December 02, 2008

A Christmas Cookie Recipe


23 days until Christmas!!! One of the best parts of the days prior to christmas is the yummy desserts. KC and I were craving something sweet tonight, and the only thing in our apartment was a package of jello pudding. I had bought it to make a pie for thanksgiving, but never got around to making the pie. Thank goodness too, because I wasn't feeling up to baking anything tonight. Anyway, it got me thinking about cookie recipes, for future nights when we don't have a box of pudding and I have the energy to cook. Plus it is always good to have a cookie recipe handy around christmas time. So to contribute to those who are looking for a cookie recipe, here is my favorite:

Chocolate Crinkles

3 Beaten Eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 squares (4 oz) unsweetened chocolate, melted (or use 12 Tbsp cocoa mixed with 4 Tbsp vegetable oil)
1/2 cup cooking oil
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
Sifted powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

In a mixing bowl combine beaten eggs, sugar, melted chocolate, cooking oil, baking powder, and vanilla. Gradually add flour to chocolate mixture, stirring til thoroughly combined. Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours or til easy to handle.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in powdered sugar to coat generously. Place 1-inch apart on a ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Cook cookies on a wire rack. If desired sprinkle with additional powdered sugar. Makes about 48 cookies.

So what are your favorite holiday recipes?

3 comments:

  1. I'm loving your Christmas countdown. You are right, Chocolate Crinkles are serious the best cookies. Although my neighbor made me some U of U sugar cookies the other day, after they won the big game, and they were DELICIOUS. I freakin' love a good sugar cookie AND not the gross sugar cookies that Kent gets from the grocery story with a mondo layer of frosting.

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  2. Thanks for the festive recipe. I am going to try to make a goodie plate for neighbors this year so I'll try this one out.
    Again, I love the look of your blog! I seriously need lessons!

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  3. Crystal - first of all Lara should give the lesson. She has gotten it down pat. But I can teach what I know. Let's try to do it while I am in town. Creating your blog layout is too much fun. So let's do it.

    And Krick - I have to agree sugar cookies are delish. But I haven't found a good recipe to make at home. If you happen to see the neighbor grab the recipe for me. I would love to have it.

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