Saturday, December 13, 2008

Cookie Exchange

There's a virtual cookie exchange going on over at The Creamer Chronicles! I'll be putting up COCOA SNOWFLAKES! YUMMO!

Cocoa Snowflakes!


1 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup finely chopped nuts (optional)

1 teaspoon baking powder

5 tablespoons butter

1 cup sugar

2 extra large eggs

1/2 cup powdered sugar

  • In a medium bowl sift flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a small heavy saucepan, melt butter over low heat.
  • Add cocoa and blend well.
  • Remove from heat and stir in sugar until combined (it will be a dark brown color).
  • Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add vanilla, then eggs, one at a time, mixing well.
  • Add nuts if desired.
  • Add flour mixture and stir thoroughly.
  • Cover dough and chill at least two hours.
  • Work will chilled dough (1 handful at a time) keeping the rest cold.
  • Roll 3/4 inch ball, then roll in powdered sugar.
  • Place on greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 8 minutes (one minute longer for crisp cookies).
  • Let cool on pan 1 minute, remove from pan.
  • Store in airtight container for soft cookies. Yields 40-60 cookies.


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