Spiced Cocoa Snowflakes
These spiced cocoa snowflakes cookies are my first Christmas cookie this year!
My assigned blog this month for the secret recipe club was Secrets from the Cookie Princess where Colleen has baked and blogged about a zillion different cookies! I was lured to this recipe right away and didn’t change much aside from adding a bit of cinnamon and ginger as I love a bit of a spicy chocolate cookie. These cookies would also be phenomenal with a little bit of peppermint extract in place of the spices.
If you’re looking for a fudgy, chewy, awesome cookie then you should give these a try for sure!
Spiced Cocoa Snowflakes recipe from Secrets from a cookie Princess (and slightly adapted by me) makes 2 dozen cookies
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 5 Tbsp butter
- 6 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar (for rolling)
In a saucepan or a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter and then add the cocoa powder. Whisk together until there are no cocoa lumps.
Add the sugar and mix until combined, followed by the vanilla and then the eggs.
Sift or whisk the dry ingredients together and then mix together with the chocolate mixture. The dough will be quite sticky.
Cover the dough and chill for at least 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Line two pans with parchment and put the powdered sugar in a bowl.
using a spoon, or a cookie dough scoop, form balls with the chilled dough and roll them in powdered sugar until they are completely coated.
Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes or until they’ve spread and look crackled. They will be quite puffy but deflate when you remove them from the oven to cool.
Cool on cookie sheets until you’re able to remove them to a wire rack to cool 100%.