About this recipe:These extra chocolaty cookies will cast a chocolate spell on you. This recipe includes a chocolate coating or drizzle but you can add icing on top, sandwich two cookies together, or just eat them plain.
In a large bowl, stir together the icing sugar, cocoa, flour and salt until well blended. Cut or rub in the butter until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Add eggs and vanilla; mix until a stiff dough forms. It may take a minute to come together.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to ½ cm thickness and cut into desired shapes using cookies cutters. If the dough is too sticky, chill for a little bit. Place cookies 5cm apart onto an ungreased baking tray.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the surface appears dry. Allow cookies to cool for a couple minutes on the baking tray before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
If adding the melted chocolate, wait till cookies are completely cool, melt the chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave. Stir frequently until smooth. Dip cookies or drizzle with the chocolate and place on greaseproof paper to set.