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March 12, 2014

Chocolate Wafers

Joy of baking is an excellent online source for cookie recipes. Once again, I took a quick peek into the webpage to get ideas for my turn down treats. Choosing a good recipe from a long list of cookie recipes was difficult. My instinct said to explore more and so I decided to go for chocolate wafer. I had not heard  nor seen  it before. I imagined how the cookie would taste as I whipped it up. I tasted a bit of the batter and was surprised with its chocolaty flavor. It's gotta be good.  I couldn't wait.

Chocolate Wafers:
Adapted from Joy of Baking

130 grams all purpose flour50 grams unsweetened cocoa powder (regular or Dutch-processed)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda 
1/4 teaspoon salt
45 grams unsalted butter, room temperature
45 grams margarine ( I used shortening)
220 grams white granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 large egg white

Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Set aside.

In the bowl of your stand mixer ( or with your hand mixer), beat butter and shortening  until well blended. Add sugar and vanilla extract and beat on high speed for a minute. Be sure to scrape down the sides of  bowl so every ingredients are mixed thoroughly. Stir in the egg white.Add the dry mixture and beat until well mixed.

Roll heaping teaspoons of batter into balls and place it into a lined baking sheet, 2.5 cm apart. Press each batter flat. (My schedule is tight so I baked the cookies right away).

Bake in a preheated 177 C (350F) oven for approximately 10-12 minutes or until the top of the cookies have cracks. I like chewy, tender and moist cookie so I under-baked these chocolate wafers.

Remove from the oven and let cool in the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer into a wire rack to cool completely.

I ate one right after I took it out of the oven. Delish!

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