Chocolate Snowflake Cookies

Submitted by Kelly Brown, MACPA

 

I am #MACPAgrateful for family and traditions.

Every year I bake Chocolate Snowflake cookies during the holidays, which reminds me of my childhood. My love of baking started when I was very young, my grandmother “Granny” was an incredible baker and had a heart of gold. My Granny would spend hours teaching me and my sister how to bake, along with sharing stories of her childhood.

These are a family favorite at my home.

 

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 ¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup whole milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners’s sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring. Set aside, and let cool.
  3. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.
  4. Mix butter and brown sugar on medium speed until pale and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Mix in eggs and vanilla, and then the melted chocolate.
  6. Reduce speed to low mix in flour mixture in 2 batches, alternating with the milk.
  7. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces. Wrap each in plastic; refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
  8. Divide each piece into 16 (1 inch) balls. Roll in granulated sugar to coat then in confectioners’ sugar to coat. Space 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  9. Bake until surfaces crack, about 12-14 minutes. Let cool.

 

Enjoy! #MACPAgrateful

 

 
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