Thursday, December 14, 2006
Holiday Cookie Recipe Exchange!!
The holiday cookie recipe exchange begins thanks to Kim's suggestion. Have a favorite holiday cookie recipe? Post it in my comments, and I will post them on the main blog periodically. Post your cookie recipe by Monday, December 18th and I will enter your name in a drawing for a knitterly prize!!
Due to comment demand I present you with :
Chocolate Crackle Cookies ( Thanks, Cindy!)
8 oz. bittersweet chocolate (chopped)
1 1/4 C. flour (all-purpose)
1/2 C. unsweetened cocoa (dutch)
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 C. unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 C. light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 c. milk
1 C. sugar
1 C. powdered (confectioners) sugar
(Preheat oven to 350 degrees before baking).
Melt chocolate in double boiler or in pyrex bowl over simmering water and set aside to cool. Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt into a med. sized bowl and set aside.
Mix butter and brown sugar on medium till fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Mix in eggs and vanilla, and then add in the chocolate. Reduce speed to low, add in 1/2 of flour mixture (above), half of the milk, then the rest of the flour mixture followed by the rest of the milk. Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces, wrap in plastic and refrigerate about 2 hours until firm.
Once your dough is cool, form dough into 1" balls (each "piece" should make about 16). Roll in granulated sugar followed by powdered sugar - to coat. Space 2" apart on cookie sheets. Bake for 14-15 minutes, until the surface "crackles". Remove and let cool.
Makes about 5 dozen. They will keep for about three days, that is if you don't have any PMSing or growing teenagers in the house!