Quick Chocolate Wafers

Preheat oven to 350 F convection.

Sift together (through a strainer) 1 cup + 2 TBL flour, ⅔ cup cocoa and ½ tsp baking soda. In a medium saucepan, melt 1½ sticks (¾ cup) butter. When thoroughly melted, add 1 cup sugar and ¼ cup corn syrup. Stir and remove from heat. Stir for one minute to help some of the heat dissipate. Add 1 beaten egg. When incorporated, add the dry ingredients. Add 1½ tsp vanilla.

Form into 1¼” diameter balls (I have a 1½ tsp scoop that does this), and place onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake for 11 minutes. Cookies will fall after they come out of oven and form chewy chocolate wafer. Baking them a little longer will produce crisper cookies. Let rest for 2-3 minutes before removing to a rack to cool. Makes about 5 dozen small cookies.

NOTE: the dough will get stiffer the longer it sits and this will change the way the cookies come out. I prefer to work quickly but the cookies are great either way.

2 thoughts on “Quick Chocolate Wafers”

  1. What are they like when you let the dough sit? Tougher? If I want to make the dough ahead of time, would it help to reduce the flour, or since there’s so little, what if I tried cake flour?

  2. @Mindy, they spread a little more when the dough is soft, so I guess that makes them a bit crisper.

    I think if you used 1 cup rather than 1 cup + 2 TBL of flour and let it sit for 10-15 minutes they’d probably come out to about the same thing. But honestly, they are so fast to mix up, you go right from the mixing to baking.

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