Chocolate reading snack

I want to share with you the reading snack I chose for "Minimalism - essential essays", that classic Swedish cookie, chokladsnittar, or chocolate cuts. This is like the Swedish version of the American chocolate chip cookie, I think. I doubt ever having been to a reputable café, or konditori,  where this cookie was not available. It is even better when it´s home made, since I tend to be generous with real butter (which makes the cookies a bit chewier) and cocoa (I looove chocolate). Plus, it´s quick and easy to make.

Recipe as follows:

200 grams of butter or margarine at room temperature
200 ml of caster sugar
3 table spoons of cocoa powder
1 tea spoon of vanilla sugar or ½ of one of vanilla essence
1 egg yolk
2 table spoons of water
500 ml of wheat flour
1 tea spoon of baking powder
1 egg white for brushing on the cookies before the go in the oven and pearl sugar

Use a food processor, I´m sure you have one amongst all your stuff... First mix the butter and sugar until fluffy. Then add cocoa, vanilla, egg yolk and water. When that´s mixed in, add the flour mixed with the baking powder and work it until your dough holds together.
Works with all kinds of literature.
Make four lengths of dough on a baking plate with a non-stick sheet on it, flatten them slightly. Work with your hands, it doesn´t have to be pretty. Brush the whipped egg white on top and sprinkle the pearl sugar over it. Bake in the middle of the oven at 200 degrees Celsius (medium hot) for 10-12 minutes. Immediately cut the cookies diagonally across the lengths and wait for them to cool on the plate before you attempt to eat them.

They store well in the freezer and thaw in minutes (actually, they can be eaten frozen).

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