Friday, December 24, 2010

my new favorite holiday cookie + a merry christmas to you!

These are a new favorite because they taste delicious, and because I let Presley "help" by rolling two of her own dough balls in the sugar. It kept her entertained for so long and she kept calling them Frosty the Snowman cookies, all while singing the Frosty song.

Chocolate Crackle Cookies
(or as we now call them, snowman cookies)
recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

1 bag chocolate chips, half semi sweet, half milk chocolate
1 1/4 c flour
1/2 c cocoa powder
2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
8 T (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
1 1/3 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
2 large eggs
1 t. vanilla extract
1/3 c milk
1 c. granulated sugar, for rolling
1 c. powdered sugar, for rolling

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Melt chocolate chips over medium low heat, careful to not burn. Let cool. In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. In your mixer beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, beat until well combined. Add melted chocolate to dough, combine. Alternate adding milk and dry ingredients until just combined.

Divide dough and wrap in plastic. Chill in refrigerator until firm, about 2 hours. Remove dough, roll into 1 inch balls and dust in bowl of granulated sugar, and then powdered sugar. Place on silpat-lined cookie sheet. Bake about 12 minutes until cookies have flattened and sugar cracks.


And a Merry Christmas to all of you!
I am so thankful for my kind readers and all of your comments and emails.
Thank You and Happy Holidays!
photos by Ashlee Raubach, card by me


pollydove said...

wow, what a beautiful card and little family you have! presley is just as cute as she can be. merry christmas to you!

Lovin That! said...

Those sound delicious! I'm finding all my really good recipes lately are Martha - can't go wrong.

Beautiful card! I have a 2 1/2 year old little gal as well so I know how fun this holiday season will be.

It's been fun this year to find your blog and be inspired :-)

Audrey Crisp said...

Merry Christmas! Those cookies sound amazing! Cute card!

Rachel said...

i adore your christmas card. i really really do. such a pretty family.

as told by lauren said...

you have the most gorgeous family.

and chocolate crinkle cookies are my favorite too.
even the dough after it chills is amaazzziinngg.
naughty, but delicious.

merry christmas

caycee said...

Merry Christmas to you and your Beautiful family!!
Going to have to try those cookies yummy!!

Tanya said...

Made these last night and they were a hit. Thanks for posting. However, your recipe is missing milk --- a small typo! :)

The Adventures of Shaw said...

I love the card. How did you make it? Would love to make something like this to announce our new family member.

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