December 23, 2004
Masala Chocolate Cookies

recipe thursdayThese are inspired by a bar of Belgian chocolate I tasted earlier this week. They are exotically spicy and not terribly sweet.

Masala Chocolate Cookies
makes about 4 dozen

2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp ginger powder
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sliced almonds

Combine dry ingredients (except almonds) in a small bowl. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy. Whisk egg and vanilla together, then add to butter mixture. Add dry ingredients in two parts, then add almonds.

Form into a snake about 2 inches thick, wrap in plastic or waxed paper and chill until hard (or freeze).

Slice into 1/4 inch rounds and bake for 10 minutes at 160/350.

Posted by kuri at December 23, 2004 10:39 PM


Merry Christmas!
I’m going to bake a chocolate cake today.

Posted by: Mieko on December 24, 2004 09:26 AM

That is pretty close to the spice mix I have been using for chocolate bread. I’m using 1 tsp powdered ginger, 0.25 tsp powdered cloves, and 1 tsp powdered mace in a 4 cup of flour mix. I’ll give your spice mix a try in the next batch.

Posted by: Steve Gunnell on December 28, 2004 09:02 AM
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