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No Need for Butter! Mildly Bitter Cocoa-Flavored Cookies for Grown-Ups

No Need for Butter! Mildly Bitter Cocoa-Flavored Cookies for Grown-Ups

The high cost and calorie count of butter are what led to these butter-less cocoa cookies. You make in a vinyl bag without even getting your hands dirty!

Ingredients: Makes about 35 cookies

Cake flour
170 g
Cocoa powder (unsweetened)
50 g
★ Cane sugar (or refined white sugar)
60 g
★ Olive oil (or vegetable oil)
65 g
Egg
1

Steps

1. Combine the ★ ingredients in a bowl. Mix well, then add the egg.
2. Add cocoa powder, and mix until you reach an even, smooth consistency. As you stir, press the spatula against the bowl or use a whisk to smooth out lumps.
3. Add cake flour, and fold into the batter with a few big strokes (No need to blend to an even consistency.) Transfer the batter to a vinyl bag.
4. Double the bag for good measure, then rub the batter until evenly incorporated. Once it is well blended, form into a log and chill it in the freezer for 20 minutes.
5. Slice into 5 mm and bake for 19 minutes in an oven preheated to 340F/170C. The baking time varies depending on your oven. You may need to bake for another 5 minutes.

Story Behind this Recipe

One time, when I had a craving for cookies, I realized I was out of butter, so made some with what was on hand. This is the recipe I came up with.