I recently took part in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap:
You are randomly paired up with three bloggers, and then you send them each 1 dozen homemade holiday cookies.
I was paired up with:
I decided to go with an old family favorite to avoid kitchen disasters. Unfortunately for me, the recipe was written down wrong, and I had to make some last-minute adjustments anyway. Woops!
This recipe is a bit labor intensive, but I definitely want to try it again next year. They are crunchy, soft, and oh-so-tasty when done right!
You will need:
1/2 cup canola oil
2 cups sugar
8 oz melted dark chocolate
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
Dash of salt
2 cups flour
1/2 cup each of white sugar and powdered sugar for rolling
Mix oil, sugar, and chocolate together.
Beat eggs separately. Add to chocolate mixture with vanilla.
Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Slowly add to the chocolate mixture until combined.
Chill dough overnight.
Roll dough into small balls. Roll in white sugar. Roll in powdered sugar.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
*The original recipe called for only 4 ounces of chocolate. This was SO not enough. The cookies came out very bland. It was too late to add melted chocolate, so I tossed a bunch of chocolate chips in at the last-minute. If you want to go crazy, use the 8 ounces of chocolate AND the chocolate chips.*
This is a fun project, but I don’t think I’ll do it again next year 😦 I know myself, and I know that I am not on top of my shit enough to bake, cutely package, and ship out cookies in a timely manner. Obviously, I was frantically whipping these together the morning before 2 big presentations and 2 papers were due. Do. Not. Want.
What holiday cookies are you making this season?
Stay tuned, next week is #COOKIEWEEK!!! (very similar to #PIEWEEK)
p.s. If you are taking part of a cookie exchange or bake sale this year, register your cookies here. Each cookie baked will raise 10 cents for kid’s cancer research. Just say you are hosting the cookie exchange and shoot them an email telling them how many cookies were made. Win win win!