Easter wishes to one and all.........!
“Research tells us fourteen out of any ten individuals likes chocolate.”
Fruit and Nut Chocolate and today we baked Chocolate and Pistachio wedges too, something you can make for (and with) the kids and the big kids amongst us this Easter holiday !!
Chocolates are not on my list of craving foods...very rare that I would ask for chocolate, which is adored and devoured by zillions around the world. Hey, but as a foodie and food blogger I do respect people's choices and chocolate does appear in some of my cooking :)
You will need:-
- 200 g unsalted butter at room temperature
- 90 g caster sugar
- 250 g plain flour
- 50 g unsweetened cocoa powder + 1 tsp for dusting
- 25 g pistachio nuts, finely chopped
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F or Gas mark 4.
Line a shallow 23cm/9in round tin with baking parchment paper.
Beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy.
Sift the flour and cocoa powder and add to the butter mixture.
Mix with your hands until the mixture is smooth.
Knead the dough until soft and pliable then press into the prepared tin.
Using the back of spoon spread the mixture evenly in the tin.
Sprinkle the nuts over the top and press in gently.
Prick with the fork, then mark into 16 segments using a knife.
Bake for about 15-18 minutes.
Do not allow to brown at all or the cookies will taste bitter.
Remove tin from the oven and dust cookies with cocoa powder.
Cut through the marked section with a knife and leave it to cool completely before removing from the tin.
Note :- To mark Easter, I did use Easter Bunny Cookie Cutter .
Linking these delicious cookies to JCO's event Choc Full Easter
Celebrate - Easter guest host by Shama, event series started by Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey
and Nayna's event Let's Cook For Kids !
Also sending over to Javelin Warrior's Made with Love Mondays and easter themed calender cakes hosted alternated by Laura Loves Cakes and Dolly Bakes