Chocolate Cookies with Pine Nuts

This recipe is from Lucullian Delights, and although I had a little trouble with the quantities of ingredients, it’s a lovely rich chocolate biscuit, with surprisingly little work involved. I thought pine nuts were an unusual nut to use in a sweet biscuit, but they work very well. I’d recommend doubling the recipe amount here, as it didn’t really make enough biscuits for my taste.

150 grams salted butter
1 cup brown sugar
4 tblsp cocoa powder
1 1/2 cup plain flour
3 tblsp pinenuts

Preheat the oven to 180C.

Beat together the butter and sugar until smooth, and then mix in the cocoa powder and pine nuts.

I found at this stage that the mixture was too stiff to add the flour, and so I added about 4 tablespoons of water, and then firmly beat the flour in.

Roll the dough into a ‘sausage’ and let it rest wrapped in plastic foil for an hour in the fridge, before slicing into 1/2cm thick circles. I didn’t bother to do this, and just squashed the dough into rough circles between my hands before putting them on a baking tray.

Bake for 10 minutes, and after a couple of minutes out of the oven, cool on a rack.

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2 thoughts on “Chocolate Cookies with Pine Nuts

  1. Hi!How strange to the see the cookies looking the same but on an unfamiliar plate!! I just wanted to say that there is a Cooking Measure Converter link on the left on my blog but may be you have already seen it!

  2. I know – I was really pleased that they looked exactly the same as your photo 🙂 And no, I didn’t notice the converter link – thanks for pointing it out. I used too much flour – I think I’ll amend this recipe.

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