Do you have a favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe
My Dad loves my Mom’s Christmas Cookie Recipes – all of them. In fact, the only thing he asks for at Christmastime is for Mom to make Christmas Cookies pretty much all of December. So, Mom decided that my brother and I should learn how to make them too because she has lots of cookies to make! We both love to help Mom make all of her Christmas Cookie Recipes. See how young I was when I started making these cookies? I am excited to make this Christmas Cookie Recipe on my own this year!
Chocolate Crinkles Are My Dad’s Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
4 Squares Unsweetened (or bittersweet) Chocolate (melted)
2 Cups Sugar
2 Teaspoons Vanilla (pure)
2 Cups Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Cups Powdered Sugar
This recipe is super easy to make and can be completed in two different days. Mom has taught us to get everything ready before starting. Get out all of your ingredients to make sure you have everything you need. Also, find the utensils that you will use.
Tools: Stand mixer, double boiler (to boil water in a pan underneath the one you will put the chocolate in for melting), measuring spoons & cups, sifter & cookie sheets. Oh, and a chef’s hat is fun to wear as you see below!
CHOCOLATE CRINKLE CHRISTMAS COOKIE RECIPE DIRECTIONS
First, measure & sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder & salt) together in a bowl. Set aside. Pour the first two ingredients (sugar and oil) into a the bowl of your mixer. Then, melt the bittersweet chocolate squares and pour that into the bowl with the sugar and oil. Blend well. Mom taught me to measure into a small container instead of directly into the bowl. Just in case I “over pour”.
Next, add in one egg at a time, mixing well between each egg. Then, add the vanilla and mix well. Now, pour in the dry ingredients and mix together. Be careful with the speed of the mixer though because you don’t want the flour to go everywhere! Trust me on this one!!!
Chill this mixture several hours or overnight. By the way, my Mom always makes a DOUBLE batch!
They make great Christmas gifts for your neighbors.
Then, drop by a teaspoon full into powdered sugar (don’t roll into a ball before putting it into the powdered sugar). Now, cover with powdered sugar and roll gently into a ball. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes at 350 degrees. DO NOT OVERCOOK. You want these to seem kind of gooey because when they cool they will be kind of chewy. When you take them out of the oven, let them sit on the cookie sheet for about 1 minute and then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and if you want, they freeze really well. They are delish with a cup of milk. Yummy!
Make sure you leave some of these out for Santa! What is your favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe?