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Spiced Cocoa Snowflakes

December 12, 2011

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%.

Check out what all the other participants have made this month by following the link!

17 Comments leave one →
  1. December 12, 2011 7:24 am

    I never would have thought to add a little spice to these. I’ll have to try that next time I make them. Glad you like them and thanks for reading my blog!

  2. December 12, 2011 7:58 am

    Your cookies look beautiful! My recipes for these is a little different than this one and this one looks better – moister? Yes!
    Pinning to make!

  3. December 12, 2011 8:05 am

    Your Spiced Cocoa Snowflakes look delicious, we just love this recipe. It is fun cooking with you at the SRC, have a great day!
    Miz Helen

  4. December 12, 2011 8:41 am

    I love these kind of cookies at the holidays but I don’t think I’ve ever tried a spiced version. Going on my list!

  5. December 12, 2011 9:42 am

    I love how much icing sugar is on these. I bet they are perfectly sweet and rich at the same time. Sounds like a great recipe.

  6. December 12, 2011 9:55 am

    Reblogged this on Alexandra's blog and commented:
    I think I might have to bake these..

  7. December 12, 2011 12:24 pm

    Those look like the perfect crinkle cookie. They turned out exactly like they do in cookbook pictures!

  8. December 12, 2011 3:16 pm

    I smell those cookies from here!! Great spicy smell… 🙂

  9. December 12, 2011 8:25 pm

    So lucky to get assigned a cookietastic blog right before the holidays! These particular cookies looks delish!

  10. December 13, 2011 7:23 pm

    Oh yummy! These look mouth watering. 🙂 TFS.

    Pinning on pinterest. 🙂

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  11. December 14, 2011 12:29 pm

    Your snowflake cookies are beautiful! So picture perfect white and snowy!

    I loved secretly stalking your blog this past month… so many wonderful recipes to choose from. We really loved your flourless peanut butter cookies with that buttercream. AMAZING! Thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration. Happy holidays!



    • betchacanteatjustone permalink*
      December 14, 2011 5:59 pm

      Thanks Desi, the cocoa snowflake cookies were really delicious 🙂

  12. December 18, 2011 9:51 am

    These look amazing!! Beautiful photos!

  13. December 26, 2011 5:21 pm

    OMG – these are very similar to my Earthquake Cookies! check them out:'ll-make-you-tremble/

  14. kitty permalink
    January 9, 2012 6:12 pm

    made this twice in the last week. heavenly! Love! 🙂 I used dark chocolate cocoa – tastes fab!

    • betchacanteatjustone permalink*
      January 9, 2012 7:59 pm

      Glad you loved them! I’m wishing I had some serious chocolate cookies whipped up right now!

    • betchacanteatjustone permalink*
      January 9, 2012 7:59 pm

      Glad you loved them! I’m wishing I had some serious chocolate cookies whipped up right now!

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