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Matchstick Cookies

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 50 matchsticks


  • Silicone Spatula
  • Sieve
  • Oven
  • Rolling Pin


  • 40 g unsalted butter room temperature
  • 25 g icing sugar
  • 15 g egg room temperature
  • 77 g all-purpose flour + 13g corn starch or 90g cake flour
  • 50 g semi-sweet chocolate chip or dark chocolate


  • In a bowl, combine softened unsalted butter and icing sugar. Whisk until combine and smooth.
  • Add egg, half portion at a time, to the mixture. Whisk until combine before adding more.
  • Sift all-purpose flour and corn starch (you can also sub with 90g cake flour instead) into the mixture. Mix until a dough is formed.
  • Place the dough onto parchment paper. Roll it into a 3mm thick rectangle. The width is similar to the height of an actual matchstick (approx 4-5cm). Put it in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 311°F (155°C). Line the baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Boil water in a saucepan. Set aside.
  • Remove the dough from the freezer. Use a sharp knife and cut the dough into small rectangles, just like a matchstick. Place them carefully onto the lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes. These cookies won't change color so you can flip over the cookie carefully to see if it is fully cooked.
  • While the cookies are baking, prepare the chocolate dipping sauce. In a medium mixing bowl, add semi-sweet (or dark) chocolate chips. If you are using chocolate blocks, make sure to chop beforehand. This allows the chocolate to melt easily.
  • Melt the chocolate in a double boiler by placing the heat-resistant bowl on top of the saucepan (hot water). Stir often and watch it melt. Remove bowl from the heat once the chocolate is melted to prevent burning.
  • Once the cookies are baked, transfer them to a cooling tray. Let it cool for 5 minutes.
  • Dip one side of the cookies into the chocolate to create the "match head". Allow the chocolate to solidify. You can place it in the freezer for 5 minutes. Ready to serve.
Keyword Chocolate, Cookies