18 December 2011

Chocolate Snowflake Cookies

Pin It It's even hard for me to understand why I come home and bake after long days of working in a bakery.  There's just something different about being in your own quiet kitchen, late at night, doing whatever you want.  I mean, where else can you take two hours to make these pretty little chocolate snowflake cookies?  Not in a fast paced bakery, I tell ya.  No sir.

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.

After cookies have cooled, place stencils (flat metal ornaments, paper cut-out snowflakes, or even doilies) on cookies and sift powdered sugar over evenly.  Remove stencils to reveal your fancy chocolate snowflakes.

Gorgeous, dahling.

What's your favorite holiday cookie recipe?

1 comment:

  1. i totally have a crush on your blog right now and think you are like unto martha stewart with your cookies! thanks for commenting on my blog and finding me. now i can live vicariously through your food posts, seeing as how my own job/life keeps me too busy to eat anything but PBJ. you've just inspired me to go make a green smoothie though! YUM.


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