There are two types of cookies from my childhood that I remember quite well: sugar and cocoa cookies.
I liked cocoa cookies very much because they were not too sweet. To this day I do not like very sugary desserts.
These cookies you can make in a few minutes. Altogether it takes less than 30 minutes to make the pastry, cut out the cookies and bake them. So, if you fancy something sweet make these delicious shortbread cocoa cookies.
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Place soft butter and margarine, a pinch of salt and sugar in a bowl. Mix into a smooth and fluffy mixture. Add egg yolks, one at a time and continue mixing.
Sift the flour and cocoa powder through a sieve and add them to the mixed ingredients. Place the cookie pastry onto a working surface and knead. Once done, roll it out. The thickness of the pastry depends on the thickness you want your cookies to have. I rolled out the dough to a thickness of 0.5 centimetre.
Cut out round shaped cookies from the rolled out pastry. This can be done with a pastry cutter, a knurl or a knife.
Place the cookies on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake them in an oven preheated to 170 degrees Celsius for 12 minutes. Once baked, let them cool down.
These cocoa cookies are not excessively sweet due to the use of brown sugar. The brown sugar used in this recipe should be of very fine grains. If you prefer sweeter cookies, replace the brown sugar with crystal sugar or caster sugar. If you go for crystal sugar, it should have fine grains as well.
You can make these cookies either only with butter or only with margarine. Whichever type of grease you go for, it should be soft when you add it to the pastry.
Do you like cookies? If so, try our recipe for Gluten-free apple cookies.
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