Cocoa Snowflakes

Cocoa Snowflakes

Grab the kids and make a yummy, chocolatey dessert that everyone will love! These cocoa snowflakes are perfect for Christmastime...or any time you feel like a fun cookie.

Notes


  • Store in an airtight container to maintain the soft and chewy texture of cookies.

     

  • If you'd like a crisper cookie, cook a minute longer (be careful not to burn the bottoms).

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 1 cup pecans, finely chopped-optional
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, for rolling

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.
     
  2. In a small heavy saucepan, melt butter over low heat, add cocoa powder, blend well with a fork or a small whisk until smooth.
     
  3. Remove pan from heat, stir in sugar until combined (it will all be dark brown at this point).
     
  4. Transfer to a large mixing bowl, add vanilla then eggs one at a time, stirring well with a wooden spoon or hand mixer after each addition.
     
  5. Add flour mixture and nuts if desired (skip the nuts if baking for children, as most don't enjoy them), mix well.
     
  6. Cover the dough with plastic wrap, refrigerate until chilled (at least 2 hours). The dough never really gets stiff, but it won't roll into nice balls if it gets warm.
     
  7. Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
     
  8. Grab a handful of dough, enough for a cookie sheet, leaving the rest in the fridge.
     
  9. Roll small hunks of dough into 3/4-inch balls, then roll in powdered sugar. It is easier to roll the dough into balls if you coat your hand with powdered sugar, (kids love doing this).
     
  10. Place the sugar coated balls onto a greased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.
     
  11. Bake cookies for 8 minutes at 400F degrees, let cool a minute, then remove from pan.

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pretty broad generalization that children won't enjoy the nuts, just need to be careful to chop them finer so they don't choke.

Hi blueyejan, Thanks for letting us know your thoughts. This was a reader submitted recipe and is certainly not a generalization of what everyone thinks. Thanks for letting us know.

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