Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

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Yesterday I made regular, tasty, melt in your mouth shortbread cookies. Today I bring you chocolate shortbread cookies!Just as delicious, still Christmasy and perfect for your holiday cookie exchange. Change it up with sprinkles and a drizzle of chocolate and make someone smile πŸ™‚

So go ahead and start those ovens! Another cookie is ready to be made…

Note: Recipe can easily be doubled if needed

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temp
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Sprinkles, chocolate, other decorations of your choice

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and cocoa. In another bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until soft and creamy. Slowly beat in flour mixture until dough is formed.

Place dough in plastic wrap and roll into a log. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Using a sharp knife, cut log into 1/4 inch cookies and place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Allow to cool a bit on cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Once cooled, dip in chocolate and decorate with sprinkles. Or decorate by melting white chocolate and drizzling that over top. Enjoy!

Store covered at room temp or in the fridge.

Christmas Shortbread Cookies

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Happy holidays everyone! Christmas sure did sneak up on us, didn’t it! It’s a week away! To kick off the baking season, I did these super simple, melt in your mouth shortbread cookies. They are so delicious and perfect for a cookie exchange because you can decorate them however you want with sprinkles or dip in chocolate and then they look like different cookies! So quick and easy to make, I hope you like these as much as I do!

So, go start your ovens, blast some Christmas music and let’s bake!

Note: You can easily double this recipe and store the dough in plastic wrap for later use. Also note that you should refrigerate the dough for a bit to make it more manageable so allow that extra time when you start baking.

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cornstarch
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter at room temp
3/4 cup powdered sugar
Sprinkles, chocolate or other decorations of your choice.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour and cornstarch. In another largeΒ  bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy and smooth. Slowly add in the flour mixture until dough is formed. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Roll dough in hands by tablespoonfull and drop on prepared cookie sheet. Press with fork dipped in powdered sugar so it won’t stick. Add sprinkles if using. Bake for about 20 minutes. Allow to cool a bit on the cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Store covered in the fridge or at room temp. Enjoy!

Cinnamon White Chocolate Chip Cookies

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What?! Two cookie recipes back to back? Yes!! Another rainy day calls for more cookies which calls for more baking. We loved the bourbon cookies so much that my son and I decided to make something similar with no booze. He loves white chocolate so much more than milk or semi sweet chocolate so these were the best booze-free cookie we thought of! They taste like a graham cracker dipped in vanilla frosting. So yummy πŸ™‚ And of course, if you are willing fall like everyone else I know, or want to have the perfect after school cookie snack for your kids, then look no further! This cookie has it all.

Go turn on your ovens and let’s bake some cinnamony goodness!

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons corn starch
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup unsalted butter at room temp
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 oz. white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, corn starch, baking soda and cinnamon. Set aside. In another large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. Slowly beat in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfulls and bake for 8-9 minutes. Allow to cool 2 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy! Store covered at room temp.

Brown Butter Bourbon Cookies

I know, I know! That bottle of bourbon is almost empty! I should have just taken that last shot before taking the photo… But here we are… Super delicious, ooey gooey brown butter BOURBON cookies! These were a lot of fun to make because there are different steps you need to do and the cookie dough itself was fun to work with. I’m definitely going to be making these for Thanksgiving and Christmas because they have that perfect fall/winter vibe going on. Spices, brown butter and of course bourbon.

So, on to the recipe. Go ahead and start your ovens, get your aprons on and let’s bake!

Tip:Β Feel free to play around with different spices. All I had on hand when I made these was pumpkin pie spice so that’s what I used but if you have nutmeg and allspice or even cloves, feel free to use that!

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulate sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) of unsalted butter browned and cooled. See Note.
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons bourbon

Note:Β To brown butter, cut into pieces and put into a small saucepan over medium heat. Allow to melt and then whisk constantly until browned. This will take almost 10 minutes so be patient. As soon as the butter turns brown, remove from heat and continue to whisk until cooled slightly.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, spices and salt. Set aside. In another large bowl, beat both sugars and cooled brown butter. Add in eggs, vanilla and bourbon and beat until combined. Slowly beat in flour mixture until combined.

Scoop the dough onto prepared cookie sheet and bake for 9-12 minutes (depending on how big your cookies are) or until the sides are just beginning to brown. Cool on cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Store covered at room temp. Enjoy!

 

Soft White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know I have a couple other recipes for white chocolate chip cookies and squares, but this one is a bit different. Liam loves white chocolate and prefers vanilla over chocolate. Crazy, right?! He is completely satisfied with plain old vanilla when we go get ice cream, too. So we decided to make these cookies today since it’s threatening to storm. I’m glad we did because they are delicious! Yucky weather calls for yummy cookies! So go ahead and get your aprons on and let’s bake….

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter at room temp
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (12 oz) bag of white chocolate chips

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In another large bowl, beat together butter and both sugars until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Slowly beat in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place about 2 tablespoons of dough onto the prepared cookie sheet, spacing about 3 inches apart. Bake for 11-12 minutes. Allow to cool a bit on the cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy!

Store covered at room temp.

Chewy Oatmeal Banana Cookies

My sister just had a baby!! Ah! I now have 3 nephews, that makes a total of 4 boys in our family. Holy cow. I made these cookies to bring to her as she is laid up in a hospital room. Ugh, definitely not fun. But these will give her energy and is the perfect pick me up snack. I wish I had chocolate chips because those would have been a tasty addition, but I didn’t so here we are! Delicious oatmeal banana cookies! Let’s get to baking…

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
2 teaspoons corn starch
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, cloves, corn starch, baking soda and oats. Set aside. In another large bowl, beat together the butter, both sugars, mashed bananas, vanilla and egg until combined. Slowly add in oatmeal/flour mixture and mix until combined. If needed, place in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up the dough.

Drop cookie dough by spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes. Allow to cool for a minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

Store covered at room temp.

Chocolate Snowflake Cookies

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Single digit temps call for chocolate and cookies, right? Why not pipe a cute snowflake on top to really feel the winter spirit! But in all honesty, I despise winter. Worst season. Full on seasonal depression going on over here. So I baked some delicious cookies and made them pretty with a snowflake and crystal sugar. It helped the blues a little bit, they are very tasty πŸ™‚

So, if you are stuck inside because of the cold and snow, make these! They will not disappoint..

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temp
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon molasses
Cookie cutter of choice

For the icing:

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon light corn syrup
3 teaspoons milk (+/-)

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside. In another bowl, beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in egg, vanilla and molasses until combined. The mixture might be a bit lumpy which is ok. Add in the flour mixture in 3 small batches, beating slowly and well before each addition until the dough comes together.

Separate the dough into 2 small balls and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Roll one of the dough balls on a lightly floured surface to be about 1/8 of an inch thick. Cut with desired cookie shapes and place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are just starting to brown. Allow to cool on a wire rack completely.

To make the icing, just mix all the ingredients together until you reach desired consistency. Pipe onto cooled cookies. Allow to dry before storing and covering.

Enjoy!