July 05, 2014

Crispy Chocolate Bites (Bake Along #63)

I baked something similar to this cookies before long ago but never have the chance to blog about it :D I am glad that Bake Along #63 is baking this cookies this round. I quickly get all the ingredients ready and go Bake Along with the 3 pretty ladies and other blogger friends :D

 
My kids love the chocolate bites to its bits.


 
It is so delicious with a glass of cold milk.

 
 
 
I melted butter and chocolate in the mircowave oven. (my mircowave oven is 800watt, i used high power for 45 seconds.) 
 
 
Stir well until it is smooth, then add in castor sugar.
 
 
Add in sugar, stir until it is dissolve and smooth.
 
 
I use a melon scoop to shape the cookies dough. Shawn and Seanan is having a great time helping me shaping the cookies dough into small round balls. I should have took a picture of  their little pairs of messy hands. Cookie dough are all over their little fingers and hands :D
 
 
Dropped the shaped cookies dough into icing sugar and rolled.
 
 
before baking                            after baking
 
 
Love how beautifully the cookies' crack!!
 
 
Crispy Chocolate Bites 
Adapted from : william sonoma.com and Zoe
(with my adaption in purple)

Makes about 42 cookies
(but I made 55 medium small sized cookies)

90g unsalted butter, cut into pieces
60g unsweetened chocolate, chopped
(i used Hershey unsweetened baking chocolate bar with 100% cocoa)
1 cup granulated sugar
(reduced to 150g raw caster sugar)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
110g all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder
(i used 25g Hershey unsweetened cocoa powder)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
50g confectioners’ sugar

In a small saucepan over very low heat, combine the butter and chocolate. Cook, stirring occasionally, just until they are melted and the mixture is smooth. I melt butter and chocolate together using a microwave with high power for about 45 seconds.
 
Pour the chocolate mixture into a large bowl and let cool slightly. Stir in the sugar until evenly moistened. Add the egg and vanilla, beating until light and fluffy.
Over a sheet of waxed paper, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt - I sieved these ingredients into the butter mixture directly. Gradually add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hr.

Preheat an oven to 375°F (or 170°C fan forced). Lightly grease 2 baking sheets or line with parchment paper / baking paper.

Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator. Shape the dough into 3/4-inch (or teaspoonful for smaller cookies - i used a melon scoop or tablespoonful for larger cookies) balls and roll in the confectioners' sugar to coat completely. Place the balls about 1 1/2 inches apart on the prepared pans. Bake the cookies until puffed and cracked on top, about 12 mins. They may appear underdone in the center but will turn crisp as they cool. Let cool on the pans for 2 to 3 mins, then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
 
Note: Cooling the cookies on wire rack completely helps to have crispier cookies.
 
 
 
This post is linked to Bake Along #63 hosted by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, Joyce from Kitchen Flavours and Lena from Her Frozen Wings.


 
 
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14 comments:

  1. Hi Mui Mui these are so pretty! They really cracked beautifully!

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  2. Hi Doreen,
    Your cookies are lovely! Your little helpers have done a great job! Glad that these cookies are enjoyed by your little helpers!
    Thanks for baking along with us!

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  3. yes, they cracked beautifully and glad to know that your kids love them very much and also enjoyed shaping these cookies and baking along with the aunties...haha!

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  4. They are just like chocolate crinkles...beautiful!

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  5. My boys will like it.

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  6. pls pass me some..they look so delish...loved it

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  7. Doreen, since I have finished my huge ones, would love to try yours in smaller size, may I have one please? ;)

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  8. They look perfectly bite sized. I can see why your kids enjoy it so much.

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  9. mui mui, with such good quality chocolate and cocoa powder your chocolate bites must be full of delicious chocolaty taste! Wish I can crunch, crunch a few hee..hee...

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  10. I can imagine how chocolatey the cookies are, yummy leh.

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  11. Hi Doreen,

    So sorry for my late visit. Saw your comment on the other day but got distracted with many other things... I must be old and senile :p Happy that you are referring me as "pretty ladies..." LOL!

    I must say that your cookies look very pretty too :p

    Zoe

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  12. cool, it looks so tasty:)
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    http://kreatywnaplaneta.blogspot.com/ greetings:)

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  13. Hi Doreen. Beautifully cookies and they were nicely cracked :D

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