Chocolate Cookies – Schokoladenplätzchen
Chocolate Cookies are called Schokoladenplätzchen in Germany. To make the chocolate cookies, you should use a decoration bag or a meat grinder with an attachment for cookies (see photo below). Meat grinders come in plastic order here, or you can use the old fashioned cast iron, as shown on the right side in the picture. The attachment for making the cookies can also be ordered without the meat grinder here.
Ingredients for Chocolate 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 XL
- 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. Use your electric handheld mixer to beat the butter. Add the eggs with coffee to the butter. Then, add the powdered sugar and mix 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 mixture. Finally, beat the ingredients with your handheld electric mixer on low speed. Your cookie dough is ready.
Fill the dough in a decorating bag with the cookie dough. Use a wide star-shaped tip on the decorating bag and squeeze stripes on the baking sheet each about 1 ½–2 inches long.
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). Bake the 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 cookies.