I've posted my chocolate cookie recipe before, but it has been a while since I baked them for a class, so I though it was time for a quick re-visit.
These cookies are great just as they are, but we will (of course!) be decorating them in our Fathers' Day classes.
(BTW - is it Father's Day, Fathers' Day or Fathers Day?? That apostrophe has been bugging me all week!)
recipe by Tea, Cake and Create
300g caster sugar
250g butter, at room temp.
80g unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt.
1-2 TBS milk
Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
Sift in the dry ingredients. Mix on low speed until the dough starts to clump. (If the mixture seems too dry, add a couple of tablespoons of milk).
Knead into a ball by hand, then wrap in cling film/ place in a freezer bag and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
Take out the fridge about 30minutes before you are ready to roll it out and cut out your shapes. Refrigerate cut out shapes for about 15 minutes before baking.
( For some basic tips on rolling out and cutting out cookies, see here).
If the baked cookies come out the oven with any bubbles on their surfaces, simply take a cake smoother or a palette knife and gently smooth out the surface while the cookies are still hot.
Leave to cool completely before decorating... but you have to try at least one still warm from the oven!