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:
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?