Spiced cookies

In my quest to put together a series of basic recipes, I came upon this cookie recipe from my formative years. It looked simple enough, here I made only one change – using Valrhona cocoa powder instead of ordinary ones. V cocoa is totally irresistible and gives an addictive cocoa aroma not found in others. The difference is entirely noticeable, worth every cent.

125g butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp golden syrup
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 tsp valrhona cocoa powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder

Beat butter and sugar until creamy.
Add golden syrup and egg and mix until combined.
Sift in flour, cocoa powder, ground cinnamon and baking powder.
Mix until the dough comes together.
Roll out on a floured board to about 3mm thick.

Demonstration by J:



Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes as desired.


Lift carefully and place on a baking sheet. Don’t eat them yet!!


Bake at 175 degrees C for 15 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack. Quak quak, oink oink, moo moo!

3 Comments Add yours

  1. intermittentblogger says:

    Oh no! I am finished with my baking for the weekend, but I HAVE to make these! They sound delicious. Is it easy to find Valrhona Cocoa Powder in NZ? I cant remember seeing any anywhere.

    1. michtsang says:

      Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog. V cocoa is quite easy to find in Auckland. A few speciality food stores like Sabato, Farro, Jones the Grocer, Smith and Caughey stock it, and even New World supermarkets. Where are you based? I love anything with V chocolate/cocoa =P

    2. intermittentblogger says:

      Thanks Michtsang! I’m on the North Shore so will try New World and Farro first 🙂

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