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Chocolate pine cone cookies – how to make fancy pastry

Chocolate pine cone cookies

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 are perfect for the Advent season, both in terms of 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 pine cone cookies yourself very quickly with a few ordinary ingredients using this recipe.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Cooling time 10 minutes
Servings 30 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)

for dusting

  • 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.