Chocolate Cookies ( Romany Creams)

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 13 mins

If equated, these are to South African children what Oreo Cookies are to American children, though they are not the same in taste. I never stick mine together to make 'sandwiches' but prefer to dip each cookie into melted chocolate and sprinkle on chocolate vermicilli.


  1. Preheat oven 350°F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar.
  3. Beat eggs and vanilla and beat into butter mixture.
  4. Sift in dry ingredients, add coconut and mix well.
  5. Scoop 1 tsp mounds onto prepared cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 13 minutes.
  7. Cool on wire rack.
  8. TOPPING:.
  9. Melt chocolate in double boiler and dip in 1/2 of each cookie.
  10. Lay cookies on sheet of wax paper and sprinkle on vermicilli.
  11. Place in refrigerator just long enough for chocolate to harden.
Most Helpful

Delicious Cookies, only change I made was used egg substitute. I found it difficult was converting dried ingredients such as sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, etc. from mls into grams (I normally used mls to measure liquid ingredients). Once I converted these ingredients it was very easy to make. Little Miss (DD) helped with the chocolate sprinkles so we had lots of fun making these together. Thank you Bokenpop

Chef floWer April 19, 2007