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Stone Cookies

Some random day this week I woke up at two in the morning, in a panic. My mind waited until I was dead asleep to remind me, I still had to come up with a recipe for a dessert to take to my office Christmas party.

So I had the grand idea to make a Harry Potter recipe.

I should start by saying I haven’t read the books in a while, and it was 2 in the morning. I decided I wanted to make stone cookies. It was just a random Hagrid recipe. And since I don’t have the best memory, I decided to Google it.

I googled harry potter stone cookies and billions of harry potter cookies but nothing about hagrid making cookies.

So I try again. I’m smarter this time; I google hagrid rock cookies and find dozens of recipes for rock cakes. But I’m looking for cookies, not cake or scones or biscuits. At this point, I have 100% convinced myself Hagrid made cookies, and it is just one of those tiny little forgotten details that only people who read the books would know, like Winky.

Turns out I was wrong. When I finally go to get my quote from the book. Turns out they were rock cakes. And rock cakes are a very common British recipe. A traditional rock cake is a scone-biscuit baked good. Which makes way more sense why I was seeing people make scones.

So please enjoy my Stone Cookie recipe.

1 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups choco rocks

Cream together butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in flour, cocoa, soda, and salt. Stir in choco rocks. Drop by rounded Tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are set, but the centers are still puffy. Let cool on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to finish cooling.

I like the imperfect look of the cookies and I just imagine they look like something Hagrid would make.

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