Oh how I love these Christmas chocolate cookies. They are a light, donut like cookie. A soft center that is topped with creamy vanilla frosting makes you go Yum! I am thinking Santa’s favorite cookie for sure. I am a believer in this cookie and I don’t think his elves will be disappointed either.
Another chocolate cookie that he may like would be my Ultimate chocolate chip cookies I am really on a kick with chocolate lately, maybe its the holiday season or because I love everything chocolate, but these cookies are just plain yummy in the tummy!
Christmas baking is in full swing
These christmas chocolate cookies are very sentimental to me. My maternal grandmother made these every year when I was growing up and it quickly became our family favorite.
So when I was making these the other day, my heart had a pang in it. She was an amazing lady and even though she passed way 11 years ago now, there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of her and her feisty, full of life personality. I like to think that my sarcastic and sassiness came from her and am very thankful for that. So here’s to you Grandma and I hope I did you proud by making these awesome cookies!
Herman the Elf is busy with his antics of making the kids wonder where he will be in the morning when they wake up. I have a love hate relationship with Herman, but what I do know, my kids are being extra good at listening and try really hard not to get in trouble this month. So the little bastard does have a good in him! Thanks Herman!
We also bought our christmas tree at Home Depot this year and finally took the plunge on a fake one. It really does look beautiful and it has alternating lights. Definitely less work for the hubs and I (winning!)
Bill was having fun messing with the kids. The tree has a remote control to alternate between colored lights and white lights. My eldest really thought Herman was messing with him by having the tree “doing tricks on him”. So fun to watch them freak out! No we are not that evil, but it was sure entertaining!
How to make the Christmas Chocolate cookies?
The best part of these cookies is that they are super duper easy to make. Sometimes the simplest of recipes turn out the best.
You start out by preheating your oven to 375 degrees. Line your cookie sheets with a silicon baking mat. If you don’t have a silicon baking mat you can grease the cookie sheets with non-stick spray.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until combined. Add in the well beaten eggs and continue to mix. You then add in the other ingredients one at a time and mix well. With the milk, place the baking soda inside of it and stir. So when you add that to the batter they are both together. Once mixed up place a walnut sized ball on the silicon baking mats. The batter is sticky, but that is what makes the cookie so donut like. Bake for 10 minutes and let cool for 10 minutes.
This frosting is so delicious. You add in your salted butter, vanilla extract and confectioner’s sugar. Blend until combined. Add 1-2 tbsp of half and half or milk to get your desired consistency.
You can double this recipe to make more frosting.
Christmas Chocolate cookies with vanilla frosting
- Electric mixer with beaters
- Measuring cups and spoons
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- Cookie sheets
- silicon baking mats
- ½ cup butter, room temperature 1 stick
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs, well beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1½ cup all purpose flour
- ½ tsp baking soda put inside milk and stir up
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 squares semi-sweet chocolate melted
- ½ cup salted butter, room temperature 1 stick
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups confectioner's sugar
- 1-2 tbsp half and half can also use milk
- Preheat oven to 375°. n a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until completely combined.
- Add in the eggs and mix well.
- Lastly, add in the rest of the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
- Drop on silicon mats on cookie sheets. The batter will be sticky but that is normal. Bake for 10 minutes. Cookies will puff up when done.
- Combine in a large mixing bowl the butter, vanilla extract, confectioner's sugar and half and half. You may need to add more confectioner's sugar or half and half depending on your desired consistency.
- Frost cookies after they have cooled for about 20 minutes and enjoy!
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for about 5-7 days.
- Freeze for up to 3 months.
Fun fact of the day!
Hunting Unicorns in Michigan is actually legal. Who the hell comes up with these facts. I love me some unicorns, but I would never want to kill one!
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