December 22, 2011

Snowman Cookies (aka Chocolate Crackle Cookies)

This year I was invited to a Cookie Christmas Party. I was so excited to have another reason to use my KitchenAid and to try out a new recipe. I have to say. This is by far my favorite Christmas cookie ever. Jeremy liked it so much he asked me to make a couple more batches this week and if I would please quit referring to it as a seasonal treat.

Hope you enjoy!

 Snowman Cookies 
(aka Chocolate Crackle  Cookies)


12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup milk
1 cup granulated sugar, for rolling
1 cup powdered sugar, for rolling

Heat oven to 350 degrees. 
Melt chocolate chips in microwave on 50% power stirring every 30 seconds to prevent burning. 
In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. In your mixer, cream 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. Cookie dough should be thick and firm.

Using a cookie scoop, make 1 inch balls. Next, roll balls first in the granulated sugar, and then in the powdered sugar. Place on silpat-lined or parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake about 12 minutes until cookies have flattened and sugar cracks.
Makes 3-4 dozen delicious cookies!

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