Hmmm...I've been thinking about whether to admit on this blog that I absolutely love cookies and absolutely love making them! In fact, I collect cookie jars. This cookie jar is a hint of the "Old South". In appearance, the Double Chocolate Oriolos remind me of spicy gingerbread cookies made in the deep South during the 19th century.
I enjoy teaching about this time period. I admire the plantation slaves that literally built the American economy that we enjoy today with the strength of their backs.
The Double Chocolate Oriolos are a fine crumb cookie. The chocolaty, buttery, walnut flavor melts in your mouth. They are light in texture and yes, even a bit elegant.
The toasted walnuts and chilled butter cubes.
A beautiful mountain of sifted, unsweetened cocoa powder.
Leveling off the cocoa powder.
Ingredients ready to mix in the food processor.
Finely ground walnuts mixed with sugars and cocoa.
Adding the chilled butter cubes.
Adding the flour.
Dough pressed and ready to be divided and chilled.
Coating the dough with sugar and ready to press with a flat-bottom tumbler.
Dough rolled, sugared and flattened.
Double chocolate Oriolos are simply the most chocolaty, delicious cookies. They are at home on a plate with a glass of milk or in an adorable paper lined box to give as a gift.