• 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 squares dark chocolate, melted and cooled (112 grams)
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 Mix first four ingredients in a small bowl.
  • 2 In a separate bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • 3 Beat in egg and vanilla.
  • 4 Stir in cooled chocolate.
  • 5 Fold in almond mixture until thoroughly combined.
  • 6 Cover and refrigerate until dough is firm; about 10 – 20 minutes.
  • 7 Preheat oven to 350°F Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • 8 Place icing sugar in a bowl. Scoop dough with a tablespoon and roll into balls. Coat with icing sugar. Place on baking sheets.
  • 9 Bake 12-14 minutes. Remove sheets from oven and leave for 2 minutes. Cookies will set up a bit firmer as they sit. Remove to a rack to cool completely.