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Last December I gave my girlfriend’s daughter a baby shower. Natalie was born happy and healthy last February. She is beyond precious! Since the shower was in December and we were anticipating a snow fall, we themed it “Baby, it’s cold outside” complete with pink and white snowflakes. Adorable! What did we ever do before Pinterest?
One of the new mother’s (Ashley) favorite sweets are brownies. I found this recipe for Chocolate Snowflake Cookies on the Penzey’s web sight and had to give it a go. We were not disappointed. They’re simple to mix together, no mixer required, and you can make the batter a week ahead or freeze it until you’re ready to bake.
They’ve got a soft slightly chewy bite to them like a brownie. I love how they look like a snowflake’s fallen onto a chocolate cookie. And no two are exactly alike either! They’re the perfect bite size for both big kids and little kids.
Chocolate Snowflake Cookies are fun to make with kids too. Have your little ones roll them into balls and push them around powered sugar “snow mounds.” Loads of fun for sticky little hands!
Baby Shower Chocolate Snowflake Cookies
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons butter unsalted
- 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- medium bowl
- large bowl
- small saucepan
- pastic wrap
- measuring cups and spoons
- cookie sheet
- cooling rack
- Sift flour, baking powder, and salt in the medium bowl. Set aside.
- In the small saucepan, melt butter over low heat and then add the cocoa powder. Blend well.
- Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Transfer this to the large mixing bowl.
- Add the vanilla, the eggs (one at a time, stirring well in between).
- Slowly stir in the flour mixture to the cocoa mixture. Mix well.
- Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 400º.
- Roll the chilled dough into 1/2 inch balls and roll in the powdered sugar.*
- Place the cookie balls on the cookie sheet, 2 inches apart, and bake for 8 minutes.
Thank you Penzey's for a great recipe! I love your spices too!
*Coat your hands with powdered sugar to easier rolling!