Valentine’s Day Cookies
Give a box of these Dark Chocolate Almond Cookies for your special someone on Valentine’s Day!
Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I made Valentine’s Day Cookies! This Dark Chocolate Almond Cookie recipe is a variation of my green tea cookie recipe. I wanted the cookies to look like a box of chocolates, so I dipped each cookie in melted chocolate and decorated them.
The key to this recipe is using cold butter. After I make and separate the dough, I like to put it in the freezer for about 5 to 7 minutes before baking. This process helps to firm up the dough and gives a nice texture to the cookies.
This recipe makes about 14 cookies
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon dark chocolate cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup ground almonds
- 200 grams cake flour (about 1 1/2 cup)
For the Chocolate Glaze:
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 4 tablespoon unsalted butter
Things You'll Need
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix the ground almonds with cake flour and put aside. Cream the cold butter in a large mixing bowl. When butter is creamy, add powdered sugar and mix well.
- Add dark chocolate cocoa powder to the mixture and mix again.
- Add the almond flour mixture and mix until a messy brown dough forms. Knead the dough for a minute or until clean.
- Divide the dough into 14 pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Put each ball on a cookie sheet and put them in the freezer for about 5 to 7 minutes. Then bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes (I bake them for 22 minutes exactly). Cool the cookies on a wire rack.
- Put the dark chocolate chips and butter in a small stainless steel bowl and melt over a hot water bowl. Stir constantly to blend. Dip the cooled cookies into the melted chocolate and put on parchment paper until chocolate sets. You can decorate with ground almonds and heart sprinkles before the chocolate hardens. If you’re in a hurry to eat the cookies, you can put the cookies in the fridge or freezer to let the chocolate harden faster.