Chocolate Ball Cookies

    Chocolate Ball Cookies

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    These delicate dark chocolate balls are topped with a rich dark chocolate glaze. They make a wonderful post-dinner coffee accompaniment.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 42 

    • Balls
    • 60g dark chocolate
    • 75g butter
    • 1 cup (200g) white sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond essence
    • 1 1/3 cups (170g) plain flour
    • 1/2 cup (60g) finely chopped walnuts
    • Glaze
    • 30g dark chocolate
    • 15g butter
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 cup (120g) icing sugar
    • 3 tablespoons (45ml) milk

    Directions
    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:30min drying  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Balls: In a small saucepan over low heat melt chocolate with butter. Stir frequently until melted, remove from heat and set aside to cool.
    3. In a medium bowl mix sugar, egg, egg yolk and almond essence until light and fluffy. Stir in the melted chocolate. Combine flour and walnuts and stir into the mixture until just combined. Shape dough into 2cm balls and place them 3cm apart on ungreased baking trays. If the dough is too sticky refrigerate for 30 minutes before forming balls.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 12 minutes or until firm to the touch. Transfer to wire cake racks immediately and set aside to cool.
    5. Glaze In a small saucepan over low heat melt chocolate and butter together, stirring frequently until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and icing sugar until well blended.
    6. Beat in the milk one tablespoon at a time until the glaze is of the desired consistency. Dip the tops of the balls into the glaze and allow to dry completely before storing in an airtight container.

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