Earlier this week, I posted the list of cookies that I made for the cookie day that I plan for my students. I promised pictures and recipes later this week. And I'm just now getting round to that.
I made some photos while the baking and decorating was happening:
The recipe for Christmas Cherries came from Pioneer Woman. I also used her recipe for chocolate almond toffee cookies and sugar cookies.
Peppermint chocolate chip cookies are a recipe of my own devising. And they are most yummy.
1 cup butter
¾ cup brown sugar
¾ cup white sugar, plus more for rolling shaped cookies
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 ¾ cups flour
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chocolate chips (frozen, if possible)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
At medium speed on the mixer, ream the butter and sugars together until they are well-incorporated. Add the egg and the extracts and mix for 1 minute more.
Stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder and then add slowly to the butter mixture, beating at slow speed. Once everything is well-mixed together, fold in chocolate chips.
Using a tablespoon of dough, roll cookies into a ball and then roll in sugar. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for a minute or two on the pan and then remove to a wire rack. The cookies will rise nicely and taste all sorts of yummy.
Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies.
Santa is reading and he will be expecting these cookies to be at your house on Christmas Eve…….it's time to start baking.