Day Five – okay it’s about time to start that holiday baking. So let’s start with an old favorite at our house – chocolate snowballs.
All I can say about these treasures is that it is a challenge to eat just one – but this year try I will. I’m trying to keep those 20+ lb off that I lost this year. I can’t totally deprive myself at this time of the year so I’m aiming for one cookie and one piece of my peppermint bark a day — well at least until Christmas Eve!
Enjoy the snowballs and stay tuned for the peppermint bark on Day 6…..
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. baking soda
1 ½ sticks butter
¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
6 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp. canola oil
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ cup milk
Preheat oven to 350◦. Mix together cocoa powder and canola oil; set aside.
Sift dry ingredients together.
Cream butter with brown sugar until light and fluffy in a medium-sized bowl; Beat in chocolate/oil mixture, egg, vanilla and milk.
Add dry ingredients at little at a time into the chocolate mixture, blending well after each addition to make stiff dough.
Chill overnight or until firm enough to handle.
Roll dough, a teaspoonful at a time, into marble-sized balls and place 2 inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 8 minutes or until tops are crackled.
Remove carefully from cookie sheets; roll in 10X sugar while still hot.
Cool on wire racks. Roll again in 10X sugar to make a generous white coating.
Store in tightly sealed container when completely cooled.
Enjoy these gems with friends and family. They are a great addition to cookie gift packages. Let me know if you try them or if you have a similar recipe!
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