60 gms chocolate melted (the original recipe used white chocolate but I used regular dark baking chocolate)
1 1/4 cup flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
3 tbsp oil
1 tsp vanila extract
2 tsp red food coloring (preferably use gel colour, either strawberry red or cherry red)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
Confectioners sugar/icing sugar for rolling
Take the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and melt it in the microwave at a 30 second interval until melted and shiny.
In another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, cocoa, and salt and keep aside.
In the same bowl where you melted the chocolate, add the eggs and whip till smooth. Now add the oil, Vanila, and food coloring and whip again. Add the sugar and mix. Now add the flour mixture and mix well with a spoon till everything is well combined. The mixture will seem quite liquidy for a cookie dough but just go ahead.
Now cover the bowl with a cling wrap with the plastic touching down on the top of the dough. I had transferred the dough entirely into the plastic wrap and that turned out quite messy while making balls out of the dough. So keep the dough in the bowl and just put the cling wrap tightly touching down on the dough. Put in the refrigerator and chill for a minimum of 2 hrs and upto overnight.
Now grease and line a baking tray and pre-heat the oven at 180 degree celcius.
Take the icing sugar in a plate and with a tablespoon/ice cream scoop, scoop out small balls and drop on the icing sugar. Roll it on the sugar with your hands and then flatten slightly and roll again in the sugar and place on the prepared tray. Sorry no pictures to share here as my hands were all doughy. Put the cookies 2" apart as they spread out a little while cooking and so keep some space to avoid sticking to each other. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 12-15 minutes or till the edges slightly firm up while the top is still a little soft to touch.
Cool in the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack for cooling completely. Store in air tight containers.