Here we are on the 23rd of December and I’m only just getting this recipe for Christmas Chocolate Sugar Cookies up on the blog! That’s because like most of my cooking, it’s for a purpose, not just for the blog, so these were the cookies that went out to the teachers at school and kindergarten.
This recipe is one from my Recipe Swap Club – this month, I was given Sew you think you can cook to test out, and I made one of her fabulous Christmas recipes. Actually, I was trying to combine two of her recipes, so I also included some crushed up candy canes in the mix, from her Christmas snickerdoodle recipe, but it didn’t work out quite as I planned. The candy canes mostly just melted into the cookie dough, leaving a vague pepperminty taste, but not the little pieces of festive looking candy cane I was hoping for. Still delicious, but I recommend just sticking to the basic chocolate sugar cookie.
I adapted her recipe just a little bit, since I added in some baking powder to the recipe as well, just because I’ve never made sugar cookies that didn’t have some baking powder in them. Usually I make citrus or vanilla flavored cookies, but I was really pleased with how delicious these ones were. The chocolate flavor is quite rich, and I think the crushed up candy canes did add some extra flavor, even if it wasn’t quite what I planned!
Anyway, most of these ingredients for chocolate sugar cookies are things you’ll have sitting in the cupboard, so if you’re looking for a recipe you can make up quickly for the neighbors you forgot, or unexpected guests over the Christmas holiday, these are perfect!
Difficulty: Low – once the dough is rolled out, let the kids help cut out shapes!
Kid-friendly?: Definitely – chocolate flavors, cookies and festive shapes!
Roadtest verdict: A new Christmas classic!
Christmas Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Inspiration: Check out Sew You Think You Can Cook for this and other great recipes.