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Crunchy Chocolate Cookies


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsps unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate, finely grated
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp powdered sugar
    Chocolate Drizzle Ingredients:
  • 1 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tsp milk (might need a little more or less depending on the consistency of drizzle you want)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare 2 cookie sheets by lining them with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl sift together the flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder. Make sure it’s well combined.
  4. Using an electric mixer (I use my stand mixer with the paddle attachment but you can use a hand mixer if you like), cream together the butter, shortening, sugar and grated chocolate.
  5. Once creamed together, beat in the eggs, vanilla and milk until smooth.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients about 1/2 a cup at a time. Mix until it reaches a consistency of dough.
  7. Form the dough into 10 equal sized balls. Set in the fridge to chill for 10 minutes.
  8. Using the palm of your hand place the balls onto the baking sheet and gently push down to make into the shape of little mounds or as my son calls “turtle shells”. 🙂
  9. Make sure that the cookies are placed a couple of inches apart.
  10. Bake cookies for 10 – 12 minutes. Once one baking sheet is taken out, allow it to cool for 5 minutes before moving the cookies to a cooling rack.
  11. Place the next baking sheet into the oven to bake the rest of the cookies.
  12. Melt the chocolate drizzle ingredients together in a small heat proof measuring cup. Heat for 15 seconds then take it out and stir. Repeat this until it’s melted but be careful not to burn it! You may need to add a tiny bit more milk to get the consistency you prefer.
  13. Once the cookies have cooled completely, drizzle the tops with the melted chocolate.
  14. Dust the tops of the cookies with the powdered sugar while the melted chocolate is still a little warm/wet.
  15. Allow the cookies to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden on the tops.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 24 mins
  • Category: Dessert