Thomas Haas Sparkle Cookie
- 1/2 lb bittersweet chocolate (Haas recommends Valrohna if possible)
- 3 tbsp butter, room temperature
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp honey (Haas recommends Blackberry)
- 1/3 cup sugar, plus more for rolling
- 3/4 cup ground almonds
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
- pinch of salt
- powdered icing sugar, for garnish
Melt chocolate on top of a double boiler, over (but not in contact with) simmering water. Remove from heat. Cut butter into small pieces and mix into the heated chocolate until melted.
Beat eggs, gradually adding the sugar and honey until light and the mixture falls into thick, smooth ribbons (about 10 min). Fold into the chocolate mixture. Add the cocoa powder and salt to the ground almonds and mix; gently add to the chocolate mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use an ice cream scoop to form the dough into 1 inch balls. Working quickly, roll the balls into granulated sugar. Place on the Baking sheet 2″ apart. Bake at 325 for 12 minutes, until the centres are moist, but not wet. Cool slightly. Dust lightly with powdered icing sugar. Makes about 36 cookies.