Chocolate Blossoms +5 Chocolate Lovers Cookie Links

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A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new glorious morn
Fall on your knees
O hear the angels’ voices
O night divine…

I have one last cookie recipe to share with you before Santa arrives. This cookie is moist with a deep chocolate flavor.  The sprinkles add just the right amount of crunch to make you smile this Christmas.  The melted Hershey Kiss or Rolo, your choice, keeps whatever ails you at bay for a brief, but, awesome moment.

I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as we do.  Happy Christmas.

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Chocolate Blossoms

makes about 24-30 cookies

recipe slightly adapted from America’s Test Kitchen Christmas Cookies 2014

Ingredients:

1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour

1/4 cup Hershey’s Extra Dark Cocoa Powder

1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

6 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted

2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips ( I used Guittard’s extra semi-sweet)

2/3 cup sugar

1 large egg

1 egg white

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 bag of Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses

1 bag of Rolos

1/4 raw sugar for coating

lots of holiday sprinkles for coating

Directions:

Pre-heat your oven to 350F.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Using a small bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.  Melt butter and chocolate chips in small saucepan over low heat.  Once melted, allow to cool a bit.  Add sugar, egg, egg white  and vanilla and whisk until thoroughly combined.

Grab a rubber spatula and fold in the flour mixture until just incorporated.  Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

Using a small cookie scoop or tablespoon, roll dough into balls.  Next, roll the balls into the raw sugar or sprinkles, coating completely.

Bake for 10 minutes, rotating halfway through baking.  Remove sheets from oven and place a Hershey kiss or Rolo in the center of each cookie.  Press down lightly.  Bake for two more minutes.  Let cookies cool on sheets for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  Enjoy with a glass of milk!

**Cookies are best the day they are made, but will last in an air-tight container at room temperature for 2 days.**

5 Chocolate Lovers Cookie Links

If you are looking to eat a divine sweet treat this holiday season check out The Candid Appetite’s salted caramel dark chocolate cookies.  I want to eat one right now!

Mini chocolate thumbprint cookie = cutest cookie ever to sit on your cookie platter.  Pinch of Yum has the recipe for you.

Need a tasty gluten-free option?  Food 52 has a recipe for GF chocolate cookies and they promise it really is delicious.  Score!

For those of you living in a warm, sunny place check out Foodie Crush’s double chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches.

Tired of chocolate and want something sweet, yet refreshing? Head to Bakerella for their peppermint candy sugar cookie recipe.  Yum!

 

 

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