Shame on me, really. My cousin Jarek have been tormenting me to post a recipe for those cookies for at least a year. Funny, the easiest things to make take the longest time. It took me 15 minutes to make the cookies, yet I couldn’t bring myself to write about it. Sorry, Jarek, hope you’ll forgive me. There you go, recipe for your favourite cookies. Now you can torment your Mum or Nan to make them for you. Or try it yourself, they’re so easy!
2 and 1/4 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup good quality cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 white chocolate bars, cut into pieces
HOW TO MAKE?
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
2. Add all the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt) into a small bowl and mix well.
3. In a separate, big bowl beat the butter with your electric mixer, until nice and fluffy. Add the sugars and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Add eggs, one at the time, mixing well each time.
4. Start adding flour mix, little by little (to avoid a cloud of flour in your kitchen). The cookie dough should be quite grainy and not loose. Mix well, be careful – if your electric mixer is not strong enough to deal with the cookie dough, you can break it (happened to me, you will know if you smell something burning).
5. Finally, stir the chopped white chocolate in. I wouldn’t use the electric mixer now since we want the chocolate to remain in big chunks. I simply mixed it in with a wooden spoon.
6. Prepare a baking sheet, lined with baking parchment. Using a teaspoon, shape little balls of cookie dough. You can roll them into nice balls using both hands by joining them together with cookie dough between and rolling them like you would do with meatballs.
7. Place your cookie balls on the baking sheet. Bake for 9-10 minutes, no longer! Otherwise they will become too hard. Let them cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes, then move them to a wire rack to cool completely.