Week 49 – Christmas Chocolate Cookies

Ready to bake

Festive season is underway and I am glad to finally post this during this time.

I wanted to make some simple cookies for Christmas which will also last long and found this to be just perfect.

Recipe is inspired by
Sweetapolita

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Chocolate Christmas Cookies

Makes about 20 large cookies

3 cups of all purpose flour,
1/2 cup cocoa powder, good quality,
1 cup salted butter, if using unsalted use 1/2 tsp of salt
1 and half cups of brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
Cookie cutter, any shape you like

Mix all the dry ingredients together. Beat the butter, vanilla and sugar together till light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time mixing after each addition. Add the flour and mix together till it forms a soft dough. Flatten the dough and wrap in cling film and chill it for about half an hour. To make the cookies, take out the dough and roll it out using a rolling pin. Keep the cling film on, this will ease out the rolling. The dough should be about a centimeter thick. Using a cookie cutter cut out cookie shapes. Rolling the remaining dough and repeating the process. If the dough becomes too soft, quick chill it in a freezer for 5 minutes. Lay out the cut cookies on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Don’t space them out much since they won’t expand much during baking.

Bake for about for 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 175C till the edges become crisp. The centre will still be pliable to touch. Cool the cookies and these can be stored in a airtight jar for about a month.

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