This is one of the other goodies I made for the fundraiser that one of my readers organized for the Dutch branch of the Make A Wish Foundation (Doe Een Wens Stichting). The organizer works for a major bank so I thought it would be a fun idea to decorate the chocolate cinnamon cookies with dollar, pound and euro signs. Also because he was going to sell the cookies to his collegues at the bank 😉
I rolled the left-over dough into a log and baked some mini-cookies. So I did have a taste of these ones. They had a good cinnamon taste and were not heavy on the chocolate. Maybe a little more chocolate taste would have been a little better.
BTW I understood that the baking for the Doe Een Wens Stichting still continues so if any of my readers is interested in making some goodies too, you’re most welcome. Just send me an email ( linda AT kovacevic DOT nl ) and I’ll bring you in contact with the organizer. It would be ideal if you lived or worked in Amsterdam because the bank is based in Amsterdam.
Besides goodies the Doe Een Wens team is also interested in custom-made bonbons/chocolates to sell in stores and fairs. So if any of you know your chocolate well and are interested in contributing, let me know by sending me an email ( linda AT kovacevic DOT nl ).
Chocolate cinnamon cookies (adapted from Bake It by Murdoch Books)
makes about 10 big cookies
225 g (8 oz) flour
30 g (1 oz) cocoa powder
Â½ ts baking powder
2 ts cinnamon
150 g (5 Â¼ oz) butter, softened
115 g (4 oz) caster sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
some melted white chocolate
Preheat the oven to 180Â°C (350Â°F). Line 2 baking sheets with baking paper.
Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and cinnamon.
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and mix until combined. Stir in the flour mixture, making sure not to overmix.
Form the dough into a ball and cover in plastic wrap. Chill for 30 minutes.
Roll out the dough between two sheets of baking paper until about Â½ cm (Â¼ in) thickness. Chill the rolled out dough for about 15 minutes. Cut out circles with a cookie cutter (mine were about 10 cm / 4 in) and transfer them to the prepared baking sheets.
Bake for about 10 minutes. Let them cool on the baking sheets for 2 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Decorate the cookies with the chocolate. Allow the chocolate to set.