The first time I made these cookies was for Christmas. I'm not sure what took me so long to make them again as they were really good! My husband loves them and eats them up in one bite. They are super quick to make..but they do have to sit in the fridge for 30 minutes before rolling and baking them. They are a must try! I won't take as long to make them again. The recipe is from this fabulous book I picked up one day in Border's Book Store, which is now closed. It's called The Cookie and Biscuit Bible and has many fabulous recipes from cookies to scones and more. It's a must buy. You can find the book on Amazon... here is a link.
And here is the recipe. The only change I would make is to shave 1 minute off of the cooking time as mine came out a bit brown on the bottom.
This makes 15-18 cookies depending on how you roll.
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup sugar (the recipe called for superfine caster sugar but I didn't have any so I used regular granular sugar which worked out just fine)
2 tablespoon butter, diced
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon orange juice
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
Preheat the oven to 400 degreen F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper (I didn't have any so I used cooking spray which may have resulted in my too brown bottoms).
Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a bowl and stir in the sugar. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles wet sand. Mix together the beaten egg and orange juice and stir into the flour mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Put the confectioners' sugar in a bowl. Shape walnut sized pieces of dough into balls and drop into the confectioners' sugar (do this one or two balls at a time as the dough is sticky and it could get messy). Toss until thickly coated with the sugar (if the dough is not coated enough the sugar will melt off in the oven) then place on the baking sheets and bake for 10 minutes, until just set. Trasfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Next, enjoy with a tall glass of milk or cup of tea. Yum!
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