Friday, June 25, 2010

Choco-Belly Cookies

I saw these little cookies yesterday and instantly fell in love with them. Never seen such adorable looking little cookies before and not only they look so cute they taste divine. Hence it was decided instantly that this is going to be my next post and I will make them tonight only. It was quite late when I reached home last night and was bit tired as well but I was determined that I would make them, no matter how late it is. 

These cookies won't need lots of hard-work, but they need some cool down time, so I made them last night and left them to cool down and because I was tired, I left the filling of the cookie pockets with chocolate for this morning.

Ingredients :

For the cookies
300 gms plain flour 
100 gms sugar 
Pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla essence 
200 ml melted butter 

For the chocolate belly
50 gm dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa or more)
2 tsp honey
2 tsp melted butter


Pre heat the oven in 180 degree Celsius. Mix all the ingredients for biscuit together and make a dough. No water is required to make the dough.  Now make small balls with roughly about one teaspoon of dough each. Place a greaseproof sheet on the baking tray and place these dough balls on them leaving some space between them.

Now bake the cookies in the oven for 10 minutes. Bring them out and using the back of a rolling pin make impressions on them. There will be some cracks on the cookies when you make the impressions but that's fine, as long as they don't break.  Place the baking tray back in the oven for another 10 minutes. When you see the cookies are turning light brown in colour that means they are done. Leave them to cool down.

Meanwhile melt the chocolate in a bain-marie until it forms a thick pool of chocolate and no lumps remaining. Now add the butter and the honey to the melted chocolate and mix well. Once the cookies are cooled pour the melted chocolate mixture on the centre of the cookie and let it set. Your cookies are ready to serve. 


  1. This looks like thumbprint cookies. Looking good dear!

  2. @ An Open Book: Thanks a lot :) I enjoyed making them as well.

    @Cool Lassi(e): Yes They are thumbprint cookies but I didn't like calling them "thumbprint" hence the new name :)

  3. Just realised that there are two Karmakar food bloggers. For all those who say that they have never heard of 'Karmakar' before :)

    Your pictures are tongue numbing

  4. @The knife: I know :D Thanks. :)

  5. Lovely cookies, would love to have some!!

  6. those cookies look wonderful......yumm!!!
    I have seen thumb print cookies like that but they always have jam in them.....chocolate is much better....yes it is!!!!!
    thanks for sharing

  7. love the photos :-) Can I come to your house for cookies ? (sok - just kidding !)

  8. @Sarah-Jane, Thanks for dropping by, and sure you can :) Just let me know when :)

  9. Its hard very very very hard to have a look at the template while at your just cant stop drooling over the delicious recipes of yours! It took a lot of self control and prayers and what not to have a good look at your template....and its great! I still can't make out what the background denotes in the bottom right corner. but I like the color and your posts are 'readable'. Nice touch. And the cookies are aweHsome! :D

  10. Love the pic of dripping chocolate belly! Love the name chocolate belly, cutie :)....Finally i can post in ur blog!

  11. @ Addy Thanks a lot :). The Background is a spotlight focusing on my post :).

    @Ananda Thanks, did you had problems before posing comments here?

  12. stunning photography, i'm loving your blog!

  13. These are adorable! I've seen similar cookies called thumbprint cookies filled with jam but the chocolate filling definitely trumps! :)

  14. @belleaukitchen Thanks for dropping by :)

    @Lawyer Loves Lunch, Thanks, :) they are actually thumbprint cookies but I liked to call them as choco-belly cookies simply because their bellies are filled with chocolate :)