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 1/2 cups plain flour
2/3 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Beat together butter and both sugars until lighter in colour.
Beat in your eggs, separately, beating well between each addition.
Sift your dry ingredients.
This is why I always sift cocoa, you need to push the lumps though.
Add your dry ingredients to your butter mix gradually, beat well.
This is a 1970's era cookie press, LOVE IT!!!!! Thank you to both my Mother In Law and her sister Aunty Marg for this wonderful press. You can buy newer versions in baking shops.
I used this plate for these cookies, you could use any shape though.
This was me testing how many times to crank it to get the perfect size. You basically fill the tube and sit the plate end flush with the baking sheet and crank the handle, then lift away and voila you have cookie!
Bake in a 180C pre heated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow to cool.... if you can..... remember to hide some for yourself.