Recipe of the Week

Recipe of the Week
Chocolate Christmas Cookies

Ingredients

COOKIE:

  • 2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter or shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs well beaten
  • 3 sq. unsweetened chocolate melted
  • 1 tbsp. cream or milk
  • 1 egg
  • water

BUTTER FROSTING:

  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 to 3 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Directions

COOKIE:

  • Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon together. Cream butter thoroughly.
  • Add sugar gradually and cream until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, chocolate and cream and beat well.
  • Add flour a small amount at a time beating after each addition until smooth.
  • Chill until firm enough to roll out.
  • Roll 1/4″ thick and cut with cookie cutter of your choice. Cut in pairs so one will be the ‘top’ and one will be the ‘bottom’ of the sandwich cookie.
  • Mix egg with small amount of water to a consistency to brush on the cookie.
  • Brush each of the ‘top’ cookies with egg mixture for glazing and decorate with sprinkles or your favorite confection.
  • Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 9 minutes.
  • When cooled make the frosting below, spread frosting on the bottom and top with additional cookie.

BUTTER FROSTING:

  • In bowl cream butter.
  • Add remaining ingredients.
  • Beat until frosting is smooth and of spreading consistency.
  • If necessary, thin with additional milk.

Makes 2 ½ – 3 dozen cookies, using small cookie cutters.

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