Chocolate Cookies are called Schokoladenplätzchen in Germany. To make the chocolate cookies, you could use a decoration bag or a meat grinder with an attachment for the cookies, which I did. The meat grinders come in plastic order here, or the old fashioned cast iron, as you can see on the right side in the picture. The attachment for the making o the cookies can also be ordered without the meat grinder here.
Ingredients for cookies:
- 250 g (9 oz) of flour
- 120 g (4.5 oz) of powdered sugar
- 200 g (7 oz) of soft butter
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon of instant coffee powder
- 50 g (1.7 oz) of milk chocolate
- 50 g ( 1.7 oz) of dark chocolate
- 2 tablespoons of powdered cocoa
Preparation of cookies
Beat the egg yolks with a fork and add the instant coffee. Let it soak completely. Next, use your electric handheld mixer to beat the butter. Add the eggs with coffee to the butter. Then, add the powdered sugar and mix it until the texture is nice and smooth. Mix the flour and cocoa powder together and sift it over the mixture.
Grate the chocolate very finely and add it to your dough. Finally, mix it all together on low speed.
Fill a decorating bag with the cookie dough. Use a wide star-shaped tip and squeeze stripes on the baking sheet about 1 ½–2 inches each.
Or you can use a meat grinder as I did, using a special attachment. You can either purchase it in one of your home goods stores or at amazon.
Preheat your oven to 160°C (325°F). When ready, bake the chocolate cookies on the middle rack for about 8–10 minutes. Let the chocolate cookies first cool down for a little while on the sheet before placing them on the cooling rack. Sift some powdered sugar on top of the chocolate cookies.