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Heavenly tender, crumbly and chocolaty taste these sweet cookies. With their unusual appearance, they attract all eyes on the dining table. The cookies in the shape of pine cones fit perfectly for the Advent season both in taste and appearance. But they are also simply delicious for snacking in between at any time of the year. You can also make the chocolate cookies yourself very quickly with a few ordinary ingredients. You can find a detailed chocolate pine cone cookies recipe with exact quantities and step-by-step instructions here at the very bottom.
Sandwich cookies or single cookies
With this cookie recipe, you can decide whether to leave the cookies as they are after baking, as single cookies, or make them into sandwich cookies. For this you glue two cone halves together with a filling and get cookies that look like real cones. You can fill the sandwich cookies with chocolate, for example. Also some cream or simply solid jam are suitable for it. According to the recipe below I got 30 cookies. If you make sandwich cookies out of it, you get 15 of them.
For all lovers of chocolate cookies
The generous portion of cocoa that goes into the cookie dough gives these cone cookies a distinct chocolate flavor that combines perfectly with the very tender shortbread. So if you’re into chocolate cookies, this is the recipe for you. And if you want even more chocolate flavor, you can quickly turn the single cookies into sandwich cookies and fill them with melted chocolate. Both milk and dark chocolate are suitable for this.
Quick cookies not only for Christmas
You can make these cookies not only for Christmas, but also for any other occasion and shape them accordingly. For example, they are perfect in the form of chocolate Easter eggs at Easter. But also simply for snacking during the week or on the weekend, the chocolate cookies are ideal, because they are quickly ready and heavenly delicious at any time of year.
These pine cone cookies are
- heavenly delicious,
- cute eye-catcher on the dining table,
- available as single or sandwich cookies,
- easy and quick to make with common ingredients,
- ideal for snacking in between or for the Advent season,
- a nice homemade gift from the kitchen.
Easy recipe for chocolate cookies in the form of pine cones
The chocolate pine cone cookies recipe is very easy, so you can make the pastry in a flash. Here you can get a rough idea of how the making goes, and what you need for the recipe. The exact quantities and step-by-step instructions for making the chocolate cookies in the shape of pine cones can be found below in the box recipe.
For the cookie recipe you will need
- soft butter,
- powdered sugar,
- cocoa powder,
- tasteless vegetable oil,
- and baking powder.
How to make chocolate pine cone cookies: here’s how (Check out the detailed recipe at the bottom.)
- First you mix butter with powdered sugar, then add eggs and vegetable oil and mix it again. Then you add cocoa powder and lastly flour with baking powder in batches. Knead everything into a very soft dough and put it in the freezer for 10 minutes.
- Then make cookies in the shape of cones and cut them into a light lattice so that the cookies now look like pine cone halves.
- Now bake the chocolate cookies at 180 °C for about 12 minutes. Done!
How to make pine cone cookies: with these tips and tricks you’ll succeed with the chocolate pastry
- The amount of flour specified in the recipe may vary. Therefore, add flour in portions until the dough has the right consistency. It should be very soft, not mushy and not too firm.
- Do not knead the dough too long, otherwise the chocolate cookies may taste dry. Once the dough has a homogeneous consistency, it is ready.
- Cut the cookies in a lattice shape only slightly, otherwise they could deform during baking.
- Note that depending on the size of your cookies, the baking time given in the recipe may vary. Use a toothpick to check if the chocolate pine cone cookies are done baking.
Video for the chocolate pine cone cookies recipe
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Did you make the chocolate pine cone cookies according to this recipe? I look forward to your result, your star rating and your comment here below, how you have succeeded and tasted the chocolate pastry.
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Chocolate pine cone cookies
- 200 g butter (room temperature)
- 180 g powdered sugar
- 2 eggs
- 100 ml vegetable oil (neutral in taste)
- 50 g cocoa powder
- approx. 600 g flour
- 18 g baking powder
- 1 pinch of salt
for the filling (alternative)
- chocolate (melted)
- powdered sugar
- Mix butter, powdered sugar and salt.
- Add vegetable oil and eggs and mix until homogeneous.
- Add cocoa powder and mix to a homogeneous chocolate mass.
- Mix flour with baking powder, add it in portions to the chocolate mass and knead it quickly and briefly to a very soft dough. Put the dough in the freezer for 10 minutes.
- Take the dough out of the freezer in portions and make cookies in the shape of cones. Spread them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cut them into a light lattice shape.
- Bake the chocolate cookies in a preheated oven at 180 °C top and bottom heat for about 12 minutes and let them cool.
- Sprinkle the chocolate pine cone cookies lightly with powdered sugar. Alternatively, you can stick two cookies together with melted chocolate beforehand, so that you get sandwich cookies.
- The amount of flour given may vary. Add flour in batches until the dough reaches the right consistency. It should be very soft, not mushy, and not too firm.
- Do not knead the dough for too long, or the chocolate cookies may taste dry. Once the dough gets a homogeneous consistency, it is ready.
- Lattice the cookies only slightly, otherwise they could deform during baking.
- Depending on the size of the cookies, the indicated baking time may vary. Use a toothpick to check if the chocolate cookies are done baking.
- Note the detailed tips and tricks for making the chocolate pine cone cookies at the top of the post.