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Friday, December 16, 2011

Double-Chocolate Snowquakes

Hello sweet friends, and happy Friday to you!

Now I am promised you a good Christmas cookie recipe...This is one for all of you chocolate lovers! It is a dream of a cookie, and it is not a complicated recipe at all. I found it a few years ago on the Country Living website, and it has been a favorite of our family ever since!

Double-Chocolate Snowquakes

1-1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup Dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup (one stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups chocolate chips
1 cup confectioners' sugar

To make:

Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
Cream butter until smooth in a large bowl with an electric mixer set on medium speed. Add the sugars and beat until combined. Add eggs and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Reduce mixer speed to medium low, add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, and mix until a soft dough forms. Add chocolate chips and mix to incorporate. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill for one hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking pans with parchment paper and set aside. Place the confectioners' sugar in a medium bowl and set aside. Keeping dough well chilled, shape one tablespoon of dough into a ball. Roll the ball in the confectioners' sugar to coat generously- do not shake off excess sugar. Place balls two inches apart on prepared baking pans. Bake until cookies have puffed and cracked and are slightly firm to the touch- 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.{Makes 48 cookies.}

Well, I hope you all have a great night, and a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)



Deborah said...

Oh yum Jenni!
These are gorgeous and what a great shot of them!
They sound easy too...bonus!
Thanks for the recipe :)
Have a wonderful weekend too!

Deborah xoxo

Patty Marker said...

Now I get it...snow quakes. They look yummy and chocolatey. Merry Christmas! Patty

Brandi said...

Yum! Such a great picture too! Thanks for sharing your recipe, Jenni!!

Patricia said...

Getting a chocolate cookie craving right now! These look so good.

Lynne said...

This is perfect! I was looking for a replacement for my chocolate thumbprint cookies. I don't even have to leave the house for ingredients!
Thank you!
Merry Christmas!