Chocolate Box Cookies...

It's my friend's birthday today and I wanted to bake something for him. He just LOVES chocolate so the choice was quite simple. The next stage was to choose the right recipe. I was thinking about some nice, big cake - maybe Devil's Fool, Triple Choc or Black Forest but then I saw those pretty, little things :) The recipe comes from "The cookie and biscuit bible" my newest addition to huge cook book collection. I also made the box to go with them and he will get a small fridge magnet - chocolaty of course :)
I believe that hand made presents mean more then even the most expensive ones from the shop!

How to make them...

- 175 g self-raising flour
- 25 g cocoa powder
- 50 g unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 115 g caster sugar
- 1 whole egg
- 1 egg yolk
For decoration:
- milk chocolate, melted
- dark mint chocolate, melted
- white chocolate
- desiccated coconut
- cocoa powder

Put the cocoa, flour and butter into the food processor. Mix well. Add the sugar and egg plus egg yolk and mix to a smooth dough. Take the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead a little. Form small round cookies - I made small squares, like little pillows ;) From this amount of the dough you should get around 50 cookies. Place cookies onto a baking sheet and into the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes! Preheat the oven to 180 C. Bake cookies for 10 minutes until slightly risen. Cool on a wire rack.
Now it's the time to use your imagination and decorate the cookies :) Leave them then for good few hours so the milk can set again - I left them overnight and in the morning they were perfect.