Five Days of Christmas Cookies – Day 5

Sometimes me think, “What is Friend?” Then me say, “Friend is someone to share the last cookie with.”

The Cookie Monster, Muppet on educational TV show Sesame Street

Here me are my friends, to share the last cookie recipe for the week. It has been a fun week with you all; I hope you have enjoyed it too. I have tried to share some old and some new recipes but didn’t know at the start what I would bake to end the week. Over the course of the week it became evident I was missing chocolate. So to pick something brand new, never tried (by me anyway), I turned to Southern Living.

If you missed any of the previous days, follow the links below.

Day 5 – Chocolate-Peppermint Crackle Cookies

The chocolate crackle cookie recipe has been around for ages and ages. This is a slight variation made for the holidays by replacing the vanilla extract with peppermint extract. So, if you prefer, use vanilla instead of peppermint. The dough comes together super quick and easy. To get the crackle effect, the dough is dropped into powdered sugar, then rolled and rerolled to coat – a bit messy, but worth the effort. Crushed peppermint candies can be sprinkled on top when cookies are flavored with peppermint.

Step 1 – In a microwave safe bowl, melt

  • 2 Tbls. unsalted butter
  • 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate bar

1-2 mins. Stir every 30 secs.

Step 2 – Add to Step 1, stir to combine

  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 2 eggs

Step 3 – In a separate bowl, mix together

  • 3/4 c. flour
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking powder

Stir into wet ingredients to combine

Step 4 : Cover and Chill 1 hour or up to 5 days

Step 5: Bake

  • Using 1 c. powdered sugar, drop in teaspoon size balls of dough and roll to coat
  • Reroll for extra coating (aids in crackling)
  • Bake at 350 degrees F. for 10 mins. or until crackled
  • Cool on a wire rack

Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by or following along this week.

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