Bittersweet dark chocolate…a hint of cinnamon spice…crumbly texture…buttery goodness. Who can resist that? Over the past year, I have somehow accumulated quite a few number of cookbooks. Now, I’m not usually a fan of cookbooks – I only want to make the investment if I know the recipes will be good. But these were gifts, and from my siblings too, so naturally I adore them. Plus, they’re ones I’ve seen before but just never really been inclined to buy…for the aforementioned reasons.
In addition, I have a pretty long list of blogs I haunt daily and I usually use recipes from them, but I’ve made a conscious decision to make a start on some of these cookbook recipes. This is what I chose first…dark chocolate & cinnamon cookies.
As usual, time has been creeping up on me and now it’s not long until CNY! I haven’t even started deciding on what to make this year! I thought this might be a perfect time for me to bake some cookies as small nibblies during the Lunar festive season. Except…they were polished off in 2 days…way ahead of CNY! haha.
I rarely bake cookies – I’m not a huge fan of the amount of butter that goes into it, but I thought it’s just once in a while so why not?
Also perfect for a little picnic! I also made some chocolate milk for my brother which was from the same cookbook. It’s really simple, just heat 500mL milk until boiling and pour over 80g of chopped chocolate. We don’t like things cloyingly sweet so I used dark chocolate as usual but you can use milk chocolate if you prefer. It’s VERY RICH so we actually add more milk when we drink it – I think I would use about 750mL milk to 80g chocolate. Two recipes down, and I don’t even know how many to go! haha.
Thanks for reading & hope you enjoy the cookies! ^^ Have a nice weekend!