Monday, November 29, 2010

My Little Snowfakes

Only two more days till December month starts and I'm so excited to test out Christmas recipes for one whole month :D.  This is the first December ever for my blog, so hopefully everything goes well and every one's excited to see some Christmas baking :P. So since there's only two more days left of November I thought I squeeze in one last recipe to show you folks :D.

 I have always wanted to make these cookies ever since I saw a picture of them and I finally got to make them myself. When I started out it was pretty simple with just combining the ingredients together and waiting out the next day to completely chill. (The recipe calls for 6 hours but I didn't have that time since it was like 10 pm at night lol).

The next day the dough was in the perfect form and was really easy to make about 1 inch balls. Once that was done the fun part came in with rolling the cookie dough in powdered sugar. I think the most enjoyable parts in baking are the most simple to do. I then placed them on the cookie sheet and got baking.  I would say these are the kind of cookies that are really interesting and creative to watch when baking in the oven.  They start out just as little white powder balls and become these puffed up crinkle like top cookies. I am always amazed by baking everyday.

Once they were completely cool, I took a bite out of one and expected a really sweet cookie since there's a lot of sugar incorporated. However the powder sugar brings more sweetness and you’re able to taste the chocolate flavor a lot more. It’s not a complicated cookie and has the appeal that it is by appearance. It’s definitely a crowd pleaser with its delightful look and it’s soft like texture. I am really glad I got the chance to make them since I think they look really neat:D.

I would definitely say there a treat that fits the Christmas and holiday season. So in honor of the season I thought I give the cookies a more stylish name. So I named them" My Little Snowflakes" since they remind me of a winter wonderland and there just so darn cute :P.
Holidays are coming! :D

Stay tune for Christmas recipes in December!

My Little Snowflakes (
My title :D)
( Adapted From Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, Hershey's Chocolate Lover's Cookbook)

 2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup no name cocoa powder
4 eggs
2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Powder sugar ( 1/2 cup approximate)

1. Stir sugar and oil together until combined. Sift in cocoa and blend well. Use electric beater to beat in eggs and vanilla until incorporated and smooth.

2. Add flour, baking powder and salt to cocoa mixture and blend well (use beater or wooden spoon).

3. Cover bowl with saran wrap and refrigerate at least 6 hours (or overnight)

4. Oven to 350F, grease cookie sheet or use a non stick pan.

5. Roll dough into balls about 1 inch

6. Powder sugar in a small bowl and roll in balls

7. Place on cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake 12-14 minutes, or when you touch the top there are no indentation remaining and there crackled on top. Be sure to completely cool on wire rack.(Should be soft in the middle and harder on the edges)


  1. One of my favorite types of cookies! Looks like they turned out great. I'm jealous :) I won't do any more cookie baking until the 10th

  2. I love your little snowflake cookies! I have never made that kind before, now you're inspiring me to get back to baking. Wonderful post!

  3. I really enjoyed dipping these in coffee :) They are the perfect cookie for this! Thanks for sending some over with mom and dad :)

    PS Right now in the oven Mathew and I are making Chocolate chip muffins and Blueberry muffins :) His two favorites :)

  4. I love the name for the snack recipe. I think these cookies will be a hit with my family for the holidays. They are cookies and then there is chocolate and what else can you ask for.


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