The E.I.C. found a fabulous biscuit recipe, called Devil’s Food Cookies, the other day. I think it will be ok to call these cookies as it is an American recipe and they have that soft chewy texture that seems to be the hallmark of American cookies. The recipe was in a library book, actually from a collection of short story mysteries, not a cook book. The book is Candy Cane Murder by Joanne Fluke et al. It’s quite interesting this trend recently for mysteries to come with recipes. Must mean mystery writers are often foodies as well. 🙂
Devil’s Food Cookies
2 cups flour
1 and 3/4 cups white (granulated) sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick, 1/4 pound) [114 grams]
1 beaten egg (just whip it in a glass with a fork)
1/2 cup extra strong coffee
1/2 cup of white sugar in small bowl (for end process)
In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda. Once combined add butter and mix thoroughly.
Add eggs and mix.
Add coffee and mix.
Chill dough in refrigerator for at least an hour.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F or 175 degrees C.
Roll dough into one inch balls. Roll balls in bowl of sugar and place on greased tray. Flatten balls, then back for 8 to 10 minutes.