I’d missed eating cookies and since I had some chocolate chips and roasted groundnuts on hand I thought why not? Plus hubby being the cheer leader that he is encouraged me 🙂
2 cups baking flour
6 teaspoons of cocoa powder
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of instant coffee powder
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
1/8 teaspoon of salt
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup margarine
Zest of one lemon
1 tablespoon of vanilla essence
A handful of roasted groundnuts, peeled.
Start by pre heating your oven at 350 degrees.
In a bowl mix the sugar and margarine and using a wooden spoon or electric mixture cream.
In a separate bowl break the eggs, add vanilla essence and the lemon zest.
One by one add the egg mixture into the creamed sugar and margarine, stirring after each addition.
The mixture will curd but it’s ok
In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients
Fold in the flour mixture into the wet ingredients in three parts,
Then add the chocolate chips and groundnuts.
Line your baking sheet with some parchment paper, then using a teaspoon spoon the batter on to the tray. Remember to space them, since they’ll spread out while baking.
Bake in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until they are hard on the edges and still soft at the middle.
Allow them to cool completely and you’ll notice they harden.
Tasty and chewy too.
The nuts felt a tad soggy though, I wonder how I can remedy that. Put them in while raw?
This recipe yielded 40 cookies.