This is a rich chocolate cookie dough that you can mix together with your hands, no whisk required! Even kids can perfect these really easy and crunchy cookies. I didn't leave my cookie dough to sit in the refrigerator so it has a few holes, but its still nice and crunchy.
Granulated sugar (coarse white sugar if you have it)
Sift together the flour and baking powder and combine it with the room-temperature butter (or margarine). Rub the butter into the powder ingredients with your fingertips.
Once the mixture is like panko, add the sugar and mix it in well with your hands.
Add the vanilla oil to the mixture and gradually mix in the beaten egg. Once the dough comes together you can stop pouring in the egg. (Keep mixing the dough until it comes together.)
Form the dough into a roll and leave it to sit in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes if you have time.
Coat the dough in granulated sugar and cut it into round slices. Preheat the oven to 180°C and bake the cookies for 10 minutes.
Let the cookies cool and they're ready.
Story Behind this Recipe
I modified "Easy 5-Minute Dough for Crunchy Shortbread", Recipe ID: 262436, to include more cocoa powder and give it a richer, more chocolatey flavour. The chocolate flavour is so rich that I decided to half the amount made.
They may look like ice box cookies, but this cookie dough only contains 30 g butter. Be careful not to add too much egg. Of course you can still make these cookies deliciously the normal way by creaming the butter and sugar, adding the egg, and folding in the flour. Feel free to cut the dough out with cutters too.