These are your basic chocolate wafer cookies (think oreo). The dough is sort of finicky, but they are delicious and sophisticated. Kind of like little high maintenance princess cookies.
Added bonus? You get to make them extra fancy with stencils (I used metal ornaments).
Recipe for Chocolate Snowflake Cookies
1 cup flour, plus more for rolling
3/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
2 oz Unsweetened Chocolate, melted
1 large Egg
2 tbsp Milk
Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in bowl and set aside. In another large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add vanilla, melted chocolate, and egg, and beat until incorporated. Slowly add dry ingredients while continuing to mix. Finish off by adding milk. Beat another 20 seconds, or until dough is firm.
Divide dough in half and press into discs with 1/2 inch thickness. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in fridge to chill for 20-30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400F. After dough is chilled, remove and roll out (using lots of flour on your surface and pin). If dough becomes too soft, place back in fridge to firm. Cut out shapes (I do it directly on the baking mat to avoid messing up shapes when transferring) and bake for 10 minutes, or until semi-firm. Remove and let cool.
What's your favorite holiday cookie recipe?