Christmas Cookies – Day 4

The theme for today’s cookies was chocolate.  I started with double chocolate gingerbread – so good!  I have posted the recipe before.  The bad thing about making gingerbread in a loaf pan though is that we don’t get to taste it!  Torture!

choc gingerbread

I am trying to keep up with my molded chocolate cookies too.  I only make a few at a time so they take longer.  Today we made chocolate covered oreos with crushed candy cane.

chocolate oreos

The new recipe for today is Candy Shoppe Chocolate Cookies.

candy shoppe

Ingredients:

  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • rolos, peanut butter cups and Hershey’s kisses

Directions:

  • Stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Whip butter for 30 seconds.  Add sugar and brown sugar and stir until combined.
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract until combined.
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients.
  • Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Shape dough into balls.  Press a rolo, peanut butter cup or Hershey kiss in each ball and shape dough around the candy.
  • Bake for 8 – 10 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Garnish with powdered sugar once cool.

Hope you enjoy!

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