Friday, July 3, 2015

National Chocolate Wafer Day

Homemade Chocolate Waffer Cookies

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, well packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder (dutch processed)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk

1. Cream together the butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until light, about 2 minutes.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, soda and salt. If there are any lumps of cocoa powder, sift the dry ingredients before adding to the butter.
3. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix just to combine. Add the milk and mix just to combine.
4. Form the dough into two 1 1/2 inch thick logs. Wrap well in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour. 
5. To bake: preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
6. Slice the log of cookie dough into 1/8 inch thick coins. 
7. arrange on the baking sheets with about 1 1/2 inches between the cookies. Bake for 8 minutes and then rotate the trays to front and switch from top and bottom racks. Bake for another 2 minutes or until they are dry looking and firm. 

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